Gran Canaria is not only suitable for a beach holiday but also to drive sports or to enjoy the culture. The excellent climate and wonderful beaches on Gran Canaria moved a large number of tourists on the island in the past. Also a wide range of sports and cultural facilities has been created by the large number of tourists. The island is not only for the pure beach vacation but also for a culture or a sports trip to Gran Canaria. For example, the January is interested for the culture. In the Auditorium of Las Palmas Music Festival takes place. In February, the Opera Festival of Gran Canaria takes place in the Auditorium.
But, the most important event in February that attracts every year thousands of visitors is the Carnival with parades and concerts. After the Kaneval in Las Palmas ends it starts in the more southerly locations, at the end of Maspalomas. The most important events there are the drag queen show and the parade on the last day of the Kanevals. Further important cultural event are the Cinema Festival of Las Palmas, as well as the Dance Festival in San Bartolome. Except for the culture, Gran Canaria offers a lot of variety but also for the sporty holidaymaker. Especially in winter when Northern Europe operated only a few winter sports can offer the Island stand out as a training centre for a variety of sports on. It was above all the cyclists on the road or in the grounds, Gran Canaria have made since long to their holiday destination. Who enjoys in golf comes on the island at his own expense.
In the South there is a large selection of golf courses which lie directly on the sea and alongside even wonderful views. The water sports are of course widely available on an island. On Gran Canaria offer excellent opportunities for windsurfing and surfing. There are also international championships are held every year. Furthermore, you can sail, dive, and deep-sea fishing. As outdoor sports go out of the mountain hiking and trekking in Gran Canaria is offered. Especially hiking came in recent years more and more into fashion.