The Sunny South

The Southen part of the island is the most popular destination of Gran Canaria. Tourists from all over Europe flock to this zone. Majority of the area falls under the District of San Bartolome de Tirajana; Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and Puerto Rico. This area is about 50 kms away from Las Palmas city. The other major touristic district of Mogan.

The above districts include the major tourist spots in the island. San Bartolome de Tirajana is the biggest district within Gran Canaria with a local population of about  55,000 people and a floating tourist population of between 100,000 and 125,000 tourists all year round.

This area is most famous for its 365 days of the year round  sunshine and excellent beaches. Many of these golden sand beaches have a blue flag. The highest overall rating for any beach. Between Playa del Ingles and Mas Palomas there is an extra ordinary collection of natural sand dunes.

 

Sand Dunes Of Mas Palomas

 

The area is cluttered with a large  number of Hotels of every type right from 5 star to the very basic and everything in between.  The South area also has a big share of Apartment and Bunglow complexes for housing long term tourist.

 

Hotel Riu, South Area

 

 

 

The key spots in the district of SanBa rtolome are San Augustin, Playa del Ingles, Mas Palomas.  San Bartolome has a  total area of 334,7 kms. The máximum altitude of the district is about 1,900 Meters.

Mogan in recent years has really blossomed as a key tourist spot. Puerto Rico, Amadores (Lovers), Tauro, have lovely beaches.

The area has also the large variety of restaurants as well as Discos, Pubs and it is famous for its night life.

Apart from the touristic spots the South area also includes the districts of Telde, Veccindario, Ingenio, Aguimes, Valsequillo.  These districts have a large portion of the immigrant population from Latin America living and working there. Veccindario is the 2nd most populas district after the capital Las Palmas. The International airport Gando is located at Ingenio in the Southern part of the island.

 

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