San Bartolomé Tirajana
San Bartolomé de Tirajana, a municipality which covers the vast territory which stretches from the centre to the south of Gran Canary, is a place of contrasts. Its main town, San Bartolomé, is situated inland, next to the Tirajana crater, an incredible volcanic setting of steep terrain and abundant vegetation.
But towards the south, all which was lushness becomes a desert of dunes, more fitting a semi-arid climate. On the coastal strip are some of the island's chief tourist centres, such as Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés or San Agustín. Places which offer the visitor the opportunity to do water sports and sports on dry land, such as golf, as well as many other leisure possibilities.