Las Palmas de Gran Canaria , more simply called Las Palmas, is a city of 515,000 inhabitants. It is the main town of the island of Gran Canaria in the autonomous community from the Canary Islands of which, together with Santa Cruz de Tenerife , is the capital, as well as being the province of Las Palmas . It is the largest city in the Canary Islands,
the most cosmopolitan of the islands, where there are three main beaches including, the most famous is Las Canteras beach, considered one of the best urban beaches in the world.
Located in the north-eastern area of the island of Gran Canaria, about 150 km from the coast of Morocco , in the Atlantic Ocean , has one of the best climates created by current of the Canary Islands. The temperatures they vary during the year around 21 ° C and with little rainfall. The average annual temperature is around 25 ° C in fact, according to a research by climatologist American Thomas Whitimoredella, of Syracuse University , enjoys the best climate in the world.
In Gran Canaria there are many events throughout the year. Without a doubt, however, the most evocative, the one that most of all attracts visitors from all over the world is the Carnival.
During the Carnival of Las Palmas , thousands and thousands of tourists flock to the city. Everywhere, not only on the street, you can experience the fantastic vibrations that the city transmits to you; there is an air of transgression, and you can spend fantastic and colorful days.
Christmas in Las Palmas brings with it its traditions, a very long series of events and concerts. The city is adorned with lights, sounds and secular events and the inevitable " cabalcata" of the Magi through the streets of the city. A holiday at Christmas or New Year in Las Palmas will allow you to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and a great party such as those that take place on the beach and on the Las Canteras paseo where thousands of people are waiting to celebrate the arrival of the New Year and fantastic fireworks over the ocean, all with a mild climate, lots of sun and lots of swimming in the sea!