Your visit to the island of Gran Canaria is worth a stop in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. There you will travel the Vegueta district, the most characteristic for its traditional architecture and cobblestone streets. The square and the Cathedral of Santa Ana are also there. Through the calle Mayor de Triana you immerse in the shopping area and at any location of Hurtado de Mendoza or Cairasco squares you can try the emblematic potatoes unpeeled with mojo. In addition, it is essential that give you a bath at the beach of Las Canteras, and if you are travelling with children, give them a joy visiting the Elder Museum of science and technology...
Playa de Arinaga is a small coastal village located in the southeast of the island of Gran Canaria in the town of Agüimes. Stands out for the quality of the water of sea that caresses its beaches, ideal for fishing and water sports. You can practice diving and sailing. You can practice diving and sailing. The soft wind blows constant and allows you to enjoy temperatures mild in summer and warm in winter. The village has a variety of restaurants specialising in fresh local fish. We can stay in a holiday apartment fully equipped with reasonable prices and offering CanaryRent stands out in this small fishing village quality of its inhabitants, always available to quiet talk. Playa de Arinaga has a nearly 7 km promenade that allows us to reach the neighbouring beach of Vargas, favorite place for lovers of Kite-surfing.
In Gran Canaria there are many impressive places you can not miss besides admiring the landscape through the network of viewpoints. Two of these is the Caldera and the Pico de Bandama. Through a winding road through vineyards you will come to this volcanic crater one kilometer in diameter and two hundred meters deep. The whole area is covered with vegetation and can fall by about half an hour through a path. Anyway, the best perspectica the crater from Pico have Bandama, nearly 600 meters high and from whose top you can see the nearby coast.
This town is not only the most beautiful places on the island but is also an essential point for all its inhabitants because it welcomes the Basilica of the Virgen del Pino, the local patron saint. Of course, the visit to the temple is a must for anyone who decides to travel to Gran Canaria. There will meet the high altar , stained glass and altarpieces. The center of activity is the square, characterized by the typical balconies of Canarian architecture. Another landmark of Teror is the Fuente Agria, consisting of three springs, the Finca de Osorio or the Caldera de Pino Santo. Moreover, it is a reference point for commercial activity for its Sunday market and gastronomy.
Besides the sea off the coast, you can dive into the sea of Natural Reserve sand dunes of Maspalomas. They consist of three very different areas, Palm Grove , the pond and the dunes, which constitute an area of outstanding natural beauty. To visit them, you'll see how the wind shapes the dunes ocean and see migratory birds rest in the pond, an oasis on the long journey towards Africa.
The sampling of beaches that offers Gran Canaria is huge. In total there are 60 kilometers of beaches, thanks to the mild climate of the island can enjoy in any season. One of the best known is that of Maspalomas, with its long stretch of sand from the beach to the Great Lighthouse English. Other notable beaches south of the island, are San Augustine, Amadores and Mogán Harbour.
This natural monument since 1987 is one of the most representative of the views of the island. Its origin is volcanic and has a height of 80 meters above its base and more than 1,800 over the sea. Ancient place of worship Aboriginal, maintains its status as a symbol of the island and is accessible prior dotted hike incredible scenery.
The meats most used in the gastronomy of Gran Canaria are the kid, veal, pork and chicken. As for fish, grouper , tuna, and grouper and not a day goes missing feedstock in the table. Taking advantage of our visit to the island we can taste the sauce tollos consisting breeding desalting and seasoned shark. Another typical caracajas (liver sauce ) or old clothes. But of them all, the most recognizable is the canary stew: cherne, potatoes, sweet potato and gofio pellet. Another of its traditions are enyesque, various snacks such as potatoes or seasoned olives or cheese, very diverse and varied in its development..
Despite the holiday hangover, Carnival is putting the boot a year in Gran Canaria and the excuse of many flying to Gran Canaria. They are the most popular celebrations and start from mid-February until nearly April. Thereafter , the best climate announces a party almost every month in some town of the island. They are traditional festivals that have been inherited over the centuries and that recall the local source. The last week of April the city celebrates Guide Cheese Festival ; the first Sunday in October, Valleseco the Fiestas de la Manzana; or the Pilgrimage of the Labradors in December in St. Lucia are just some of them. Moreover, the conditions of the island water sport lovers , rural tourism and hiking will find many activities in Gran Canaria.