Gran Canaria is an island of extremes: one moment you’re on a sun-drenched beach, the next you’re scaling a snow-capped peak. The coastline is awash with dramatic cliffs, sheltered coves and white-sand beaches, while the interior is a rugged, mountainous wilderness. The capital, Las Palmas, is a lively city with a cosmopolitan feel, and there’s plenty of nightlife and shopping to be had. Away from the bustle, there are quieter villages where you can enjoy a traditional meal of paella and wine, and watch the world go by. Gran Canaria is a great destination for all kinds of travellers, whether you’re looking for a action-packed holiday or a more relaxed break.