Gran Canaria is the most popular tourist destination within the Canary Islands, consistently providing a comprehensive transport infrastructure to the 10 million visitors that arrive each year. The island has a modern airport, which is located on the east coast 18km south of the capital Las Palmas in the small town of Telde. Gran Canaria Airport provides frequent, affordable international flights and regular connections throughout the Canary Islands as ferry, taxi, bus or
Car rental, are available at the terminal. A single terminal building provides a full range of amenities for passengers including VIP lounges, a large shopping and entertainments centre, cafes, restaurants, banking facilities, postal services and a 24 hour pharmacy. The public transport links from the airport offer convenient, regular connections to a number of locations on gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria is the most developed of the Canary Islands. This miniature continent is a world famous tourist destination with a huge variety of climates and landscapes that include volcanoes, craters, waterfalls, mountains, pinewoods, palm groves, sandy beaches and desert. The island maintains the perfect combination of modern resorts with quality facilities.
Las Palmas has a huge number of historic monuments the most prominent is Santa Ana cathedral. Construction on Santa Ana Cathedral began in 1500 and continued for over 400 years creating a stunning blend of gothic and neoclassical styles. The cathedral contains numerous significant artifacts. Santa Ana Square is also the location for several stunning buildings that reflect the architectural style typical in Las Palmas.
Gran Canaria’s most appealing attributes are the huge variety of cultures and landscapes. The majority of visitors to gran Canaria are attracted to the resorts around the south coast, the most popular of which are, Puerto Rico, Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas with its landscape of magnificent sand dunes. Just in few minutes by car fun seekers will discover the availability of a vast range of activities across these resorts including skydiving, horse riding, helicopter tours and submarine trips. Away from the south coast visitors can experience the cultures and lifestyles that are common to gran Canaria at one of the many towns and cities that have developed on the island. Galdar, in the north, was the capital of gran Canaria until 1483.The historic architecture visible in Galdar is also evident further south in Arucas where visitors will encounter the spectacular Parish Church of San Juan Bautista.
The town of Telde on the east coast has the widest shoreline on gran Canaria ranging from golden sands to coarse pebbles surrounded by a number of attractive historic buildings including windmills and lighthouses.
To discover Gran Canaria, you might hire a car and drive through it The Caves of Barranco de Guayadeque are located on the eastern edge of the mountains A particularly remarkable example is the cave system that has been carved into a village, complete with cobbled walkways. In the west of gran Canaria is San Nicola de Tolentino, an area of outstanding natural beauty, which offers a rich artistic and archaeological heritage. Whilst the mountainous regions inland present the opportunity to discover idyllic typically Canarian villages set in dramatic scenery such as Santa Lucia, Terjede and San Bartolome de Tirajana.
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