Playa del Amadores in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria travel guide

Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands and a popular holiday destination. The Canaries are a small group of Spanish Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 200km off the Northwest coast...
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Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria

Hiking to Roque Nublo

The starting point for this short hike is the col known as Degollada de la Goleta (1,578 metres). To get here, one must have a vehicle: two kilometres before reaching the town of Ayacata (coming from the...
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City Beach Las Canteras

Las Canteras Beach

Las Canteras is the main beach serving the capital, Las Palmas. Its more than three kilometres of golden sand stretch the length of the western side of the isthmus on which the city stands and which joins...
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Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles beach

Gran Canaria beach holidays

Gran Canaria’s 236-kilometre-long shoreline means that the sea is a constant presence. In these latitudes, the Atlantic has an intense blue and a singular wave formation, owing to the Canary Islands’...
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Masdanza Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival

Masdanza, Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival

Masdanza, the Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival, has been held on the island of Gran Canaria since 1996. An event consolidated over the years, it gained international status for its sixth...
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Las Palmas International Film Festival

Las Palmas International Film Festival

The Las Palmas International Film Festival has been held at different venues around the capital of the island of Gran Canaria since 1999. Dates from March 16, 2012 to March 24, 2012.
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Theatre and Dance Festival

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Theatre and Dance Festival

The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Theatre and Dance Festival has been held in this city on the Canary Islands since 1996. Theatre and dance companies from different parts of the world come together at this...
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Canary Islands International Jazz and More Festival

Canary Islands International Jazz and More Festival

The Canary Islands International Jazz Festival is held in a range of venues such as town squares and theatres throughout the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma and Lanzarote.
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Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria “Alfredo Kraus” Opera Festival

It is a musical event that pays tribute to the internationally famous Canaries tenor Alfredo Krauss, born in Las Palmas in 1927, with various opera productions from the great composers. The programme includes...
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Gran Canaria windsurfing

Gran Canaria Windsurfing

Gran Canaria is a superb spot for windsurfing, since the naturally warm air and water temperature conditions are complemented by the presence of the trade wind, a wind that is ideal for this sport and...
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Barranco Guayadeque view

Exploring the Agaete Valley and Guayadeque Ravine

Agaete and Guayadeque are two of the most stunning ravines on the island. Each lies in a different area, with the result that they offer two different sorts of vegetation and human population.
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Bandama crater on Gran Canaria

Excursion to Bandama Caldera

One of the most fascinating and spectacular volcanoes on the island is that of Bandama. It is formed by a well-defined cone, 574 metres high, and an impressive depression, measuring 1,200 metres in diameter...
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San Agustin shopping centre

Gran Canaria shopping

For many years, tourists visiting Las Canteras divided their time between the beach and the many shops in the area. The existence of a free port in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since 1852 led to the growth...
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Tamadaba pinewood

A stroll in Tamadaba pinewood

The Tamadaba pinewood is not only the best conserved, but it also offers one of the most beautiful panoramas to be seen on Gran Canaria. This pinewood stands at a height of 1,300 metres on a coastal plateau,...
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Nightlife

A good part of the tourist appeal of the Playa del Inglés lies in its lively nightlife. Along with Las Palmas, it is the most popular nightspot with the islanders themselves, who come down “south”...
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Reserva Natural Especial Dunas de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Desert

On crossing the mountain watershed from north to south, a totally different landscape opens up before one’s eyes: arid, rocky, rugged and broken. If the day has been overcast in the north, the clouds...
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