Gran Canaria which originally means “Great Island of Dogs” is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands, an African archipelago which is part of Spain. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean. Gran Canaria is a destination with almost 60 kilometres of beaches. In the island, you can sail out to watch whales, walk in the forests or relax on these beautiful beaches.
Most of the tourists visit the southern part of the island. The north tends to be cooler, while the south is warmer and sunny. The east coast of the island is flat, dotted with beaches, while the western coast is rockier and mountainous. This island is called a "Miniature Continent" due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found, with long beaches and dunes of white sand, contrasting with green ravines and picturesque villages.
You can see Rural Park of Nublo, The Doramas Jungle, the Azuaje Ravine, Tamadaba, Pino Santo as natural protected spaces. Maspalomas Lighthouse, Palmitos Park, Tarajalillo, Cocodrilos Park, Roque Nublo, Cenobio de Valerón, Jardín Canario and Cactualdea are some places that you need to visit in Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria Airport is the only airport on the island. The large number of aircraft and passengers passing through it each year make it one of the busiest in Spain. Gran Canaria is also responsible for all air traffic control in the Canaries.
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