Information about Gran Canaria
The island of Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean, 210 km from the African coast. It is the third largest in the Canary Islands. Its airport is located 18 km from the capital: the city of Las Palmas.
Gran Canaria, with 845,676 inhabitants, is the second most populated island in the archipelago. The island receives more than four million tourists every year.
The average annual temperatures range between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius, so Gran Canaria maintains a spring weather throughout the year.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, capital of the island, is a dynamic and cosmopolitan port city.
Gran Canaria is a small great continent, where centuries of history and natural spaces of great beauty are mixed. It is only necessary to take a tour of the 21 towns and cities of the island to immerse yourself in a miniature world. A changing island that changes its appearance just by turning a bend in the road.
Tourism in Gran Canaria
You can’t miss a walk through Vegueta, the Historic and Colonial Neighborhood, one of the most beautiful places in the City of Las Palmas that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. Another place of exquisite architecture is the historic centre of the town of Aguimes, with its perfectly restored buildings, it is one of the best examples of Canarian neoclassicism. From Aguimes, the road to the impressive Guayadeque ravine is born, where you can see one of the greenest and most impressive valleys on the island.
To the south of the island is the ecosystem of the Mas Palomas dunes. This small desert of 328 hectares of golden sands is one of the main attractions of the island and its beaches are considered by many to be some of the best in the archipelago.
At the southern end of the island, the small and active port of Mogán with its beautiful architecture is one of the most picturesque and popular enclaves of the archipelago. Enhanced by its careful and colourful architecture, its small canals and windows are adorned with lush bougainvillea and hibiscus.