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Gran Canaria is the second largest island in terms of population and it has 32 natural protected spaces. The island caters to all types of tourists, having great routes for hikes, as well as beautiful beaches. Most of the resorts are in the Maspalomas area so this would be a good area to lok for holiday packages to the Canary Islands.
Gran Canaria is known by many as a "Miniature Continent", due to its diverse climate and landscape, which varies depending on where exactly you are on the island. You can go from the endless dunes of Maspalomas to the busy capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in just under an hour, for a completely different image of the island and a totally different vibe.
Although the weather in Gran Canaria is mild and sunny all year round, May is when the temperatures really start to rise and you know that summer is almost here.
The Cabildo of Gran Canaria will allocate more than 400,000 euros to plant 8,000 laurel trees and thermophilic forest in the eight largest farms that it owns in the northern midlands of Gran Canaria as part of the fight against forest fires and to promote biodiversity.
Teror City Council has announced the opening of the first route of the “Senderos y Vida” (Trails and Life) project, located in the El Álamo neighborhood, between the “El Muñigal” bridge and the “La Molineta” bridge. This new route will also allows hikers to connect directly with other existing trails such as Peñón Chiquito, Subida de Las Abejas, Mirador de Las Cuevas or Barranquillo de El Barbuzano, among others.
Gran Canaria is a popular beach destination for Europeans, but there's much more to see on the island besides the beaches and the resorts. The Canary Islands have a wealth of beautiful landscapes and charming villages, many of them hidden in the mountains, which you should really visit.
The 2022 carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria began to take its first steps towards the next edition, with the choice of its theme. "La Tierra" (The Earth) prevailed over the other two options at stake: "Las Vegas" and "Disco Pop", by achieving the majority support of the juries.
Did you know that Gran Canaria is a very popular destination for people who are looking for naturist beaches in Europe? Gran Canaria has a lot of beaches where nudism is allowed and also quite a few naturist resorts or hotels with dedicated areas and terraces for nudism?
March is a great month to visit Gran Canaria if you are looking to escape the cold back home since most of Europe is still fighting low temperatures at this time of year. And if you're from Ireland and you're regretting the fact that you'll miss the St. Patrick's Day celebration back home, then worry no more, since there are plenty of Irish bars in Gran Canaria and you'll be spoiled for choice.
If you're looking for some of the best restaurants in the Canary Islands for a fine-dining experience, take a look at the list of restaurants with Michelin Stars in 2021.
Although March marks the beginning of spring, in most places in Europe it's still a cold month, with low temperatures and even snowfall. But this is not the case in Gran Canaria.
The 2021 Carnival of La Aldea de San Nicolás was dedicated to the 'One Thousand and One Nights' theme. This theme was chosen by 496 people, out of the 936 who participated in the survey held by the Council of Culture and Celebrations, conducted by Cleofé Cubas, on the municipal website.
Gran Canaria is a great party destination in Europe, especially during the winter months when the rest of continental Europe is fighting snow, low temperatures and gloomy days with no sunshine.
Gran Canaria is well known as a great place for partying, so during the Carnival season, the island is full of music, energy, and color. Everyone is invited to take part in the festivities and enjoy the free spirit of Gran Canaria!
A holiday in Gran Canaria is probably your best bet for a sunny and warm Christmas, along with the rest of the Canary Islands, which have the best climate in Europe during winter.
Although the island of Gran Canaria is known for its great weather and back to back hours of sunshine, sometimes it does happen to get some bad weather and rainy days. So what can you do when this occurs while you're there on holiday?
Gran Canaria is a great destination for families, with plenty of activities for children of all ages. The Canary Islands in general have the reputation of family-friendly destinations, ideal for beach holidays, even during the winter months, when the rest of Europe is suffering from terrible cold weather.
With Halloween fastly approaching, there are lots of events and parties announced in Gran Canaria for the spookiest night of the year.
The municipality of Mogán, in the south of Gran Canaria, has inaugurated the first municipal area for parking and overnight stays for motorhomes and camper vans in the municipality. This area is now the first place of this kind that is managed by a local Administration in the Canary Islands.
In normal times, if you were to be in the area of Maspalomas around February or March, we would recommend you to join the fun in the International Carnival of Maspalomas. But in 2021 there will be no carnival, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Gran Canaria is a warm winter destination for European travelers, but even so, many people wonder... does it ever snow in Gran Canaria? Is it possible to see snow on the island?