Gran Canaria is commonly known as a "miniature continent" because of its incredible variety of landscapes full of dunes, fertile valleys, a high and rocky coastline with spectacular cliffs and micro-climates such as the subtropical, oceanic and continental. These conditions makes it a unique place where you can enjoy all kind of different activities in Gran Canaria in any season of the year. The almost 60km of beaches of beautiful golden sand in 236km of coast will make you feel as if you were in the paradise.
Gran Canaria is a great destination in order to have the best holidays in your life. The main beaches are located in the South, some of them are: Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Amadores and Mogan. The most international ones are El Ingles and Maspalomas where you can see the famous dunes, a surprising mix of desert and oasis which is one of the main tourists attractions on the island. In the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria you can find Las Canteras, one of the most impressive urban beaches in Europe. Situated in the heart of the city, it is one of the most significant symbols of the city and island. Every day of the year these beaches are full of tourists who practice different aquatic activities in Gran Canaria like the ones you can see here (windsurf, boat excursions, jet ski excursions...)
The island is considered a perfect place for sport lovers. At the sea or in the mountains, you can choose the landscape that you prefer to do activities such as diving, hiking, excursions by bike, climbing, etc. Gran Canaria is also considered by the UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve, its fantastic summit, the presence of flora from Macaronesia and large areas of pine make the island a wonderful place from which you will not want to go.
Apart from this, you will also be able to go on excursions in Gran Canaria to enjoy the exciting city life on the island, especially in its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This is a city that has one of the best climates in the world, and it is a cosmopolitan and dynamic place, where you will find everything you can imagine. Come and walk around the magic streets of Vegueta, the historical center, where you can find the traditional architecture of the island and different museums that explain the canarian history.
The island is waiting you, the perfect climate, its nice people, a great quality of life and all kind of activities in Gran Canaria are things you should check by yourself. Don't let other people tell you about it, come and visit the paradise.