Gran Canaria has everything you could ever want in an island paradise: verdant valleys, majestic mountains, vast sand dunes, volcanic craters, deep ravines, meandering coastlines, fantastic beaches, and sometimes, snow-capped peaks.
Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, is home to the urban beach district Playa de las Canteras, the Catedral de Santa Ana, clusters of Gran Canaria hotels, and some of the finest examples of Canarian architecture.
With its endless sandy beaches, dramatic mountainous interior, desert like dunes and acres of lush green vegetation, Gran Canaria is the most scenic of the Canary Islands. Although smaller than both Tenerife and Fuerteventura it is, nonetheless, home to half the entire population of the archipelago. Its superb climate and diversity of natural features has helped make it one of the most popular year-round holiday destinations in the world.
When exploring the north of the island – and you want to make the most of it – we are actually suggesting to do this on two tours, of which the first one would be the inland tour and the second one the coastal tour.
Gran Canaria Facts
- Country: Spain
- Population: 790,000 in Gran Canaria
- Language: Castilian – Spanish
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: Same as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Country dialing code: +34
- CLand Area 7,770 sq km (3,000 sq miles)
- Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz
Choose from the links below to view more information on Gran Canaria: