Gran Canaria has many of the features necessary for observing the universe. High summits, clean, clear, dark skies, with little wind. That is why star-gazers find their front-row seat for star-gazing at different spots of this circular island.
Three rock towers comprise a place steeped in magic, in the highlands of the island. Together, they represent the perfect union between the natural landscape and the cultural landscape of Bentayga, the spiritual ground zero of the aboriginal world of Gran Canaria. Three pillars in a bespoke landscape to contemplate the heavens, from the highest mountains.
Reasons for choosing us? Let us tell you everything that makes our island an enormous active tourism destination. Let’s talk about the Good Weather Gym... What does Gran Canaria offer? Good weather all year round. Warm winters, mild summers.
There are no cabin boys on the boats setting off from ports in the south of Gran Canaria; just people determined to enjoy themselves on one of the boat trips to areas close to the tourist resorts. Excursions over the blue sea that bathes the island coast.
What does Gran Canaria have that makes it the European capital of windsurfing? Europe’s top windsurfers have always known it. They all set aside a good part of the year to enjoy the island. They have everything they need in Gran Canaria: wind, beaches and good weather. Because for wind, very few places in the world can offer conditions like you will find at beaches like Pozo Izquierdo or Vargas.
You do not have to search for it, we will tell you the way. We will show you the way to the best spots on the island. A route of unique landscapes that are opened up to you each day by the Network of Look-out Points of Gran Canaria. The Look-out Points are the perfect way to complete the jigsaw puzzle of our continent in miniature.
Gran Canaria does not start on the edge of its beaches. No way! It starts way before that, hidden under the sea. The rugged terrain that covers the four points of the compass above ground, and which have won it the title of Continent in Miniature, can also be seen on the sea bed.
Imagine being an honorary member of an open-air gym kilometres long. A fantastic gym with warm temperatures throughout the winter. With mild sunshine in summer, not too hot, and with an ocean-sized pool. Gran Canaria is the good weather island, made to measure for sportsmen and women.
The Great Break was discovered dozens and dozens of years ago. It all started in the 19th century, when English travellers travelling on the steam ships to Cape Town discovered the island with the best winters in Europe, almost by chance.
Do you think that surfing is only for elite Olympian athletes? You may be wrong. Let us tell you about our experience of the first day of a group of wanna-be surfers. Into the water! Shouted 10-year-old Jorge, one of the 120 children at one of the surf schools on Las Canteras beach.