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Here on this Island we have an average Temperature of 21 degrees (In England about 9 degrees) mostly in July, August and September, where the Temperatures above is about 26 degrees. In the coldest Winter, the Temperature seldom goes below 16 degrees Celsius.
As an average, we receive 170 mm of Rain during the Year (England receive about 960 mm), so it's a fit, that we have 350 Days with a nice, good Weather every Year. We have a mild Sea-Climate, and much warmer Winters than they experience on the Spanish Mainland (The Peninsula).
The Sun down here is very sharp compared to the Sun in England, and we can se, that many people get their Vacation spoiled because they get sun-scorched. Especially the Children should be protected from the Sun by a nice Suntan Oil with a very high Sun-factor. Make them wear a Sunhat, and be dressed lightly. The Sun is burning approximately one meter below the Water-surface, and remember Sandals to the Kids, so their Feet won’t burn in the very hot sand.
The Canary Islands is a Group of Islands outside the African Northwest Coast. They consists of 7 Main Islands, divided in to Provinces:
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Lancerote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife: La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife.
The Canary Islands belong to Spain, and the Language is Spanish. The Inhabitants are Catholics, and are known for their honesty and Hospitality.
Gran Canaria is situated about 1.250 km from the Spanish Mainland. There are 83 km to Fuerteventura in the East, 62 km to Tenerife in the West, and 210 km to the Coast of Africa. All the Islands are Volcanic, and the oldest of the Islands, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are about 30 million Years old. The youngest of the Islands, El Hierro, is only 750 thousand Years old. The area of the Islands is 7.447 km². The Population is 2.103.992 (2009) Inhabitants, of which 838.397 (2009) lives on Gran Canaria.
Furthermore we receive 8 – 9 million Tourists a Year.
On Gran Canaria you can have a very nice vacation, with much sun and bathing, and absolutely no stress. The Sun is almost guaranteed, you’ll get excellent Food, lots of Pleasure, Shopping and many Sports Activities – on Land on the Water. Beautiful Sand-Beaches, many exciting Restaurants, Well kept Golf-courses, Water sport Centres, Shopping Centres and delicious Seafronts.
Gran Canaria is the best known Island, but it is only the 3rd biggest, after Tenerife and Fuerteventura. It was on Gran Canaria the big Tourist Adventure began, first in Las Palmas, but later on most of the Tourism moved South to places, where the Sun could be counted on.
Tourism has taken over in the Neon lit Cities, bur frankly, The Island is pretty Beautiful, and when leaving Playa del Inglés and Puerto Rico behind, you'll find, that Gran Canaria is much more than the Tourist Cities by the Coast. Take a trip in the Mountains to the Idyllic Villages, with Palm Trees, tall Mountains, gigantic Pine Trees, Volcano Craters and Whitewashed Houses in Villages between Almond Trees.
Here Christmas Flowers and Bougainvilleas grow as big bushes, and Clematis climbs the Walls, and where Fig Cactus and Agaves stands side by side. Or you can take a Trip along the steep West Coast, or a Trip to the middle of the Island, 1949 m above Sea level.
If you have a 2 Week Vacation – or more, it could be an adventure to visit one of the other Canary Islands, and Ferries and Planes are leaving to the other Islands on a daily basis from Las Palmas and Agaete. When leaving in the morning, it is possible to be back the same Day – but you can find opportunities to stay the Night, direct from the Street. The smaller Islands are not so stamped by Tourists, so the possibilities of a different Vacation than you will find on one of the bigger Islands are great. Tickets to the other Islands are not expensive, so this type of Vacation is cheap.
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