The second closest island to Tenerife
Gran Canaria is the most densely populated island in the archipelago. The broad array of leisure and accommodation options in Gran Canaria make it the perfect destination for enjoying the sun, the beach and water sports. There is always something to do in Gran Canaria, from a range of leisure activities for the whole family in Puerto Rico to the peaceful charm of Puerto de Mogán's salt water canals and the booming nightlife in Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas. Plus, it is one of Europe's major LGBT destinations. The capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, boasts a beautiful old town with a wealth of historically and culturally significant buildings and monuments. The journey from Tenerife to Gran Canaria by plane is quick and easy, but there are also several boats linking the island to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.