Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Cruise Port

The miniature continent found in the cruise port of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands hold some of the world’s most colorful landscapes, dramatic cliffs, perfect climate and hospitable people. The rugged picturesque mountains, unspoiled peaks and valleys, unique green hills, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are only a handful of the features that distinguish the cruise port of Gran Canaria from the rest. This port city is the third largest and second most populous island in the Canaries’ archipelago. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital city of this incredible paradise. Take time out to discover the splendor in Las Palmas, the only port of call in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. The following places of attraction come highly recommended:
 
  • Just northwest of the downtown area lies one of the longest city beaches in the world. Playa de las Canteras represent the thriving city life of the cruise port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with its numerous beach bars, cafes, restaurants, lively musical performances and a promenade that leads to the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus; a beautiful concert hall designed with a touch of modern architecture. The perfect surfing and snorkeling winds, lovely sands and clear waters coupled with a hip vibe and atmosphere make for an unforgettable beach experience.
     
  • Caldera de Bandama is a well-known volcanic crater that reaches a high of 1,867ft above sea level with a depth of 700ft. It offers a panoramic view of the cruise port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that is well worth the challenging hike. This maar is part of the Tafira Protected Landscape and is home to some of the most interesting botanic species on the island.
     
  • At the end of the 15th century, the original settlement of the ancient Canarians in Vegueta birthed the city of Las Palmas that has long evolved into an important historical symbol. The interesting architecture and historical features of the city can be found in buildings such as Casa de Colon mansion, Santa Ana cathedral, the Museo Canario museum, Gabinete Literario club, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno gallery and the hard to miss Mercado, just to name a few.

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