Getting from Gran Canaria airport to your final Gran Canaria destination is easy even if you don't have a bus transfer as part of your package. You can either take a public bus, get a taxi, or have a private transfer arranged in advance.
Before you leave, pick up a few essentials from the airport supermarket.
Once you've arrived and unpacked, you want to get out and find out more about your resort. Here's a quick guide to the highlights of each main resort.
Staying somewhere else? Gran Canaria's other resorts are small enough to explore in a few minutes.
The Weather: We publish a weather forecast twice a week. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good.
Want to know a bit more about the history of Gran Canaria? Here you go.
Things to see and do
Here's the Top 10 things that Gran Canaria newbies have to see.
Gran Canaria is a small island but there's a lot of it and plenty to see. Here's the Top Ten must-see icons, and ten towns you really should visit (but you don't have to see them all on your first trip).
An island as sunny as Gran Canaria gets great sunsets so here's a list of the best places to the sun go down.
Here's a list of ten places for the perfect Gran Canaria selfie.
See our day trip and excursion guide for more things to do in Gran Canaria.
You have to try the mojo sauce and here's a list of the other highlights of Canarian cuisine. The brave can sample the scariest Canarian food, and try some of the foods that the locals eat that don't make it onto resort menus.
What about a foodie souvenir? Here are the best gourmet Canarian foods.
Don't miss Gran Canaria's homegrown coffee.
For Gran Canaria culture, head to Vegueta old town in Las Palmas.
Don't miss Spain's biggest and best botanical garden.
If you love shopping, you've come to the right island. Gran Canaria is a cheap place to buy everything from fashion to gadgets, as well as local crafts. Cigarettes and alcohol are cheap, but read this about duty free before you buy.
The best selection of shops is in the capital city. See our guide to Las Palmas shops.
In the resorts, you want to start here.
Warning: We hate being negative, but please read this before buying electronics in Gran Canaria's resorts.
Living in Gran Canaria
So, you've seen Gran Canaria and you love it so much that you want to stay forever. See our guide to buying property in south Gran Canaria and this guide to the islands main property areas. If you love the capital, here's what you need to know to buy property in Las Palmas.
Or head over to our Gran Canaria residents website.