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Gran Canaria

Discover the “Continent in Miniature,” Gran Canaria, where you can find everything in a compact form, from canyons to dunes, rain forests to golden beaches. With its moderate and sunny climate, Gran Canaria is a perfect destination for a holiday, providing plenty of Vitamin D and the chance to enjoy its stunning natural beauty.

Gran Canaria is part of the Canary Islands, which are known as the “Islands of Happy People” or “Las Islas Afortunadas”. The archipelago was formed from volcanic activity therefore the island has a unique and diverse landscape. It is the third largest out of the 8 islands in the archipelago and is located in an important geographical position. The capital city, Las Palmas, is located here and it is one of the busiest cities in the whole region, with a population of over 380,000 residents. Gran Canaria has a rich history and is known for its Spanish colonial heritage. 

Gran Canaria is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors every year due to its fantastic weather conditions. It is a year-round destination, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C. The Alisios winds create a unique microclimate on the island, making it a popular location even for professional sportsmen. The island offers a wide range of activities, including hiking, cycling, swimming, surfing, golf, and much more.

Las Palmas LPA airport is one of the busiest airports in Spain and is only 40 minutes away from GranTauro Holiday Villas. Gran Canaria is an ideal destination for families, groups of friends, explorers, and remote workers who want to soak up the warm sun while enjoying a range of restaurants, bars, and clubs. It is a great destination for those who seek an active holiday, as well as those who prefer a more relaxed and laid-back vacation. Whether you’re seeking adventure or simply want to relax, Gran Canaria has something to offer for everyone.

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South of Gran Canaria

Visit the newly built area of Maspalomas, known for its famous night-life, or picturesque dunes, which offer a unique and unforgettable experience. Discover the charming fishing village of Puerto de Mogan, with its beautiful marina and delicious restaurants. Visit the vibrant city of Arguineguin, renowned for its freshest fish restaurants. If you’re looking for some of the sweetest tropical fruits, head to the valley of Mogan, where you can buy delicious mangoes, papayas, and avocados.

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of GranTauro Holiday Villas located in the heart of the sunny area of Puerto Rico, in close proximity to all these amazing attractions. Experience the magic of Gran Canaria!

Puerto Rico

Experience the perfect blend of excitement and serenity in Gran Canaria’s Puerto Rico. This bustling tourist destination offers a plethora of restaurants, bars, shops, and the gorgeous Amadores beach, all conveniently located near GranTauro Holiday Villas. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the island, while also enjoying the peaceful tranquility of the nearby Tauro Valley. Connected to Puerto Rico by a tunnel, the valley boasts a prestigious golf course, Anfi Tauro, surrounded by palm trees and leading to the breathtaking Tauro Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a unique holiday, surrounded by a paradise of peace and excitement.

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Puerto de Mogan

Discover the charming beauty of Puerto de Mogan, a picturesque fishing port town with a charming marina brimming with delightful dining options. Stroll through the town and bask in the beauty of its seawater canals, surrounded by blooming bougainvillea cascading down the buildings. Take in breathtaking sunset views and make a trip to Puerto de Mogan, located in the lush Mogan Valley, abundant in tropical fruits like mangoes, avocados, and papayas. Visit the famous Friday markets and make the journey, just 10 km from GranTauro Holiday Villas, by boat from the port of Puerto Rico for a scenic coastal tour of Gran Canaria.

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Maspalomas

Maspalomas is a lively tourist destination in Gran Canaria, known for its endless entertainment options such as hotels, restaurants, bars, discos, and the Holiday World of Maspalomas and Aqua Park. One of the most popular attractions in Maspalomas is the Carnival of Maspalomas, held annually in February or March. It is a colorful and lively celebration that attracts visitors from all over the world. With its street parades, music, dance, and costumes, it is a spectacular event that is not to be missed.

In addition to its bustling nightlife, Maspalomas is also renowned for its natural beauty, particularly the Dunes of Maspalomas. These magnificent sand dunes cover over 600 hectares and are a unique and beautiful landscape in the middle of the city. Visitors can walk through the dunes, relax on the beach, or take a camel ride to enjoy the stunning views of this unique ecosystem. The area is also home to Playa del Ingles, a popular and lively beach that is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying the local nightlife.

In the surrounding areas of Maspalomas, there are also many other beautiful sights to see. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the mountain area around Montaña La Data offers hiking and cycling routes, while the Fataga viewpoint offers breathtaking views of the Fataga Valley. With its stunning natural beauty and exciting entertainment options, Maspalomas is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Gran Canaria.

