Gran Canaria

Oct 22, 2010

Where is Gran Canaria?
Gran Canaria is an island of Canary Island (one of island in Spanish archipelago). This island located in the Atlantic Ocean about 150 kilometers off northwestern coast of Africa. Besides that, this island also located about 1350 from the Europe. Gran Canaria is the second popular island in Canary Island beside Tenerife. The largest island in this Canary Island is Tenerife, then Fuerteventura and then Gran Canaria.

Tenerife is famous with the beach, which was the best in the Europe. The beach's name is Las Teresitas which has white sand and blue water. Besides that, you can also find palm tree in the beach, a curving bay of golden sand sheltered by mountains. Its sounds perfect, and indeed it is – even though the sand was transported from the Sahara.

Back to Gran Canaria, this island called Miniature Continent because its different climate and we can find many of landscapes, with any view of golden beaches endless dune of white sand. Besides that, Gran Canaria’s beaches also have green ravines and also picturesque village. UNESCO protect third of this island under the A third of the island as Biosphere Reserve.

With 2.2 million of annual visitor, this place has famous home stay area, which is located in south of island. With the best of Gran Canaria weather, this part has less rain and sunnier than the north. There are many public facilities in this part, such as airport, shopping centre, Bird Park, and also resort communities. One of the famous communities is Maspalomas Gran Canaria which include some areas.

Flights Gran Canaria also easy to find, because the airport is in the south part of island.

Some of famous tourist objects that can you find as traveling destination are:
  • The "Dunas de Maspalomas", in southern Gran Canaria
  • Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino, in Teror
  • Las Canteras beach, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Puerto de Mogán
  • Casa de Colón y Pilar Nuevo
  • Chira Reservoir
  • Palmitos Park,
  • Cocodrilos Park, Roque Nublo
  • El Dedo de Dios

You can also find the picturesque village referred to Little Venice.


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