Gran Canaria lies in the centre of the Canary Islands. Tenerife is to the west with Fuerteventura to the east. The population of this island is not quite as big as Tenerife with some 850,000 inhabitants.
Top Attractions & Things to do in Gran Canaria
Close to 400,000 or 45% of all inhabitants live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Palmas is the capital city of this island and joint capital of the Canary Islands.
The name of this island translates to “Great Island of Dogs”. This name comes from the huge Canaria Mastiff breed of dog. Tourism to Gran Canaria accounts for over 3.5 million visitors each year.
This island is particularly popular with Spaniards and northern Europeans. The Brits, Irish and Scandinavians all flock here for the super weather on offer. Below are some of the top things to do in Gran Canaria to keep you busy when you visit.