Tourism in Gran Canaria with ABCanarias Tourism Guide. The best places to visit. Let's go for a walk through the most interesting tourist spots in Gran Canaria.
You know what?
...Gran Canaria is known as 'the small continent', for the great variety found there.
Let's take a look...
The island shape is almost round, with a 50 km. diameter, crammed with long, winding and deep cliffs ending in the sea. Large beaches and black-sand creeks occupy 50 km. of the island shore.
The island is divided into two dramatically different climatic areas, humid in the north-central, filled with green and beautiful valleys, craters and other volcanic shapes, and the arid to the south, with desert-like landscapes, where you will find a nice place to take sun baths and swim in the huge beaches. Average temperature changes from 17 centigrade degrees in winter to 24 in summer.
The highest part of the island (1949 mts.) is found in the central area, in the 'Pozo de las Nieves', surrounded by the peaks 'Roque Nublo' and 'Roque Redondo'. Descending to the coast you will find green valleys, nice palm groves, crags, craters...
In winter, these inner peaks will probably be snow-capped, while swimmers enjoy the sun in the beach.
Is it true Las Palmas is the most cosmopolitan city in the Canary Islands?
That's right! It's situated in the north-east tip of the island, and counts on every characteristic of a big city; museums, squares, parks, theatre, etc. It is surrounded by two long beaches, 'Las Caletas' to the north, and the 'Alcaravaneras' to the south.
The interior of Gran Canaria hosts steep highlands, small villages of white houses with red roofs, banana plantations and orchards of tropical fruits.
Which is the most tourist area of the island?
On the southern tip, you can enjoy famous huge beaches like 'Playa del Inglés' o 'Maspalomas', surrounded by the empty dunes and kms. of several other beaches.
In short, if you like variety, don't miss visiting this island.