1. The clean Las Canteras Beach with light brown sand, no pebbles in the water, perfect facilities (toilets, showers, lockers) - many hold the view that this is one of the best beaches of Gran Canaria
2. Nice to be among locals, not just vacationers - Las Palmas is full of ordinary everyday life scenes unlike the artificial mass tourism settlements of the southern coast
3. Mercado del Puerto - great street food in the evenings
4. Three kilometers long Paseo (coastal promenade) on Friday afternoons
5. We frequented an excellent non touristy eatery: Restaurante Hnos. Garcia IV(General Vives, 59, closed on Sundays)
6. The wonderful Vegueta, the Old Town of Las Palmas in the evening lights
7. Mayor de Triana walking street (Triana neighborhood) Fridays, Saturdays, late afternoons
8. Santa Catalina neighbourhood
9. gambas al ajillo (shrimps in hot garlic-rich oil)
10. The exemplary discipline of dog owners
1. The northern part of the island, with Las Palmas, is somewhat colder than the South (more clouds, wind)
2. Not easy to find a parking place
3. Tap water is not for drinking - lousy taste - but you can brush your teeth with it.
4.The Black African (illegal) street vendors, with their routinary supply, are dissonant nuances in the given milieu.
5. Can not understand why Italian restaurants can almost outnumber the ones offering Spanish or local cuisine
6. The horrendous traffic jams may spoil the peace of a vacationer
7. The Santa Catalina cruise port is frightening with its dimension
8. We had the feeling that the reconstruction of Mesa y López is an endless story
9. Las Canteras is painfully overcrowded on weekends (see lead photo above).
10. Not much nightlife apart from Friday and Saturday nights