This island is like a small continent. Basically, you can find everything in this place which will fascinate you: golden-colored beaches and great outdoors. This mix of oasis and desert in the south is a beautiful natural area to discover. The dunes which are constantly molded by the wind are one of the main attractions. Christopher Columbus lived a short time on Gran Canaria in 1492 on his way to discover America. You can visit this house “Casa de Colón” which is now also a museum in the capital Las Palmas. The night life on Gran Canaria offers various possibilities to have unforgettable party nights. The Plaza de España in the capital Las Palmas is the place to go which is always full of people until dawn. Even more is going on at the south coast; a place where nobody seems to sleep, except at siesta time, for sure.