Lives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Since Sep 2014
35-49 year old male
Sven fell deeply in love with Gran Canaria and he wants to pass on his passion for this paradise to travelers on his blog.
Puerto de Mogan, known as 'Little Venice', is one of the most romantic villages in Gran Canaria. Walk through its tiny alleys with arches full of bougainvilleas to reach the restaurants on the marina.
The Museum Cueva Pintada, in the pretty town of Galdar, transports visitors back to the 6th century. Consisting of a covered excavation site with impressive cave paintings, discover lots of historic information about Gran Canaria here, plus explore the numerous ancient artefacts on display. An excellent insight into the Canary Islands' past, and that of their native islands (the 'Guanches') for all lovers of history.
Probably one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world, Playa de las Canteras is a great place for a 3km stroll along its 'Little Havana'-style promenade, teeming with cozy bars and restaurants. On the beach, you'll find locals and visitors surfing, running, or taking a refreshing bath in the Atlantic Ocean. All in all, if you haven't visited Playa de Las Canteras, you haven't experienced the real Gran Canaria!
Playa de Melenara is one of my favourite beaches, and one of the most recommended places in Gran Canaria to enjoy authentic, delicious Canarian food. Not many tourists find their way to this urban beach on the island's east coast, so get ready for a real treat!