Gran Canaria is the third-largest and second most populous island in the Canaries' archipelago. It lies within the Province of Las Palmas, a Spanish province in the autonomous community of Spain, Atlantic Ocean. Las Palmas is a city and the capital of Gran Canaria located on the north-eastern part of the island. You will need at least one day to explore this great city, it offers a range of shops and outlets and is a major stop for cruise ships and the busiest city on the island for nightlife.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also famous for its annual carnival, one of the oldest and most important festivals of the island.
Gran Canaria is a beautiful island and has been a major tourist destination, especially for being sunny and for the warm climate year-round, combined with long beautiful sandy beaches. It offers diverse landscapes, beautiful hiking trails, fascinating sights, historic districts and interesting cultural activities. The HD Webcams will show you live streaming views of the beautiful places around Gran Canaria.
The centre of the island is mountainous and is home to a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve site since 2005.
Capital: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Other major cities: Arucas, Gáldar, Playa del Inglés, Telde, Teror, Vecindario, Puerto Rico
Main attractions: Maspalomas Dunes and Lighthouse, Playa del Inglés, Puerto de Mógan, Painted Cave, Agaete, Vegueta, Roque Nublo, Pico de las Nieves, Palmitos Park; Lobos Island, Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria, Playa de Las Canteras, Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo, Pueblo Canario, , Sioux City, Casa de Colon
Major airports: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA – Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria