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Las Palmas Holidays 2016

Perez Galdos Theatre Santa Ana Cathedral Las Canteras Beach at night
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Luscious Las Palmas

with its eclectic mix of cultures and bustling beaches, holidays in Las Palmas are an ideal destination for those seeking more than just the usual sunshine-fuelled getaway.

Grab a beach break to this vibrant city in Gran Canaria and you’ll find yourself feet first in the thriving centre of island life. Founded in the 15th century, it’s no surprise that there is a wealth of history to uncover – from its bustling port to its fascinating museums. If history isn’t your bag, you’ll find plenty of other activities to embark upon in the city, as well as immersing yourself in the unique spirit of this traditional Spanish destination.

Golden Sands

Those that have remembered to pack their bucket and spade for Las Palmas holidays should head to Las Palmas’ main beach for some time in the sun. Stretching on for nearly two miles, Playa de las Canteras is one of the longest beaches in the world and offers a great place to land your beach towel. Take a stroll along the seafront promenade for its cafes and restaurants or visit the nearby reef which is great for snorkelling.

Venturing further out, you’ll find even more sand in the form of Maspaloma’s Natural Dune Reserve. Take time to explore the park – you can’t help but imagine you’re in the middle of a vast desert and there is nothing quite like dipping your toes in the sand. If you prefer something more energetic on your holidays to Las Palmas, visit nearby Puerto Rico where you’ll find numerous activities and attractions. Thrill-seeking little ones will love splashing around in Aqualand Waterpark, where they’ll encounter whizzing water slides and thrilling rapids.

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Travel Information
Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST
Local airport: Gran Canaria Las Palmas
Flight time: 4 hours 20 minutes

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There are many exciting aides to Las Palmas that are just waiting to be discovered. Head over to La Caldera de Taburiente which is the largest volcano in the world. It is well worth a visit by any who come to the island. The Vegueta district of the city holds some of the most historic building and sites on the island. It also has much of the island's history as well as some of the most stunning architecture.

Things to Do

There are plenty of things to do in the city; you can spend hours if not days exploring its many quarters from the historic sites to the art galleries and shopping malls. You can head down to the beach to enjoy water sports and scuba diving or opt for an alternative camel safari. You can also make the most of your surroundings by heading along the coast or into the exciting terrain with a hike or a walk.


There are many great festivals that take place in and around Las Palmas all year round. Make sure you find out what is on at the time of your trip to make sure you don't miss out. If you head over in February you can join the Carnival where you can enjoy a vibrant party atmosphere, food, drink and parades. The WOMAD music festival takes place in November and showcases a wide range of musical genres and art forms.


There are many spectacular feats of architecture in the city of Las Palmas such as the Cathedral de Santa Ana. The Cathedral can be found in the very heart of the Vegueta region and is the oldest church built in the Canary Islands. Construction dates back to 1500 and it has architectural influences from the Renaissance, Neoclassical and Gothic eras.