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The most beautiful places in Gran Canaria
Updated: 01.03.2022
Author: Dominika Charvátová ©
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Gran Canaria is one of the Spanish Canary Islands in northwest Africa. It is known for its black lava and golden sand beaches. Its southern beaches include the bustling Playa del Inglés, as well as the quieter Puerto de Mogán and San Agustín. To the north is the capital Las Palmas, which is a busy stop for cruise ships and duty free shopping. The interior of the island is rural and mountainous.

Las Palmas

The capital of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 61 m / 200 ft

Las Palmas is the capital of the island of Gran Canaria, one of the Spanish Canary Islands in northwest… continue reading

Dunes in Maspalomas

Walk through the sand dunes

Altitude: 15 m / 49 ft

The sand dunes in the south of the island of Maspalomas are a great attraction not to miss when visiting Gran… continue reading

Roques Nublo

Rock landmark of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 1 703 m / 5 587 ft

The dominant feature that most visitors to the Canary Island Gran Canaria come to see is the Roque Nublo rock… continue reading

Mogán Beach

Beach at the cliffs

Altitude: 3 m / 10 ft

When traveling around Gran Canaria, head along the south bank to the end of the motorway to Purto de Mogán.… continue reading

San Nicolas Beach

The western tip of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

At the very western tip of Gran Canaria you will find the small village of Playa de San Nicolás, which also… continue reading

Playa Amadores

The most famous beach on the island of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

The beach at Amadores is considered to be the most beautiful beach in Gran Canaria. It is very large, lined… continue reading

Azuje Special Nature Reserve

Nature reserve with waterfalls

Altitude: 289 m / 948 ft

Reserva Natural Especial de Azuje is located in a valley between the villages of Firgas and Moya in the north… continue reading

Playa del Inglés

Popular beach resort in the south of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 3 m / 10 ft

Playa del Inglés is a beach resort in Maspalomas, on the south coast of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands,… continue reading

San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Mountain town in the center of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 887 m / 2 910 ft

San Bartolomé de Tirajana is the largest municipality in the area on the island of Gran Canaria and also in… continue reading

Pico de las Nieves

The second highest mountain in Gran Canaria

Altitude: 1 882 m / 6 175 ft

The second highest mountain, Pico de las Nieves, is hidden in the central mountainous area of Gran Canaria at… continue reading

Pico Bandama (575m)

The peak above the largest crater of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 229 m / 751 ft

Just south of the capital of Gran Canaria – Las Palmas you will find the peak of Pico Bandama (575m). It is… continue reading

Historic centre

Historic town west of Las Palmas

Altitude: 278 m / 912 ft

The historic city center consists of beautiful colorful houses with cafes and shops. continue reading


Historic town in the middle of the island of Gran Canaria

Altitude: 1 049 m / 3 442 ft

The historic town of Tejeda is located in a huge historic crater, below the highest peaks of the island of… continue reading

Destination of the voyage

Destination of catamaran trips

Altitude: 28 m / 92 ft

We find ourselves at Playa Perchel. The bay is very suitable for diving due to the number of fish used to… continue reading

Chira Press

Water dam in the mountains

Altitude: 891 m / 2 923 ft

Near the village of Cercados de Araña, deep in the middle of Gran Canaria in the mountains, lies the Presa de… continue reading

Tiritaña Beach

Beach east of Puerta Mogán

Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Playa de Tiritaña beach is sandy, nice and with a minimum of people. Unlike the large beaches in the resorts,… continue reading

Medio Almud Beach

Beach at the unfinished recreational complex

Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

At the unfinished resort west of La Playa de Cura you will find two beaches of Playa Los Frailes and the… continue reading

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