Palmitos Park

Palmitos park is a zoo with an amazing collection of birds. And dolphins!! And lots of other small exhibits with reptiles, monkeys, fish and more. Dad seemed more interested in the plants, and there are a whole lot of them, but that is just weird. This zoo is in a giant canyon and the animals are up and down the hillside. I wish there was an elevator since I wasn’t in the mood for so much hiking.

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Elder Science & Technology Museum

The ultimate kid’s rainy day activity in Las Palmas is either Poema Del Mar or the Elder museum. I love to play the virtual reality games, climb in full sized airplanes, crack the code on puzzles and experiments, learn about the stars, practice surgery, and do art projects. We can touch everything and no one gets made when we run and shout. Sojourn says it’s the best museum ever.

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Los Tilos de Moya

When locals go hiking with littles, they always recommend los Tilos de Moya. It’s a pretty 2km loop in the mountains with a really delicious restaurant at the trailhead. We saw dozens of families with babies, little kids and even big kids. The trail is deep green because of all the rain in the last month.

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El Belen de Las Canteras aka Awesome

Every year in December, the city has a sand art nativity scene. The sculptures are bigger than I am and show religious scenes. It’s not just baby Jesus though as many of the sand sculptures show cool scenes of Canarian culture and history.

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What it’s Like Moving to the Canary Islands as a Kid!

I moved to Gran Canaria 2 and a half years ago. Today, I absolutely love it. I have cool friends. We go snorkeling and boogie boarding at the beach all the time. My school is awesome and I’m learning four different languages. We go on all kinds of fun adventures all year long. And I never get cold like I did in California.

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