Sunday, 12 October 2008

Las Palmas

Las Palmas is the sunny Spanish capital city of the island of Gran Canaria - the largest of the Canary Islands located off the north-western coast of Africa.

It’s a bustling, vibrant city with three beaches and plenty of nightlife. Whether you want to rest and relax with the family or go clubbing with friends, you can do it in Las Palmas.

The weather in Gran Canaria has been referred to as “The best in the world”. I would call it “Hot”. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is a matter of personal taste.

During your trip, stay at the 4-star Reina Isabel Hotel by the main shopping area of Las Palmas. It has 224 rooms and the average price is 78 euros.

It’s well located for Canteras Beach and is the only hotel in the area with its own sun loungers on the beach.

A room with a sea view is a must. Alternatively, the views from the rooftop pool area (with sun loungers) are amazing, and there are screens to shelter you from any wind.

The promenade is just outside the back entrance to the hotel and is perfect for a stroll at any time of the day or early evening.

The food in the hotel is first-rate and there is free internet access in the reception area.

The annual Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is widely known not only in Spain but worldwide and is one of the main attractions for tourists.

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