Gran Canaria Travel Scrapbook

I love keeping my holiday memories alive in various travel scrapbooks. Today, I am going to share with you my Gran Canaria scrapbook and the highlights from the very first holiday Shaun and I went on together. At the time we had only known each other about six weeks but we still decided to book a spontaneous sunny break to this beautiful island in the Canaries. Why wait, hey! Thankfully it was a good trip and 18 months on, we are still together.

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Gran Canaria has year round sunshine and there is so much to see and do. This holiday had a good mix of days out, boat trips and just chilling on the beach with a glass (or two+) of sangria. We stayed in the resort of Bahia Feliz, which gave us good access to visit different parts of the island by bus and taxi.

Playa del Ingles is a gorgeous part of the island. It is a lively resort with white sandy beaches and miles and miles of sand dunes. We walked along the sand and it felt like we were in the desert. You can even go camel trekking if you want to have that real desert like experience. On our visit, we enjoyed a few games of mini golf and a leisurely stroll around the town. Such a fun day!

For something a little different, we spent another day in Puerto de Mogán. This is such a picturesque, peaceful little fishing village and I remember we ate a very tasty spaghetti bolognese here. It made me laugh when I asked the waiter if he had wi-fi and he replied with a straight face: ‘No, but I have white fish’. This place was stunning and perfect for those photo opportunities. 

Our holiday was in July and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. If you are a spontaneous kinda holiday-goer and you can’t wait until the summer, you can be sure Gran Canaria has sunny weather whenever you arrive. The average temp. in February is 21°C, getting warmer and warmer as the year goes on. Perfect for relaxing on the beach and soaking up some sunshine.

Our most favourite activity was to enjoy a few glasses of sangria on the balcony, playing cards and enjoying the glorious weather. It was such an amazing holiday and always has so many special memories for Shaun and I. We would definitely go back again as it is such an affordable, sunny getaway which isn’t too far to travel from the UK. So I say why wait, go book yourself a week or two on this beautiful island today.  

Have you been to Gran Canaria? Do you enjoy exploring or relaxing on the beach? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. February 26, 2018 / 7:35 am

    That sounds like a lovely time and great memories. I love the idea of scrapbooking your travel adventures. 😍

    • February 27, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Thanks so much Stephanie 💖. It’s such a fun thing to do and great to look back on 😍 xx

  2. February 26, 2018 / 8:45 am

    This makes me want to go on holiday and top up my tan! It sounds and looks like you had a beautiful time. Sangria on the balcony sounds perfect too Bexa! I went to Gran Canaria on a cruise years ago but do love a holiday with a mixture of exploring and lounging in the sun xx

    Rebecca |

    • February 27, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Aw thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 It makes me wanna go on a sunny holiday too! 😍 I love both exploring and relaxing as well, Gran Canaria was the perfect place for both 😘 xx

  3. February 26, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Wow. Looks like a wonderful place to visit 😍. I haven’t visited a tropical island before. I would love to explore some one day. I love travelling whenever I’m blessed with the opportunity. Your scrapbook looks great 😊

    – TYM –

    • February 27, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Thank you so much Trinity 💖. It was such a lovely place to visit, I’m so glad you liked the scrapbook 😘 xx

  4. February 26, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    We go on holidays but always have to plan ahead to match with kids vacations. I live in a tropical country hence prefer cooler places to visit hehehe. Loved your idea of having a scrap book decorated with pictures. Such beautiful memories. 🙂

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:01 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment! 💖 He he, I can imagine living in a tropical country you want to visit somewhere cooler. The UK is freezing at the moment! 🙈 So glad you liked the scrapbook 😘 xx

  5. Shaun
    February 26, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    It is always so nice looking back on our first holiday together 😘. Playa del Ingles was such a beautiful place, even though you beat me at crazy golf there! 😝☺️. Gran Canaria holds very special memories 😄. A lovely post Bexa 😄😍❤️😘 xxxx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Ha ha, oh yes! I remember winning at crazy golf 🤣. You have since won a few games on later holidays though 😄. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Shaun, such special memories! ☺️😘😍 xxxx

  6. February 26, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    I LOVE this scrapbook & the little 3D pieces across the pages, you’ll have to let me know where you got those! I’ve got some scrapbooks in the making right now too & they’d be perfect 😀 x x
    Ellis //

  7. February 26, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Ahh this is so cool! I love to scrapbook but yours is definitely a lot prettier than mine! I especially love the map print, perfect touch for a travel inspired scrapbook page!

