It was established by Juan Rejón, an Aragonese captain in the Castilian navy, on 24 June 1478.
It has grown into the ninth-biggest Spanish city and the largest in the Canaries, with a population of around 400,000.
Its diverse terrain comprises long beaches and dunes of white sand contrasting with green ravines and picturesque villages, whilst a third of the island has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Although it’s only the third largest island, Gran Canaria makes up almost half of the population of the Canaries, which means vibrant bars, exquisite restaurants and fascinating museums are readily available.
The sub-tropical climate attracts vacationers and new residents from across the globe.
The third-largest of the Canary Islands (after Tenerife and Fuerteventura), it's roughly the same size as Greater London.Fred Olsen Express operates 1 route, Las Palmas to Morro Jable which runs 4 times daily.As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Gran Canaria to Fuerteventura to get the most up to date information.There are 2 ferry routes operating between Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura offering you combined total of 40 sailings per week.Naviera Armas operates 2 routes, Las Palmas to Puerto del Rosario runs 5 times per week & Las Palmas to Morro Jable about 7 times weekly.