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Discover the top 10 places to visit as a couple on Gran Canaria.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

9 Places

3 City Tips

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9 Places

La Aquarela

Restaurants

Beach Gui-Gui

Beaches

Puerto de Mogan

Destinations

Playa de Maspalomas

Beaches

Playa de Amadores

Beaches

Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo

Gardens

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino

Hotels

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

Theatres

Matthew H's City Tips

  • Although the island is well served by public transport, a car hire gives you the freedom to visit places at your leisure without being dictated by bus timetables.
  • While Spain is known for public displays of affection, there's a difference between a deserted beach and a resort beach - respect those around you.
  • Being a waiter on Gran Canaria is seen as a well-paid profession, rather than a job for resting actors. Tipping is optional, though Canarians tip up to 10% if the service warrants.
  • La Aquarela
    Restaurants (International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Matthew H Says:

    Dress up for a romantic meal at one of Gran Canaria's smartest restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Book in advance to guarantee a table, as this is one of the island's most highly-rated eateries.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #99 of 3,036 restaurants in Gran Canaria
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Exceptional dining experience, in every way! 25/04/2019
    • Super restaurant experience 19/04/2019
    • La Aquarela
    Address:
    Barranco de la Verga
    Apartamentos Aquamar
    35120 Patalavaca, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 73 58 91
    Other:
  • Beach Gui-Gui
    Beaches
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    Matthew H Says:

    For some private time with a loved one, this isolated beach offers the perfect getaway.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can only reach this beach by boat or by foot. From the closest parking lot in Tasartico, follow the 90-minute trek along the signposted path.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 426 things to do in Gran Canaria
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • BEWARE OF ROCKS FALLING 17/06/2019
    • Gui-gui beach and hike 28/11/2018
    • Beach Gui-Gui
    Other:
  • Puerto de Mogan
    Destinations
    Matthew H Says:

    Called 'Little Venice' for its mini network of canals, Mogan is the perfect place to stroll hand in hand with a loved one.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you're travelling to or from the airport or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, opt for bus number 91, which takes a much more direct route than bus number 1.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Puerto de Mogan
  • Playa de Maspalomas
    Beaches
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    Matthew H Says:

    Maspalomas is one of Gran Canaria's most popular beaches. Meanwhile, its beautiful dunes offer privacy for loving couples.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • As you walk along the beachfront, you may see more of fellow beach goers than you expect - there is a nudist section in the middle of the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Maspalomas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What a Beach 23/06/2019
    • Nice place 21/06/2019
    • Playa de Maspalomas
    Other:
  • Playa de Amadores
    Beaches
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    Matthew H Says:

    'Lovers' Beach', given its name and its romantic sunsets, is understandably a hit with couples!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • The beachfront restaurants are touristy, so consider bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy on the sand.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Amadores
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely beach but 23/06/2019
    • 2014 21/06/2019
    • Playa de Amadores
    Address:
    Urb. Sau Playa Amadores
    Amadores, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Other:
  • Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo
    Gardens
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    Matthew H Says:

    Couples will enjoy the peace and quiet of this gorgeous botanic garden.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make Jardin Canario part of a day trip to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It's located in the outskirts of the city, close to the university campus.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 98 things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the visit 13/05/2019
    • Lovely place 05/05/2019
    • Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo
    Address:
    Camino del Palmeral 15
    Tafira Alta
    35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 21 95 80
    Other:
  • Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino
    Hotels
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    Matthew H Says:

    Dress up to visit a miniature version of Las Vegas at this classy casino. During the day, the spa is a perfect place for some pampering.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Long trousers are essential for men at this casino.
    • Both the spa and the casino are open to non-guests.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Meloneras
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Short break 23/06/2019
    • Suprised 20/06/2019
    • Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino
    Address:
    Calle Mar Mediterraneo 1
    35100 Meloneras, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 928 12 81 00
    Other:
  • Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
    Theatres
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    Matthew H Says:

    Perfect for a sophisticated night out in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this auditorium hosts regular classical and jazz music concerts.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • After your concert, enjoy a nighttime stroll along the Paseo de Canteras. It's one of Spain's loveliest promenades.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 98 things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Utter waste of time to do the guided tour 20/03/2019
    • Breathtaking 19/01/2019
    • Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
    Address:
    Avda. Principe de Asturias s/n
    35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 49 17 70
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Other:
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