This is the most southerly of the Canary Islands. Its many beaches are located mainly along the southern coast, including the famous dunes of Maspalomas. Inland, the island is mountainous and involves driving in low gears, but there is the reward of panoramic views. Teror, a pretty mountain village, is described as floating in the air.

In complete contrast the capital, Las Palmas, is the largest city in the Canaries and is an important commercial city with its own large port. However, its long sandy beach at Las Canteras gives holiday makers the unique opportunity of combining a beach holiday with shopping and sightseeing.

There are new shopping centres as well as the more traditional kind, museums, cinemas and a wide range of cafes and restaurants (indoor and outdoor) in Las Palmas. Many areas have been pedestrianised to make it easy for walking about. Gran Canaria is also popular for deep sea diving and all kinds of water sports.

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