Las Palmas, Office 69, Gando - Telde
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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.
If you have a hire car at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport, you'll soon discover that the island's main road, the GC-1 coastal highway passes right by the entrance. This makes it easy to drive south to Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and the tourist strip - or north to the sophisticated capital. In contrast to the tourist south, Las Palmas is full of period colonial architecture, authentic Canarian culture and boasts golden sandy beaches. For the more adventurous, smaller roads lead inland to the mountainous volcanic landscape at the heart of the island around Pico de las Nieves and the forested hills of the Pilancones Natural Park.