The island of Gran Canaria is considered a small continent, where centuries of history and natural spaces of great beauty are mixed. The island of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the province of Las Palmas. Its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is considered to be the city with the best climate in the world. Tourism on the island of Gran Canaria is fundamentally beach. Apart from the capital, the main tourist sites of the island are San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, the largest tourist center of the island, Maspalomas, Meloneras, situated between Maspalomas lighthouse and the Meloneras beach, Puerto Rico, artificial Beach created in the early 1960s and Puerto de Mogan. How to reach Gran Canaria the main roads of the island with the outside are the Puerto de La Luz (in Las Palmas), the Puerto de Las Nieves (in the municipality of Agaete, important inter-island maritime communication route) and the airport of Gran Canaria.
This, formerly known as Gando airport, is located about 20 km from the city, in the East side of the island, between the municipalities of Ingenio and Telde. How to move in Gran Canaria the road network of the island as a neuralgic point has the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Interior roads tend to be organized according to the complex orography of the island, and as the only transit to move there the bus or buses. Rent a car at the airport of Gran Canaria and navigate throughout the island with him is, surely, the best choice for tourists. The island has of an endlessly impressive natural landscapes: dunes, cliffs, beaches, parks, etc, and in the majority of cases an own vehicle is the only existing option to gain access to them. Gran Canaria landmarks is basically a beach destination; they are of all types: very popular and crowded, as the long spit of sand of Maspalomas, or more familiar and calm as San Agustin, Amadores beach or the small beach of Puerto de Mogan.
Or perhaps you prefer the traditional enclave animation tourism in Puerto Rico, one of the places with the best climate in the country. Joining the beaches of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas is one of the places most famous Gran Canaria: the natural park of the Maspalomas dunes, an immense stretch of sand to the more pure desert style. Essential visiting and shopping in the city of Las Palmas, which with nearly 400,000 inhabitants is also the largest urban core of the island. The city has several parks and plazas, Santa Catalina, San Telmo and Doramas; as well as infrastructures of various historical epochs.