Welcome to Gran Canaria
Welcome to Gran Canaria - The island of Las Palmas and the wonderful seaside
Gran Canaria is the second most populous island in the Canaries archipelago. Its history is invariably linked with myths and legends like the one that see in the Canaries the location of Atlantis, the lost empire. Gran Canaria is the island that most welcomed people and cultures that landed the archipelago. It has been conquered by the Crown of Castile and it happen at the hands of Pedro de Vera and Juan Rejon. Today Canaries are one of the seventeen autonomous communities. Las Palmas is the Gran Canaria capital and here you can find a wonderful night-life and fantastic places in which you can go to do some shopping but if you want to stay lying on the beach there are a lot of places in all island that are waiting to be discovered.
Information and fact
Night-life in Canaries is really entertaining and amusing. In Gran Canaria and above all in Las Palmas the majority of bars and pubs are opened until 2.00 a.m. and discos or clubs until 6.00 a.m. Night-life is an important attraction and one of the most popular is the Tresxuno. From Las Palmas to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria offers to thousands of visitors each year numerous options to have fun.
The Canaries Islands have a special status within the EU, which means that goods such as Alcohol, Tobacco, Perfumes and Electronics are cheaper than elsewhere in Europe. Las Palmas is the best place where you can go to do shopping and is so much important also because a lot of trip are done also by plane from other islands of the Archipelago then you can really find what you want.
There are a lot of places that are recommended to see in Gran Canaria and it happen also because there are over than 60 beaches that you can visit. Some important place to see are the Maspalomas dunes that are really striking and fascinating, the Roque Nublo where you can take an unforgettable walk or the Botanical park of Maspalomas. What you have to remind is that Gran Canaria is an island in the ocean and the best beaches are Amadores, San Agustin, Puerto Rico or Las Canteras.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT (+1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Gran Canaria is characterized by a wonderful weather with high temperatures during the entire year. In the winter there is a warm spring weather and during the summer the weather is hot and not sultry. Canaries are in the middle from the mild and tropical weather than is difficult understand the real climate and is the reason of why we talk about the microclimate when we speak about Canaries.
You can find a good public transport links in the area, with local buses connecting you in the island. Gran Canaria is well connected also with other island of the archipelago. Another way of transport that is common in Gran Canaria is rent cars, scooters or bikes. There are also taxies but are more expensive than other way of transport.