Lopesan Baobab ResortMar Adriático, 1, San Bartolome de Tirajana 5.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly San Bartolome de Tirajana hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Maspalomas Lighthouse and La Charca Lagoon. Holiday ...
Hotel Riu Palace Oasis - All InclusivePlaza de las Palmeras 2, San Bartolome de Tirajana 4.0 out of 5.0
Offering direct access to the beach, this Meloneras hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Charca Lagoon and Maspalomas Lighthouse. Maspalomas Dunes and Meloneras ...
LOPESAN Costa Meloneras Resort Spa & CasinoMar Mediterraneo 1, San Bartolome de Tirajana 4.0 out of 5.0
Palatial colonial-style hotel located on the beachfront, 800 meters from Maspalomas Lighthouse.
AC Hotel Gran Canaria by MarriottEduardo Benot, 3, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 4.0 out of 5.0
A 25-minute free shuttle ride from Gran Canaria Airport, this central Las Palmas hotel is a short walk from the Atlantic beach at Las Canteras - a prime spot ...
Servatur Waikiki - All InclusiveAvenida de Gran Canaria, 20, San Bartolome de Tirajana 3.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly San Bartolome de Tirajana hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Kasbah Shopping Center, Kasbah Shopping Center, and ...
ClubHotel Riu Vistamar - All InclusiveAvenida de la Cornisa, s/n, Mogan 4.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Mogan hotel is located in Puerto Rico, within 2 mi (3 km) of Amadores Beach, Angry Birds Activity Park, and Puerto Rico Beach. Puerto Rico ...
ClubHotel Riu Gran Canaria - All InclusiveUrb. Las Meloneras s/n, San Bartolome de Tirajana 4.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly San Bartolome de Tirajana resort is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Meloneras Beach, La Charca Lagoon, and Maspalomas Lighthouse. ...
Cala Blanca by Diamond ResortsCalle Abaicin, 12, Mogan 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in Taurito, this apartment is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Lago Taurito Water Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mogan Port and Cura Beach. Amadores Beach and Puerto ...
Hotel Riu Don Miguel - Adults OnlyAvenida de Tirajana, 30, San Bartolome de Tirajana 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in Playa del Ingles, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yumbo Shopping Center, Maspalomas Botanical Garden, and Kasbah Shopping Center. ...
Hotel Sercotel Cristina Las PalmasCalle Gomera, 6, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 5.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Santa Catalina Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from San Telmo Park. Ciencia ...
Your Gran Canaria holiday
The history of the Canary Islands is shadowed in myths and legends. Early settlers believed the islands were the mythical, disappeared land of Atlantis. There are a handful of theories about its early settlers, but it is widely believed that Gran Canaria was populated by 500 BC. The natives, known as Guanches, are widely thought to have migrated from North Africa. They had primitive tools and weapons and lived mostly in caves.
After the Roman Empire collapsed, Europe neglected the Canary Islands for about 1,000 years. Mediterranean sailors rediscovered the region at the beginning of the 14th century. Until this time, 30,000 Guanches had been living peacefully. Then the Europeans travelled to the islands to obtain slaves and furs.
The Guanches successfully fought off Spanish invasion until Pedro de Vera, the leader of the Spanish forces, completed his country’s conquest of Gran Canaria by 1483. The Spanish killed many Guanches during this period, and the majority of the native survivors were forced to become slaves.
Calls for the independence of the Canary Islands began toward the end of the 19th century after Cuba won independence from Spain. In 1912, the Island Council’s Law brought about many infrastructural projects including the airport, a motorway network, and reservoirs. These projects led to the establishment of the tourism industry.
In 1927, the archipelago was divided into two separate provinces, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
In 1982, the Canary Islands passed the Autonomous Government Statutes.
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