Gran Canaria is often referred to as a ‘miniature continent’ because of the diverse nature of its landscapes and habitats.

There is a town 22km South West of Las Palmas with the rather unfitting name of Teror, as it does anything but instill this and is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area nearby.

You can walk along picturesque tree-lined streets taking in beautiful colonial style buildings with wooden balconies.

Gran Canaria is a popular place for nudists, with many nudist friendly beaches.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria shares the title of Capital of the archipelago with Santa Cruz de Tenerife.