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At hotels in Gran Canaria you can experience the magic of a special island that every traveller wants to return to. Gran Canaria can be enjoyed in many ways, always enjoying a privileged climate and a bountiful nature. Although its golden sandy coasts are a huge tourist attraction, the famous island of the Canary archipelago is not just a sun and beach destination, as Gran Canaria offers the perfect opportunity to admire beautiful landscapes, develop pleasant relaxation and wellness activities and choose from a wide range of leisure alternatives. Fans of beauty and health centres, lovers of gastronomy and those with a passion for marine fauna will find on the island compelling reasons to enjoy a dream holiday.
Gran Canaria is an ideal holiday destination for outdoor sports all year round, as the temperature on the island is always warm and pleasant. Marine pastimes such as sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing attract a large number of enthusiasts, but not only water activities are popular. Also golf is played on high level courses and other sports such as cycling, hiking and climbing allow the sportsman to enjoy the wonderful natural landscapes. It is worth mentioning that approximately one third of Gran Canaria, in its southwest sector, was declared by UNESCO as a Natural Biosphere Reserve, due to its remarkable biodiversity, the peculiarity of its ecosystems and the value of its areas of scientific interest.
There are few pleasures comparable to enjoying the relaxation of Gran Canaria on one of its attractive beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. From the most famous, such as Playa del Inglés or Maspalomas, or those that offer serenity and family atmosphere, such as San Agustín or Amadores, all of them offer services, leisure activities and several shops.
The hotels in Gran Canaria are a fundamental factor when it comes to enjoying leisure and rest after a long day at sea or adventures. Quality accommodation is key when we travel to new destinations, living and spending several days away from home. Barceló Hotel Group's beach hotels have been designed to offer travellers all the necessary comfort to make their visit an unforgettable experience, providing excellent services, relaxation and comfort.
Among the top rated hotels in Gran Canaria is the completely renovated Santa Catalina a Royal Hideaway Hotel, which for more than a century has been a privileged witness of the history of the island of Gran Canaria and has been declared a Historic Artistic Monument of the island. The 204 rooms of this fantastic hotel are carefully designed in a classic style where exclusivity and quality form a fundamental part of a philosophy oriented to the guest. Another outstanding hotel in Gran Canaria is the Occidental Margaritas, an exclusive tourist complex in the heart of Playa del Inglés. Its welcoming spaces include spacious rooms and apartments, extensive parks, swimming pools for adults and children and sports facilities. In addition to restaurants, bars and a beauty salon, the hotel offers entertainment programmes for the whole family. Every detail has been taken into account and in the all-inclusive mode guarantees a dream vacation experience without any worries. Its strategic location on one of the most vibrant beaches allows guests to enjoy not only the sun and sea at all times, but also the lively nightlife.