A three kilometre beach right in the city
Gran Canaria’s capital city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a cosmopolitan city surrounded by the sea in the far northeast of the island. Its Las Canteras beach, over three kilometres long, is one one of its star attractions. Along with the Alfredo Kraus auditorium the beach area offers a wide range of accommodations, activities and restaurants. The city’s La Luz port doesn’t just receive cruise ships but connects the city to the other Canary Islands.
Museums and shops in the centre of Palmas de Gran Canaria
Vegueta old town with its narrow, cobbled streets and colonial feel is home to many of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s most iconic buildings. The Santa Ana cathedral, the Casa de Colon mansion and the Museo Canario museum are all essential visits. For shopping fanatics the city has several malls although with Las Palmas’ year-round warm climate, window shopping on its its streets is always a good option.