Gran Canaria travel guide


Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands. The Canaries are a small group of Spanish islands 4 hours flying time south of the UK off the coast of Morocco / north west Africa.

The island has a very sunny and warm year round spring like climate. Winter is the peak time for tourism due to north Europeans seeking winter sun. Spring and autumn are also great for hiking, but summer can be a little too hot inland.

Think of the island as a massive 'starfish' shaped volcanic centre with ridges separated by steep ravines radiating outwards, and a narrow coastal fringe around the edge linked by an orbital road, with Las Palmas, the capital, added at the top right.

Top 10

Maspolomas Sand Dunes

Mountain Roads

Playa de Nieves



La Cumbre

Las canterbras

Old Town

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