Gran Canaria Christmas Part 1

Nothing better than Christmas in the warm sunshine and blue skies of the Canaries. Our first  time in Gran Canaria and it won't be the last for sure. Total escapism from the awful commercialism and pressure to spend, spend spend. No endless rounds of the same songs repeated year after year. No hype, no fuss just people going about their day in a chilled out and relaxed way. Just perfect !    

It's a four hour flight to Gran Canaria off the Northwestern tip of Africa.

A decent flight helped by a stint in the lounge at the airport and a few settling Whisky and Gingers.As well as the odd Guinness of course.

The second most populous of the Canary Islands with a population of 846,717 and third largest in size terms.

We are in the south of the island , traditionally better weather but less green than the north. The journey from the airport late afternoon didn't look too encouraging.. Lots of wind farm activity and very barren. Thankfully the hotel was far more inviting. Up on the eighth floor ith fantastic views looking across the beach and up the coast towards Las Palomas and Playa del Ingles.

An open plan room which felt a bit strange to start with but we soon got used to it. The mini bar was handy  and it was soon time to test out the San Miguel.  It passed with flying colours I'm pleased to say!

A cracking hotel, gym, health suite, lovely swimming pool, and a private terrace with the large sunbeds. The food was a buffet style service and plenty of it with lots of choice.   

I did wake up with a bang though on the first night ... the leg fell off the bed!

Beautiful balcony views
Looking down from our balcony


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