The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian [...]
Category: Gran Canaria
San Agustín is one of the leading tourist centres lying on Gran Canaria’s southern flank. Although nowadays it tends to form part of the generalised sprawl that spreads through the Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas areas, it is nevertheless an entity in its own right, located around the beaches of San Agustín and Las Burras.
Las Canteras is the main beach serving the capital, Las Palmas. Its more than three kilometres of golden sand stretch the length of the western side of the isthmus on which the city stands and which joins the island with the group of volcanic cones, known as “La Isleta”. Fifty years ago this whole area [...]
On crossing the mountain watershed from north to south, a totally different landscape opens up before one’s eyes: arid, rocky, rugged and broken. If the day has been overcast in the north, the clouds will be seen to stay on this flank, leaving the southern skies free of northern humidity.
Perhaps Gran Canaria’s most surprising feature is the spectacular variety of its scenery. Its accessible terrain affords as many kinds of landscape as would a whole continent, something that is undeniably appealing to lovers of spectacular views, flora, geology or simply the joys of driving or walking through the countryside.
This island’s volcanic origin confers upon it certain scenic peculiarities of great rarity. The main distinguishing feature of Gran Canaria volcanism is the superimposition of modern structures upon old, giving rise to myriad forms of cones, depressions and volcanic lava flows. The last-mentioned, rivers of solidified lava, are present in a variety seen in no [...]
Puerto de Mogán is one of the most attractive tourist resorts in the Canaries, as it combines a typical fishing-village atmosphere with a marina built in the local style. In this seafaring village, the original-looking houses – traditional straight lines, whitewashed walls, brightly painted doors and windows-seem to cling to the cliffside. Puerto Mogan is [...]
The Apartamentos Montebello Complex Is Located In The Puerto Rico Resort On The Island Of Gran Canaria, Spain. The Beach Is 700 Metres From The Hotel And The Resort Centre Is One Kilometre Away.
Maspalomas is the oldest and longest-established of Gran Canaria’s southern resort areas, and its beach is possibly the best known and most photographed in all of the islands. The small collection of select hotels is set in the middle of a natural, now officially protected, area formed by a large grove of leafy Canary palms [...]
The Playa del Inglés is the largest seaside resort area on Gran Canaria, with all the services of a small city: shopping malls, restaurants, shows, aquapark, fun-fair, etc. Nonetheless, it successfully manages to maintain an equilibrium between its built-up area and beach capacity, thanks to the size (length as well as breadth) of the actual [...]
Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands and a popular holiday destination. The Canaries are a small group of Spanish Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 200km off the Northwest coast of Africa. Gran Canaria is a volcanic island with very dramatic and unique scenery. The Canaries are a popular winter holiday choice [...]