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The city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located in Spain (Europe) and is ubicated on the geografic position of North 28° 06' and West 15° 25'.
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Rental of all kinds of motorbikes located in Playa del Inglés, covering the South of Gran Canaria.
The island is volcanic in origin and because of its contrasting countryside, it is also known as a “Miniature Continent".
For centuries many visitors to it have been captivated by its landscapes, enjoying its everlasting spring-like climate. Pliny spoke about the gardens of the Hesperides.
Gran Canaria is the second largest island in size of the Archipelago and because of its different landscapes and variety of climates enjoys the title of “Miniature Continent".
In the south we can find the tourist resort of Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, visited by over 2,000,000 tourists every year, with dunes and beaches of golden sand.
In the central area there are high mountains covered by forests and even snow during winter, and deep valleys full of tropical fruits and flowers.
In the north lies the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A modern highway linking with the airport crosses the island.
The city has 400,000 inhabitants and four different main areas:
- the 500 year old district of Vegueta, with colonial houses, museums, theatres, the Cathedral ... where Columbus relaxed during his trips to America.
- the tourist area, with 3 km. of beautiful beach and a beach-front promenade full of restaurants, pubs and shops.
- the port, the most important of the Atlantic off the African coast.
- the University, with over 20,000 students in all faculties.