Las Palmas, officially Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a Spanish city and capital of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital, the most populous city in the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, and the ninth-largest city in Spain with a population of 381,223 in 2020. As of 2008, nearly half (45.9%) of Gran Canaria’s inhabitants live in Las Palmas, as well as 18.35% of the Canary Islands’ total population. Throughout history, Las Palmas received waves of immigrants from mainland Spain and countries from every continent. The majority of the population is Spanish, although large North- and sub-Saharan African and Latin American communities exist (especially the Venezuelan community, which is growing fast), as well as important historical minorities such as Indians (Sindhi) and Koreans and a growing Chinese population.
Most of our time ashore was spent travelling to a wonderful winery, time at the winery, and travel back from the winery. We did get to see a lot of countryside along the way.