Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Find a Voyage:

The Miniature Continent

Located in the Atlantic Ocean about 800 miles off the coast of Europe, Gran Canaria is like a little slice of Spanish paradise.

In fact, even though it’s just 29 miles across, with its variety of landscapes, climates, and attractions, Gran Canaria is sometimes referred to as a “Miniature Continent”, and a third of the island under protection as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The south features sunny resort communities, the bird sanctuary of Palmisos Park, and Maspalomas (renowned for its beaches, sand dunes, and lighthouse), while the east has the fishing village of Puerto de Mogan, otherwise known as “Little Venice” due to its many canals.

Go to the old city center of Vegueta to walk down the same streets as Columbus did 500 years ago, visit the Caldera de Bandama in Gran Canaria’s wine country, or head to Tejeda for the rock formation of Roque Nublo and spectacular views.

PUEBLO CANARIO

PUEBLO CANARIO

Learn More +
PUEBLO CANARIO

PUEBLO CANARIO

This typical Canarian village is the perfect place to soak up the culture of Gran Canaria. Shop for handicrafts or enjoy displays of dancing and singing while wandering along the streets. Visit the exotic art museum of Nestor de las Torre, the local artist who designed the village.

CASA DE COLON

CASA DE COLON

Learn More +
CASA DE COLON

CASA DE COLON

Known as the House of Christopher Columbus, this former residence of the island’s first governor is where Columbus stayed on at least three different occasions. It has since been converted into a museum featuring navigational instruments, charts, weapons, and other items characteristic of the period.

CRUZ DE TAJEDA

CRUZ DE TAJEDA

Learn More +
CRUZ DE TAJEDA

CRUZ DE TAJEDA

The spectacular paroramic view at 4,800 feet includes two famed rock formations worshipped by the Guanches: Roque Nublo and Roque Bentaiga.

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands At a glance

Current Weather:
21°C / 70 °F
Tue
22°
17°
Wed
23°
17°
Thu
24°
18°
Fri
25°
18°
Current Time:
1:44:12 pm2015/04/27 13:44:12 pm
UTC
Monday, April 27
Offset:
UTC/GMT +00:00
Currency:
Euro
Exchange Rates:
  • 1.08
  • 1.32
  • 0.72
  • 1.39
  • 68.83
  • 3.20
  • 16.67
  • 1.43
Local Details:
GPS: 27°55'12.79"N 15°32'50.77"W
Size: 1,560.00 KM2 (0.39 MI2)
Population: 838,397
Density: 537 Pop/KM2 (208 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +34

Choose Azamara for your next Voyage

X