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Gran Canaria - A island of extremes and a world in itself - from the forested areas with exotic flora and fauna, to the desert areas with sand dunes... volcanic craters and beautiful beaches.  The capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the most cosmopolitan and exciting city in all of the Canary Islands. Click to view map


La Lechuza - Small agricultural town in the Vega de San Mateo area of Gran Canaria, 20 minutes from the capital of the island, Las Palmas. Click to view map
Hotel Rural Las Calas, Rural Boutique Hotel, La Lechuza
Las Calas, is a century manor house, situated in La Lechuza Hamlet, situated in the heart of the island of Gran Canaria.  This town is such an combination of sceneries, small places, colours, where productive farms can be found, growing potatoes, green vegetables and juicy fruits like peaches, plums, pears, etc.   La Lechuza, is situated in the area of Vega de San Mateo, only 20 minutes from the capital of the island “Las Palmas de G.C.”


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Capital of Gran Canaria - a cosmopolitan and exciting city with much to see and do.  Plenty of restaurants and bars and an extensive beach area, including Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras, and a busy harbor - Puerto de la Luz. Click to view map
AC Hotel Gran Canaria by Marriott, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The contemporary AC Gran Canaria hotel towers above the city of Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. Las Palmas offers numerous shopping, dining and entertainment venues.  Moreover, the hotel stands within two kilometers of Playa de Las Canteras, the popular Spanish beach.  AC Gran Canaria's tall stature provides panoramic city views. Le Volant Restaurant offers expansive views from the 23rd and 24th floors of the hotel, and serves light lunches and a la carte menus using local ingredients.  Among the hotel's rejuvenating amenities, the hotel features a fitness center, a sauna and a pool surrounded by lounge chairs.  AC Gran Canaria's 227 guestrooms display contemporary design.
Best Western Plus Hotel Cantur, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Best Western Hotel Cantur is located in Las Palmas, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, 50 metres from the water sports facilities of Las Canteras beach, 200 metres from the harbour. Set in a modern building, this eight-storey hotel offers a rooftop terrace with outdoor swimming pool and children's pool overlooking the city and sea.  Seawater therapy treatments are offered in the Thalasso Centre. Guests can take coffee and read complimentary newspapers in the wood panelled lobby supported by metallic pillars. Best Western Hotel Cantur's Restaurant Gaugin offers a contemporary twist on Canarian, French, and Basque dishes.  Decorated in neutral tones, the 114 air-conditioned guestrooms all contain wooden floors and furnishings.
Santa Catalina Hotel, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Built in 1890, Santa Catalina is an English colonial-style hotel set in lush gardens and located in the parkland area of Ciudad Jardin in Las Palmas. It is just one kilometre from the historic old town and three kilometres from Canteras Beach.  The 2800-square-metre spa centre offers relaxation with Turkish baths, a Finnish sauna, a hot tub, therapeutic massages, and health and beauty treatments. Guests of Santa Catalina can swim in the indoor and outdoor pools, and the poolside terraces are dotted with sun loungers and surrounded by lush gardens. There is also a gym, and tennis court, and the concierge can advise on sightseeing excursions. Santa Catalina offers a range of dining options: Arencibia serves typical Canarian and international food accompanied by live piano music and with an extensive wine cellar...
Tryp Iberia, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias
The seafront Tryp Iberia is located in Las Palmas, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. The Triana shopping area is one kilometre away, the historic La Vegueta district and cathedral are two kilometres away, and El Cortijo Golf Club is eight kilometres from the hotel.  Guests can workout in the gym, soak up the sun on the top-floor solarium, and take in bay views from the swimming pool.  The Tryp Iberia houses the informal, modern Las Brisas restaurant serving a range of regional and international dishes. There is also a snack bar onsite.  The 297 guestrooms have wood furnishings and patterned fabrics, and are decorated in a modern style. 
