Gran Canaria is the most-visited of the Canary Islands, and it offers a wide range of things to do and see, including golfing, yachting, shopping, casinos and great beaches.
Las Palmas, the principal city and the capital of the island, extends along an isthmus with a volcanic headland at the far end and the sea on the other side. It's the largest city in the archipelago, with a population of 400,000; though the outskirts of the city are modern, its traditional heart is La Vegueta, the charmin... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.