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AGÜIMES is a municipality in the southeast of Gran Canaria, 270 m above the sea level, and with an estimated population of 6.000 inhabitants (Village). To the municipality belongs Cruce de Arinaga, Playa de Arinaga, Polígono de Arinaga, Montaña los Veléz, Las Rosas, La Banda, y Tamisas. The complete population is about 27.000 . It lies about 40 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 13 from the airport, 25 of Maspalomas, and another 8 from the coast. The village has hotels and other accommodations for rural tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Arinaga about 8 Km, Balos about 9 Km, El Cabron about 10 Km, Vargas about 10 km

 

ARGUINEGUIN is a fishing village in the south of Gran Canaria and belongs to the municipality of Mogan. It has approx. 12.000 inhabitans. Located directly at the coast. It is about 70 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 45 km from the airport and 10 km from Maspalomas. It is a popular place for German and Scandinavian residents. Despite the beach and port, there are not so much on tourism like in Maspalomas and Playa del English. It is possible to take ships to Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan. The Tuesday market is one of the largest on the island. The principal events in the year are the “Virgen del Carmen” in July and the Carnival.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely  tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach. Other beaches within 6 km: Marañuela, Costa Alegre, La Carrera, Patalavaca, Aquamariana, La Verga, Balito, Puerto Rico y Amadores.

ARINAGA is a coastal town southeast of Gran Canaria. Consisting of Playa de Arinaga, former supplier of lime for the whole island, directly at the sea, it has a promenade of approx. 3,5 km, and an estimated population of 8.000 inhabitants, and Cruce de Arinaga with an estimated population of aprox. 7.000 inhabitants. Both belongs to the municipality of Agüimes. They lies about 30 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 10 from the airport, and 20 of Maspalomas. It.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely  tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Arinaga Playa own beach, Cabrón aprox. 2 km, Cruce de Arinaga Arinaga Playa aprox. 4 km, Cabrón aprox. 6 km

CARRIZAL is a town in the southeast of Gran Canaria, aprox. 90 m above the sea level, and with an estimated population of 12.000 inhabitants. It lies about 25 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 3 from the airport, 25 of Maspalomas, and another 3 from the coast.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely  tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Arinaga Playa about 8 Km, Balos about 9 Km, El Cabron about 10 Km, Vargas about 10 km

 

CASTILLO DE ROMERAL is a small coast city in the southeast of Gran Canaria, with an estimated population of 4.000 inhabitants. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. It lies about 35 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 12 from the airport, 16 of Maspalomas and direct at the coast.
On July they celebrate the Fiesta Virgen del Carmen, and final September initial October in honour of San Miguel.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely  tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach

FAGA is a valley and a small village (population aprox. 400)  on the island of Gran Canaria. It is situated in the interior of the island at 600 m above sea level and about 20 km from the coast and belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Other distances are: 70 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 45 km from the airport. Sparsely inhabitants and tourism.

Fataga is a milestone in Gran Canaria. Several houses retain their traditional canary style, in its old and narrow streets paved with stones. That is why they have a World Heritage nomination. The Fataga valley is called the “valley of a thousand palms”.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely  tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas and San Agustín, all about 20 km far away.

GÁLDAR is a municipality in the north of Gran Canaria with approx. 24.000 inhabitans. Located about 3 km from the coast. It is about 25 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 45 km from the airport and 80 km from Maspalomas. Gáldar, was the centre of one of the former kingdoms of the island, the “Guanartematos”, has part of its most distant past on display in theArchaeological Park of la Cueva Pintada”, in the centre of the city. The principal event in the year is “Santiago Apóstol” in honour of its patron saint at 25 of Juli. You can find more events on our homepage under “About Gran Canary” or fiestas and interesting information.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely  tourism.

Beaches or possibilities to swim within 3 km are:  La Redonda, El Agujero, Boca Barranco, Dos Roques, Furnia, Punta del Clavo, Caleta de Abajo.

GRAN CANARIA is a continent in miniature. An island
near Europe and Africa with beaches as diverse as its landscapes. With almost 60 kilometers of beach and 236 kilometers of coastline under the soft sun that is a permanent guest here.

There are beaches of all kinds in Gran Canaria. For generations they have attracted tourists from all over the world and people who live here. There are bustling beaches and known as the long sandy tongue of Maspalomas. A huge line of yellow sand that stretches from Playa del Inglés at the foot of the great lighthouse of Maspalomas, after skirting a desert of dunes that extends along the south coast of the island.

But there are many other beaches in the south of the island. Quiet family beaches such as San Agustín and Amadores or the small beach of Puerto de Mogán. Or do you prefer the atmosphere of a traditional resort like Puerto Rico, one of the best in Spain?

In the south of Gran Canaria, there is a great variety of small beaches. Everyone can boast of the beautiful weather that prevails here practically all year round. Some are tourist and offer a variety of services and facilities. Others are shelters for lovers of seclusion.

