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Surfing in Gran Canaria

Surfing in Gran Canaria

The perfect place to learn and Practise Surfing…I am talking about Gran Canaria a part of the canary islands and the ‘Hawaii of Europe’.

Off Road Mountain Biking in Gran Canaria

Having visited the Gran Canaria island for some years we though it was about time to see of the sights this beautiful island has to offer and take part in some excursions. A 41km off-road mountain bike trip into the mountains seemed ideal…

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Scuba Diving in Gran Canaria

The waters surrounding Gran Canaria are teeming with colourful marine life from the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Atlantic and from Africa. There are eleven species only found in the Canaries, you can dive on all sides of the island and all year round due to the great climate. Most of the island is surrounded by a shelf at about 20-24m deep – ideal for recreational diving.

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Gran Canaria Island Tours

There are various island tours available, if you are staying in the south of the island (the tourist hot-sports) then we recommend you take a tour north of the island and see how the climate and vegetation changes, plus the various cave houses and volcanos, the long and winding mountain roads also offer breathtaking views across the mountains.

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Gran Canaria Views

This viewpoint is located on the western border of the Macizo de Amurga, and looks over the Barranco de Fataga, carved out of phonolitic rock lova flows which reach a thickness of 500m.

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Cycling in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria as a cycling destination is relatively new, in comparison to let’s say Majorca or Lanzarote. It must however be remembered that the cycling training camps and the personalities that first inspired them, had a lot to do with the choice of location.

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About Gran Canaria

With soft sands in the south, lush forests in the north and huge mountains in the middle, Gran Canaria has all bases covered. No wonder its such a big hit with holidaymakers. It’s barely 50km in diameter but contains the largest population, despite being only the third largest of the Canary Islands. Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria and the most attractive and historic city.

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Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico there are two high-class beaches. The actual Puerto Rico beach that lies between two harbours, and the new artifcial Amadores Beach.

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Gran Canaria History

3000BC-AD1500 The island is inhabited by Cro-Magnon and Mediterranean-type Stone Age people, who wear skins, keep livestock and grow cereals. The have no written language. 1st Centuary AD First mention of the name ‘Canaria’ by the historian Pliny the Elder. He calls the archipelago ‘The Fortunate Isles’. 13th century AD Arrival of slaving expeditions from […]

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Yumbo Shopping Center

The Yumbo is a four-storey open-air concrete shopping and entertainment centre in Playa del Ingles and is the biggest commercial centre in the resort. Relatively quiet during the day but a vibrant nightlife come the evening.

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