Encompassing the eastern part of the Canary Islands, the Spanish Province of Las Palmas lies in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. It includes the populated islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, as well as several uninhabited islands such as Alegranza, Lobos and Graciosa.
Things to do in Las PalmasCenturies-old towns, volcanic landscapes and blissful beaches - the Province of Las Palmas is a holidaymaker’s dream.
Discover the diverse landscapes of Gran Canaria. Often described as a “continent in miniature” due to its diversity of landscapes, Gran Canaria lies in the heart of the Canary Islands. Get your retail fix in the duty-free stores of Las Palmas, stroll around charming Puerto de Mogán and admire the 15th-century architecture of Vegueta. While the interior of Gran Canaria is mountainous and traversed by hiking trails, the coastline is dotted with white sand and black lava beaches.
Explore desert-like Fuerteventura. Located around 100 kilometres off the north-west coast of Africa, Fuerteventura is renowned for its white sandy beaches and abundance of water sports. Test your kite surfing skills in Corralejo Natural Park and swim in the stunning lagoons of El Cotillo before cruising to uninhabited Lobos Island. Historic, whitewashed buildings rise amidst the semi-desert landscapes of Betancuria, the original capital of the Kingdom of the Canary Islands.
Visit Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park. Encompassing the south-west of Lanzarote, Timanfaya National Park forms part of the island’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Its otherworldly landscapes were created by volcanic eruptions in the 18th century and it’s the only park in Spain that is entirely geological. Hiking trails and camel routes traverse the park, with a highlight being the dramatic Mountains of Fire.