San Bartolomé Tirajana

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  • View of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Island of Gran Canaria.

This is the largest municipality on Gran Canaria and it will astound you with its unique contrasts. It boasts a desert of sand dunes running down to the sea as well as inland volcanic landscapes.Read more...

What to see Its coast is one of the most popular for tourists on the entire island. It has some truly unique beaches, such as Maspalomas, a desert of sand dunes running down to the sea. Other popular beaches include Meloneras and the long beach known as El Inglés. It is one of the liveliest areas, offering a great ambience and lots of shops. Inland, you'll find some breathtaking volcanic landscapes. Before exploring them, it's best to get a road map and bear in mind that a large part of their beauty lies in the wild ruggedness of the terrain. You can visit fabulous viewpoints such as Picos de las Nieves, offering spectacular views of one of Gran Canaria's greatest landmarks: a huge volcanic rock known as Roque Nublo. Plus, on a clear day, you can see the summit of the El Teide volcano on the nearby island of Tenerife. It's also well worth visiting the stunning scenery around the Soria dams and the cave known as La Cueva de las Niñas. If you come with children, there are several theme parks, such as Sioux City (a village of cowboys and indians) or Palmitos Park (home to dolphins and exotic birds) Nightlife The coast is great fun at night and especially popular with tourists. There are clubs and music till the small hours. The area is also renowned for its gay-friendly atmosphere. Plus, every March, you can enjoy the Maspalomas International Carnival which attracts huge crowds.

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San Bartolomé Tirajana

San Bartolomé Tirajana