|The beaches of Gran Canaria|
|Gran Canaria has 81 beaches, most of white sand, and on the 235 kilometers of coastline, 60 are occupied by beaches.|
Gran Canaria is, alas, the most sacked the island by concrete. The dunes of Maspalomas escaped the developers and are now part of a nature park. The entire southern area, between San Agustín and Puerto Rico is connected by a freeway full of shopping centers and hotel establishments of all kinds.
The main beaches and the best known are located in the south of the island, between Tarajalillo and Mogán; Those are :
- the Playa del Inglés (2.7 km) and Playa de Maspalomas (2.7 km) south of the island;
- the Playa de Amadores (800 m) south of Mogán ;
- the Playa de San Agustín (670 meters) to the south;
- the Playa Meloneras (460 meters) to the south.
The Playa de las Canteras (3 km) is the beach in Las Palmas.
|The tourism office||Jet lag||Formalities|
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|Gran Canaria has over 800 000 inhabitants. The island is demographically the second of the archipelago after Tenerife and has the highest population density of the Canaries (over 500 inhabitants per square kilometer).|
Las Palmas is the capital of the island, the economic and political center of Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands.
Gran Canaria has 21 municipalities: Agaete, Agüimes, Artenara, Arucas, Firgas, Gáldar, Ingenio, Mogán, Moya, Las Palmas (Capital), San Bartolomé de Tirajana, San Nicolás de Tolentino, Santa Brígida, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Santa Maria de Guía de Gran Canaria, Tejeda, Telde, Teror, Valleseco, Valsequillo de Gran Canaria and the Vega de San Mateo.
|The climate of Gran Canaria is mild and constant throughout the year, with average 17 ºC in winter and 25 °C of average in summer.|
Many microclimates meet there because of its altitude and relief.
|Weather and forecasts|
|The weather in Gran Canaria at the moment|