The capital of Gran Canaria, and the ninth biggest Spanish city, is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A popular destination for travellers, this city hosts a huge variety of holiday accommodation, from budget apartments to beautiful white painted villas with swimming pools. Agaete and Sardina del Norte are popular with both locals and Spanish visitors and are good choices for those looking for something a little less “touristy”. There are plenty of sandy beaches in Gran Canaria but the best run along the south coast of the island. So if you want a truly relaxed beach holiday, check out the apartments and villas in this area. Maspalomas is a quiet yet more sophisticated neighbourhood with first-class restaurants and designer boutiques – all next to a picturesque beach. It is possible to get away for a golfing trip by staying in El Salobre.