Gran Canaria apps for Apple devices

By Marlon Votta - Aug 31, 2011

Gran Canaria originally meaning ‘Great (Island) of Dogs’ is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is located in Atlantic Ocean about 150 kilometers (93 miles) off the northwestern coast of Africa and about 1350 km (838 miles) from Europe. The capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is also the largest city and the capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. The Canarii (Guanches), who may have arrived as early as 500 BC populated Gran Canaria. The Canarii called the island Tamarán or Land of the Brave. After visiting Gran Canaria quite a few times, I found this island to have everything for all ages, from beaches and nightlife to fun activities for children and adults.

Gran Canaria is located southeast of Tenerife and west of Fuerteventura. The island is of volcanic origin, mostly made of fissure vents. Gran Canaria is noted for its rich variety of microclimates. However, the average daytime high ranges from 20°C in winter, to 26°C in summer. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in some apps compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Gran Canaria Travel Guide – Tourias Travel Guide by Tourias Mobile GmbH is a free application available through the iTunes App Store. With this free travel guide, users will be able to access valuable information to assist their visit. Displayed in text and images there are points of interest, sights, attractions and activities for users to view. With the “Nearby” function, you can easily find accommodation, restaurants, bars or nightlife options near where you are located.

GranCanariaHD by InventiaPlus is also another free application accessible at the App Store. View the current events happening on the island and use the maps to find out where the museums, beaches, attractions and hotels are. Watch videos of an enormous variety of landscapes. This app requires internet connection.

Gran Canaria: The Essential Guide For Travelers by Your Mobile Apps Inc. is £2.99/$4.99 at the App Store. This is the ideal guide to find out more about the third most populous island in Spain after Tenerife and Majorca. Containing an illustrated city guide and maps it is easy to find out the best places to go, such as where to eat, sleep, and drink, before you arrive or when you are there. It also helps you understand the local culture and history. This app has articles and photos provided offline for instant access.

CityGuide: Gran Canaria by APlus Software is a high quality tour guide that allows users to discover local culture and history. With valuable information, you will be able to obtain details on restaurants, accommodation and bars including fun facts of destinations. Available at the App Store for £1.99 this application is updated monthly so you can keep up with all the latest news. There is also an offline function that you can use anywhere.

Helpful apps can help you enjoy the most of your visit with great informative details on everything from finding your way around to the best places to go. Have you thought of going to Gran Canaria? I can assure you that no matter what age you are there is something for everyone.

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