Aqualand (Carretera Palmitos Park, Km 3, Maspalomas, Las Palmas) — the Canary Islands’ biggest water park offers vibrant, white knuckle rides such as Aquamania, the Crazy Race, the Anaconda or gentler attractions like the Congo River and the VIP Zone. The Tornado is our main attraction and the most incredible out of over 33 slides […]
Café Marlene (Av. de Francia 1, Maspalomas) – this is a bar that caters to mature (50 and above) German and other European tourists. An institution among re-visiting tourists as well as long-time tourist who stay the whole winter in Gran Canaria. Café Marlene offers every evening in the main season an all-evening show with […]
Britannia (Av. de Gran Canaria, Centro Comercial Gran Chaparral, Playa del Inglés) – this restaurant is favored among British tourists, since it reputedly serves the best-rated English-style breakfast on the island. Its fish & chips dish is also highly recommended, since the potatoes are hand-cut (hard to find at Gran Canaria). The roast lamb and […]
Centro Comercial Atlantico Vecindario (Calle Adargoma, Santa Lucía de Tirajana) — this is a shopping center located just 15 minutes (via car) from Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. There are over 100 retailers (from Lacoste to Zara), a Carrefour supermarket, eateries like McDonald’s, a multiplex theater, and amenities like banks.
Casa Museo de Colon (Calle Colón 1, Las Palmas) — the Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbus’ Museum) is a delight for the visitor. Its colonial-style architecture, its wooden colonnades and paneling, its stonework patios and façades are the perfect background for recreating the personality of this city. Its facilities make reference to the connection between […]
The volcanic island of Gran Canaria, is the third largest of the Canary Islands (off the northwest coast of Africa), but currently commands about half their population. Those visiting Gran Canaria are immediately impressed by its varied landscape – white sand beaches along its southern coast, a rural mountainous interior (especially the island’s center – […]
Bar Cacatua (Calle Cuesta de Abisinia 5, 38870 Vueltas) – located in the harbor district of Vueltas, Cacatua (Cockatoo) has been popular with tourists – particularly Germans – and locals for more than 20 years. It has a large shady patio and live music at night. The bar’s second floor turns into a dance floor […]
Calle Real (San Sebastián) — just up from the port in the island’s capital is lined with boutiques, sports stores, souvenir shops, art galleries and sidewalk cafes. Shop for souvenir foods like palm honey, almogrote (a chess spread) or mojo. The street is flanked by magnificent traditional houses and bars, cafés, perfume shops, accessories, fashion […]
Cicloturista Virgen del Carmen (Vallehermoso) – this is a cycling race involving 300 or more participants. It’s held in the Vallehermoso area every August, and covers 70 km (with cyclists having to climb as high an altitude as 2,000 meters as part of the race). This is one of the more exciting events that takes […]
Ág Ape Bistro (Calle Real 15, 38800 San Sebastián) – this small restaurant serves a variety of French dishes (using locally-sourced products), including those from the Alps (such as fondues la bourguignonne). It’s also known for its rich-tasting desserts.