Holidays in Gran Canaria - the Canary Islands - Spain
Gran Canaria ("Grand Canary") is an island of the Canary Islands, an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean 210 km from the northwest coast of Africa and is a part of Spain. It is located southeast of Tenerife and west of Fuerteventura. The island is of volcanic origin, mostly made of fissure vents.
The island was originally inhabited by the Canarios, who may have arrived as early as 500 BC. The Canarios called the island Tamarán. It was claimed by Spain in the 12th century. Gran Canaria's surface is 1,560 km² and its maximum altitude is 1,949 meters (Pico de Las Nieves). It has a round shape, with a diameter of approximately 50 km.
The island has a population of 820,257 with 378,628 (year 2005) of those in the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the biggest city of the Canary Islands, also the capital of the province of Las Palmas, and also one of the two capitals of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ~Wikipedia
Maspalomas…it’s the right option for you!
Maspalomas, is a popular holiday resort on the southern tip of Gran Canaria, adjacent to Playa del Ingles and the home to Club Vista Serena! Maspalomas sports the best four-mile (6km) stretch of golden, sandy beach on the island. Maspalomas is separated from Playa del Ingles by a spectacular undulating sea of sand dunes, a protected area that provide a habitat for some rare species of flora and fauna. Along the waterfront the promenade, stretching to Playa del Ingles, bristles with bars, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues between luxury hotels and villas. Maspalomas also boasts an exhilarating water park and nearby are numerous other man-made attractions like amusement parks, nature parks, a golf course, an aquarium and theme parks - http://www.wordtravels.com
Maspalomas has everything you need to make your holiday special, from shopping to restaurants, from beautiful beaches to exciting water sports, from day activities to nightlife. Whether you want a golfing holiday, go on a camel ride, take part in a jeep safari, do a boat trip, or just stay round the pool and enjoy the year round wonderful weather, Maspalomas has it all.
While you’re here, you can also visit other places of interest and see more of the island. Take a visit to the island’s Capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and stroll along the promenade of Las Canteras beach. Visit the home of the island’s patron saint in the town of Teror. See the island’s picturesque village of Puerto de Mogán, our little Venice, and why not travel to the centre of the island to see Roque Nublo, and the highest point on the island, the Pico del Pozo de las Nieves, 1949 metres above sea level.
Gran Canaria enjoys a Spring climate all year round, possibly one of the best climates in the world. The sea is equally as warm. All this, together with the vast amounts of sunlight, allow you to make the most out of your holiday whether you’re on the beach or by the pool, playing a sport, on a day trip, or enjoying an outdoor activity.
Join us here for your holiday at Club Vista Serena in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, and let the fun and games begin!