Gran Canaria Canary Islands VIP service in Spain
Gran Canaria is the third largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, off West Africa. It's known for its black lava and white sand beaches. Its southern beaches include bustling Playa del Inglés and Puerto Rico as well as quieter Puerto de Mogán and San Agustín. In the north, capital city Las Palmas is a major stop for cruise ships and duty-free shopping. The island’s interior is rural and mountainous. It is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 1,560 km2 (602 sq. mi) and almost 850.000 inhabitants, 40 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is the third largest and most populous island of Macaronesia. The capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is also the seat of the island council (cabildo insular). The city is capital of the community of Canary Islands (shared with Santa Cruz de Tenerife).
Gran Canaria - Canary Islands VIP services
Approximately five million tourists visit Gran Canaria each year, the most visited island of the archipelago. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain, hosting one of the world's largest carnivals, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Gran Canaria. The island is home to the University of La Laguna; founded in 1792 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, it is the oldest university in the Canaries. The city of La Laguna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the second city most populated on the island and the third in the archipelago. It was capital of the Canary Islands before Santa Cruz replaced it in 1833. Teide National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the center of the island. In it, the Mount Teide rises as the highest elevation of Spain, the highest of the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and the third-largest volcano in the world from its base. Also on the island, the Macizo de Anaga (massif) has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2015. It has the largest number of endemic species in Europe. Gran Canaria is served by two airports, Gran Canaria-North Airport and Gran Canaria-South Airport. Gran Canaria is the economic capital of the Canary Islands.
Gran Canaria is the economic capital of the Canary Islands. Tourism is the most prominent industry in the Canaries, which are one of the major tourist destinations in the world. Tourism is more prevalent in the south of the island, which is hotter and drier and has many well developed resorts such as Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. According to Canarian Statistics Centre's (ISTAC) Report on Tourism the greatest number of tourists from any one country come from the United Kingdom (more than 3,980,000 tourists in 2014), second place comes Germany followed by Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and Austria. No visit to Spain is complete without a visit to the capital of Canary Islands, Gran Canaria; So pack your bags and grab your passport because you’re going to want to book a flight to Gran Canaria...