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Gran Canaria Sightseeing Tours ... Spain

Gran Canaria is a most enchanting vacation spot with a pleasant climate all year long. It is the third largest of the 8 Canary Islands after Tenerife and Fuerteventura and gave the archipela its name. The Canary Islands are an autonomous region of Spain with its own parliament and president. Located in the Atlantic 210 km west of south Morocco, Gran Canaria represents the most southern area of the European Union. The capital, Las Palmas, is a cosmopolitan city, has an international airport and its seaport.
Gran Canaria has an abundant of attractions and sightseeing places for you to visit whilst vacating there. There are attractions for everyone, whether you are visiting Gran Canaria with Friends or the Family and bringing the Kids! With all resorts within 1 and a half hours of Gran Canaria Airport there is always a variety of things for you to do, depending whether you are planning an active holiday or relaxing beach holiday, Gran Canaria has something for everyone!!

Gran Canaria’s most popular family sightseeing, Palmitos Park, is a sub-tropical oasis in a verdant valley of palm trees, featuring more than 200 species of birds, including the tiny hummingbirds, toucans, peacocks, hornbills, cranes, flamingos and macaws, among other attractions such as an aquarium, a butterfly house, a cacti garden, an orchid house…the list goes on.
The Palmitos park is situated in the south of the island, approx. 10 km north of the tourist beaches and dunes of Maspalomas, but towards the interior. The park lies in a countryside setting, in the midst of mountains. Visitors have the opportunity for beautiful views and vistas. Paltimos Park park has been established for over 25 years and has steadily expanded its range of animals to now include orang utans, caimans, meerkats, groundhogs and wallabies.

Gran Canaria Sightseeing

The Bandama Natural Monument is part of the Tafira Protected Landscape on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Spain. It's considered a point of geological interest, because of the Caldera de Bandama. This volcanic caldera reaches 569 m above sea level at the highest point on its rim, Pico de Bandama, and is about 1,000 m wide and 200 m deep. El Dedo de Dios (translated: God's finger) was a famous rock structure in the Atlantic Ocean, located in the northern part of Gran Canaria. During Tropical Storm Delta in November 2005, the thin top of the rocky monument was broken off and fell into the sea, destroying its unique characteristic that had the shape of a finger. It was one of the many natural sightseeing monuments of the Canary Islands.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the largest city in the Canary Islands. What better way to see all that this amazing city has to offer than from the top deck an open top double-decker bus tour, which allows you to take in a 360 degree panoramic view of the city? Discover Las Palmas in an open-top double-decker bus with the opportunity to hop on and hop off at nine different stops whenever you wish, all day long. Tickets are valid for 24 hours. Hop off at Museo Elder, the Museum of Science and Technology, or take a wander through Casa Museo León y Castillo, which commemorates the island's history. Gran Canaria is known for being home to several famous writers and artists, and their works are displayed at a number of central museums, including the Casa Museo Pérez Galdos, Gran Canaria's Museo Nestor, and the Casa Museo de Tomás Morales museums. Additionally, Pueblo Canario museum is a complex of traditionally built island houses that are laid out to form a typical Canarian village with gates, an atrium and towers. Hop off at the historic district of Vegueta, arguably one of the most beautiful towns in Spain where you will find plenty of things to do and see

In contrast to Las Palmas, the busy capital, the mountains provide a stark tranquillity with gnarled mountains, sheer cliffs, almond groves and pine forests. Driving is tiring in the mountains as you will rarely change from low gears, but the panoramic views are worth the effort especially near Teror in the north, a village that appears to be ‘floating in the air’. Located at more than 575m, this little village of colonial style houses is surrounded by breath-taking mountains. The more up-market Maspalomas resort, with smart hotels, luxury residences and the largest golf course on the island, is separated from Playa del Ingles by a spectacular stretch of 400 hectares of dunes, which in 1994 were designated a national park. You can only cross the dunes on foot or by camel, which makes you believe you’re in a different part of the world altogether. The dunes also provide a habitat for a number of rare plant species, some of which can only be found in the Canaries – somehow they manage to survive in this arid environment alongside lizards and rabbits

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