It is hard to say this.
How do we explain to a traveller that a whole planet fits inside an island measuring under 50 kilometres in diametre? But that’s how it is. Gran Canaria holds a miniature world inside it, with two hemispheres, two opposite sides.
One side of the island is packed full of beaches while the other side is the lesser known one, with mountain ranges and ravines that sprout up at the summit and dribble down like clotted cream all the way to the sea.
One one single island we find a ocean-full of beaches. There are all kinds of beaches imaginable, Gran Canaria has this great advantage. It provides beaches for solitary souls who are looking for total tranquility, while offering other ones fit for tireless sportsmen and women. We are treated to everything from golden sandy beaches running for miles t o tiny, isolated coves away from any noise, a surfer’s paradise. All of them are surrounded by a deep blue sea and a soothing sun that is like the cream on top of your coffee.
Its other hemisphere, not far from the desert-like dunes with their smiley, sandy ripples, is an unchained natural scenery. A natural environment that lives freely and with no labels, just like the people on the island, thanks to the fortunate climate that prevails on this part of the globe. A climate that makes up a map of continually changing landscapes.