Virgin Voyages' guide to Gran Canaria
Go from grand to great on the Canary capes
Visitors can relax on golden beaches or even spot whales and dolphins not far from the rocky shores. Tropical flora and legumes thrive on the island’s rich volcanic soil, while water sport enthusiasts have a full year of temperate weather to swim, sail, and fish inland or only a few miles away. But with sugar and grapes that really capitalize on the idyllic climate, no one would blame you for spending a day in the vineyards sipping fragrant wines, or in local eateries indulging in freshly caught regional delights.
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The island is called the “Isle of Dogs,” due to the native Canary Mastiff.
In Gran Canaria, be adventurous by trying something new, or by going full speed into the tried and true. You can pull on your foodie pants (make sure they’re stretchy) and eat your way through Vagueta, the island’s gastronomic hub, get active by hiking through volcanic craters, or simply wander colorful streets where cathedrals hold the history of centuries past, and the buildings look like presents waiting to be unwrapped (we’re looking at you Puerto Mogán). It’s one of those places that allows you to discover a sensation that seems to be missing, or to rediscover a part of yourself you’ve been waiting to unleash.
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