The tiny patch of sand called Aquamarina Beach isn't much to look at, but it's got a great swimming channel and a perfect lunch spot right next door.
Santa Brigida weekend market is where Las Palmas' well-to-do go to be seen buying their fruit and vegetables. The fruit and veg are good, but prices are higher than at San Lorenzo or San Mateo. There's even an organic food stall.
Las Palmas is full of supermarkets, but which chain is best, and where do you go for the fresh stuff and the exotic stuff? Here's how to do your food shopping like a local in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The best Canarian seafood often comes in restaurants with Spanish menus so here's a handy guide to the most common types of fish, seafood and dishes in Gran Canaria.
Two things Gran Canaria isn't short of are spectacular views and people who put viewpoints in front of them. Here's our pick of the best ten places to take in a landscape in Gran Canaria.
We cover Gran Canaria from nose to tail and while we love the remote bits, lots of people's favourite spots are close to the resorts. Here are the top spots that south Gran Canaria's tourists love the most.
Market days in Puerto de Mogán are Gran Canaria's biggest but if you visit on other days, there's plenty of little shops to explore in the gorgeous lanes behind the marina and the beach.
The Costa Meloneras hotel in Gran Canaria have this on their a la carte restaurant wine list and it's a great example of a dry Canary Islands white.
Wondering if Gran Canaria is the island for you, or just missing the place and needing a bit of a sunshine fix before your next visit? Here are six ways to visit Gran Canaria online, all with great photos and videos of the island as well as useful information.
Guayedra beach is where nature-loving locals from all over the north of the island go for nudist sunbathing in the west coast sunshine.
A tough beach to get to, but El Juncal rewards the intrepid with great swimming, total peace and rare Barbary falcons.
The south Gran Canaria beach where you're most likely to find a Canarii relic: Llano de los Militares, just east of El Pajar and Arguineguín, has its own archaeological ruin.
El Pajar village is literally in the shadow of Gran Canaria's cement plant but once you're on the sand you can't see the factory and the little golden beach is calm and pretty.
While Puerto Rio and Playa del Inglés hardly existed before tourism, Arguineguín has always been a local town first and destination second. It's Las Marañuelas beach is the only easily-accessible one in south Gran Canaria with a real local feel.
Arguineguín's Scandinavian winter residents hang out La Lajilla beach and natural swimming pool and are quite happy that nobody else knows where it is.
So you're in Gran Canaria and wondering what to drink. If it seems a shame to fly to a volcano and stick to British lager and Spanish wine, then read on and take your pick of the best local booze.
You find them in caves, hanging out over the sea and clustered together in shopping centres but most Gran Canaria restaurants belong to one of these eight kinds.