Gran Canaria Holidays
by Peter Sylvester
Would you consider a holiday on the ‘small continent’? Because that’s what Gran Canaria Holidays offers you.
That's what the island is called... because nowhere are such varied landscapes - European, African, even American - placed so closely together.
The 2000 metre high central mountain range contains snow capped peaks, mountain massifs, desert land, tropical forest and wonderful ravines - while meanwhile - just a few miles away - there are miles of sandy sun drenched beaches.
Gran Canaria Holidays truly offers everything!
THE COST OF GRAN CANARIA HOLIDAYS
With flights from New York and Orlando costing between £200 AND £300 and with UK flights even cheaper there’s every reason to think Gran Canaria Holidays are an excellent way to spend time and money.
And at any time some - if not all - travel firms offer savings and discounts.
Gran Canaria Holidays can be cheaper or dearer - it depends on you.
Click for a Map of Gran Canaria,
the "Small Continent"
THE CAPITAL - LAS PALMAS
The highly original architecture of Las Palmas and its brightly painted houses will catch your attention but the culture, festivities and cuisine will also be memorable.
The Cathedral, the Barrio de la Vegueta quarter and the Museo Canario must be visited - the latter particularly for its very thorough analysis of the original inhabitants - the Guanches.
WHO WERE THE GUANCHES?
The Guanches were the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria. Holidays are an ideal way to explore a lost civilisation. Who were the tall white figures of the islands of long ago? What is the Necropolis of Artenara? Who created the Cueva Pintada’s polychrome geometrical cave paintings? What significance had the Arbol Sagrado - the ancient tree in fornt of the Town Hall?
THE PROMISE OF GRAN CANARIA HOLIDAYS
Gran Canaria Holidays will answer these questions but there are also glorious beaches with Maspolamas acting as the six kilometer kingpin with an intensely blue sea and the island’s most important sports centre - the Pasitoblanco.
And there are a wealth of excursions to such places as Teror the village which ‘seems to be floating in the air’ - to Cenoblo deValeron with its caves enclosed in petrified lava - or to Arinaga’s romance and its panoramic views.
And most of the time the sun shines!
Gran Canaria Holidays offers you this and much, much more!
Peter Sylvester is a seasoned UK journalist (NUJ 020267) who has worked with BBC Radios 4 and 5 Live, World Service, The Natural History Programme, Today, The Afternoon Shift, Farming Today, On This Day, and more. He produced "Class Five" for Sybil Ruscoe for three years.
As a journalist, Mr. Sylvester has covered such topics as: military events and characters, education, social problems, agriculture, cryptozoology, literary history, environment, drugs, jewelery, ferrets, and sports. But not ferret sports. Those are out.
Mr. Sylvester has written for such magazines as The Field, My Weekly, The Woodworker, and Radio Times. In previous successful careers, he has been an actor, teacher, and trader of gold, silver, and precious stones. He lives near Evesham in Cleeve Prior.