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.
The island will surprise you, among others, with the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where Las Canteras, one of the best urban beaches in the world, is located; historic neighborhoods like Vegueta. Also with charming towns like Teror, beaches like El Puertillo, in the north, and buildings worth seeing like the Arucas church, in the neo-Gothic style.
During your stay you will get to know the rich culture of Gran Canaria, its customs and traditions. You can also enjoy our rich gastronomic tradition that leaves no one indifferent, such as the ‘Canarian potatoes’ with mojo picón or the different presentations of gofio.
All these peculiarities have meant that in 2005 Gran Canaria was declared by UNESCO a ‘Natural Reserve of the Biosphere’.