Las Palmas

The capitol of the Canary Island, located on the north-west shore. Not many tourists find their way here from the south side, but it is well worth the bus trip.

Little English is spoken, but the people are friendly.

Las Palmas is definitely worth taking a day or two out of your holiday to visit, even if you dont speak a word of Spanish. The City is teeming with life both day and night. During the day you can visit the Spanish Colonial Museum . Visit the numerous department stores such as El Corte Ingles, or just idle the day away on las Canteras beach.

There are numerous Tapas bars where you can eat and mix with the locals and experience true Canarian cuisine. Also it is worth noting that as it is not dominated by tourists prices of food and drink are up to 50% less than in the South of the Island.

You can have a set 3 course lunch in a quality restaurant with wine and coffee for 7 Euros a head. Try doing that in Playa del Ingles.

At night there are numerous bars, restaurants and night clubs to choose from. A must see is Plaza Santa Catalina where you can idle away the evening in one of the open air restaurants.

If you are organizing your own holiday you will be well rewarded if you include a couple of nights in Las Palmas in one of its numerous hotels before moving on to the South for the usual tourist diet of Sun Sea and Sangria.

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