The first impression that you have visiting the town is that here the rural past and the present dominated by tourism have merged perfectly, creating an incredibly balanced combination of quiet areas and events of major social relevance. The city of Santa Brígida has 17,600 citizens and it's located about 14 km to the interior of … Continue reading Exploring Santa Brígida, the town with a thousand faces!
With one of the most advanced web portals on the island, the Maspalomas area wins by right the "tourist award" of the entire island: it's a huge square of land of 1060 hectares (to compare, think that the Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria is just 10 hectares) in which in May 2015 passed and had … Continue reading Maspalomas: the easiest holiday in Gran Canaria!
There is a place, a valley near Agaete that recently (in the historical context) has acquired a unique connotation: it's the only European area where coffee is produced! The first plantations were introduced in Gran Canaria and in the rest of the islands at the end of the 19th century, nevertheless, around the 30s and … Continue reading The best Canarian coffee… is in Agaete!
The small village/district of Las Coloradas is a nice neighborhood of the city Las Palmas, located in the North of La Isleta. It receives its name from the homonymous mountain, which is also the highest peak in the city. If you watch it on the Google Maps, there is also small complex of houses just … Continue reading Las Coloradas: a new village in the city!
Welcome to Gran Canaria! If you're just arrived in the city, and you're on this page, it means that maybe you'd like to know something more of what you have around! 😉 Well, the island of Gran Canaria is a perfect place to explore and discover new cultures and lifestyles. But if you don't have … Continue reading La Isleta: the beautiful labyrinth!
According to the description of Leonardo Torriani in "Descrizione e Storia del Regno delle Isole Canarie" (1588) the island of Gran Canaria in the past it was so fertile and abundant of goods that it was enough to sustain almost sixty thousand souls in such a small space of land, without any help from another place. … Continue reading The Origins of Gran Canaria