The beaches in the north of the island are closer to this profile. There are small fishing slaves like Agaete, a refuge for all those who want to turn their backs on the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Even the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, does not need to hide its pride in the cosmopolitan beach of Las Canteras. A kilometer long urban beach that fills the city with bathers and surfers.

Gran Canaria offers its visitors all the guarantees and services that one would expect from a traditional complex: a destination that many thousands of Europeans return year after year. Do not you want to know a whole world of beaches that fight on this island? Come whenever you want. Here, the beautiful weather rarely pauses.

Culturally, the island of Gran Canaria is synonymous with mestizo, a characteristic derived from its historical role as a place of habitation for travelers, in addition, the population has always been open to people who came from the other side of the seas.

The past has left a legacy of archaeological, artistic, architectural and ethnographic value on the island, witnessing the cultural development of our island community. Historical heritage, related to the state of the island that has been enriched with numerous cultural and artistic manifestations and accompanied, in turn, give the island a uniqueness that are hard to find in such a small area.

Most of the sites to visit in monuments of Gran Canaria come from a time after the time of the conquest, although it could preserve some archaeological sites and areas of indigenous population of Gran Canaria (the cave paintings of the Cueva Pintada de Gáldar, the cenobio Cenobio de Valerón, etc.).

But in addition to the architectural and sculptural testimonies that belong to many historical and current moments of this island and are distributed throughout the territory, Gran Canaria has an extensive and varied calendar of cultural events that covers the whole year. Concerts, international music festivals and world cinema, exhibitions and conferences with world renowned speakers contribute, among other things, that the island itself entertain the most demanding public and can satisfy.

It is worth mentioning the internationally renowned Canary Islands Music Festival, which is celebrated at the beginning of the year and is the only festival in Europe that takes place during the winter. Almost all the great stars of the music world have already participated in the festival, and numerous world premieres have found their way here.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a city located on the north of the island of Gran Canaria and its capital, she is also the capital from the province of Las Palmas, which consists of the islands Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. With a population of nearly 400.000 inhabitants is she the most populous city of the Canary Islands.

The highlights of the city are, the seaports, the beautiful beach “Las Canteras” with a length of approx. 3 km and its promenade, the old town Vegueta with its cathedral “Santa Ana” and the street “Calle Mayor Triana”, the buildings from around 1.900 with spanish architectural elements, typical of this time, mark this pedestrian shopping street. Another urban beach the “Alcaravaneras” offers to bath and fun.

She offers, apart from the concert house “Auditorio Alfredo Kraus” close to the beach, and the theater “Pérez Galdós”, all the cultural, sporting and culinary amenities of a big city.

The famous carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the bigest event of the town and the island, culminating in the procession “Grand Cavalgata”.The weather in Gran Canaria is often cloudy (sparsely rain and not cold), this phenomenon is called “Panza de Burro” (donkey stomach). This is the reason why the majority of tourists are in the south of the island. However, according to the weather department of Syracuse University (USA), is she the city with the best climate in the world.

Within the urban area is an 18-hole golf course “Las Palmeras Golf”, the largest football stadium for 33.000 spectators, which is home from the football club “UD Las Palmas”, and the sports hall “Centro Insular de Deportes” for more than 5.000 spectators.

Located approx. 60 km from Maspalomas and approx. 25 km from the airport.

Own beaches: La Canteras, Alcaravaneras.

MASPALOMAS is a town in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Sparsely inhabitants. The village borders to Playa del Inglés, San Fernando y Meloneras. It is located direct at the coast with his famous beach and the dunes. Here you can find the golf course “Maspalomas Golf”. It is 60 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 35 km from the airport.

Very good infrastructure. Lot of tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach

Maspalomas is divided into six districts. In the north is “El Tablero”; in the northwest is the district “Sonnenland”, in the west “El Hornillo”, and in the southwest “Meloneras”; in the south is the Atlantic with “El Oasis” and in the middle is the “Campo International”.

The lighthouse, which is 120 years old and 70 meters high, is the symbol of Maspalomas.

While adjacent Playa del Ingles was built in the 1960s the Oasis had only one tourist complex near the lighthouse with some adjoining pubs and boutiques.
In the 1980s, Sonnenland and Campo International were built. The characteristic of these parts of the city is mainly bungalow complexes and many private houses. In the northern is El Tablero which is separated from the rest of the city by the highway, there are nurseries and schools for many families who live from the tourism industry.

Meloneras was created in the last 15 years. Today, this noble place continues to expand and building permits are granted exclusively for 5-star plus facilities. The centrally located casino is well suited to the hotel’s luxuriously appointed facilities, with its generous gardens and pools and its oasis-like gardens. The excellently designed seafront promenade with his restaurants, cafés and top quality bars is very popular among the wealthy guests. At the western end of the promenade you can see the idyllic marina of Pasito Blanco. At the end of this walk, a fine sand beach of 300 meters long has just been created.

