The only thing that makes a holiday in Gran Canaria better is making sure that your friends at home are jealous. That's why we've created this collection of free, envy-inducing memes perfect for social media.
While Christmas in the sunshine might seem a little strange, you'd be surprised how much of an effort Gran Canaria puts on. It is possible to feel festive and get a tan, especially if you pack your tinsel-trimmed swimming trunks.
The beginning of the week will see a mish-mash of different weather in the Canary Islands although we expect plenty of sunshine in Gran Canaria's resorts (but also cloudy spells and the odd shower). The next few days will be similar.
Gran Canaria's east coast beaches are a mixed bag with everything from windswept pebble beaches to sheltered coves with golden sand. Salinetas beach is the prettiest and most accessible of the east beaches.