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Playa de Arguineguín (playa)

Playa de Arguineguín (beach) – this beach, located by the town of the same name, is located on the southern coast of Gran Canaria. It gets its name from the local (Guanche) dialect, which means “quiet water”. While this area has attracted some hotels and resorts, Arguineguín is best known for its distinct Norwegian community, […]

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Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park (barranco de Los Palmitos, Maspalomas) – this is a 20-hectare botanical garden located 55 minutes (66 km) southwest of Port of Las Palmas. A dolphinarium can be found on the premises, as well as a display of eagles and other birds of prey (like falcons and owls), a separate section for parrots and […]

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Maspalomas Golf

Maspalomas Golf (Av. Touroperador Neckerman, Maspalomas) – located on the southeast part of Gran Canaria island is this popular golf course, which is surrounded by the Maspalomas Dunes Nature Reserve (a protected area of more than 400 hectares). The nearby seascape and a palm grove help shape the area’s horizon. This golf course, situated in […]

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Maspalomas

Maspalomas – this is a popular tourist town located at the southern end of Gran Canaria (40 minutes, or 56 km. south of Las Palmas). Here you’ll find a 2,000 hectare strip of land with 17 km of wonderful coastline with sand dunes, wide sandy beaches, shallow waters and an excellent all-year-round climate – a […]

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La Baranda Camel Safari Park

La Baranda Camel Safari Park (Fataga, Las Palmas) – located 12 km from Playa del Inglés is this nature reserve, which has been declared a special conservation area. Since the Canary Islands are off the coast of North Africa, the main attraction here is the camels (where visitors are free to feed them and pet […]

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Holiday World

Holiday World (Av. Touroperador Tui, s/n, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas) – this is an amusement park that is most appealing to school children. Various rides are available there (from carousels to bumper cars, trains and roller coasters). A great place for families with small children. See its website for details: www.holidayworldmaspalomas.com

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Hangar 37

Hangar 37 (Tarajalillo, San Agustín, GC-500 km 45, Las Palmas) — Hangar 37 is the first airsoft, paintball, and laser gun theme park in Europe located in Gran Canaria. It offers a mode similar to paintball shots. With all spectators dressed in “Gulf War’-style military and protective gear, there are tanks, trucks, bunkers and other […]

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Carnival of Las Palmas

Carnival of Las Palmas – just before Lent, Carnival is celebrated throughout the Canary Islands, including Las Palmas (which has the largest one within these islands). During the Carnival period, there are not only parades, but also galas (including the Drag Queen Gala).   The different performances by buskers and shows are distributed across the […]

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Yumbo Centrum

Yumbo Centrum (Av. Estados Unidos 54, Maspalomas) – located in the popular Playa del Inglés beach area, this mall caters to shoppers staying in the southern part of Gran Canaria. There are over 200 retailers, as well as restaurants & bars that stay open well after the regular shops shut down for the night.

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Mercado Central

Mercado Central (Las Palmas) – for those curious about food shopping options at Las Palmas, this is a good place to start. This is the largest food market at Las Palmas, and is a common place of the local people to do the daily shopping. It holds 128 stalls and offers a great variety of […]