Maspalomas has two fabulously designed golf courses, and the Campo Internacional complex adjacent to the El Charco Nature Reserve and the world famous dune landscape of more than 250 hectares.

MELONERAS is a district from Maspalomas in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and has sparsely inhabitants. It is located directly at the coast, 60 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 35 km from the airport. Thr area consists mainly of bungalow resorts, luxury hotels and villas. Close to meloneras is the golf course the “Meloneras Golf”.

Good infrastructure. Lot of tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach

 

MOGAN is a municipility in the south of Gran Canaria with approx. 20.000 inhabitans. It is located at the coast. In Mogán town living only 500 inhabitants and its located 8 km from the coast, about 90 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 55 km from the airport and 30 km from Maspalomas. To Mogán belongs the seaside village Puerto de Mogán, it has one of the most beautiful areas of the island, which is next to the marina and the beach. Formerly it was only accessible by boat. Although today there is a coastal road, they maintaining the boat connections to Puerto Rico and Arguineguin. In the year 2012 they end the section of motorway between Tauro and Puerto de Mogan, therefore there will be have a continuous connection by motorway to the north of Gran Canaria.

The municipility is a tourist area. Along the coast were built numerous estates, apartment complexes and hotels. In Tauro you can find the “Anfi Tauro Golf” with 18 holes. To the municipility belongs many small towns. Here we mention only who ere at the coast, which are: Aguineguín, Patalavaca, La Verga, Puerto Rico, Tauro, Playa de Cura, Taurito und Puerto de Mogán, all with own beach. The area enjoys one of the best and healthiest microclimates, recommended by international doctors for a variety of health problems.

On the 13th June and the first Sunday in August they celebrate the patron saint of the municipality, the “San Antonio de Padua”, El Chico (the little) and El Grande (the big). In July, they celebrate the “Fiestas del Carmen” in Arguineguin and Puerto de Mogan.

Good infrastructure. Lot of tourism.

MONTAÑA LA DATA is a small town in the south of Gran Canaria, below from Monte León. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and has sparsely inhabitants. It is located about 5 km from the coast, 65 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 40 km from the airport and 4 km from Maspalomas. Thr area consists mainly of villas.

No tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras. Every 5 – 6 km away

 

MONTE LEÓN is the most exclusive residential area in the south of Gran Canarias, possibly of the whole island. 400 m above sea level and only a few minutes from Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés away, you will find this unique environment with luxury villas on generous plots. This unique location offers a fantastic panoramic views over the dunes of Maspalomas and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and impressive mountain landscapes and deep valleys in the north, east and west. Many prominent personalities have or had their residence here.

No tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras. Every 5 – 6 km away

PLAYA DEL INGLÉS is a town in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Sparsely inhabitants. The village borders to San Agustin, Maspalomas and San Fernando and is located direct at the coast with his famous beach and the dunes. It is 60 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 35 km from the airport.

Very good infrastructure. Lot of tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach

The important events worth seeing are: Carnival, from the end of February to mid-March, the Gay Pride mid-May and November, the international soccer tournament at the beginning of January, Masdanza in September / October and the International Festival of Folklore from the end of May to the beginning of June.

PUERTO RICO is a village in the south of Gran Canaria and belongs to the municipality of Mogan with approx. 4.000 inhabitans. Located directly at the coast. It is about 72 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 47 km from the airport and 12 km from Maspalomas. Urbanization began in the 60s, taking the name of the developer, who decided to take the exceptional local microclimate conditions. This is considered among the best in the world for its stable temperature and humidity and constant protection against the typical winds of the island that provides the surrounding terrain. It is a popular spot for British and Scandinavian tourists. It has an artificial white sand beach and two marinas where boats leave to Arguineguin and Puerto de Mogan, parks, promenades, shopping malls and numerous leisure and sports facilities.

Very good infrastructure. lot of tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach, Amadores approx. 1 km

SALOBRE is a small town in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. It is located about 6 km from Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, 7 km from the coast, 65 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 35 km from the airport. It is a popular residential area for spanish and residents. It consist mostly of villas. You can find hier tranquillity apart from the tourism.

No tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés aprox. 7 Km, San Agustín aprox. 8 Km

SALOBRE GOLF is an urbanization in the south of Gran Canaria, it was build around the golf course of “Salobre Golf”. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and has very few inhabitants. It is located about 3 km from the coast, 65 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 40 km from the airport and 7 km from Maspalomas. The area consists villas and one Hotel.

Only golf tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés  aprox. 4 Km, Meloneras aprox. 7 Km

SAN AGUSTIN is a small town in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana with sparsely inhabitants, it borders in the west to Playa del Inglés, It is located direct at the coast. It is 55 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 30 km from the airport.

