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Gran Canaria is called a Miniature Continent due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found. The island is under protection as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. More than 2 million visitors a year holiday in Gran Canaria. Most of the tourists visit the southern part of the island. The north tends to be cooler while the south is warmer and sunny.

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Arguineguin, Gran Canaria Arguineguin, Gran Canaria ARGUINEGUIN
Arguineguín (Guanche for quiet water), is one of the most populated towns along the south coast of Gran Canaria. A typical Canarian fishing village, it is home to many locals rather than being a tourist resort. It is part of the municipality of Mogán and is located southwest of Las Palmas. There are several bars and restaurants specialising in fresh fish caught the same day ...

Arucas, Gran Canaria Arucas, Gran Canaria ARUCAS
Arucas is a Canary Islands municipality in the province of Las Palmas. It is situated in the north of Gran Canaria. Arucas is a suburb of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Arucas is situated in the mountains and the valleys, the farmlands cover parts of Arucas, the mountains cover the southern part and the valleys in the northern part ...

Bandama Caldera, Gran Canaria Bandama Caldera, Gran Canaria BANDAMA CALDERA
The Bandama Natural Monument is part of the Tafira Protected Landscape on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Spain. It's considered a point of geological interest, because of the Caldera de Bandama. This volcanic caldera reaches 569 m above sea level at the highest point on its rim, Pico de Bandama, and is about 1,000 m wide and 200 m deep ...

Dedo de Dios, Gran Canaria Dedo de Dios, Gran Canaria DEDO DE DIOS
El Dedo de Dios (translated: God's finger) was a famous rock structure in the Atlantic Ocean, located in the northern part of Gran Canaria. During Tropical Storm Delta in November 2005, the thin top of the rocky monument was broken off and fell into the sea, destroying its unique characteristic that had the shape of a finger. It was one of the many natural monuments of the Canary Islands ...

Gran Canaria Airport, Gran Canaria Gran Canaria Airport, Gran Canaria GRAN CANARIA AIRPORT
Gran Canaria Airport (informally known as Las Palmas Airport) is the fifth busiest airport in Spain. The airport is located in the eastern part of Gran Canaria on the Bay of Gando, 19 km south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and 25 km from the popular tourist areas in the south. The lengthy runways make the airport an alternative landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle ...

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Las Palmas hosts the Canary Islands Music Festival, the Theater and Dance and the International Film Festival. The main City Festival, celebrating the foundation of the City (Fiestas de San Juan) is held in June. The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria[20] is also known not only in Spain but also worldwide, and is one of the main attractions for tourists ...

Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria PALMITOS PARK
Palmitos Park is a large botanical garden and aviary on the island of Gran Canaria. The subtropical park is situated in the south of the island, approx. 10 km north of the tourist beaches and dunes of Maspalomas, but towards the interior. The park lies in a countryside setting, in the midst of mountains. Visitors have the opportunity for beautiful views and vistas ...

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Maspalomas is famous for tourism, its hotels, beaches, dunes, apartments and other facilities including restaurants, bars, taverns, shopping centres, souvenirs and businesses. There is a 68 m tall lighthouse El Faro de Maspalomas at the southern point from where the 12 km long beach and dunes lead to Playa del Ingles ...

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Playa del Ingles is linked with the old highway linking Puerto de Mogán and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and with the GC1 superhighway with an interchange to the north. Until the arrival of tourism, agriculture was the main industry in the area, the second leading industries are business and agriculture ...

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Puerto de Mogán is a picturesque resort and fishing village in the municipality of Mogán, set at the mouth of a steep-sided valley on the southwest coast of the island of Gran Canaria and attracts many tourists either to stay or on day-visits. Canal-like channels linking the marina to the fishing harbour have led to it being nicknamed Little Venice or the Venice of the Canaries ...

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Puerto Rico is a specially constructed holiday resort situated on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria. The island's proximity to the African continent ensures an ideal climate, particularly in the winter, when the temperatures remain constant at around 20-25°C. The volcanic origins of Gran Canaria are very apparent in the island's coastal ruggedness ...

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Teror is a Canarian municipality in the northern portion of the island of Gran Canaria in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. September 8 is the local festivity celebrating Virgen del Pino (virgin of the pine, patron of the Gran Canaria). The municipality is named after the town of Teror, where the celebrations of the Virgen del Pino take place ...



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