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Firgas

Firgas

Firgas is a mountain village, which is located in the northern part of Gran Canaria, approx. 5 km from the coast. Firgas is also known as ‘Villa de Agua’ as water plays a big part in the history of the village. Firgas is thus one of the two biggest producers of spring water in Gran Canaria, and one of the ...

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Patalavaca beach

Playa de Patalavaca

Patalavaca is located just north of Arguineguin on the south coast of Gran Canaria. In practice, however, the two holiday resorts have gradually become one large holiday resort. The beaches in general Patalavaca has two beaches, but the selection is even better in the neighbouring towns. Playa de Patalavaca is the largest and best beach in Patalavaca. It has a ...

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Nudist beaches

Nudist beaches

Topless sunbathing is quite normal on Gran Canaria’s beaches among both tourists and locals. Nudism is restricted to nudist beaches, but is also tolerated on several remote and undeveloped beaches around the island. The dunes of Maspalomas The best known nudist beach in Gran Canaria is situated between the resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. To find the official ...

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Aqualand

Aquamania

Aqualand a bit north of Maspalomas is the largest water park in Gran Canaria. It is located quite close to most of the holiday resorts in Gran Canaria, but Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and San Agustin are the closest ones. Aqualand is, undoubtedly, the perfect place for a fun, exciting and active day for the entire family. There are activities ...

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Bahia Feliz beach

Bahia Feliz beach

The holiday resort Bahia Feliz is located approx. 7 km northeast of Playa del Inglés in the southern part of Gran Canaria. The direct translation of Bahia Feliz is ‘happy bay’ and there is actually a lot to be happy about in the town. The beach in general The beach in Bahia Feliz has a marvellous view of the Atlantic ...

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Amadores beach

Playa de Amadores

The holiday resort Amadores is located on the sunny south coast of Gran Canaria. Since the beach Playa de Amadores was built, Amadores has been one of the fastest growing holiday resorts in Gran Canaria. The beach in general With its bright sand, turquoise water and green palm trees, Playa de Amadores is considered to be one of the finest ...

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Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park

For decades, Palmitos Park has been one of the most popular attractions in Gran Canaria. In the beginning, the park was best known for its parrot show, however, this is now only a small part of the overall impression. The park now combines a zoo with shows and botanical gardens. People who have visited Loro Parque in Tenerife are familiar ...

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Angry Birds Activity Park

Angry Birds Activity Park

Angry Birds Activity Park is the latest activity park in Gran Canaria. It is located in the centre of the holiday resort Puerto Rico on the south coast of Gran Canaria. The distance to Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and San Agustin is 20-25 kilometres. As the name indicates, the park is based on the popular mobile and tablet game Angry ...

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Playa de La Laja

Playa de La Laja beach

Playa de La Laja is located 3 km south of Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. The beach can be seen from the motorway, particularly the large sculpture of the Roman god Triton. The sculpture is 10 metres high and was erected in 2011 when the entire beach area was renovated. The beach in general Playa de La Laja ...

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Playa de Melenara

Playa de Melenara

Playa de Melenara is located close to the small town Melenara on the east coast of Gran Canaria. The capital, Las Palmas, is located 13 km to the north, whereas the international airport is located 7 km in the opposite direction. The beach in general Playa de Melenara is a nice and very family-friendly beach. This makes it very popular ...

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