Gran Canaria Travel Pack

Overview

Practical, informative and user-friendly, the Globetrotter Travel Pack to Gran Canaria highlights the major places of interest, describing their principal attractions and offering sound suggestions on where to tour, stay, eat, shop and relax. This guide is ideal for the first-time visitor. It is concise and informative and contains over 20 full color area maps, town plans and locator maps, over 90 full color photographs and a full size pull out map all in a handy plastic pack. (5 x 7, 128 pages, maps, color ...
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Overview

Practical, informative and user-friendly, the Globetrotter Travel Pack to Gran Canaria highlights the major places of interest, describing their principal attractions and offering sound suggestions on where to tour, stay, eat, shop and relax. This guide is ideal for the first-time visitor. It is concise and informative and contains over 20 full color area maps, town plans and locator maps, over 90 full color photographs and a full size pull out map all in a handy plastic pack. (5 x 7, 128 pages, maps, color photos, pull out travel map)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847730404
  • Publisher: Globetrotter
  • Publication date: 10/23/2009
  • Series: Globetrotter Travel Packs
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

After an academic career, Rowland Mead has been a full-time writer for the last ten years. His subjects include wildlife and travel, specializing in Spanish-speaking countries. His latest books include The Globetrotter Guide to Costa Rica and two volumes on English Cathedral Cities.

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Gran Canaria 5
The Land 6
History in Brief 13
Government and Economy 21
The People 23
2. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 37
History 38
Vegueta 40
Triana 44
The Central Area of Las Palmas 47
Northern Las Palmas 48
3. The North 55
The Coast 56
Guanche Connections 58
Inland 61
4. The Arid East 71
Commuter Country 72
Telde 75
Ingenio 77
Aguimes 78
The Arid Coastal Strip 80
5. The South 83
The Eastern Section 84
Playa del Ingles 85
Maspalomas 86
Theme Parks and Other Attractions 88
The West of the Region 92
6. The West 99
The Mogan Valley 100
San Nicolas de Tolentino 102
Agaete and the Puerto de las Nieves 104
7. The Central Highlands 109
Routes into the Central Highlands 110
Features of the Central Highlands 114
Travel Tips 122
Index 127
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