About Matthew H
Lives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Since May 2012
35-49 year old
I'm a journalist/blogger who's been residing in the totally tropical city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since 2004. The capital is a great base to cover Gran Canaria for my blog, Gran Canaria Local. I've also visited the rest of the islands including Lanzarote and Tenerife to write features for magazines like Living Spain and newspapers such as The Independent.
Get up close and personal with the rock whose photo's accompanied a million and more wish-you-were-here messages.
You won't only find pueblos blancos in Andalucia. Indeed, whitewashed Tejeda is one of the prettiest villages you can visit in Gran Canaria.
The loftiest village on Gran Canaria will take your breath away – and not just because you're at a high altitude!
The capital of Gran Canaria has plenty to see and do. Not surprising, once you discover it's Spain's ninth-largest city!
The pearl of Gran Canaria is a real treasure. Marvel at one of the island's most popular architectural gems, Arucas' Gaudiesque church.
The village's Plaza de Santiago is arguably Gran Canaria's loveliest square. Visit the Cueva Pintada for a spot of time travel back to Gran Canaria's Stone Age, which lasted up until the 15th-century Spanish Conquest.
'See Agaete and leave' is the village's motto - proof of its residents' commitment to preserving this unspoilt piece of Gran Canaria for generations to come...
A visit to Gran Canaria's most famous resort isn't complete without checking out its beautiful beach.
This southern beach is quieter than nearby Playa del Inglés, which you can reach on foot via the promenade. Playa de San Augustin is also home to the island's most historic resort.
If you were led blindfolded to Maspalomas' famous dunes, you would be forgiven for thinking you'd swapped continents - Las Dunas de Maspalomas are the spitting image of North Africa's Sahara Desert!