An island of beautiful beaches but also mountains
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.