Placida de Mar
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- Swimming pool
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Arrived at Las Palmas at 10am and it was beautifully warm. We set off through the city to the lovely long beach area. There was a wide promenade are and we walked a couple of km along it and the beach. Had a cup of tea and cake watching the surfers at the break at the end of the beach near the theatre. Walked back into ...
We decided that we needed a day to relax so chose to go to the famous beach on this island. It took us about a 45 minute drive to go to the south end of the island. This island is definitely the most "touristy" of all the islands. They attract millions of tourists per year because it is a short flight from northern Europe, is on the Euro as belongs to Spain, has great warm weather and minimal rainfall and has a high standard of living and ...
... are still lived in by families with farmland in the area.
4. See the sights at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Make sure you don some sturdy shoes for your day at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - there's plenty to fit in. Don't miss Casa de Colon, where Colombus took some time out between his ocean adventures, or the Museo Canario, which recounts the island's grizzly pre-conquest past. The 15th-century cathedral should also be high up your must-see list. ...
... interesting and inspiring woman, battle hardened and highly educated, well worth a google. 1599 saw Frances Drake defeated. The Dutch then made a strong campaign, successfully conquering the city of Las Palmas but not quite the whole island, holding the entire territory only for a short time until losing it to guerrilla forces. Later, Admiral Nelson claimed Gran Canaria as part of the British Empire in the 19th Century, and so this push and pull of cultural influences ...
We docked at Gran Canaria at around 07:00 local time. Clearance was granted at around 08:00, so passengers and crew were able to go ashore shortly afterwards. We were advised that the back on board time was 17:30 local. We disembarked at around 12:45 and walked around the quayside to see for the first time, Britannia's Union Flag bow. The water was very blue and the port had a ...