6 plans you can not miss in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 04-02-2020

6 plans you can not miss in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Located in the northeast, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of Gran Canaria and therefore the centre of most of the social and economical activities of the island and Las Palmas province. Although most tourism is not focused here but in the south of Gran Canaria, there are still many reasons why spending at least a few days in the capital is a great idea. Whether you are planning to do it or not, we leave you with the must-do plans in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:


Las Canteras beach like Central Park for New York

Although it may seem like it, this is not an overstatement, since the beach of Las Canteras is the lung of Gran Canaria's capital and through which almost all the tourism that stays in Las Palmas. A walk along its huge avenue, a swim in its spectacular waters or play some sport in the sand are some of the plans you can make in what for many is the best urban beach in the world.


Triana and Vegueta: leisure and history

This is an area of great architectural and cultural significance for Gran Canaria, present throughout the historic centre of Vegueta, which has some of the most important buildings in Gran Canaria, such as the Cathedral of Santa Ana and the Bishop's Palace, the Town Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Casa Regental. In Vegueta there is also a great tradition of leisure activities, especially on Thursdays with the famous "Ruta de los pinchos" (tapas route) where thousands of residents gather to spend the afternoon "clubbing" drinking beers and tapas.

On the other hand, Triana, located at the end (or beginning) of Vegueta, is one of the most important open-air shopping area on the island, where some of the best known fashion brands are located, as well as an infinite number of bars and restaurants along the main and back streets.


Botanical Garden

This is not the first time you will see us talking about the Botanical Garden of Las Palmas in our travel guide about Gran Canaria. It is no less than the largest botanical park in Spain. How could it not be one of the must-visits in Las Palmas?


Poema del mar: a new and peculiar aquarium

Another one of the irrefutable plans in Las Palmas. The construction of this new aquarium is another of the usual ones in the travel guides about Gran Canaria. It is located in the port area, near the port of la Luz and Las Palmas.


Canarian Museum and Casa Colón: a little piece of the powerful history of the Canary Islands

Another one of the plans that cannot be ignored in Las Palmas. The building of this new aquarium is another of the habitual ones in the travel guides of Gran Canaria. It is located in the port area, near the port of la Luz and Las Palmas.


El Confital: the jewel of Las Canteras beach

Finally, Confital beach, which begins where Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's beach ends and is almost virgin, could not be missing from this list of must-sees in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is perfect for spending the day " barbecuing " with friends or for surfing.

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