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Gran Tour

A trip which allows us to see why Gran Canaria is called a continent in miniature. It starts early in the morning (but not at four a.m. – thus you will have time to eat breakfast), and the means of […]

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Palmitos Park

Park is a unique attraction which, unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to see. I hope that once I get back to Gran Canaria and I will compensate myself for this lack and see it on my own. Palmitos Park […]

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Dunas de Maspalomas

Dunas de Maspalomas occupy a length of about 6 km and a width of about 2 km . The top height of the dunes is 10 – 20 m. They were formed by the ocean water brought by wind and […]

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Underwater sightseeing

I did plan to dive at all, though I will not say that I did not want to. The travel agency stated the price of 75 EUR and it seemed to me that this was a bit too much. We […]

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Puerto de Mogan

It is a picturesque port town, surrounded by mountains, where I was only able to eat dinner in a dockside tavern. The historic tenement houses, lack of high hotels, and very climatic restaurants and cafes around the marina – all […]

 

Tenerife airports

Tenerife Airport may refer to one of two airports on the Spanish island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands:

  • TFN Tenerife North Airport (1978–present), also known as Los Rodeos Airport
  • TFS Tenerife South Airport (1978–present), also known as Reina Sofia Airport

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Gran Canaria – climate, location, flight

The decision about spending holidays in Gran Canaria resulted from the fact that I wanted everything at once: both the mountains and the sea, good weather, climate and exoticism, a lot of attractions and all of this for a reasonable price. As it turned out, it was one of the best „holiday” decisions.

Gran Canaria is a place that captivated me and every time I watch the pictures, I would like to go back there as soon as possible.

If you are going there in the near future, or you cannot decide whether you should go there or not, I recommend you to get to know the island a little closer. It would be a pity to fly to the island and miss what it has to offer just because of our ignorance, or even worse, not to go there at all with the conviction that there is nothing to see.

 

A TOUCH OF  GEOGRAPHY – GRAN CANARIA LOCATION

Gran Canaria is the third largest island in the archipelago of the Canary Islands. Although they belong to Spain, geographically it lies a stone’s throw from the north-west coast of Africa. It is no wonder that it is always warm there.

 

Why is Gran Canaria so special ? Because it is a continent in miniature. The island has a circular shape , and its central part is dominated by amazing mountains of volcanic origin. The result is that the deeper into the inland, the higher, the more oceanic winds mingle with mountain climate, creating so many climate zones, that it seems to us that a few steps take us to a completely different continent. In the coastal zone, especially in the south of the island it is completely dry. The whole green vegetation which grows there, owes its existence only to an incredibly extensive network of sprinklers. If it did not exist there, this part of the island would resemble a desert, and only the ocean would slightly disturb the African landscape.

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Sightseeing

Gran Canaria hides so many attractions that it is impossible to take advantage of all of them in one week only. Another obstacle may be the available funds that we have. Thus, it would be ideal if we analyzed all the possibilities at home at first and then decided what we are going to do on the island, as the locals have a unique gift of persuasion, and the ease that accompanies us on vacation may cause that we will be persuaded to buy or do something of which we do not fully satisfied.

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Gran Canaria travel