Maresía Canteras Urban Hotel THe Senses Collection
We are in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the most cosmopolitan city of the Canary Islands and one of the cities with the best weather worldwide. With an average temperature of 22º C during the whole year, Gran Canaria is the so called “miniature continent”. In an area of just over 1.500 km² you will find arid deserts, volcanic geological formations, lush forests and paradisiacal beaches. The richness of different landscapes and microclimates is incredible. Furthermore, the Atlantic warmth of its people is universally recognized for their cheerful nature and hospitality.
The privileged geographical location of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria makes the capital be a cultural and economic link between Europe, Africa and America. It is located on the Northeast coast of the island, 18 kilometers from the international airport. Its flight connections place the island at just two and a half hours from Madrid, at four hours from the main European cities, and at six hours from America. The capital is considered the economic heart of the Canary Islands due to its status of mandatory crossroads between three continents. Its intense commercial activity makes it the shopping centre of the archipelago. Merchants from distant countries such as India or the Far East, who have chosen this city to develop their commercial activity, cohabitate with traditional commerce and modern shopping centers.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria stands out for the beauty of its seacoast, and boasts about having one of the most recognized urban beaches that is simply unique: Las Canteras. In the capital city, the indigo colour of the sea invites you to have a break and to wind down, but also to practice any kind of water sports and activities all year round. In addition, five beaches, a stunning seafront avenue, and an internationally acclaimed regatta sailing course attest the marine character of this city that is part of the World Surf Cities Network.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria shows its richest identity through its port, Puerto de La Luz y de Las Palmas. The port is characterized by the constant flow of people, goods, and services. Doubtlessly, this welcoming capital opened to the world is a true sign of cultural mix and coexistence. The historic center of Vegueta and the shopping area of Triana show the traces of the passing by of kings, explorers and distinguished visitors. Strolling around these colonial-style streets feels like travelling to the past of a city with more than five centuries of history.
This city has witnessed the passage of historical characters like Christopher Columbus, and has suffered the greed of pirates from foreign lands due to its strategic location. Its buildings literally have given birth to famous characters such as Benito Pérez Galdós and Alfredo Kraus.
The city is home to major international festivals, such as the ones of classical music, film and opera. The artistic and cultural events experienced here do position the city as a reference in the Canary Islands and in the rest of the land. The Carnival, the Jazz Festival and the Theatre and Dance Festival are just a few examples. Furthermore, its cultural richness covers a great network of museums, exhibition halls, theaters and auditoriums for all audiences.
Maresía Canteras Urban Hotel THe Senses Collection has a wide range of services around it. Shopping areas such as Mesa y López combine the renowned brands with leisure, markets, and flea markets, offering the best products to meet any demand.