Tips & Tricks
Britannia (Av. de Gran Canaria, Centro Comercial Gran Chaparral, Playa del Inglés) – this restaurant is favored among British tourists, since it reputedly serves the best-rated English-style breakfast on the island. Its fish & chips dish is also highly recommended, since the potatoes are hand-cut (hard to find at Gran Canaria). The roast lamb and […]
Casa Museo de Pérez Galdós (Calle Cano 6, Las Palmas) – this is the house where Benito Pérez Galdós (the Canary Islands’ most famous writer) was born in 1843. Visitors to this museum will come across his upstairs rooms (including his study area and exhibits of his personal effects). Inside this museum are many originals […]
Casa Museo de Colon (Calle Colón 1, Las Palmas) — the Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus’ Museum) is a delight for the visitor. Its colonial-style architecture, its wooden colonnades and paneling, its stonework patios and façades are the perfect background for recreating the personality of this city. Its facilities make reference to the connection between […]
The volcanic island of Gran Canaria, is the third largest of the Canary Islands (off the northwest coast of Africa), but currently commands about half their population. Those visiting Gran Canaria are immediately impressed by its varied landscape – white sand beaches along its southern coast, a rural mountainous interior (especially the island’s center – […]
Centro Comercial Atlantico Vecindario (Calle Adargoma, Santa Lucía de Tirajana) — this is a shopping center located just 15 minutes (via car) from Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. There are over 100 retailers (from Lacoste to Zara), a Carrefour supermarket, eateries like McDonald’s, a multiplex theater, and amenities like banks.
Café Marlene (Av. de Francia 1, Maspalomas) – this is a bar that caters to mature (50 and above) German and other European tourists. An institution among re-visiting tourists as well as long-time tourist who stay the whole winter in Gran Canaria. Café Marlene offers every evening in the main season an all-evening show with […]