When traveling to a destination, we may simply want to break away and lie on the beach as the sun caresses our faces. Or perhaps we'd prefer to go from one laid back experience to another like visits, walks, meals in restaurants, bars or terraces. Or just maybe we'd prefer more active ones like mountain biking, surfing or participating in carnivals or local festivals. It's up to you!
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Gran Canaria, with 60 kilometers of beaches, is a vast water park. Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and parasailing are some of the activities you can do on the water. The richness of the seabed is alluring to fans of diving and sport fishing.The black sandy beaches of volcanic origin contrast with the Dunes of Maspalomas and other golden sandy beaches.Where the sea meets the island, kids jump from the top of the barrier into the sea, and fishermen cast their rods from the tip of the pier, rocks and cliffs.
The Canary Islands have been the link between Europe and America for 500 years and this is exemplified in their products and cuisine.Bananas, avocados, mangoes, papayas, guava, tomatoes, coffee and grapes for Malvasía wine are just some of the products of the land.Wrinkled potatoes, accompanied by a mildly spicy sauce, mojo picón, are one of the most popular dishes on the islands.Sancocho, la vieja, embarrado tuna, and tollos are some of the seafood dishes that you can enjoy in bars, restaurants and terraces on the island. They provide us the aroma of grilled fish.As for meat, pig, rabbit and baby goat are the most appreciated.We can finish with desserts such as bienmesabe, suspiros de Moya, Tejeda marzipan or cheeses such as Flor de Guía.
Over a hundred species of flora are found exclusively on the Island, and another 500 just on the islands.
Almond trees, fruit trees, oases of palm and orange trees, laurel forests and impressive pine trees found in the island’s gigantic ravines and gorges.Banana and avocado plantations as well as tomato and potato fields also abound.As for local fauna, you can find the blue finch or the Gran Canaria giant lizard as well as a great deal of cetaceans including different types of dolphins, pilot whales, beaked whales, killer whales, fin whales, sperm whales and more.Botany lovers can’t miss the Viera y Clavijo Garden either.
An enviable climate and a privileged natural environment make the island ideal for land, sea and air sports.
A vast network of hiking trails traverses the entire island.Gran Canaria is also a paradise for both mountain and road cyclists.Those who prefer the sea can choose from an assortment of activities. Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sport fishing, diving, and golf.
One of the places children enjoy the most is the beach. Many beaches are protected by breakwaters and are very safe, in addition to having lifeguard services.But there are also many other attractions to be explored beyond that.The Cañon del Águila is a flashback to the Wild West.Palmitos Park is a glimpse of the great universe that is nature, home to many birds, reptiles, mammals and a great variety of plant species.The Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden, Cocodrilo Park, the Elder Museum of Science and Technology, Aqualand Water Park and the Angry Birds Activity Park in Puerto Rico are all exciting places to spend time.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival is one of the most popular festivals in the world. It is colorful and joyful with street parades, dances and contests held outdoors in winter. What more could you want?It dates back to the end of the 16th century, when the first masked balls and costumes began to be held.In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a gala is held in which the best carnival queen is chosen, as thousands of spectators watch. There is a replica celebration in Maspalomas.There are traditional festivals in almost every town with religious or traditional themes. One of the best known is the Fiesta de La Rama, a parade that is held every August in Agaete.
Dolphins are the most popular cetacean on boat excursions programmed by specialized companies in Puerto Rico.
29 of the 85 species of cetaceans in the world can be seen on these marine outings.You can see spotted, rough-toothed, common, and striped dolphins, gray or tropical pilot whales, beaked whales, killer whales, fin whales, sperm whales as well as other cetaceans.
The weather, the sea, the light, and the salty breeze can all help bring you towards yourself, your inner peace, your body and deep rest. These can be great days to think about you and take care of yourself.Gran Canaria is a great destination to rest and take a break from your usual problems.With a wide selection of spa and wellness centers, you can have professionals take care of you. Or you can sign up for some yoga sessions.This is the land of aloe vera, ideal for skincare. Your physical and mental health are a top priority.
South: Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, Puerto de MogánNorth: Arucas, San Juan Bautista Church, Arehucas Rum Factory, Gáldar Painted Cave, AgaeteLas Palmas: Las Canteras, Vegueta, Casa de Colón, the main street of Triana and the Pérez-Galdós House MuseumInterior: Markets and Dining in Teror, Tejeda, Artenara
The pre-Hispanic history of Gran Canaria remains palpable six centuries after Spanish conquest.The pre-Hispanic aboriginal past of Gran Canaria has been preserved in archaeological parks.The Cueva Pintada is a remnant of an old Canarian town. After 30 years of excavation and conservation work, you are now able to view cave paintings up close from a glass bubble.Christopher Columbus made a stopover in Gran Canaria on his way to America and vestiges are still preserved.Carnival is one of the best known and most popular festivals on Gran Canaria, which boasts some of the friendliest and most sociable inhabitants around.
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