A study carried out in Syracuse University in the US gave Las Palmas “the best climate in the world”, due to its warm, dry summers and moderate winters.
Las Palmas is the ninth largest city in Spain, and joint capital of the Canary Islands (with Santa Cruz in Tenerife). It’s vibrant, attractive, friendly and popular with tourists, so there are plenty to see and do! The beaches are, of course, the most famous attractions of Gran Canaria, especially in the southern part of the island. Las Canteras is one of the loveliest urban beaches in Spain, clean and sandy, protected from the waves by a reef. It’s popular for boating, swimming, surfing on the right side, where the waves are not blocked by the reef, and also for its long promenade, scattered with little cafes. It’s a perfect place to spend some time relaxing.
The rose garden of La Luz Castle is also an attractive, and cooler, place to walk. The castle itself was once the city’s main line of defence, and is now a cultural and exhibition centre.
Over the island, there are plenty of places to go and things to do. Water parks are very popular, including the largest, Aqualand Maspalomas. A large nature park, with more than 200 species of birds, is another of Gran Canarias most popular attractions. The Butterfly House is an amazing sight, with hundreds of beautiful tropical butterflies living here, and the Orchid House is another lovely and colourful place to see. If the children are more interested in snakes and alligators, why not take them to visit the Reptilandia Park, which hosts more than 150 species of various reptiles in large outdoor living areas. It also boasts its own live dragon! The largest lizard in the word, a Komodo Dragon, lives here.
Although Gran Canaria has a good public transport network, your motorhome is the best way to see everything that the island has to offer. Not tied down to a hotel or city, you can see everything of the Canary Islands that many tourists can’t. Why not visit the lesser-known islands, or even travel to the Spanish mainland and beyond? Europe is open to you in your RV-campervan, for a holiday you’ll never forget.
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