- Gran Canaria
Demand for property in Gran Canaria is extremely high. With prices circa 20% lower than Tenerife and mainland Spain, investors are increasingly drawn to the Island.
Gran Canaria is often described as a ‘mini-continent’ due to its contrasts in weather. The north is typically cooler than the tropical south with the mountainous regions of the centre offering sun coupled with snow and rain. Overall, the average temperatures in the summer are 26 ºC (79 °F) with winter dropping only to 22 ºC (72°F).
The most popular destinations are the southern resorts – most notably San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and Puerto Rico.
The eastern side of the island is flat dotted with sandy beaches whilst the western shore is more mountainous. Overall, the island offers a myriad of landscapes, from coves and beaches to stunning craters and subtropical nature reserves.
For the whole family, the island offers 3 water parks and 8 theme and amusement parks. The strong local winds make the island ideal for a number of water sports including sailing, windsurfing and big game fishing. The island possesses one of the best British schools in the Canaries at Las Palmas.
Regular budget flights are available from the UK to Gran Canaria. A number of ferries are available from Gran Canaria to the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.