Get Away To Gran Canaria This Winter

{flickr|100|campaign} The year may be drawing to a close however there are still plenty of places that still offer sun, sea and sand even when the rest of the world is cold, wet and miserable. One of these great winter sun destinations can be found in the popular Canary Islands and is fast becoming one of the most exciting choices for families, couples and younger travellers hoping to enjoy an exhilarating break. So where is this fantastic resort? Pack your bags travellers as this winter we are off to Gran Canaria!

Along with the year round warm climate there are plenty of things to see and do during a holiday to Gran Canaria. Whether you are looking to dive into the party atmosphere in the centre of the island or take in a relaxing getaway on the outskirts of Gran Canaria, there is something for everyone. One of the most popular activities to enjoy during a stay on the island is a trip to one of the three large water-parks. Whether you head to Ocean City, Aqua Su or Aqua Park, there are rides, flumes and whirlpools to suit even the biggest adrenaline junkies. All of the water parks in Gran Canaria have their own refreshment centre serving food and drinks, ideal for a midday snack.

Another great attraction to enjoy during a Gran Canaria break is a trip to Sioux City. If the thought of being transported back into the Wild West appeals to you then this theme park is definitely the place to visit. Sioux City offers the best of the world of Cowboys and Indians with bank robberies, shoot outs, saloons and even wigwams to explore. Nature lovers will enjoy a trip to the Cocodrilo Park, home to over 300 crocodiles! The park is built to resemble and African empire with a village and museum that details the history of these impressive animals. Visitors can also enjoy observing the many tropical fish and birds that life within the park, truly a fantastic day out for all the family.

Sightseers will appreciate the many museums and galleries around the island that showcase everything from architecture, artefacts and art work to contemporary structures. Some of the best museums to visit during your stay include the Museo Canari and the Centro Atlantico de Arte Modern. With so much culture and history on offer it is no surprise that so many people choose Gran Canaria as their winter sun destination of choice!