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Maspalomas - on the south-east coast of Gran Canaria, famous for it's sand dunes and its 6 km beach.  The area has shallow waters and an excellent all year round climate.  But the area is not  just sand and beaches - you can enjoy Aquasur which is the biggest water park on the island, the Palmitos Park which is an ornithological park with a butterfly house, aquarium and orchids, a wild west theme park - Sioux City, and Holiday World which is a large amusement park.  Also see: Maspalomas Tourist Information. Click to view map
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Neptuno - Adults Only Hotel, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Hotel Neptuno is located in Maspalomas, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, next door to Yumbo shopping centre and 800 metres from the sandy beach, Playa del Ingles. The Cruz de Tejeda volcanic mountain park is 27 kilometres away.  This modern hotel opens onto a terrace area with an outdoor swimming pool.  International and Spanish dishes are available in the Nautilus Restaurant and a selection of cocktails are served at the bar.  Complimentary shuttle buses run from Hotel Neptuno to the Playa del Ingles and Mespalomas beaches, where activities including windsurfing and jet skiing are available.  The 171 guestrooms are all air- conditioned and open onto balconies. Please note: this property caters to adults only.
Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Set on Gran Canaria, one of Spain's Canary Islands, the Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort and Spa enjoys a hillside location in the countryside, with a golf course adjacent. It lies eight kilometres from Melonares Beach and 10 kilometres from the seaside town of Maspalomas. It has seven swimming pools set on a series of terraced decks; one of the pools is for children.  There is a hair salon, and beauty services and massage treatments are available.  Restaurant Camaleon serves Mediterranean dishes and La Palmera offers seafood specialities plus a children's menu. Restaurant Gofio serves an international buffet and an à la carte menu and features themed evenings, show cooking and live entertainment. The Perenquen Tapas Bar serves authentic Spanish tapas and there are three other bars.  There is a championship golf course with 27 holes adjacent to the hotel. Spa facilities include a sauna, a steam room and a spa tub.
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Meloneras - Playa de Meloneras is an extension of Maspalomas.  Upmarket resort - access to the beach is steep and downhill and the sand is coarse, leading to a rocky shoreline. A 15 minute walk along the coastline will take you to Maspalomas, and the local 18 hole golf course is nearby. Click to view map
Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort Spa & Casino, Meloneras, Maspalomas
The Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras is a palatial hotel designed in a colonial style, with seven themed courtyards, eight towers with views over the island and is set in palm tree-filled gardens. It is located on the beachfront, 800 metres from the Maspalomas Lighthouse.   The hotel houses five restaurants including the Ambassador restaurant which serves a range of international cuisine from an á la carte menu to the accompaniment of music. There are two buffet restaurants, the Alameda and the Atlántico and two poolside restaurants, one serving Italian snacks and another serving Mexican snacks. The hotel has numerous bars, each with a distinct style: the Arenal and Laguna bars are by the pool area and serve soft drinks and tropical cocktails.  The hotel houses six swimming pools and the Gran Spa Corallium Costa Meloneras includes a fitness centre, a spa with African sauna and jetted tub..
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Holiday in Las Palmas - An Exotic Vacation Haven   by Luki Johnson
Hotels in Las Palmas
Capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an attractive holiday destination enriched with culture and heritage. From historical sites, rich architecture to exotic beaches, Las Palmas has lots of imposing activities to offer for an incredible holiday.

