Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The largest city of the Canary Islands is a cosmopolitan capital with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Wander the cobble stone streets of the charming district of Vegueta. Historic buildings such as the Cathedral of Santa Ana evoke the story of the city’s origins in the 15th century, or la Casa de Colón (Columbus House), which is now a beautiful museum that focuses on the history of the Canary Islands and its relationship with the Americas.
Nearby is Triana Street, the oldest shopping street in the city, where you can find a wide range of international and local goods.
Las Canteras is famed as one of Spain’s best urban beaches. It is treasured by people of all ages and backgrounds as the city’s meeting point where they can relax, spend time with friends, sunbath, people watch on the promenade and play sports.
Puerto de Mogán
Puerto de Mogán is a charming tourist town. Developed in the 1980s around an old fishing village, it has a small beach with fine sand and a delightful harbour. Picturesque streets, water canals and colourful Mediterranean-style houses are all wrapped in flowering bougainvillea.
The harbour walk offers a great view of yachts and the fishing port, as well as a chance to explore the many small shops that offer a variety of exclusive handcrafts.
Puerto de Mogán is a perfect spot to have a delightful seafood lunch facing the sea.
Agaete and Puerto de las Nieves
Agaete is a charming village on the north coast of the island, famous for its very popular fiestas. It’s also known for its laid back and friendly atmosphere, a place to go for delicious tapas and wine around the beautiful plaza.
From Agaete, you will drive inland through a fertile valley of singular beauty and unique climate conditions, filled with tropical fruits, orange groves, coffee fields, and vineyards.
Along the coast is Puerto de las Nieves, where the ferry to Tenerife departs. The picturesque fishing village has been refurbished into an attractive resort. It is a popular weekend spot with islanders because of its breath-taking views of the cliffs on the wild western coast crowned by the Tamadaba pine forest, a lovely promenade, rocky beach and natural bathing pools, along with great seafood and paella.
Teror is a traditional town with a historical value, full of post-colonial houses, typical Canarian balconies, most made of canarian pine. It is a place of pilgrimage for all the residents of Gran Canaria, as it holds in its Basilica the statue of the Virgen del Pino, Patron of the Diocese of the Canary Islands. You will find several craft shops in the historic center as well as nice home décor shops. Close to the village is Finca de Osorio, a country house once owned by a wealthy Canarian family and today open to the public. It has a maison with a classic garden, as well as 207 hectares of rural land where you can enjoy walking on multitude of paths through forests or along boulevards with views to the mountain, the cropland or the farm.
Agüimes and Guayadeque
The small town of Agüimes is a beautiful example of a traditional Canarian hill town. The narrow streets of its picturesque, well-preserved center are filled with statues, sculptures and the historic neoclassical church of San Sebastián.
Guayadeque, near to Agüimes, is a river valley best known for its archaeological remains, endemic flora and fauna and stunning views. It is also famous for its large number of cave houses dating back hundreds of years, including a hermitage and several restaurants dug into the rock that specialize in traditional Canarian cuisine.