Southwest of the island, is this wonderful settlement known as Little Venice because of the bridges and channels that can be found. Moreover, in itspretty restaurants you can enjoy the best fresh fish with the famous wrinkled potatoes with Mojo and good canarian wine.
The place has a small but beautifulbeach, ideal for swimming and enjoying the place listed as having thebest weather on the island and probably in the world.
Puerto de Mogan is ideal place for all those wishing to rest and relaxin a picturesque setting with a privileged climate; as well as forlovers of water sports and mountain sports.
The capital of the island is a cosmopolitan city with a extensive culture, trade and tourism; and it also has one of the best urban beaches in the world, the wonderful Playa de Las Canteras, an absolute gem for the islanders. Besides, this it also houses an extensive network of museums, being one of them, the place where Christopher Columbus stayed before heading to conquer of America. In addition, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has one of the most important ports.
In the south of the island are the well-known Playa del Ingles and the Special Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas. The beauty and the wide expanse of this area makes it one of the most photographed places in the Canary Islands, and in the world. The contrast of the stunning golden sand with blue ocean make this place an earthly paradise for all who visit. In addition, Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas are home to a wide range of entertainment for visitors, with plenty of bars and restaurants as well as shopping centers to be found.
There are many who come to enjoy the wide range of typical Canarian dishes that the area offers, especially the fresh fish.
As an addition, we cannot forget the most important festival of the area which is the Bajada de la Rama on August the 4th. Groups of visitors with branches in their hands dance to the sound of the Band of Agaete down to the Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves. .
Due to its privileged location, there are many activities that can be practiced in the area such as hiking, trekking, cycling and diving among others.
Agaete, a destination full of surprises in what it offers that will not leave you indifferent.
This, together with the 2,700 hours of sunshine annually that to the island enjoy means to doing outdoor activities, either on the beach or in the mountains is permited.
Incontrast, the south offers a very different landscape to the north and the middle of Gran Canaria, leading to near-desert areas such as the Special Nature Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas, but equally beautiful. The volcanic nature and climate have favoured the creation of famous endemic species, which have survived to this day such as the Drago de Gran Canaria, endangered vegetarian species or the Blue Chaffinch of Gran Canaria, a bird species, including in Recovery Plan of the island.
The submarine landscapes of our island are ideal for diving, therefore, in recent years, the proliferation of schools and clubs of this discipline has been remarkable, offering training courses for beginners as well as dives organized for experts.
Our island is a pioneer in Spain in this subject, as it has had since 1891, the first golf course in the country. Today, Gran Canaria has six golf courses spread throughout its territory where throughout the year, national and international tournaments and held.
Gran Canaria is a veritable paradise for lovers of water sports. The water temperature,the sporting facilities and the optimal sea and wind conditions are favorable characteristics for practicing these modalities. Well known disciplines such as sailing, surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing are ideal to carry out at any time of year.
Gran Canaria has a broad and variedcalendar of cultural events: concerts, international music and filmfestivals, exhibitions and lectures with speakers of internationalrenown, notably, the internationally renowned Canary Islands MusicFestival, held earlier this year and is the only one in Europe whichtakes place in winter.
The festivals are numerous in our island, and the privileged environment in which we live, allows us to celebrate in any season of year. One of the most popular festivals is the Carnival, where each year Gran Canaria is full of music and glitter gladdening the hearts of the islanders. Another of the most famous festivals is the Almond Blossom, celebrated during the flowering period of the beautiful almond trees with the sound of traditional music and food.
We must not forget the celebrations of the past that have survived until our days such as la Fiesta del Charco (San Mateo), Fiesta de la Rama (Agaete) or Vará del Pescado (Arinaga); but certainly one of the most important is the celebration of the Canary Islands and the Feast of the Virgen del Pino, the patron saint of our island.
- Enjoy a sunset in the wonderful "Puerto de Mogan".
- Take a long walk around the dunes of Maspalomas and swim in its fantastic sea.
- Experience a night of entertainment in Playa del Ingles
- Visit The capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: discover the old neighborhood "Vegueta", go shopping in the main street of Triana, enjoy a walk or a dip at the Playa de Las Canteras.
- Enjoy a musical spectacle in the beautiful Auditorio Alfredo Kraus.
- Enjoy The Carnivals of the island or another of the many festivals.
- Get to know the village of Tejeda, billed as one of the most beautiful in the country.
- Climb The Roque Nublo and enjoy the incredible views.
- Discover the life of our ancestors of the island visiting important places of incalculable historical value such as La Cañada de los Gatos or Painted Cave in Galdar.
- Taste the delicious potatoes with a good cheese and island wine in the Guayadeque Caves
- Practice hiking to enjoy the wonderful nature of the interior of the island.