Gran Canaria is the most populated from all of the seven islands, which are part of the Canary Islands. It is situated at distance of about 200 km from the north-west African coast. Some people call Gran Canaria “a small continent”, because it is a mixture of different natural forms. The north part is very windy, so it is covered with lots of greenness. The situation is totally opposite in the south part – the air is very dry and the greenery is almost missing.

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From all of the Canary Islands Gran Canaria is the most visited one. The main city and capital of the island is Las Palmas. That part of the world attracts many tourists with its clean golden sand, palm oases and incredible exotic resorts with excellent service. Impressive beauty and plenty of landmarks will welcome all of the island’s guests.

Gran Canaria has a long history and it is hiding in every small village around.

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That “small continent” also offers lots of opportunities for relax. If you go there you will have the chance to practice lots of water sports. Except swimming you will surely must try diving – maybe the most preferred activity there.You will be guide by a professional trainer and with his help you will be able to explore the underwater world.

If you are not that type of person, after drinking a cocktail on the beach, you can go to one of the bars there and spend your time watching flamenco dances. If you are an admirer of the cultural tourism, you have a lot to see in Gran Canaria. There is situated Columbus’ home – Casa de Colon, which is opened for visitors. You can also walk along the yacht harbor Puerto Morgan and visit the cathedral St. Anna.

 

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Gran Canaria can offer you sunny and warm days, full of great and unforgettable moments throughout the whole year. Go there and turn your summer mood on!

Here’s a quick guide of beaches in the island:

Top beaches of Gran Canaria:

Beaches to visit:

-Playa de las Canteras

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Playa de las Canteras is a three kilometers stretch of golden sand. The beach is situated right in the center of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

This place,  is a popular choice for tourists as well as residents of the city. This is a perfect place for swiming and all water games, because is protected by a natural reef called La Barra.

-Playa de las Alcaravaneras

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Playa de las Alcaravaneras is  located in the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, of course the perfect sand is a must and you will not be disapointed.

The water is cristal clear and warm, and that will makes your visit relaxing and enjoyable.

There is a plenty of sunbeds and also a lot of local cafes and restourants nearby.

-San Agustín

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Playa de San Agustín is a very relaxing beach,approximately 700 meters long very quiet and not so busy like others, maybe Saturday and Sunday, but not at all.

The sand is dark coloured –but this is a place where you have a lot of room for your privacy.

The beach is a great place for diving and if you like this, please don’t miss.Excellent seafood restaurants around, as well as a cafés, bars and shops. Buses run to this resort and there is a car park.

-Playa del Inglés

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Between the beaches of  San Agustín in the east and Maspalomas in the west, Playa del Inglés claim to being one of the most famous beaches in Europe. Thanks to Mother Nature and human imagination. This beach is with mild climate and soft sand, which make it extremely popular throughout the year and it’s also the busiest tourist destination in the whole of Spain.

This sun-sea-sand beach offers all sorts of leisure and sports activities including jet-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and many more….

-Maspalomas

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Maspalomas is simply beautiful, but be aware this beach have got four zones: The firs is perfect for families and kids, then second and fourth are for nudist and finaly third zone is famous place for the gay comunity.

However this beach needs to be seen, it’s simply amazing, with his fine white sand and wind-sculpted dunes set against the blue sea are truly unforgetable sight.The dunes can be reached by walking through a large arched entrance on Avenida de Tirajana.

-Playa de Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is probably the most sunniest place in Gran Canaria so it’s your choise, but you will not be dissapointed.

This beach is a busy in mid season, but offers watersports activities, ranging from jetskiing, sailing, diving, big-game fishing and windsurfing, to leisure excursions such as pleasure boat trips along the coast, dolphin-watching cruises or trips in glass-bottomed boats to discover the rich underwater life of the area.

-Playa de los Amadores

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Nestled between Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogán on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria lies the glorious beach of Playa de Amadores.

This extensive bay, well-protected from the ocean, boasts an 800 metre stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear waters. Peaceful and relaxing, this is a favourite choice for couples looking for a romantic setting to spend a day in the sunshine – so it’s no surprise that Playa de Amadores means lovers’ beach.

-Puerto Mogán

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Puerto de Mogán, the most westerly holiday resort on Gran Canaria’s southern coast, is a picturesque port, a charming fishing village, a marina and chic holiday destination all rolled into one. The stretch of golden sand on this excellent and well-protected beach, makes it a favourite with families. The clear water is calm and the sea around the breakwater is a great place for snorkeling as there is a variety of fish to spot. Away from the beach is a network of canals and bridges, which is why Puerto de Mogán is often described as ‘Little Venice’.

-Playa Meloneras

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Imagine yourself relaxing on the sand, listening to the waves gently splashing the shore… sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, this is exactly the sort of soothing ambience you will experience at the Playa de Meloneras, a lovely beach located in southern Gran Canaria.

Located fairly close to the impressive sand dunes of Maspalomas, Playa de Meloneras is a popular choice for those seeking tranquillity. If you love Sun, Sea and Sand, you will love also Lowcostholidays.com

 

 


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