Conquered by the Spanish and later invaded by masses of European vacationers, Gran Canaria is a mix of cultures and landscapes. Singing to the same seasonal rhythm as the Mediterranean, the third largest and most populated of the seven Canary Islands harbors lush, rolling meadows in the north and flat dusty plains and sandy beaches in the south, all in a fist-shaped island roughly the same size as the city of Houston. The capital, Las Palmas, is a popular port-of-call for large cruise liners, and provides two urban beaches for its dense population. … Back to Article
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