Places to visit and see in Gran Canaria

Tourist information and guide to popular sights, points of interest, places to visit and see in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain...


There are lots of places to visit and see in Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital city and more the half of the people are concentrated in Las Palmas. The city is also one of the most important ports on the Atlantic. Gran Canaria is a paradise island located in the Atlantic Ocean and offers the best beaches together with great nature for the holidaymakers. Gran Canaria is the third biggest of the Canaria Islands and the beautiful landscape with great diversity of climate, flora, fauna, golden sandy beaches, best hotels, clubs, bars and cafes make the island one of the best holiday destinations in Europe and in the world.


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital city and more the half of the people are concentrated in Las Palmas. The city is also one of the most important ports on the Atlantic. As for Gran Canaria resorts; Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan are the most popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria boasts a great quantity of beaches of all types along with its steeply rising shoreline. As for Gran Canaria beaches; the Playa del Ingles (English Beach) and Maspalomas Beach are the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria, with its 250 hectares of shifting dunes and palm tree oasis and they are internationally known for their unrivalled beauty. In addition; while there are many attractive beach areas on the island, of these four have been singled out for special mention that include the resorts of San Agustin, Puerto Rico, Puerto Mogan and Las Canteras. Like Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, all these resorts also are equipped with a wide range of accommodation, restaurants and attractions of every kind.

As for towns, villages and cities of Gran Canaria; a trip to the interior parts of Gran Canaria uncovers the charm of the rural architecture. The city of Arucas is surrounded by banana plantations and displays its past splendor on the slopes of a volcano. Not very far away is the town of Teror that where visitors may find the basilica of the Virgin of El Pino that is one of the most charming places on the inland itinerary with its handsome traditional balconies. The picturesque villages of Tejeda, Ayacata and Artenara are situated among the summits of Gran Canaria and has spectacular landscapes.

On the south, Santa LucĂ­a, Fataga and Arteara stands out from among the green palm groves. The cities of Telde and Galdar are all former pre-Hispanic capitals which preserve invaluable historic centres and interesting archeological remains in their surroundings.

As for nature; excursions to Bandama Volcano, Viera y Clavijo Botanical Gardens, Tamadaba Pinewood and Nublo is a must for the nature lovers.

As for theme parks in Gran Canaria; Aqualand, Palmitos Park, Holiday World, Sioux City and Aqua Sur around Maspalomas, Crocodile Park in Villa de Aguimes and Cactualdea Park in San Nicolas de Tolentino are the best options and a must visit places for the families with kids.


As for the museums in Gran Canaria; the Casa de Colon and Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) in Las Palmas are the museums that may be visited.

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