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As part of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is the most populated island and known as one of the most popular with tourists. The beaches are the big draw for holidaymakers, with a choice of golden or crisp white sands to suit all kinds of sunbathers. Arguineguín is one of the main towns, holding on to its local atmosphere and offering visitors a huge curve of flat beach. The capital is Las Palmas, on the north coast of the island. Two beautiful bays enjoy incredible sea views, and the city has lots of bars, shops and restaurants to explore. Well worth watching are lucha canaria (Canarian wrestling) and vela latina (Canarian lateen sailing), which are native sports originating in Las Palmas. You're also likely to see a regatta in the water most weekends.