Our guide spain-grancanaria.com has lots of travel information that will certainly be very useful when planning your trip to this island. We will explain you how to get to this holiday destination that belongs to an area of the Atlantic Ocean known as ‘Macaronesia’, which includes the Canary Islands, as well as the archipelagos of Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde and part of Morocco.
If you are wondering when to go to Gran Canaria, we can already tell you that any time of the year is good to visit this Spanish island. Besides telling you all about interesting places to visit, beaches, hotels and other essential information, this guide will also give you useful advice about getting around Gran Canaria, but first here are some data for you to have a geographical perspective: Gran Canaria is a volcanic island covering an area of 602 square miles (1,560 km²) with the highest peak being Pico de las Nieves at 6,394 feet (1,949 metres). Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 93 miles (150 kilometres) off the northwestern coast of Africa, the island is the third largest of the Canary Islands and has the most populated and dynamic capital city. Las Palmas is home to approximately 400,000 of the island’s total population of 820,257.
Today, Gran Canaria enjoys 2.2 million visitors a year and is often referred to as a ‘miniature continent’ because of its different climates and variety of landscapes. In our ’What to bring’ section, we’ll give you some important tips, from documents to clothes, depending on what you plan to do.
By the way, did you know that one third of the island has been designated a protected Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO? As you can see, this little piece of paradise awaits you!