GRAN CANARIA IS FUN
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital city and the heart of the island. It takes its name from the abundance of palm trees: a testament to its charming, island feel.
Las Palmas has a mainland-Spain feel spiced up with an eclectic mix of other cultures, including African, Chinese and Indian. This unique melting pot is the result of the island’s geographical location between three continents. It’s an intriguing place, with the sunny languor and energy you would normally associate with the Mediterranean or North African countries. The hooting taxis, bustling shopping districts, chatty bars and thriving port all give off the energy of this city, which is Spain’s ninth-largest.
It is located in the north-eastern part of the island, set in magnificent scenery composed of two bays and their beautiful beaches – Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras.
Founded in 1478, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria boasts an important historical and cultural heritage, much of which can be found in the district of Vegueta, the oldest quarter of the town.