Gran Canaria is a part of the Spanish Canary Islands . It has the second highest population behind the island of Tenerife.
Las Dunas de Mapalomas, or the Maspalomas sand dunes, are great for any visitor. The whole island is excellent for the hiker, and after a long hike the famous beaches are perfect for some relaxation. Playa del Ingles, Amadores, Anfi del Mar and Playa de Morgán are some of the well known beaches on Gran Canaria. Playa del Ingles is great for surfing as well.
If the surfing, hiking or biking scene isn’t enough, visitors can walk to some of the cave villages on the island.
The seafood on the island is fantastic, and local wine is served at pretty much every restaurant.
Gran Canaria Airport (airport code LPA) was formerly known as Las Palmas Airport. There are 49 airlines with year round and seasonal routes and five more airlines flying 1-3 flights per year from the airport. The only airline using Gran Canaria as a hub is Binter Canarias, the Canary Islands regional carrier.
The only carriers to fly somewhat frequent flights out of Gran Canaria are EasyJet and Ryanair with approximately 360 and 170 flights per year each, respectively. The other airlines do not operate as frequently.