Gran Canaria has a beautiful beach and dune hills . The island enjoys a mild , subtropical climate that makes it a popular holiday destination. Gran Canaria has varied landscapes and beaches . There is no lack of sporting opportunities . There are fantastic golf courses in the north and south of the island , horse stables . You can scuba diving, sailing , kite surfing , hiking . The selection of holiday apartments and holiday homes on Gran Canaria is great . There are cheap and luxury holiday accommodation .