Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

The most southerly Canary Island boasts delightful variations of scenery and climate normally associated with an entire mini continent with micro climates including warm coastal areas with 50km of golden beaches, temperate midlands, subtropical forests and high peaks where occasionally snow falls as the sun shines brightly on the coast.Gran Canaria’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital and bustling seaport, Las Palmas, is the largest city in the Canary Islands. The central Parque Santa Catalina is a popular shady square with cafés and bars and is just a short stroll from the 3km beach at Playa de las Canteras.The city’s historic centre is Vegueta, home to some delightful little squares, museums, a cathedral and Casa de Colon, the house where Columbus once stayed. Situated in the middle of Ciudad Jardin (The Garden City), a leafy oasis created in the 19th century by British merchants, is Parque Doramas, a beautiful landscaped park with a grand hotel and the Pueblo Canario (Canarian Village) a complex of traditionally built houses.