    Chloe ❤️

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:09 am

      Thank you so much Chloe! 💖 When I saw the map print I thought it would be perfect for a scrapbook 😍. So glad you liked it! 😘 xx

  8. February 26, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Bexa, you kill it everytime with these cute scrapbook posts, loving them!xx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:09 am

      Aw thanks so much Ellie, you are so sweet! ☺️💕 xx

  9. February 26, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Such a cute scrapbook. I would love to go somewhere warm right now. I have been to Greece many times and would love to return.

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:10 am

      Thanks so much Louise! 💖 When I was making it I thought how much I wanted to go on another sunny holiday! 😍 xx

  10. February 26, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Your blog is so cute and I love the style of your scrapbooking. I love scrapbooking and I’ve not had the chance to do enough of it recently (:() Thank you so much for sharing some beautiful pages from your scrapbooking it’s really inspired me to want start doing it again.

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:11 am

      Yay! I’m so glad it’s inspired you Kimberley 💖. Thank you for your lovely comments too, that is so sweet of you 😘 xx

  11. February 26, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    This is such a cool idea! Having all your pictures from that holiday in a scrapbook! And yours looks so nice! I have been to Gran Canaria last october with my boyfriend and ti was lush! so much fun and sun! xx corinne

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:13 am

      Thanks so much Corinne! 💖 Gran Canaria is such an awesome place to visit for the sunshine! ☀️ Glad you had a great time last year! 😘 xx

  12. February 26, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    I love that you’ve kept all your photos in scrapbook! I also keep a scrapbook where I stick holiday memories, but I usually stick things like hotel cards and tickets in it instead of photos. I might make a neat scrapbook for sticking photos in.
    Aleeha xXx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Thank you so much Aleeha! 💖 I also do that too! I have another scrapbook with postcards, tickets, leaflets, etc! I just love collecting little things like that from my travels 😍 xx

  13. Hebah
    February 26, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Camel trekking sounds like such fun! And that is my ideal temperature… I’m so envious; I’d love to be on holiday right about now! Anywhere to get away from this awful weather. Lovely post, and gorgeous photos Bexa! xx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Hebah! 💖 I’m exactly the same, I wish I could escape the cold weather now and go somewhere warm and sunny ☀️. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  14. Sarah
    February 26, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    I absolutely love this scrapbook! I went to Gran Canaria back in 2010 and this brought back so many memories! I really want to get back into scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing! 😍

    Sarah |

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! 💖 Gran Canaria is such an awesome place! So glad it’s inspired you to get back into scrapbooking 😘 xx

  15. February 26, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I’ve never been to Gran Canaria, so it was really interesting to see a few places in it/parts of it from your beautiful photos 😊
    Amy xx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Thank you Amy! 💖 It’s such a beautiful place, would definitely recommend ☺️. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. February 26, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    Aww this book is gorgeous! You are so creative and artsy its fabulous. I went to Playa Del Ingles a few years back and it was really lovely and relaxing. I would love to visit more areas of Gran Canaria though as I’ve heard some lovely things about other islands! I love how all your photos fit in with the theme of your blog too 🙂 great post!!
    Alice Xx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:21 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Alice! 💖 Playa Del Inglés was a great part of the island, glad you had a lovely time when you visited 😍. I wanna visit more Canary Islands too, I enjoyed Tenerife so would want to check out the others 😘 xx

  17. Perrine
    February 26, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Love how your scrapbook looks! I’ve been wanting to start one myself for a while now, and seeing yours makes me want to start it now ^^


    • February 27, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Yay! So glad it’s inspired you Perrine! Thank you so much for your lovely comment 😘💕 xx

  18. Lena Dee
    February 26, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Aww this is you guys’ first trip?! Awww this is extremely cute! What better places to sip sangrias and enjoy each other’s company than Gran Canaria! I heard there weather Andrew ambiance of the town is fantastic! You’re so lucky you’ve gotten to see all of these beautiful places. The name of the resort you stayed at sounds delightful and has such a beautiful name. I can’t wait to see your next adventure…hopefully I’ll be sneaking onto the train or plane coming with you 😭💕

    xx Lena |

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:26 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Lena! 💖 It was such a beautiful place, and the sangrias certainly made it much easier to get to know each other 🍷😂. I’m looking forward to my next sunny adventure! He he, a holiday with Lena would be lots of fun!! 😎☀️💕 xx

  19. February 26, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    What a fabulous way of storing all of your memories your scrapbook looks amazing 😃 I love Gran Canaria when we visited and have some fantastic holiday memories hope to go back again in the future.

