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Gran Canaria Holiday Bargains
One of the fabulous Canary Islands, the Spanish island of Gran Canaria has a population of half a million people and is 1.5 square km (just under 1 square mile).
Bargain holidays to Gran Canaria offer an island of major contrasts. From amazing desert-like rolling sand dunes to lively resorts with night-life continuing until dawn.
In the south of Gran Canaria beautiful golden sandy beaches merge into each other, and yet the stylish yachting marina in Puerto Rico, is top of the list for watersports. Playa del Inglés, with its bustling promenade and cosmopolitan commercial centre, has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to tempt you away from the beach. If you're seeking a little more solitude, lose yourself in the sand dunes of Maspalomas - pictured above, these are a great holiday destination and probably unlike anything you have seen before.
Christopher Columbus is believed to have lived on Gran Canaria and Columbus' house, known as the Casa or Museo de Colón, in Las Palmas - the capital of Gran Canaria is a gorgeous example of Canarian architecture with fine wooden balconies overlooking two patios.
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