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Las Palmas - This city is the urban heartbeat of the islands and its grubby streets ring to the sound of cash registers and industry by day, and at night pulsate to the beat of booming discos and wild partying. Over-crowded, loud, and noisy, Las Palmas may not be your idea of an idyllic holiday paradise, but it is exciting and stimulating in the extreme.

Maspalomas - The best reason to visit Gran Canaries, Maspalomas is renowned worldwide for its rolling sand dunes, and offers the best beaches in all the islands.

Arucas - This charming mountain town nestling on a sleeping volcano is a quiet retreat from the frantic hordes of oiled sun-tanning tourists on the beaches below. The stunning neo-Gothic church overlooking beautiful gardens, was built by local stonemasons and artisans between 1909 and 1977, and is a magnificent reason to visit the little town.

Teror - This typical Gran Canarian town is tucked away high in the mountains, and has a church built on the spot where the vision of the Virgin Mary appeared to Conquistador Don Juan de Frias in the 17th century.

Anfi Beach White Caribbean sand bordering onto a turquoise sea
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Piscinas La Fajana - Sea-water swimming pools have been created out of a series of natural rock pools and caves and make a great alternative to the beach, great for children to explore and splash about, while Mom and Dad get in some tanning.

Palmitos Park - This is Gran Canaria's most popular family attraction, with a bunch of attractions that will delight children and keep them entrtained for hours. The park is a suptropical paradise of palm trees and birds, with an aquarium, butterfly house, and orchid house, as well as amazing parrot shows where the clever birds perform a variety of tricks for spectactors.

Gran Canaria Beaches

The beaches of Maspalomas are second to none, and offer endless expanses of white sand and sparkling seas.

With the celebrated Playa del Ingles offering a surfing, para-sailing, and scuba diving paradise, and the wild, windswept dunes behind the beach an awesome stretch of stark beauty. The quiet pristine sands of Playa de Maspalomas offer peaceful retreat from the bustling crowds, as well as the rocky Playa de la Mujer, and Playa de la Meloneras. The Playa de las Alcaravaneras is 1000 metres of golden sand bordering the harbour area of Las Palmas, and is popular with the locals.

To the south of the beach is Varadero Sailing Club, and to the north, the swank Real Club Nautico (Royal Sailing Club) where the glamorous folk party on sleek ocean-going yachts.

Gran Canaria Restaurants and Bars

Gran Canaria Restaurants

Hippocrates - C. Colon, 4. For romantic evening dining on vegetarian delicacies, this restaurant offers a simple but delicious menu at an affordable price.

Casa Montescdeodca - At this restaurant guests dine in a beautiful moonlit garden and peace descends as delicious food is served under the stars.

Cueva de la Tea - The husband and wife team who own and run this busy restaurant put their all into giving guests the royal treatment, and when you have finished your meal you certainly feel as though you have dined like a king

Gran Canaria children's activities

Piscinas La Fajana - Sea-water swimming pools have been created out of a series of natural rock pools and caves and make a great alternative to the beach, great for children to explore and splash about, while Mom and Dad get in some tanning.

Palmitos Park - This is Gran Canaria's most popular family attraction, with a bunch of attractions that will delight children and keep them entrtained for hours. The park is a suptropical paradise of palm trees and birds, with an aquarium, butterfly house, and orchid house, as well as amazing parrot shows where the clever birds perform a variety of tricks for spectactors.

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