Located 13 km away from Las Palmas on the east side of the island, this attractive canarian town is a charming base if you’re looking for a laid back, beach resort. Boasting a beautifully wide coastal strip with a broad spectrum of beaches including sandy and pebble, all lined up one after another it is a beach lovers paradise. Why not venture to the traditional old town which features the attractive Plaza de San Juan, shaded by big, old trees and surrounded by pretty colonial-style houses, painted in green and white, with elaborately-carved balconies. If you are looking to escape the crowds and experience a slower pace of the Canary life, yet still be within close proximity to all that Gran Canaria has to offer in the south of the Island then Telde is for you!View villas in Telde
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When in Gran Canaria be sure to try the traditional Spanish tapas bars and restaurants, some popular choices are patatas bravas, spicy meatballs, iberico ham, manchego cheese, Spanish omelette and much more tasteful delights. A speciality of Gran Canaria is the Papas arrugadas "wrinkly potatoes" is a traditional baked potato dish eaten in the Canary Islands. They are usually served with a pepper sauce, called Mojo, or as an accompaniment to meat dishes.
The nightlife tends to be more on the relaxing side, with a few local restaurants and bars.
Boat trips can be found all along the coast, mainly in Puerto Rico and Maspalomas, ranging from luxury catamaran cruises to deep sea fishing boats to dolphin watching excursions.
For lovers of nature, a 30 minute drive will take you up to the north of the island where the botanical gardens 'Viera y Clavijo' are located, established in 1952. There are many species of flora and fauna grown here, a paradise for nature enthusiasts. You will enjoy wondeful views of these colourful gardens at the sites' restaurant, located at the entrance.
Angry Birds Activity Park - feauturing a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, based on the popular game.
Palmitos Park- One of the best wildlife and botanical parks in the Canary Islands. You can enjoy displays of Raptors, Parrots and exotic bird shows, and you can admire the spectacular dolphin shows, even swim with them, plus visit the aquarium, and the largest collection of orchids in Europe.
There are three waterparks to choose from in the area; Atlantida in Puerto Rico has the longest and fastest water slide on the island, Aqualand in Maspalomas is the biggest in the Canary Islands and Ocean Park in Maspalomas with it's 13 water slides.
The cobbled streets of the old town are home to a few shops and amenities.