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Rural Tourism in Gran Canaria
HIKING IN GRAN CANARIA: ROQUE NUBLO Print E-mail

On of the best ways to enjoy nature in the Canaries is to discover it by foot.  The hike to Roque Nublo is both easy and spectacular. From the top of this Rock, which is an authentic symbol of the island, we can admire the majestic views over Caldera de Tejeda.

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THE VILLAGE OF SAN NICOLAS DE TORENTINO Print E-mail

The Municipality of San Nicolas de Torentino, in the most western end of Gran Canaria, extends from north to south, in an irregular strip of 139 km2. Its west side is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the east touches the municipalities of Artenara, Tejeda and Mogán.

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DUNES OF MASPALOMAS Print E-mail

dunas de maspalomas

One of the most important symbols of the geography of Gran Canaria is the Dunes of Maspalomas. The Nature Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas is 3 kilometres long and about 100m wide and its origin is natural, with the wind bringing the fine golden sand from the neighbouring continent.

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DISTRICT OF VEGUETA AND TRIANA Print E-mail

vegueta y triana

The origins of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria go back to 1478, when an army directed by the Spanish commander Juan Rejón, disembarked in La Isleta. They set up a camp with a fence made with trunks of palm trees. Juan rejón, without suspecting it, was founding therefore the capital of the province which acquired the name of Real de Las Palmas. The official name was granted to the city many years after the end of the conquest of Gran Canaria, in 1515, and has since carried that name.

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CHURCH OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA Print E-mail

As in other places in the world, some buildings become the representative symbol of a city. The church of San Juan Bautista assumes this emblematic role within the municipality of Arucas. Constructed by hand, without technology or mechanization of any type, it constitutes the faithful testimony of the ability of the farmers and the persistence of a town.

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ADVENTURE SPORTS Print E-mail

deportes de aventura

Gran canaria offers natural surroundings that offer the well-denominated “continent in miniature”. The lovers of sports have endless alternatives that combine exercise with the benefit of varied landscapes, the interior and its  spectacular coastal zones. The climate is smooth throughout the year in the heat and it invites to the practice of a great variety of nature sports: hikes, climbing, cycling and many more…

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23 June 2017




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