Gran Canaria, The miniature continent
Gran Canaria is known as the Miniature Continent due to its incredible variety of landscapes and contrasts.
The island has sheer mountainous areas, small pleasant villages of white houses with red roofs and green and beautiful valleys studded with banana trees. At the South part of the Island there is a desert area, in which its most outstanding example is the Natural Park of the Maspalomas Dunes, more than six kilometres wide. These are combined with landscapes of great plant exuberance, like the Natural Park of Tamadaba or the emblematic Roque Nublo.
Gran Canaria knows how to combine different attractions so as to win the heart of over 3 million visitors every year.
Among its great offer of beaches, Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas outstand at the South, and Las Canteras in the capital city.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of this Island. In this cosmopolitan city we can find a rich and intense cultural offer: from its International Film Festival to its famous Carnival, going also from music and dance festivals like the WOMAD, to its traditional Processions and festivities.
Wandering around Las Palmas of Gran Canaria we will discover beautiful places like the Cathedral of St. Anne, the quarter of Vegueta, the House-Museum of Christopher Columbus or the Atlantic Centre of Modern Art.