The capital city of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas is located on the north-eastern coast of the island. A lively city with plenty of facilities and many beautiful old buildings, Las Palmas was the original tourist resort of the island. It is also home to one of the best beaches in the country, a long, sandy beach looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.
Las Palmas offers great weather pretty much all year round with warm sunshine even in winter. The old area of the city has plenty of historic buildings as well as the impressive Santa Ana Cathedral. With a choice of sandy beaches and plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, there is something for everyone.
A busy city around the clock, Las Palmas is still small and manageable and a pleasant place to walk around. The oldest area of the city is Vegueta, where you can find the cathedral and a fascinating mix of architecture from various periods of history.
A pleasant walk can also be had around the Cuidad Jardin district which has plenty of gardens, fountains and a public swimming pool. If you’re looking for beaches, then Las Palmas will certainly not disappoint, with its two beautiful beaches curved around the bay. Here you can not only swim, but also sail, go wind-surfing or fishing and more.