Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

A walk around the island

If you have the opportunity to arrive with the light of the day, from the plane you can see that the erosion of Gran Canaria, together with its altitude and the strength of the trade winds have made the island's landscape the most diverse of the entire archipelago, endowing it with a great variety of landscapes and microclimates that have led it to be cataloged as a 'continent in miniature'. Here you can find from subtropical forests of laurisilva in the north, to a desert of sand dunes in the south, passing through all kinds of landscapes and climates as you travel the island.

Regardless of the date you visit us, you will see that the island, in general, has good weather all year round, with an average annual temperature of 24ºC.

Gran Canaria has an extensive archaeological and monumental heritage, comprising an extensive network of museums and sites where you will discover the aboriginal ancestors of the islands, such as the archaeological park of La Cueva Pintada, where you will visit an authentic Aboriginal village and you will know how the 'Guanches', our ancestors, lived until over 500 years ago.

But not only from pre-Hispanic times the island's heritage is nurtured. Strolling through our streets you will be surprised, among others, by historical neighborhoods such as Vegueta, charming towns such as Teror or Agaete, endless beaches such as Maspalomas and buildings worth seeing like the church of Arucas, in neo-Gothic style.