In the centre of the Canary Islands archipelago, less than 160 kilometres (100 miles) from the north-eastern African coast, is Gran Canaria, a volcanic island that enchants us with its extraordinary and varied landscapes. In this "miniature continent", as is commonly known, you can have one of the best walks in Europe, as it is possible to move from the valleys and lush forests of the north, to the majestic mountainous interior, and then tour the desert dunes and the charming beaches of the southern coasts.
- In 2005, the island was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
- You will get to know the representative natural monument Roque Nublo, the Chira Dam and the volcanic cauldron in Bandama, whose eruption, more than 2,000 years ago, influenced the geography of the island.
- You will tour primitive villages built by the Guanche, ancient Aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands.
- You will go back in time when visiting the old town of Las Palmas, the capital of the island.