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The Dunes of Maspalomas

The Dunes of Maspalomas, located just 20 km from GranTauro Holiday Villas, are a breathtaking natural reserve park. With its unique desert-like landscape, the Dunes of Maspalomas offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. As one of the largest and most spectacular sand dune systems in the world, the Dunes of Maspalomas span over 600 hectares and offer miles of breathtaking scenery. Whether you prefer to take in the views from the top of the dunes or wander through the vast desert landscape, the Dunes of Maspalomas are a must-visit destination. It’s recommended to visit the dunes in the evening, before sunset, to witness the picturesque beauty of the dunes as the sun sets. Parking is available at the parking lot, and you can reach the viewpoint of the dunes by walking through the passage of the hotel Riu.

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North of Gran Canaria

The North of Gran Canaria is a rich tapestry of history and natural beauty. From the bustling city of Las Palmas to the charming town of Teror, each area has its own unique character. Las Palmas is known for its beautiful Las Canteras beach, as well as the historic old town of Vegueta. The city is also a hub for international travel, with a major airport and important port located just a 40-minute drive from GranTauro Holiday Villas.

The town of Teror is famous for its Sunday market, which is a popular destination for visitors looking to experience the local culture and traditions of Gran Canaria. The surrounding area is also home to a variety of natural wonders, including the lush rainforest in Moya and the iconic Roque Nublo.

The center of the island is home to picturesque towns like Tejeda, which is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. Artenara and Agaete are also worth a visit for their stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage. The traditional Canarian fiestas, like Rama, offer a glimpse into the island’s rich history and cultural traditions.

While the North of Gran Canaria is rich in history and natural beauty, it is important to note that it is also known for its cooler and rainy weather conditions. For this reason, it may be more suitable for vacationers to stay in the South, where the weather is generally warmer and sunnier.

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Las Palmas

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, located just a 40-minute drive from GranTauro Holiday Villas, is a bustling city with a rich history and culture. The Old Town, Vegueta, is a must-visit for history buffs, as it boasts a collection of stunning colonial-era buildings and monuments. For those seeking a day of shopping and dining, Las Palmas offers a diverse range of options from high-end boutiques to quaint cafes.

Las Canteras Beach is another must-see destination in Las Palmas, known for its exceptional surfing conditions and gorgeous golden sand. The beach also boasts a vibrant promenade, perfect for a leisurely stroll and taking in the sights and sounds of the city.

Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience, a day at the beach, or a taste of local cuisine, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has it all, and is an exciting destination for visitors to Gran Canaria.

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Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo is a magnificent natural monument located in the center of the island of Gran Canaria. It is located 1 hour drive inland and is reachable by two roads: through Mogan or through Fataga. The Roque Nublo stands tall at a height of 1,813 meters and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

To reach the Roque Nublo, you need to park your car at the nearby parking lot and take a hike of about 30 minutes to the top. The hike is considered easy and is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature. 

The views from Roque Nublo are truly spectacular, and it is an important landmark for both locals and tourists. It is a must-visit for those who appreciate natural beauty and want to experience a piece of Gran Canaria’s rich history and culture. Additionally, along the way, you can stop at various restaurants and shops, such as Restaurante Valle de Mogan or Aloe Vera Farm, and enjoy the local cuisine and products. So, if you’re looking for a unique outdoor adventure, Roque Nublo is definitely worth a visit.

The road to Roque Nublo through Mogan is a scenic journey, surrounded by breathtaking nature. The winding roads take you past forests, dams and other stunning landscapes. A stop at Restaurante Valle de Mogan is a must, as it’s one of the finest dining destinations on the island. The Mogan Road is also a popular spot for professional cyclists, offering a challenging and picturesque route. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Gran Canaria while taking Mogan Road to Roque Nublo.

The road through Maspalomas, Fataga and San Bartolomé might take a bit more time, but it offers an exciting journey with plenty of pit stops along the way. Soak in breathtaking views of Maspalomas and Fataga Valley at the first viewpoint, before reaching the Aloe Vera Farm where you can purchase locally produced, natural and high-quality cosmetic products. A visit to Fataga is not complete without indulging in the local cuisine, and Restaurante El Albaricoque is the perfect place to do just that. With its stunning views, it provides a delicious taste of the island. Lastly, San Bartolomé is a charming old Canarian town that will captivate you with its historical beauty and breathtaking views. This road offers a scenic route to Roque Nublo with a more relaxed pace and plenty of opportunities to discover the hidden treasures of Gran Canaria.

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