Gran Canaria is the second most visited island of Canary Islands (after Tenerife) and it's often referred to as a Mini Continent, due to its diversity in landscapes. From amazing beaches to mountain trails and volcanic landscapes, Gran Canaria has it all.
Although Gran Canaria it's known for its great weather and back to back hours of sunshine, sometimes it does happen to get some bad weather and rainy days.
Poema del Mar is one of the newest attractions in Gran Canaria, which was opened in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the end of 2017. It is an interesting place to visit especially if you are on a family holiday and you are traveling with kids.
Gran Canaria is an ideal place for shopping during your holiday, as the island has over 20 weekly markets and a few annual ones.
The Maspalomas Beach and Sand Dunes are situated in the south of Gran Canaria and constitute a protected Nature Reserve space since 1897. This area is the center of tourism on the island and the Dunes play a big role in the popularity of the resorts around them.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of Gran Canaria and is one of the capitals of the Canary Islands, along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The city is great to visit if you're looking for a sunny city break, as you can find interesting places to visit, great restaurants, shopping opportunities and also a beautiful beach (actually one of the best city beaches in Spain).
For most visitors, Gran Canaria is just a beach destination where they can enjoy a great weather all year round.
Telde is the second most populated city in Gran Canaria and it used to be the capital of the island before Las Palmas. The town is located in the southeast of the island, just 16 km south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and very close to the island's airport.