Gran Canaria – An Oasis in the Atlantic Ocean – Part 1

Las Palmas – The Capital of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands off the western coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean. It actually belongs to Spain and is a popular tourist destination among Europeans. I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time on the Island and hope to share some amazing stories of this island with you.

Las Palmas

Let’s begin our day with some sun in the City. The building to the right is a library.

Let’s see where we are in the world.

A visit to Las Palmas would not be complete without visiting a “Chino” shop, even if it’s only window shopping.

There are also lots of street performers in the Triana shopping district. It was a pleasure watching his puppet show. 🙂

Let’s head to the broad path along Av. de Canarias, next to the Ocean along the east side of the City.

The view of the Ocean is absolutely gorgeous.

The two mountains in the distance are the northern tip of the Island.

There’s also a beautiful marina along the path.

The species of palm trees that blossom on this island are countless!

This island is also home to many species of cacti. Isn’t this one beautiful against the soft pastel sky?

When the wind blows, you can smell the scent of the ocean.

How about a panoramic view? There are even outdoor exercise facilities for the public.

That’s the other side of the square.

Sometimes, there’s a beautiful rainbow at the end of a rainy day.

Even a double rainbow, if you’re at the right place.

Let’s end our day with a visit to the Playa de Las Canteras, one of the most well-known beaches at Las Palmas.

And catch a glimpse of the sunset.

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