Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean 210 km. off the northwest coast of Africa, in the heart of the archipelago between the Tenerife and Fuerteventura. Islands. In the central part of the island, there is an active volcano called Pico de las Nieves - the highest peak of the Gran Canaria – which is 1949 meters above sea level.
The capital of the island is Las Palmas - the largest city of the archipelago and the administrative center of one of the two provinces on the Canary Islands. It is a strategically important port in the Atlantic Ocean.
This is a special island that has all the best qualities of the neighboring islands.
The island has a mild climate all year round with an average temperature of 22 ° C. Many tourists appreciate Gran Canaria, because there is no sweltering heat.
The mountain range of the island is divided into two climate zones. The northern part is more humid and fertile, with long strips of banana plantations, stretching along the shore. The southern part of the island is dry and hot.
The landscape reveals the same difference: the northern and western shores are rocky and steep, while the western and southern slopes go gently down to the sea.
The beaches of the island are very spacious and are as varied as the landscape. Over the 236 kilometers coastline of the island more than 100 beaches are located, among which there are beaches with the Caribbean, Indian and African white sand and, of course, with the black volcanic one. The most popular resorts in Gran Canaria are Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin, Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogan, Las Palmas, Amadores Beach.
Gran Canaria has regular air connections with all the islands of the archipelago and with mainland Spain, as well as regular and charter flights from many European cities. From Russia there are no direct flights, but there are a lot of convenient connecting flights with the capture of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Europe. The airport of the island is 18 kilometers away from the city of Las Palmas.
Other Gran Canaria islands are also connected by regular ferries and other vessels.