Because of its diversity and cultureSpain is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. A country boasting good living, its people enjoy outdoor life and with family and friends.
Spain is diverse, with each region having its own traditions and cuisine. A land of wines and joy, of flamenco, dances and traditions. Spain always surprises those who visit it.
On top of its amazing and varied culture, and along with the warmth of its people, you will discover a country of contrasts, of alluring cities and incredible natural scenery. Travel to the centre of this bountiful peninsula to discover Castilian Spain. Unearth Northern Spain's magical locations that include amazing grasslands and green forests, watered by the Atlantic sea.
Or its Mediterranean coast and islands, fresh and green, where the sea breeze will give you an unforgettable stay. Without forgetting the richness of Andalusia, famous inspiration artists like Hemingway.
Spain, an enchanting country whose inspiration is truly intoxicating.
Description of the area
The Canary archipelago comprising 7 islands is one of Spain's natural paradises. Each island is different from the others, but they are all united by a single spirit and their beautiful beaches.
This volcanic archipelago was inhabited by the Guanches, from which the first settlers of the Canaries descended.
Gran Canaria sets itself apart from the other islands due to the diversity of its vegetation and its breathtaking cliffs. With everything from desert areas to tropical vegetation, an excursion through this island is like visiting several continents at once.
The exquisite fish dishes are accompanied by Mojo, a sauce made with traditional Canary spices.
Papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes boiled in their own skin) with mojo picón (red chilli sauce).
Sancocho. Traditional Canary fish stew.
Different flavours of goat cheese.
Gofio escaldado (scalded gofio) Gofio escaldado is made by mixing one of the island's most traditional products, gofio (roasted corn flour) with milk or stock.
The Maspalomas Dunes. An impressive stretch of dunes culminating in the Maspalomas lighthouse.
Roque Nublo. Roque Nublo (the Rock in the Clouds) is a place that puts the world at your feet. When you get to Roque Nublo in Tejeda, you will leave the clouds below you; it's worth the journey!
Museo de Cueva Pintada. Along with its archaeological park, the Museo de Cueva Pintada (Painted Cave Museum) represents a trip back to Gran Canaria's aboriginal past.
The Town of Teror. In its old quarter, found inland on the island, you will find yourself immersed in traditional Canarian streets and alleyways.
The Town of Vegueta. Its 500 years of history make it a must for visitors to stroll through the old quarter of Vegueta at least once.
Puerto de Mogán. The perfect place for those who love the good life. It is also ideal for watching the sun set.
The Canary Islands, and especially the island of Gran Canaria, have retained much of their traditions and handicrafts, both of which have been rediscovered in recent years. Canary Island handicrafts are made using methods that are unique in Spain such as banana baskets, hand-embroidered silk textiles, knives with handles decorated with bone and antler inlays, ceramics, and musical instruments such as drums and guitars known as timples canarios.
In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the main shopping areas are found on Calle Mayor in the Triana neighbourhood and in the surrounding area of Santa Catalina Park.
Furthermore, in Teror (on Sundays) and Vega de San Mateo (on Sundays, too) there are traditional open-air markets where you can find the most unusual products.