Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the seven main islands of the Canary Islands archipelago, nestled in the Atlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as a "miniature continent" due to its diverse landscapes that gracefully morph from long, golden beaches to charming old towns, and from lush, verdant forests to its towering mountainous peaks. With a perpetually mild climate, it's an outdoor lover's paradise - perfect for hikers, water sports enthusiasts, or beach loungers.

Where is Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria is a part of the Canary Islands archipelago which is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. It can be found southeast of Tenerife and west of Fuerteventura. Interestingly, Gran Canaria is part of a region in the Atlantic known as Macaronesia, which includes other archipelagos such as Madeira, Salvajes, Azores, and Cape Verde.

The Miniature Continent

Small island, diverse landscapes

Gran Canaria, often dubbed a 'miniature continent', is the third-largest island in the Canary Islands archipelago. With its diverse landscapes featuring everything from golden sand dunes to lush forests to rugged mountains, Gran Canaria is a haven for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and beach lovers alike, all bathed in year-round sunshine that makes it a perfect holiday destination.

What can I see and do in Gran Canaria?

Maspalomas Dunes
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Visit Beautiful Beaches

Maspalomas Dunes

The Maspalomas Dunes form an iconic natural attraction on the southern coast of Gran Canaria, one of the most visited sites within the Canary Islands. Spread across an area of approximately 1,000 acres, the dunes seem more reminiscent of a Saharan desert than typical island terrain. Shifting sands, shaped by the island's trade winds, create a visually stunning and ever-evolving landscape that extends to the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The dunes are situated within a larger protected area, Maspalomas Natural Reserve, which also encompasses a lagoon, the palm grove, and the beautiful Maspalomas Beach.

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