Gran Canaria, one of the smaller islands of the Canary Islands but of great beauty.
The island is the Gran Canaria Airport, located between the towns of Telde and Ingenio, 18 km from the capital. Ranks fifth to the influx of passengers from all over Spain. In addition, Gran Canaria has 2 ports with which to communicate with the other islands, Puerto de la Luz which is in the capital and the Puerto de las Nieves in the municipality of Agaete.
How do I move?
Gran Canaria has buses that make several trips to get around the island. Two companies are operating: one of them offer tours of the capital and its surroundings and the other offers itineraries throughout the island.
Taxis are another option, especially in tourist areas but are somewhat expensive. Finally, you can also rent cars to travel throughout Gran Canaria with great flexibility.
What to see?
One place par excellence is the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Right there we visit the Playa de las Canteras, an urban beach surrounded by a reef called “La Barra” calming the waters of this beach, as well, this beach is the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, a very nice building which brings together the best social and cultural events; near the beach, the Parque de Santa Catalina, a pretty place visited by outsiders and canaries, in which trade and hospitality are two major pillars, in addition, there are buildings and Elder Miller the first is located Choreographic Center of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the second places the Museum of Science and Technology. Another important place in town is the Castle of Light surrounded by a park with rose garden, the castle dates from the sixteenth century was a place of refuge from pirates and privateers. Other important sites are: La Avenida Marítima, the Ermita de San Antonio Abad, Casa Museo de Colón, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno and so on.
We must also see to the north, the population of Arucas Algaete and Puerto de las Nieves in the coastal zone. Another interesting destination is Teror with its famous church Nuestra Senora del Pino. To the south is San Bartolome de Tirajana surrounded by a green natural environment and of course we cannot forget the beach of Maspalomas and Natural Reserve of the same name.
Among the most important are:
• Playa de las Canteras: as we indicated earlier is one of the most famous beaches and important. Located in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is also protected by a natural reef making it an ideal beach for swimming.
• Playa de las Alcaravarenas It is the second beach town, is 1 km long and one of the most important areas of the city, the Avenida Maritima, the parallel runs.
• Beach St. Augustine is one of the tourist beaches. Its sand is not too attractive but is shallow and makes it ideal for swimming. Moreover, it is so massed as the beaches of their hometowns.
• Beach of English: has 3 kilometers of beach and joins the St. Augustine Beach on the north and Maspalomas in the south. Fine sand is golden and the end of it starting to find the dunes, this being protected space.
• Playa de Maspalomas: is the most popular and attractive of all the beaches on the island, which is characterized by dunes. Their sand dune is composed of fine and golden also has a lake south of them. The busiest area is the one located next to the lighthouse.
• Puerto de Mogan: it’s a pretty nice little beach with a promenade full of cafes, bars and restaurants.
• Playa de los Amadores: next to Puerto Rico. This beach is quite remarkable for its cleanliness and crystalline turquoise waters, and that seems straight out of a Caribbean beach himself.
• Puerto Rico: artificial sand composed of the Sahara. Located in the heart of the tourist, therefore, is quite crowded, especially in summer.
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