Gran Canaria, sometimes referred to as Grand Canary, is the third largest island of the Canary Islands, an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, 210 km from the northwest coast of Africa and belonging to Spain. It is located southeast of Tenerife and west of Fuerteventura. The island is of volcanic origin.
The island was populated by the Guanches from 3000 BC, who called it Tamarán, but was claimed by Spain in the 15th century.
Gran Canaria's surface is 1,560 km² and its maximum altitude is 1,949 meters (Pico de Las Nieves). It has a round shape, having a diameter of just about 50 km.
It is divided into twenty-one municipalities.
This trip departs from Santa Cruz and is via ferry. You will have a chance to have breakfast near the Santa Catalina Park, then you will have the opportunity to visit some typical canarian villages, and there will be transport provided at all times. This excursion departs on Wednesdays.
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