Chief town of the Gran Canaria island and together with Santa Cruz de Tenerife, capital of the independent community of the Canarian archipelago, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (the opposite of what you would think of in terms of the average dimensions of the islands and of most villages) is a lively cosmopolitan city, which now boasts a metropolitan area lying in the north-east coast of the island with over 600,000 inhabitants. This fact helps make Las Palmas a dynamic and interesting destination, practical and filled with services, cultural and commercial activities, amusement and attractions (among these we have the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Museo Nestor, Casa Museo de Cristoforo Colombo, Palacio de Congresos and Auditorio Alfredo Kraus). In addition to all this, is an outstanding number of services and hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a perfectly consitent climate, declared as the best one in the world by the Syracuse University (with an average temperature of about 22°C), beautiful local beaches (including the much visited Las Canteras, Las Alcaravaneras and San Cristobal), a convenient airport located barely 20 km away (5th Spanish airport for the number of passengers) and an important commercial and tourist port, Puerto de La Luz, which serves as a terminal for cruise ships and a starting point (and arrival) for links via sea, that connect the island of Gran Canaria with the rest of the archipelago and Spain.
In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you will also find what you are looking for in a holiday without giving up peace of mind and relaxation, retiring in the wonderful nature, which looks more fascinating than ever in various areas of the island (like the area that embraces the wild Dunes of Maspalomas, the villages of fishermen and the small and less popular bays on the south-west coast, the rural towns of the inlands and the protected green areas, recognized as World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO).
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