Golden sand and black volcanics
Sitting in the middle of the Canary Island chain, in the Atlantic off north-west Africa, Gran Canaria is an island of wonderful contrasts and sunshine almost all year round. In common with many of the Canaries, it has a rich volcanic history, with a mix of moonscaped dark lava and golden sandy beaches which give way to a mountainous inland. For a traditional Med-style holiday vibe, head south to the resorts of Playa del Ingles and the hillside Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria.
- Country: Spain
- Airline: easyJet