Informally known as Las Palmas airport, the Gran Canaria is located on beautiful Gran Canaria Island. Yes, it is everything an island holiday should be, and so much more. The airport, having been opened in 1930 by King Alfonso XIII, is the largest gateway into The Canary Islands. There are more things to do on the Island of Gran Canaria then you might think, however. Gran Canaria is actually one of the Canary Islands. Located about 93 miles off the northwestern coast of Africa, and 838 miles from Europe, Gran Canaria is the second most populated of the Canary Islands, apart from Tenerife. This makes for a great location for holiday fun, and Spain Car Rentals can take you to many of the fine locations on the island, where you will want to experience as well as enjoy all that Gran Canaria has to offer.
If you look at a satellite image of Gran Canaria, it sort of resembles a Sand Dollar sea creature, by design. The terrain is very different. It has some important significance, too. The capital city of Las Palmas de was founded on June 24, 1478. Some 14 years later, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus spent a bit of time in the area, prior to his first trip to the Americas. You can visit the city’s historic sights that will keep you aware, not only of Columbus’ stay in the city, but other adventurers, artists and motivated Spaniards who helped to both shape the area and the world at the time of their lives in the area.
Spain Car Rentals will be happy to take you round to any of the 21 municipalities located on Gran Canaria. The population actually exceeds well over 820, 000 people with the largest concentration of well over 378, 000 living in the capital.
You owe it to yourself and your travel companions, should you have any with you, to visit all that Gran Canaria has to offer. If you book in advance, Spain Car Rentals can take you on specific day trips; a different one every day of your holiday that you want to take in the sights, if you like. Of course, you’ll want to enjoy much of the fun nightlife that it has to offer you as well. There is nothing quite like a vacation on Gran Canaria. The people who live on the island are friendly and will be happy to be part of your vacation, if you’d like. And why not? It is a small world, after all.
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