    Melanie |

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Thanks so much Melanie! 💖 Gran Canaria is such a great place, so glad you had a fantastic time when you visited too! 😘 xx

  20. February 26, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Scrapbooking your holiday memories with your boyfriend is such an adorable idea, will be great to look back on at a later date – makes me want to do the same 🙂
    I’ve never been to Gran Canaria but it looks gorgeous and it sounds like you had an amazing time!

    Jessica xo |

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Thanks so much Jessica! 💖 It’s definitely an amazing place! So glad you enjoyed the post and it’s inspired you to make a scrapbook too! ☺️💕 xx

  21. Hels
    February 26, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I love scrapbooking holidays! I’ve been to Fuerteventura but never Gran Canaria, we were thinking of going in May though with our one-year-old – do you think it would be good for kids? It looks like you had an awesome time, and such a lovely way to document your trip 🙂
    Hels xx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Aw thanks so much Hels 💖. I’d love to visit Fuerteventura too! Would you recommend it? ☺️ I would say Gran Canaria is great for all ages, it does get very hot in the summer though so depends if your little one likes the heat 😘💕 xx

  22. Sarah Sinclair
    February 26, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    What a fabulous way to document a holiday! I love scrapbooking and going through memories and noting them all down. Sounds like you had an amazing trip and made me laugh with wifi and white fish ahaha!

    Sarah | xx

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:33 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Sarah! 💖 He he, the white fish did make me laugh 😂. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  23. Emily
    February 26, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    This is such an amazing idea Darling! You’re so creative, and I think so many people, including myself have been inspired to go out there and be creative (or, at least try to be… hehe!). I love all the colours, and as per usual you look gorgeous! 🙂 <3 xoxo

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely encouraging comment Emily! 💖 You are so kind. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  24. February 26, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    I think the Canaries are always a great choice for a holiday. We’ve just booked one to Lanzarote in May – I can’t wait! I’m also very impressed you and Shaun went on holiday after only six weeks together 🙂 but sometimes you just know when you’ve met the right person, don’t you? I love the idea of scrapbooking, I haven’t done it before but maybe this year it’s something Flora and I could do together. Lovely post, Bexa, very inspirational xx

    Lisa |

    • February 27, 2018 / 7:38 am

      Aw thanks so much Lisa! 💖 I’ve never been to Lanzarote but would love to visit! How exciting! 😍 He he, yeah it was a bit of a risk going on holiday with someone I hardly knew but the sangrias helped us a lot 🍷😂. Scrapbooking is such a sweet idea for you and Flora to do together, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  25. February 26, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    This all looks so beautiful! The layout of these pages are stunning as always. But a holiday after 6 weeks? Wow that’s brave! I guess when it’s right, it’s right. It’s lovely that you have stuff like this to look back on x


    • February 27, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! 💖 He he, I guess it was a bit risky but the sangrias were a good ice-breaker 😂🍷. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  26. February 27, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    I’d love to keep a scrapbook like this but I definitely don’t have the patience or the artistic ability! I wish I could remember more of the places we stayed when we went. I remember the hotel names, we stayed in this beautiful 5 star hotel called the Bahia Princess in Tenerife and I will remember that hotel forever xxx

    • February 28, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Aw thanks so much Jenny! 💖 The scrapbook was so much fun to do. Bahia Princess is a beautiful name for a hotel! Tenerife is such an amazing place too – I really wanna go on holiday now! ☺️💕 xx

    • February 28, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Aw thanks so much Alys! 💖 I use Printiki to print mine, really good service! Glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  27. February 28, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I can’t get over how beautiful your scrap book is, you’re so clever! Mind, looking at your pictures I’m not surprised how amazing it is! Great post as always Bexa x

    Em ~

    • March 1, 2018 / 6:46 am

      Aw thanks so much Em! 💖 You are so sweet! So glad you liked the scrapbook 😘 xx

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