Gran Canaria is often described as a miniature continent due to its ever changing countryside; sub-tropical and fertile in the north, whilst drier and almost desert like in the south. The island basks in gentle subtropical temperatures and 12 months of sunshine and some say it has been custom designed as a holiday paradise. The main resorts, Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas offer stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife, whilst away from these the island provides incredible diversity, from the cosmopolitan buzz of the capital, Las Palmas, to the sleepy colonial towns of the north and the ruggedly beautiful mountains of the interior.
Monarch operates up to three flights a week from Birmingham Airport to Gran Canaria with fares, including taxes, starting from £56.99 one way (£101.99 return).
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