Located on the north east coast of Gran Canaria Island, Las Palmas is co-major of the autonomous community of Canary Islands. It stands in magnificent surroundings with its two bays and their very beautiful beaches, Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras.
Las Palmas of Gran Canaria owns an impressive infrastructure of hotels and apartments, and its harbour, Puerto de la Luz, is one of the most important of all Europe, giving the city a very cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Thanks to the impulse of the tourism and the economic activity of the sixties, the city finally developed, with a population which doubled during the last thirty years (now approximately 400 000 citizens).
Today, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a bustling city with a rich Spanish history and culture. The lucha canaria (Canarian struggle) and the vela latina (Canarian traditional sailing) are ancestral sports originating in the capital of Gran Canaria. In fact, almost every weekend you can attend vela latina regattas at sea.