Gran Canaria is a puzzle of many small villages and cities. We put the nicest for you at a glance:
The quiet time of the fishing village is over, without losing its authenticity. You can still eat undisturbed in a restaurant by the sea. You have the beautiful Playa de la Verga: a beach of imported Caribbean sand. And if you want to visit one of the largest markets in the region, you can do so on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Do you want to discover the most Canary ‘city’ of the island? Then go to Teror, old houses in historic districts, artistic balconies, and idyllic patios.
Puerto de Mogan
The little Venice of Gran Canaria. Stroll through the marina, with houses partly built in the water. Two-storey white houses with colorfully framed window frames and doors border the car-free alleyways. Bridges span the narrow channels. And the lush flowers, numerous cafés and restaurants invite you to stroll around.
Las Palmas is the only place in the Canary Islands with a big-city feeling. The capital is bustling with urban life, unfortunately including the permanent traffic chaos. But the beautiful old center (Vegueta), the exquisite museums and the blistering Santa Catalina make a visit to the island capital a must.