Enjoying a subtropical temperature all year round, Las Palmas is popular destination with tourists looking for some winter sun. Gran Canaria's capital city is the largest region in all of the Canary Islands, so if you hire a car at Gran Canaria Airport, there's plenty to explore. The areas two main beaches - Playa del Confital and Playa de Las Canteras – offer tranquil sandy spaces to enjoy the sunshine. But if you are looking to take in some culture, a trip to Vegueta will give you a taste of authentic Gran Canaria.