LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2012) - Monarch are giving holidaymakers the chance to trade in the cold, dark winter nights at home for longer days in the sun with their range of cheap flights to Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands. The island's appealing combination of vibrant seaside resorts and a stark desert interior studded with picturesque villages has made it a popular destination for tourists of all ages.
A mild winter climate, with guaranteed sunshine and average daily temperatures in the region of 20°C, makes it possible to enjoy a wide range of exciting outdoor activities on this delightful island. Fans of watersports will definitely want to take a trip to the popular Puerto De Mogán, where intrepid tourists have the chance to take part in a number of scuba-diving activities, including boat dives, cave explorations and even a certified beginner's course, which will furnish you with the skills you need to take your diving experience to the next level on a future trip.
Nature lovers are bound to enjoy a trip to the Parque Natural de Tamadaba, one of the most picturesque locations in the whole of the Canary Islands. Visitors are treated to an awe-inspiring landscape of ravines, valleys and lakes, all surrounded by a vast natural pine forest. Take a casual stroll along the many naturally formed trails, or for a real adventure explore the Guayedra cliffs, home to a host of rare and protected species. The ravishing surroundings will revive your senses.
No winter sun holiday would be complete without a trip to the beach, and Gran Canaria easily ticks this box, with Playa de las Canteras providing sun seekers with 3km of sea and sand, complete with a delightful promenade and a great range of bars and restaurants to keep you and your family fed and happy, even in the winter months.
Exploring the many different sides of the island is a great way to spend your holiday, and cheap flights from Monarch will make sure you have enough spending money in your pocket to make the most of your experience.
Monarch offer a number of cheap flights to Gran Canaria as part of their winter sun promotion, with flights starting from just £49 one way, per person. Monarch's scheduled flights to Gran Canaria depart from Manchester and Birmingham airports.