We had a lovely holiday in Gran Canaria, situated in Mogan Playa. The hotel was set in beautiful gardens and was just a short walk to the little beach. Either through the garden, or along the promenade. At the beach you can people watch whiling away the time with a coffee/drink. There are frequent boats to transport you to a different place, or the bus station was near enough for a ride to different towns etc. Mogan is known as Little Venice and was very pretty.