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The new aquarium “Poema del Mar” (Poem of the Sea) being built in the port area of ​​Las Palmas is being positioned to stand as one of the most modern and spectacular aquariums in the world
The town council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has commenced stabilisation and beautification work on the slope that supports the Costa Canaria promenade in the El Veril area, above Playa del Cochino, near Playa del Inglés.

 

Places to Visit in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Places to visit

Gran Canaria coastline ranges from awesome cliffs to golden dunes.
Inland, you can choose between stark mountains and tranquil valleys. It is also well supplied with beaches, shopping centres and soph­isticated nightlife. Tenerife and Gran Canaria share equal status as capital of the autonomous region of the Canary Islands, and the presidency alternates between them every four years.

Gran Canaria is the third-largest island (1,530 sq km/590 sq miles) and has a population of 815,000. Its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (pop. 382,000), covers the northern tip and is both elegant and seedy. It has an excellent beach, Playa de las Canteras, a 3km (2-mile) stretch of sand, lined with cafés and restaurants, which is popular with tourists from mainland Spain; and one of the largest ports in Europe.

The accessible terrain of the island affords as many kinds of landscape as would a whole continent, something that is undeniably appealing to nature lovers. Gran Canaria was formed some fourteen million years ago in a series of volcanic eruptions of enormous violence which caused the gigantic circular cone that is the island today to surge from the sea

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Buzzing Las Palmas

Las Palmas, capital of the island, is a major commercial centre, cosmopolitan resort and port. Its old town, Vegueta, with the handsome governor’s residence, the 15th-century Casa de Colón, has well-preserved colonial architecture. The Playa de las Canteras, the town’s sandy, restaurant-lined beach, is 3km (2 miles) long and the Parque Santa Catalina is one big outdoor café that buzzes night and day.

Key beach resorts

The main beach resorts are on the island’s south coast. Maspalomas, or Costa ­Cana­ria, is a mega-resort made up of three parts. Playa del ­Inglés is a large, crowded package-tour centre. West of Maspalomas, Puerto Rico is a family-oriented resort while Puerto de Mogán is an ­attractive fishing ‘village’.

Take in the views from Cruz de Tejeda

At 1,463m (4,800ft), Cruz de Tejeda is a popular vantage point in the rugged centre of the island, and the panorama includes two distinctive rock formations once worshipped by the Guanches.

Places to Visit in Gran Canaria

Beaches, islands & waterfronts

Here spectacular gullies offer the visitor an extraordinary vision of the strength of the sea on the northern coast of Gran Canaria, and where small coves and beaches with special marine charm combine with picturesque natural spaces found in an orographically abrupt geography; consequence of the erosion and the volcanic historic past of the island.

Playa de Las Canteras

The fine 3km stretch of yellow, sandy beach lies a few hundred metres west of the centre, with attractive seaside promenade. The whole area hums with the activity of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops. Read More…

Playa del Inglés

A magnificent and vast sandy beach is stretching 2.7km from San Agustín in the east, to Maspalomas in the west. It’s brimming with purpose-built apartment complexes and hotels, nightclubs and beach. Read More…

Playa de Melenara

Playa de Melenara is near 100 meters wide. Just a few meters off the coast of Melenara stands the statue of Neptune – the god of the sea. He stands unshakable on a cliff above the water surface and holds a trident in his hand. Read More…

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Natural Landmarks

The island forms an area of natural interest that is unique on Earth. The geological features and the peculiarity of its flora, marked by an extremely high number of endemic species of a botanical rarity equivalent only to the Galapagos or Hawaiian islands, have, since the 19th century, made it an important destination for the nature lovers.

Dunes of Maspalomas

The 250 hectares of shifting dunes of Maspalomas is the most unique natural formation in the islands. The spectacular sandy peaks by the beach runs for miles along the South coast. Read More…

Caldera de Bandama Volcano

One of the most spectacular volcanoes on Gran Canaria, the area is formed by a well-defined cone, 574 metres high an impressive depression, 1,200 metres in diameter and 220 in depth. Read More…

Roque Nublo

You don’t realise just how big the rock is until you get within touching distance. Or how precarious it is: Roque Nublo is right on the edge and you need climbing gear to walk around it. Read More…

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Museums & Galleries

Gran Canarian’s excellent museums and galleries have everything from mummies and modern art to interactive science experiments and Columbus’ notebooks.

Village of Cueva Pintada

The museum takes its name from the most spectacular part of the rock paintings, in the Cueva Pintada (Painted Cave). These are the typical symbols and geometric figures.
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Mundo Aborigen

Mundo Aborigen is a reconstruction area of an ancient Canary village devoted to the Aborgines, Guanche and located on a beauctiful sight overlooking the Barranco de Fataga around Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles. Read More…

Casa-Museo de Colón

The museum’s four sections include fascinating accounts of Columbus’ voyages, the Canary Islands’ historical role as a staging post for transatlantic shipping, pre-Columbian America and the city of Las Palmas. Read More…

Viewpoints in Gran Canaria

Numerous viewpoints provide fascinating views on the coastal region and the impressive landscape of the island Gran Canary.

Mirador del Balcon

An improbable balcony that hangs out over the edge of the lava cliffs at Anden Verde in west Gran Canaria; the Mirador del Balcón viewpoint is a highlight of the island’s most spectacular road. Read More…

Pico de las Nieves

The high point of Gran Canaria with a vast view of the centre and southern valleys. This is a great spot at sunset and just after sunrise (the sun takes a while to get over the hump of the island) but worth visiting at any time. Read More…

Artenara

Gran Canaria highest village has fantastic views south into the Caldera de Tejeda and towards the Roques. Once you get through the stone tunnel you see the whole Caldera from within a cave right on the cliff edge. Read More…

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