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Puerto Rico / January 30, 2019

From Puerto Rico, all that Gran Canaria has to offer is within easy reach. The island is known for its stunningly diverse landscapes, and from behind the wheel of your rental car, it’s possible to experience it all.

Las Palmas

An hour’s drive via the GC-1 from Puerto Rico, Las Palmas is the island’s vibrant capital city. Founded in 1478, the city boasts many historic and cultural attractions. Spread across two bays, it’s strikingly beautiful. Las Palmas’ old quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the district of Triana has an array of shops and cafes to mooch around. The golden sands of Playa de Las Canteras attract beach lovers to this northern point of Gran Canaria.

Parque Natural de Tamadaba

This impressive natural park sits on the western edge of the island, just under a 90-minute drive from Puerto Rico. Popular as a walking destination, the park has a number of hikes winding through its hilly landscapes and pine forests. The Presa de los Pérez (a large man-made dam) stands here, alongside a number of caves. These mountainside features were once home to the original inhabitants of the island and some locals have even built white cottages into the cliffs.