ABOUT GRAN CANARIA
Gran Canaria is one of the eight islands of the Canaries´ archipelago, an autonomous region of Spain located in the North Atlantic Ocean, and fully integrated with the EU-territory. It is nearly circular in shape and is characterized by the ravines that reach from the central mountain peak (6,400 feet; 1,950 metres), to the coast. It lives up to its reputation as a continent in miniature, with dramatic variations of terrain ranging from the green and leafy north to the lush mountainous interior and the arid south.
Volcanic landscapes, a unique Macaronesian flora and extensive pine forests make Gran Canaria worthy of being a World Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO). In Gran Canaria, you can run headlong into three or even four seasons in one day, with microclimates dotted around the coast and hills that can transport you from piercing sunlight into clammy fogbanks at the drop of a hat.
Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the Canaries archipelago but accounts for almost half the population. Centuries of rich history meet natural spots of great beauty on this island. You’ll find plenty of experiences that make every day special: golden beaches, stunning landscapes, and a big city full of fun things to do.