Gran Canaria


Welcoming, tolerant Gran Canaria has something to offer for each and everyone. Families rush to the exciting water parks and the beach of Puerto Rico. Those seeking peaceful escape scamper to Mogan's quiet fishing village to enjoy the picturesque little romantic restaurants in the harbour .
Gay visitors crowd the bars, restaurants of the Yumbo centre and the famous beach of Playa del Ingles attract thousands of visitors enjoying water-sports and sun bathing. Urban attractions are on offer in Las Palmas with its tax free shopping on the Messa y Lopez street and it´s cosy  little tapas bars of the Vegueta area.

Around the island


If you have a car you can drive around the island of Gran Canaria easily in one day. The roads are very well maintained on the island and the laid-back  and peaceful attitude of the Canary locals makes driving a very easy and pleasant experience, even a bit slow since it seems that nobody has stress here or  is in a hurry to get on time.


Three main highways open up the island for those with a rental car or a bus schedule.

Cool places to visit on the Island are the dunes of Maspalomas, the little fishing village of Mogan, the beautifull mountain in the inland and the remote GUI GUI beach. Gran Canaria with its mild climate its tolerance and quality of life is a perfect holiday destination for everyone.

Gran Canaria is well connected and cheap to travel to cheap flights can be found regularly and therefore an excellent weekend or holiday destination. 

Muelle deportivo las palmas


Playa Gui Gui en Gran Canaria

The Capital

Las Palmas

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island, is located in the north-eastern part of the island composed of two bays and  beaches  of Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. 

There is lots to keep you busy in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Whether you stay in the city or travel to the capital from elsewhere on the island, Las Palmas is definitely worth to spend a day of your holiday. In Las Palmas you will find the best of both worlds, a long stretch of sandy beach and the hectic city life. 

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a bit of spain mainland feel to it. Restaurants, banks, shops and large  shopping malls but also local shops, hotels and much more can be found here in the capital of the island. In the center of this shopping area is the eponymous shopping Avenida Jose Mesa y Lopez passing from the Plaza de España in Calle José López Mesa. Plaza de España is known for its numerous bars and cafes.


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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Watersports & Beach Paradise

There are many things to do on the island, tax free shopping in Las Palmas, roaming in the beautiful mountains of la Cumbre, dolphin trips from Mogan, hiking, water parks, sky diving, karting,  or riding jet skis on the beach of Playa del Ingles. The island has something to offer  for each and everyone.


Water Fun


The mild climate of Gran Canaria all year round has made the islands beaches as the best in Europe. Watersports can be enjoyed almost on every beach and are extremely popular.

Banana rides, parasailing or jet ski rentals can be found everywhere around the island. The Atlantic ocean has a steady 20 degree temperature all year round here due to the Canary current. This makes the Canary islands a watersport heaven.




Buggy Tours in Maspalomas


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Parasailing in Playa del Ingles


Parasailing in Playa del Ingles

Dolphin trip from Mogan


Dolphin and snorkelling trip Mogan

Jet Ski rental Playa del Ingles


Jetski Rental Playa del Ingles

Playa del Ingles

Gran Canaria gained its reputation as a beach paradise because  of two joined beaches on the south of the island.  Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas beach . Located on the southern tip of the island of Gran Canaria, not only spoiled with sunshine, they also give the impression of never ending towards the horizon. 

MOGAN

"Venice of the Atlantic Ocean"


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Places of Interest


Here are some of the places you cross  whilst driving around the island of Gran Canaria


Las Palmas


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, commonly known as Las Palmas, is one of the largest cities in Spain, and is the largest city in the Canary Islands.

Telde


San Francisco Church which houses many Baroque style art pieces as well as many other treasures and artworks.

San Francisco Church which houses many Baroque style art pieces as well as many other treasures and artworks.

Vecindario


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Centro comercial Atlantico, excellent shopping and great movie theatres and bars.

Pozo Izquierdo


Pozo Izquierdo: This spot, which is situated in the municipal area of Santa Lucía, is internationally famous on account of the ideal windsurfing conditions, the wind being ever present.

Pozo Izquierdo: This spot, which is situated in the municipal area of Santa Lucía, is internationally famous on account of the ideal windsurfing conditions, the wind being ever present.

San Agustin


Playa de San Agustín is a very relaxing beach, much quieter than Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas.

Playa de San Agustín is a very relaxing beach, much quieter than Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas.

Playa del Ingles


playa del ingles

Gran Canaria probably earned its reputation as a beach paradise largely on account of the spacious beach of Playa del Inglés, which gives the impression of stretching forever towards the horizon.

Arguineguin


Muelle de Arguineguín

Arguineguín (Guanche for "quiet water") is one of the most populated towns along the south coast of Gran Canaria. A typical Canarian fishing village, it is home to many locals rather than being a tourist resort.

Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico is a specially constructed holiday resort situated on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria. The island's proximity to the African continent ensures an ideal climate, particularly in the winter, when the temperatures remain constant at around 20-25 °C.

Puerto Rico is a specially constructed holiday resort situated on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria. The island's proximity to the African continent ensures an ideal climate, particularly in the winter, when the temperatures remain constant at around 20-25 °C.

Puerto Mogan


Mogan

Puerto de Mogan is a picturesque resort and fishing village on the southwest coast of the island of Gran Canaria. The canals and bridges of its seawater inlet have earned it the nickname "Little Venice."

Tasarte


Tasarte restaurent Oliva

Tasarte is one of those hidden treasures of Gran Canaria. One of the best fish restaurants of the island can be found here. Restaurant Oliva is opened every day

Agaete


Agaëte

The Las Nieves beach is the most visited beach in Agaete. It’s located in front of the old pier, near the promenade in which you might find many restaurants, bars and shops.

Gáldar


The town Gáldar is situated at the foot of the mountains, 2 km from the coast and 21 km (13 mi) west of Las Palmas

The town Gáldar is situated at the foot of the mountains, 2 km from the coast and 21 km west of Las Palmas





The dunes of Maspalomas


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Most of the major European airlines have a flight going to Gran Canaria so cheap flights from and to the island can be easily found on the internet.

You have here a nice little handy tool to check the latest cheap deals and flight prices

With this tool you can compare all airlines that are going to the island at once so you can find the best price for your next escape to the sun.

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The lighthouse " El Faro" de Maspalomas

The weather In Gran Canaria

 


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Local Specialities

Always fresh fish in the cofradia de pescadores in the little fishing village of Arguineguin. The cofradia is situated in the harbor of the village and is one of the best places to buy your fresh fish as the fishing boats arrive daily.

Cofradia de arguignegin
Fresh fish in Gran Canaria
Fresh Fish in Gran Canaria

The Atlantic ocean around the island is rich in al kinds of delicious fish. A la plancha or on the bbq the canarios are masters in preparing fresh fish.

papas arrugadas con mojo

Papas arrugadas  is a traditional boiled potato dish eaten in the Canary Islands. They arepepared with a chili pepper garlic sauce, called mojo rojo.

The dish is made from little new potatoes that grow in the volcanic soil of the island which then boiled in salt water with lemon. Seawater was used before, but today it is more common to use normal tap water with a big amount of salt added to it. After cooking, the cooking water is removed and the potatoes are briefly left in the pot on the stove to dry off, until they become shrivelled with a fine salt crust.

Fresh fish in Gran Canaria