In terms of its geography and landscape, Gran Canaria is an incredibly diverse and unique island.
Its got huge dramatic cliffs, magnificent snow capped peaks, miles and miles of sandy beaches, coves, fascinating volcanic craters, lush ravines and subtropical vegatation all crammed into a relatively small space.
Gran Canaria is located in the centre of the Canary Islands, 210 kms from the coast of west Africa. The nearest port in Spain is Cadiz, which is 1250 kms away. Its around 47 kms wide and has a total surface area of 1,532 sq km. So as you can see its quite small. Its known as the Round Island because of its rounded shape (curiously enough!).
The highest mountain on the island is called Pozo de Las Nieves, which stands at over 1949 metres above sea level.
Its the third largest island of the Canary Islands and has an impressive 236 km of coastline with sandy beaches. Most of these are located on the south-eastern coast of the island.
On the southwest of the island, the landscape is dominated by cliffs, whereas in the northwest, youll see a very diversified coastline - a wide mixture of mixture of coves and sandy beaches. If you head inland, youll see huge mountain peaks with gorges flowing all the way down to the sea.
Here in Costasur.com you can find guides and tourist information for many destinations, you can also reserve accommodation, transport or activities for your holidays. We are specialists in accommodation with more than 75,000 hotels and apartments in more than 900 destinations.