Very good infrastructure. lot of tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach

 

SAN FERNANDO is a town in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and has about 20.000 inhabitants. The village borders to Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas. It is located about 3 km from the coast, 60 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 35 km from the airport. It is a popular residential area for spanish and residents. Very good infrastructure. Sparsely tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés aprox. 3 Km, San Agustín aprox. 3 Km

 

SANTA BRÍGIDA is a town on the north of Gran Canaria with about 20.000 inhabitants. It is located about 15 km from the coast, 15 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 25 km from the airport and 50 km from Maspalomas. The Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas (www.realclubdegolfdelaspalmas.com) belongs to this municipality.

Very good infrastructure, sparsely tourism.

The beaches nearby are: The beaches from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Canteras, Alcaravaneras

The municipality of Santa Brígida celebrates several festivities during the year. The most important is “la fiesta en honor a Santa Brígida”, Patron Saint of the municipality, celebrated on the first Saturday of August.

 SONNENLAND is a district from Maspalomas in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana with sparsely inhabitants. It is located about 2 km from the coast, 60 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 35 km from the airport. Thr area consists mainly of bungalow resorts, hotels and villas.

Good infrastructure. Lot of tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés aprox. 4 km, Maspalomas aprox. 3 km, Meloneras aprox. 2 km

 

TABLERO is a town in the south of Gran Canaria. It belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The village borders to Maspalomas. It is located about 3 km from Playa del Inglés, 4 km from the coast, 60 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 35 km from the airport. It is a popular residential area for spanish and residents.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Playa del Inglés aprox. 4 km, San Agustín aprox. 4 km

 

TAURO is a fishing village in the south of Gran Canaria and belongs to the municipality of Mogán with approx. 800 inhabitans. Located directly at the coast. It is about 75 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 50 km from the airport and 15 km from Maspalomas. It is a popular place for German and Scandinavian residents.

Good infrastructure. Sparsely tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Own beach, Taurito approx. 1 km, Amadores approx. 1,5 km, Puerto Rico approx. 2 km

 

TELDE is a municipality town on the east of Gran Canaria with about 100.000 inhabitants. It is located about 4 km from the coast, 16 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 10 km from the airport and 35 km from Maspalomas.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely tourism.

The beaches nearby are: Boca Barranco, Jinamar, El Barranquillo, San Borondon, Chica, La Garita, Pozuelo, El Hombre, Melenara, Salinetas, Agua Dulce, Tufia, Ojos de Garza. All at a distance of between 2 (La Garita) and 8 km (Ojos de Garza)

The municipality of Telde celebrates a series of festivities during the year. One of the most popular is “la traída de agua” (the bringing of water), held in Lomo Magullo in August. Here the locals welcome evry body with cold water.

VALSEQUILLO is a municipality town on the north of Gran Canaria with about 9.000 inhabitants. It is located about 15 km from the coast, 25 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 17 km from the airport and 50 km from Maspalomas.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely tourism.

The beaches nearby are:  All beaches from Telde

St. Michael Archangel’s stands out as one of the town’s main festivities. Held on 29 of September. The highlights of the festivity are the three days of street theatre, the people’s festival, the cattle fair, and the traditional release of the cursed dog.

Adding to the town’s time-honoured festivities, the celebration of St. John the Baptist features the lighting of the traditional bonfires in 24 of June.

San Roque Valley is filled with flags and lit garlands every 16 of August to celebrate the day of its patron saint.

Almond trees, are one of the great protagonists in the town. To celebrate the blossoming of these rustic trees, the popular almond Tree blossom festivity is held during the first two weeks of February.

VECINDARIO is a city in the southeast of Gran Canaria, with an estimated population of 45.000 inhabitants. It belongs to the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana. It lies about 35 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 12 from the airport, 16 of Maspalomas and another 3 from the coast.

Very good infrastructure. Sparsely tourism.

At about 3 km long Avenida Canarias and the surrounding area are located approximately 2.000 stores, numerous cafes, bars and restaurants with terraces invite you to refresh and relax. In addition, there are shopping centers such as the “Atlantico” and “La Ciel”, with about 200 shops and 15 cinemas.

On October they celebrate the “Fiesta en honor a San Rafael”, in honour of San Rafael, witch includes among other treditional events a large cattle show.

On the beach “El Arenal” (Pozo Izquierdo) are processed the World Championships in windsurfing

Vecindario is the center of the metropolitan area in the southeast of Gran Canaria, consisting of the municipalities of Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Agüimes and Ingenio. Here lives about 115.000 inhabitants.

The beaches nearby are: El Arenal 3 km, Balos 4 km, Boca las Casillas 6 km, Arinaga 7 km, Corral de Espino 8 km, El Cabrón 8 km, Vargas 9 km.