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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.
Aguimes has been one of the first towns in Gran Canaria to announce the period and the theme for the 2020 carnival. The election of the allegory of the carnival in Agüimes for next year took place at the meeting of the carnival commission which was held, Tuesday, June 25th, to assess the events held in this year's carnival.
The 2020 Carnival of La Aldea de San Nicolás will be dedicated to '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 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!
"Tales and fables" will be the allegory of the Carnival in Gáldar in 2020, after the theme was elected with 37% of the votes, by the participants in this online election.
If you're in Gran Canaria in January, we recommend that you plan a visit to the municipality of Valsequillo de Gran Canaria to see the almond trees in blossom and participate in the local events organized to celebrate this moment.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is expecting the visit of 5 large cruise ships during the first weekend of 2020, between Saturday, January 4th, and Sunday, January 5th. The 5 ships expected in the capital of Gran Canaria are the AIDAnova, Marella Explorer, Zenith, AIDAstella and Mein Schiff.
On the 5th of January 2020, the entire island of Gran Canaria will celebrate the visit of the three wise men: Balthasar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia and Gaspar of India. Remember also that January 6th is a bank holiday and most of the shops will be closed.
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.
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 market in Puerto de Mogan is probably the largest market in the south of Gran Canaria and definitely the busiest. Tourists from all over the island come here for shopping, sightseeing and just relaxing.
Gran Canaria is an ideal place for shopping during your holiday, as the island has over 20 weekly markets and a few annual ones. See which are the best markets in Gran Canaria and where you should go for your souvenir shopping.
Coming on holiday to Arguineguin or Puerto de Mogan in 2021 and you don't want to miss one of the best events of the year? Then you have to take part in the carnival, which is a great way to mix with the locals, participate in the parade and have a great time during your stay on the island.
Located in the north-west part of Gran Canaria, Agaete also organizes its own carnival event, just like many other municipalities on the island. The event is especially popular among locals, so it's a good occasion to mix with the local people and get to know more about their culture and ways of celebrating.
Telde City Council has not announced yet any details about the theme for the 2021 Carnival in Telde, Gran Canaria.
The restaurants La Aquarela and Los Guayres (from Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa), have both been awarded a Michelin Star each at the 2020 edition for Spain and Portugal.
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.
Read our travel guide for Arguineguín, if you are planning a holiday in this area of Gran Canaria. Arguineguín is an ideal destination for people who want a relaxing and quiet holiday, away from the noisy bars and clubs.
While the name of Puerto Rico might at first make you think of the Carribean Sea and distant places, you must know that the Spanish resort with the same name has equally beautiful beaches and an exotic feel, perfect for a holiday in the sun.
Playa del Inglés is a beach resort in Gran Canaria, situated in the southern part of the island, where the weather is sunny and warm all year round, which is why it's so popular among many visitors.
The Canary Islands Wine, Cheese and Honey Fair will be organized on November 2nd and 3rd in the municipality of Valsequillo in Gran Canaria.