- Canary Islands
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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.
August is the perfect month to visit Gran Canaria only if you like it...HOT! The weather that is. There's no other way to describe the weather in August accurately. It is very similar to July, but slightly hotter.
There's no doubt about it: summer in Gran Canaria is HOT and July is one of the most popular months for family holidays. If you're looking for hot weather, then July is the perfect month for you.
The city of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria is preparing a big celebration of the Bonfires of Saint John (Noche de San Juan) in the area of Las Canteras beach, with concerts and fireworks.
The town of Firgas is located in the municipality with the same name, in the north of Gran Canaria and relatively close to the capital Las Palmas.
During our two-month visit this year to Gran Canaria, we've had the time and pleasure to explore several more places beyond the sunny south, where most of the island's tourist resorts are concentrated.
The Municipality of Arucas is situated in the north of Gran Canaria, stretching from sea level until up into the foothills, at an altitude of over 1.800 feet.
Did you know that the Botanical Garden in Gran Canaria (Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo) is actually the largest botanical garden not only in the Canary Islands, but in all of Spain?
It's probably no secret that Las Palmas is our favourite city in the Canary Islands. One of the reasons why we love Las Palmas so much is the diversity in food culture that the city has to offer since you can find so many great restaurants, from affordable ones to fancy and sophisticated ones.
Gran Canaria is often seen as just a beach holiday destination or a sunny place where you can escape the cold winter back home, but if you take the time to explore, you'll discover that it's much more than that.
The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, through its Ministry of the Environment, has created a new path that runs through the unique forest of red eucalyptus trees found at the bottom of the Barranco de San Miguel, in Valsequillo.
If you only have one day to stay in Gran Canaria's capital and you want to see as much as possible in such a short time, the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour in Las Palmas might be a good choice for you, as it will take you to all the important spots in the city.
The City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has requested on Monday that the service of sunbeds and umbrellas on Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas be resumed, after being suspended since March 14, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mayor of Las Palmas, Augusto Hidalgo, has announced on Wednesday, January 12th, that this year's carnival in the capital will be delayed for two weeks.
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.
The two-story Hop-on Hop-off buses in the capital of Gran Canaria will start running again from next Friday, October 15. For the first weekend, the company will offer a special discount for Canarian residents.
The Councilor for Markets in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, María Ángeles Rodríguez, has announced the market in Maspalomas will resume its activity on Friday, October 1.
Mirador del Faro de la Sardina has been renovated with an investment of 82,962.44 euros, and will now be an added feature on the route of tourist attractions in Gran Canaria.
The municipal markets in Playa de Mogán and Arguineguín will be organized again from October 1, after more than a year and a half of being suspended as a result of the pandemic.
The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has announced that the island's government is committed to achieving the declaration as National Park for Guguy in the shortest time possible.
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.