After a holiday that combines a vibrant city with a beautiful beach? Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s capital, is a cosmopolitan port where you’ll find picturesque banana-tree-lined paths, candy-coloured buildings, historic architecture and urban beaches to boot. Las Palmas holidays are a delight for history lovers – its claim to fame is that Christopher Columbus stopped off here mid-voyage.
Today’s explorers often begin their holidays to Las Palmas in the old town, Vegueta, where winding streets lead past courtyards and fountains to neighbourhood restaurants where top-notch Canarian cuisine is served. For seaside fun and water sports, there’s the 2-kilometre-long urban beach Las Canteras – which also offers lively nightlife along its seafront promenade. For something quieter, Las Alcaravaneras beach is a more peaceful spot to stretch out and relax. For a destination that delivers both a slice of the city and seaside charm, you need look no further than holidays to Las Palmas.