It is exciting to visit places for the first time, especially when you discover something that makes you happy. On our way to El Hierro, we had a one night layover in Las Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria. We wanted the feel of a large city before throwing us into the unknown, on Europe’s last outpost in the southwest, a small volcanic island far away from urban life.
After some quite cold months for me in La Herradura, it was nice to feel a more tropical weather when we landed in Gran Canaria. It is the second most populous island of the Canaries, an African archipelago which is a part of Spain. The seven Canarian islands are considered to have the best climate in the world, often referred to as ”eternal spring”. I embraced the sunshine and suddenly I missed the Philippine heat.
We had booked a hotel close to Las Palmas’ famous beach, the Las Canteras, and had a relaxed evening out. Not so much to write home about, but I loved the atmosphere as well as the food. I enjoyed our walk in the afternoon while watching the sunset and I loved the nice surprise I got when I discovered what the city is doing to protect the environment. We took some photos and as you can see, Las Palmas was good to us 🙂
Getting a glimpse of the city is nice enough, but seeing the following sign made me appreciate the city’s efforts to protect the environment.