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Las Palmas

Las Palmas

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria – and also the ‘capital’ of the Canary Islands region. Las Palmas has a significant size (400,000 inhabitants) and is definitely suitable for a 3-4-day city break. To many people, Las Palmas is best known for its incredible beach, Playa de las Canteras, and the area behind the beach, which is scattered ...

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Maspalomas desert

Maspalomas desert

The Maspalomas desert, whose real name is Dunas de Maspalomas, is a unique natural area on the southern tip of Gran Canaria. The desert landscape is an extraordinary natural experience and is understandably one of Gran Canaria’s top tourist attractions. The fascinating sandy landscape is just over 400 hectares in size and was declared a nature reserve in 1994. Several ...

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Gran Canaria Markets

Vegueta market

Spanish islands generally have many markets, and Gran Canaria is certainly no exception. The island is teeming with markets, especially on weekends. The main markets are located in the holiday villages on the south coast, and here it is the tourists who dominate. The more authentic markets typically take place in the mountain villages. The supply of goods is very ...

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Puerto de las Nieves

Puerto de las Nieves

Puerto de las Nieves is an idyllic fishing village on the north-western coast of Gran Canaria that was built as a port for the neighbouring town of Agaete back in the day. The village is 30 kilometres from Las Palmas and around 56 kilometres from the airport. An overview of the beach There are two beaches in Puerto de las ...

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San Agustin

San Agustin beach

The holiday destination of San Agustin is located on the southern coast of Gran Canaria, a few kilometres east of Playa del Inglés and about a 25-minute drive from the airport. The beaches in general San Agustin is home to two large, beautiful beaches: the main beach of Playa de San Agustin and Playa de las Burras on the eastern ...

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Sioux City

Sioux City

Sioux City just North of San Agustin looks like most of the western towns that we know from the classic western movies. This is not a coincidence as some of the greatest western movies were actually shot in Sioux City. A famous example is A fistful of dollars from 1964, which was directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. ...

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Playa Taurito

Playa Taurito Strand

Playa Taurito is a small, quiet and rather elegant resort on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, which appeals to families with young children and couples of all ages. The hotels stretch up the cliffs on both sides of the elongated valley. The center of the resort is a large swimming pool complex and a good selection of sport and ...

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Top 10 best beaches Gran Canaria

Amadores beach

Gran Canaria has many beaches, each of them amazing in their own way. Town beaches, man-made beaches, natural beaches and even desert beaches. This Top Ten of the best beaches in Gran Canaria includes beaches from most categories, so it is up to you to find your personal favourite. No. 1 Playa de Maspalomas When it comes to choosing the ...

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Teror

Teror

Teror is one of the most beautiful villages in Gran Canaria. The village’s distinctiveness are the houses in the characteristic colonial style, with the significant doors, frames, windows and balconies made of dark, carved wood. Many of the buildings dates all the way back to the 1500s and because of its architectural wealth, the entire centre of Teror was declared ...

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Holiday World

Holiday World

Holiday World in Maspalomas is the largest amusement park in Gran Canaria. Here you will find all kinds of traditional attractions and rides, such as the 27-metre-high ferris wheel, large and small roller-coasters, carousels, bumper cars and the 20-metre-high tower, Sky Drop. Most activities are aimed at children up to the age of 10-12, whereas the tower and the large ...

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