Las Palmas

Discover the other side of the beautiful island Gran Canaria

Discover the unknown side of this fascinating island. The centre of Gran Canaria hides a sea of mountains that concentrates volcanoes and cliffs with a unique ecosystem, revealing a diverse and rich nature that transforms the island into a paradise declared “Biosphere Reserve”. Daydream landscapes where one can enjoy the nature, breathing and feeling Gran Canaria with one of the best climates in the world. From north to south and from east to west one will discover the best places in order to know more about this island. There are a long list of viewpoints and natural spaces in Gran Canaria awaiting your visit.

Gran Canaria is like tiny a continent in miniature and a fantastic destination where one will find plenty of experiences that will make every day special. Enjoy almost 60 Km of golden beaches and endless dunes or the stunning landscapes with large gullies and exotic vegetation. One can walk in the Canary pine forests or amazing picturesque villages. To the west the Nuble Rural Park will take your breath away and in the east the beautiful big capital city of Las Palmas is full of interesting things to experience.

Among other fascinating sights visit the Puerto Morgan coastal village which oozes charm. The quiet and charming pleasure port village is a true refuge and its intimate beach, iconic architecture, flower gardens and little bridges over the seawater canals makes a visit a cherished holiday memory. Not far from Mogan and yet totally different is Playa de Tasarte which is the perfect location if one wants to get away from the typical tourist destination. The sun shines every day in this beautiful place nestled in the barranco (valley) of Tasarte, and it is a magical serene place like stepping back in time far from the hustle and bustle. There are spectacular views from every angle of the stunning landscape, mountains and the ocean. The stars at night are an astonishing delight. The beach is a chapter of its own with a local restaurant serving traditional locally sourced delicacies during the day and a local bar is situated two minutes away which also serves Canarian dishes until late. Tasarte is a perfect base for hikers and climbers as one is surrounded by dramatic mountains, coastline and trekking paths. Hiking in the mountains, cycling along breath-taking roads, swimming and kayaking in clear blue sea or simply relaxing in this peaceful idyllic area and.

Another high point could be the historic village of Agaete in the north which also seems to be millions of miles from mass tourism and the prefect refuge for relaxation. Discover the beautiful old town and sunbathe by the little harbour beach or in the natural pools, fish at sunset, savour local cuisine in a village restaurant or just relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere.

Another inland experience would be the beautiful town of Arucas situated majestically overlooking a huge part of the northern part of the island. The city centre declared a site of historic-artistic interest with a string of historical sights and a place visitors must not fail to see. An outstanding feature of Arucas is the Rum Museum and Factory founded on 1884 which can be visited at any time and it’s considered one of the historic buildings of the municipality due to the tradition of rum making in the town. The warehouse one of the most important of Europe has been visited by numerous personalities that have left his paragraph in the casks of oak. Furthermore visitors must not miss the chance to visit “La Cantera” Stone Quarry located very close to the historic quarter and of the municipality’s historic quarries where visitors can buy small craft souvenirs made from the famous blue stone of Arucas.

The idyllic and lively cosmopolitan city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria embraces more than five centuries of history and the atmospheric and charming original old town will thrill you. The area which gave birth to Las Palmas at the end of the 15th Century is an impressive enclave of traditional architecture, cobbled streets and old houses with wooden balconies and a great reason to leave the beach for a while. On a walk through the old town and its historic centre e.g. the area of Vegueta where some of the most important historical buildings have been standing for the past five hundred years. Buy traditional products from the island on one of the four markets or try some of the traditional dishes that make up the tasty Canary Islands gastronomy.

Choose any route from one destination to any other destination

Only your imagination is the limit! Logically, it’s convenient to select a departure point close to the area of interest, but all routes which can be found in this catalogue can be arranged from any airport, port or any point throughout Spain. Below please find examples of routes studied and designed to be as rich as possible in culture, art, ancient traditions, breath-taking landscapes, tasteful gastronomy, delicious wines etc – All in all filled with experiences, impressions and adventures.

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