The second largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is located off northwest Africa.
Famous for its black lava and white sandy beaches, this island lets you experience a multitude of stunning mountainous landscapes, a bustling capital city and of course, almost 236 kilometres of coastline all at the same time.
Bathed in warm sunshine throughout the year, Gran Canaria is truly a piece of heaven on earth.
Another popular tourist area is Mogan, which also incorporates the towns of Arguineguin, Puerto Rico and Amadores.
Located in Southwest Gran Canaria, Mogan really has it all, from rugged mountains to calm beaches as well as fantastic water activities for nautical enthusiasts.
Puerto De Mogan is a delightful fishing village with a unique, natural enclave that makes it one of the most beautiful spots on the island.
In the south of Gran Canaria, the area of Maspalomas stretches from Bahia Feliz to Meloneras and includes the resort towns of Playa Del Ingles and San Agustin.
One of the main attractions of this popular tourist location are the breathtaking Maspalomas Sand Dunes, which change their appearance everyday due to the winds from the Atlantic Ocean.
Thanks to its pristine beaches, incomparable climate and a wide range of luxury resorts, Maspalomas is now a highly desirable place to vacation or buy a home.
The capital city of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas has a major cruise-ship port and is widely known for its duty-free shopping.
Its most popular beach, Playa De Las Canteras, is lined with a natural barrier reef that keeps the water calm, thus protecting swimmers. The town of Vegueta, filled with an old-world charm and traditional Canarian architecture, is a great place to take a stroll and try some tapas.
The annual Carnaval of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a celebration filled with flamboyant performances, music and dancing that lasts for almost a fortnight.
Off the west coast of Africa lies a small collection of islands known as the Canary Islands. The small islands are temperate and sunny all year round. The parts of the islands facing the Atlantic will be particularly warm when choose to live.