This hilarious gallery of British summer images from the Guardian sums up how most people feel about the Staycation; It was a good idea back in 2010, but now it's time to get serious and get a suntan rather soggy feet.
You know the drill; You wake up at a civilised time, head down to breakfast, then wander out to the pool only to find that every sun lounger is reserved with towels. Check out the hotel video below for a classic 08.00 lounger dash in Gran Canaria.
Every week we share a Mondays are Better in Gran Canaria photo on our Facebook page and it's always one of the week's most popular posts. So, here's the Top 10 reasons why Gran Canaria rocks the first day of the week.
We've got them so we know that once you've got kids, going to the beach becomes an expedition. Here are the Gran Canaria beaches that have the safe water, easy-access facilities and activities to make a family beach day as effortless as possible.
There's more to Arucas old town than the great big church. Walk up the narrow cobbled streets behind the cathedral for great old Canarian houses and local street life, then head down narrow Calle Gourié to the High Street (Calle León y Castillo).