Often considered "a continent in miniature", hardly anywhere else you can find such a variety of landscapes and climatical zones being geographically that close one to each other: mountains, desert land, tropical forests and rugged coastlines, interspersed with white sandy beaches. Its volcanic landscapes, the unique Macaronesian flora and the extensive pine forests have made Gran Canaria worthy of the World Biosphere Reserve distinction by UNESCO.
Gran Canaria is a fantastic family destination with almost 60 kilometres of beaches on 236 kilometres of coastline, all bathed in gentle sunshine. The surprising mix of desert and oasis speak for its wealth of ecosystems. The dunes, constantly moulded by the wind, change their appearance every day and are one of the main attractions in the island.