I am loving the sunshine now it has fully arrived and hopefully it is here to stay. We have booked a holiday to France next month and it will be the first time we have been abroad with Lucas since we went to Fuerteventura which was before he turned one! D and I did have a city break last year to Hamburg but I’m really looking forward to a relaxing break all three of us, we have hired a gite with a private pool surrounded by the beautiful Dordogne countryside.
 
I have been having a sneaky peek at whether we could manage a bit of winter sun too and that always leaves me searching the Canary Islands. I have managed to find some fab cheap holidays to Gran Canaria so I have been researching what there is to keep us occupied once there, other than being complete beach bums for a week, although that doesn’t sound bad haha.
 
Helena – Babyfoote
 
Amy suggested visiting the natural salt waterfall. It sounds like a beautiful hike that takes you through villages of white houses and fruit trees including mango, papaya, banana and orange. Charco Azul is at least 5m deep in the middle. You can dive and swim or climb around the back and sit on the shelf of the pool. If you visit after rain, you will be surrounded by waterfalls.
 
Helena suggested a trip to the Wild West! Sioux City will show you cowboys driving cattle through the streets, bandits robbing a bank with dynamite and you can share a saloon table with the sheriff. A place designed to ignite the whole families imagination.
 
Tejeda looks like a stunning place to visit. It is famous for its traditional deserts with almonds. The town is surrounded by valleys and is a tranquil rural retreat where you can rid your body of stress amongst the natural beauty of the mountains, traditional white houses and plants.
 
I love walking around gardens and would really like to explore Huerto de las Flores which is a tropical Botanic garden home to over 100 species of exotic plants
 
 
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18 Comments on Hidden gems of Gran Canaria

  1. Globalmouse (@globalmouse1)
    May 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm (1 month ago)

    We visited Gran Canaria last summer really briefly and I would absolutely love to return and explore more and it looks like there’s plenty to do there!

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  2. Sarah Bailey
    May 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm (1 month ago)

    Gran Canaria always sounds like such an amazing place to go to and visit. I am loving all the suggests you have you brought together as well!

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  3. babyfoote
    May 21, 2018 at 9:42 pm (1 month ago)

    Hope you have a really wonderful time in France and that you get a sneaky trip to Gran Canaria too! Yee ha! Haha 🙂

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  4. fivelittledoves (@fivelittledove5)
    May 21, 2018 at 9:54 pm (1 month ago)

    I’ve never been to Gran Cranaria before but it’s somewhere we have always considered for our summer holiday! I’d love to go!

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  5. Kristina (@KrisEvilCupcake)
    May 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm (1 month ago)

    Aww I hope you have the best time next month in France! I haven’t visited Gran Canaria before but it’s on my travel bucket list x

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  6. rhianwestbury
    May 22, 2018 at 6:35 am (1 month ago)

    I went to Gran Caneria once as a kid and I don’t really think that we did that much other than relaxing and sunbathing x

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  7. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    May 22, 2018 at 6:37 am (1 month ago)

    Aww!! That looks like a geat place to visit. It sounds that you reall enjoy your time there in Gran Canaria.

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  8. Danielle
    May 22, 2018 at 9:14 am (1 month ago)

    I love Gran Canaria and there are some
    Lovely little local places if you look for them.

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  9. Our Little Organic Life
    May 22, 2018 at 2:26 pm (1 month ago)

    Sounds like an amazing place to visit. Its on the list of places we haven’t been yet.

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  10. Alison Rost
    May 23, 2018 at 12:09 am (1 month ago)

    I’ve never been to any of these places and it’s definitely nice to be able to go to Gran Canaria and explore all these hidden gems. What a lovely place to visit during the summer!

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  11. dearmummyblog
    May 23, 2018 at 9:56 am (1 month ago)

    Some great hidden gems – we like the look of the tropical botanic gardens x

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  12. Mamas Travel Tribe
    May 23, 2018 at 10:11 am (1 month ago)

    You mention some really exciting places.. I’m off to do some research now.. 😉

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  13. Emily Leary
    May 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm (1 month ago)

    Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday in the Dordogne! I’ve never been to Gran Canaria and Charco Azul sounds amazing! You’ve got me thinking about our next holiday destination 🙂

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  14. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    May 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm (1 month ago)

    We went to Gran Canaria last year and had a lovely time. The pool sounds great, I’d love to see it after i’ts rained. The botanic garden must be beautiful I’d love to see that.

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  15. Lauretta at Home and Horizonl
    May 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm (1 month ago)

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Gran Canaria. It seems like a really lovely place to visit.

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  16. Louise x (@withlovefromlou)
    May 24, 2018 at 1:49 am (1 month ago)

    I’ve never been to Gran Canaria before. But it sounds like there are lots of lovely little hidden gems to be found. Great post 🙂

    Louise x

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  17. ChelseaMamma
    May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm (1 month ago)

    hubby has been to gran canaria a few times but I have yet to vsiit. Sounds like a stunning island

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