Some facts about Gran Canaria – The third largest island of the Canaries

The third biggest of the Canaries is located about 200 kilometres away from Africa, has 850.000 inhabitants and its capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The whole year you have a warm climate between 16 and 30 degrees.

From North to South there are many climate zones and a diverse flora and Fauna.

So the landscape of the South of Gran Canaria is rather sparse and dry whereas the North seems to be verdant and has many parts of forest.

Furthermore the island is characterized by mountains, which reach around 2000 metres.

The dead volcano Pico de Las Nieves is about 1949 metres high and the highest mountain on Gran Canaria.

Also for the friends of swimming and water sports the island has much to offer with its 50 kilometres of beach.

On Gran Canaria live about 850.000 inhabitants and the capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

There are many things to see on the island and we’ll give you only some advices here.

Dunes of Maspalomas:

Between Playa del Ingles and the pharos of Maspalomas there is this desert with its golden sand which is about 6 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. So if you want to see the desert you dont have to go to the Sahara for example.


Los Tilos de Moya:

Another impressive place is the laurel forrest of Los Tilos de Moya, which includes an area of 91,5 hectare. The Parque Rural de Doramas where this natural spectacle can be seen is located in the North of Gran Canaria.


Cueva Pintada:

Near Galda the cave „Cueva Pintada“ can be found a formidable sign of canarian history.

The cave is famous for his paintings on the walls and today a museum and archaelogical park is situated there and shows parts of the history and cultur of the Guanche, the natives of the Canaries.


Originator: Raycojimenezg

Gran Canaria has a lot to offer, so lets come to your next vacation here!