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Meaning "Great Island of Dogs", Gran Canaria is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands of Spain. When the island came under Spanish control in the 15th century, Basque influenced architecture began to spring up all over. The island has been described as a miniature continent, as it has a variety of landscapes such as lush greenery to the north, rocky mountains in the center, and desert to the south. With a thriving tourism industry, Gran Canaria has something for everyone, including resorts are packed with shops, white sandy beaches dotted with cocktail bars, and a rugged landscape that is perfect for hiking and exploration. It might seem like a daunting task finding your ideal hotel in Gran Canaria, especially with a certain budget and expectations. Thanks to you can feel confident in finding your perfect hotel, as you can view thousands of user submitted reviews, photo galleries of hotels, and find the location of your hotel via our Google maps applet.

What's Gran Canaria Like?

Whether you have to for the sun, sea, and sand, or would rather spend your time exploring, there is something for everyone. Popular places to visit include La Vegueta in Las Palmas, which is a popular street full of shops and centuries old buildings. Basilica de la Virgen del Pino (Cathedral of our Lady of the Pine) in Teror is on a Square and surrounded by colorful buildings, rows of exotic trees, and of course beautiful artwork in the Cathedral itself. For explorers and adventure seekers, locations such as Anden Verde and Necropolis de Arteara are ripe for exploration.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Gran Canaria

If you plan on speaking to the locals, understand that the local dialect is Canario, which can be more difficult to understand than mainland Spanish dialect as their pronunciation is less clear. Many of the locals will speak English due to the amount of tourists in Gran Canaria. The island experiences a sub tropical climate, with Summer months of June to September seeing temperatures rise to approximately 33°C. The island has an extensive and economical bus network, so it is quick and easy to get around Gran Canaria. Ideally you should carry a backpack with you with some dry snacks and bottled water, as the heat can be a little intense for some. For all of the latest news regarding local events and attractions, you can find the local tourist information center on Calle Leo, Las Palmas. You can consult the website to enjoy a virtual tour of the area around your hotel, and begin planning your holiday.

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