Below are some of the things to do and see when holidaying in Las Palmas:
Pueblo Canario

Designed and structured by Nestor and Miguel Fernandez de la Tore in the year 1930, this tourist attraction is a canary village formed by island houses, turrets, atriums and gates. Tourists and visitors on a holiday in Las Palmas can shop for arts and crafts in the large square situated at the centre of the village. The centre square is also famous for being a venue for shows on the island's folklore.

Parque Santa Catalina

Popular as a park and a town square, this tourist attraction is an amazing beauty of Las Palmas. Those holidaying in Las Palmas must visit this square which presents superb nightlife with discos, bars and clubs as it gets dark. The same site is completely different during the day time with most of the activities being a centre for shopping, cafes, a place for people to sit, relax and play chess, cards, and dominos or simply have a relaxation time with friends.

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On the other side of the square stands another tourist attraction, the museum of science and technology.


Situated close to Agaete, this tourist attraction displays a variety of reptiles and crawlies. The major attraction of this park is the largest lizard, Komodo dragon. Other such remarkable attractions offered in this park are tortoises, snakes, monkeys, spiders and turtles.


Tourists and visitors looking forward to some beach time during their holiday in Las Palmas should not miss the Alcaravanera and Las Canteras beaches. Known as a major tourist attraction, Playa de Las Canteras is a 3 kilometer long beautiful beach that attracts sports lovers and swimmers alike holidaying in Las Palmas. The best way to relax when on a holiday in Las Palma is to take a stroll along the beach and enjoy its cafes, restaurants, snack bars and shops. You can also find impressive street entertainers. Playa de las Alcaravaneras is the second longest beach as well as a sandy tourist attraction of Las Palmas. The beach is the pride of the local people and attracts many tourists and visitors holidaying in Las Palma. You can take a stroll on the beach, drink the local beer called Cana de Tropical and enjoy the local cuisines.


When on a holiday in Las Palmas do not miss its most important town festival. The Las Palmas Carnival is a yearly tourist attraction that is held during the month of February and presents a glimpse of the amazing tradition and culture of the Canary Islands.

Best time to holiday in Las Palmas

The ideal time for a holiday in Las Palmas depends upon the purpose of holiday. The summer temperature varies from 26 ºC to 28 ºC or more, the winters in Las Palmas are somewhere between 22 ºC and 24 ºC.


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Maspalomas Tourist Information   by Gary Marshall

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Maspalomas is situated on the southern coast of the island of Gran Canaria. The resort is separated from the beach by spectacular sand dunes which cover an area of around 400 hectares. Reminiscent of the Sahara desert, these dunes provide a vivid reminder of just how close Gran Canaria is to the coast of Africa. This vast expanse of undulating sand has been declared a protected natural area due to the rare plants and animals, including rabbits and lizards, which manage to survive in this arid environment. Many visitors to Maspalomas opt for a memorable camel ride across the dunes.
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Maspalomas is quite an up market resort with several luxurious homes and some high-quality hotels. It is generally more family-friendly than nearby Playa del Ingles. Bordering the western edge of the dunes is the lagoon of La Charca, which provides a valuable stopping off point for migratory birds. Next to La Charca is the aptly-named district of El Oasis which has several trendy hotels. The 65-metre high Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse, which was built in the late 19th century, is situated here. Maspalomas boasts an 18-hole golf course, designed by Mackenzie Ross, which is flat and with long and wide fairways. Practice facilities such as a putting green, driving range and pitching green are also available.

There is a commercial centre in the resort, Faro 2, which has several boutique-style designer shops. Maspalomas also has several bars, discos and nightclubs, plus a variety of places to eat including fast-food outlets, pizzerias and traditional fish restaurants.

Maspalomas boasts a lovely beach of fine sand backed by the huge dunes. It stretches for about 4 miles (6km) in total so there are plenty of secluded spots along its length. The quieter parts of the Maspalomas beach are often frequented by naturists and members of the gay community, while the section near the Faro lighthouse is popular with families. To the east is the busy resort of Playa del Ingles which boasts some excellent facilities.

Just outside Maspalomas is Palmitos Park, one of the most popular family attractions on Gran Canaria. This tropical oasis is home to a diversity of animals, including crocodiles, gibbons, butterflies and around 200 species of bird. There are many highlights, including the birds of prey displays featuring peregrine falcons, eagles and owls. Another crowd-pleaser is the parrot shows during which you get to see these colourful birds performing a range of tricks. Palmitos Park also boasts the largest butterfly house in Europe, plus an aquarium housing an impressive array of salt and fresh water fish. Other attractions within the park include the Orchid House, Cactus Garden and Gibbon Island. Behind all of this is a serious conservation program which helps to protect several endangered species.

The largest water park on Gran Canaria is also situated close to Maspalomas. Aquasur boasts dozens of rides and attractions, with names such as Congo River, Rapids, Kamikaze, Twister, Surf Beach, Aquamania, Adrenalina, Mamut and Crazy River. There is also mini-golf course, Polinesia Park, swimming pools for adults and children, restaurants, cafes and a large garden area. Aquasur is open all year round.


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Latest update: June 25, 2013