Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the five candidate cities for the Best Gastronomic Destination in Spain 2023 award, which the prestigious travel, nature and history communication platform, National Geographic, is organising among its followers and readers to recognise those towns and cities that are a notable example of innovation, sustainability and non-invasive tourism. The capital of Gran Canaria shares the ranking with Burgos, Denia, Sigüenza and Tolosa.
The candidacy of the capital of Gran Canaria is based, according to National Geographic, on the uniqueness of the destination in which “the combination of its insularity, its cosmopolitanism and its young chefs” stands out. The publication adds that all this “has transformed the “Canary Island” capital into an urban destination with a lot of flavour”.
The competition will be decided by an open online vote among the magazine’s readers until 19 March.
The National Geographic Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 will be divided into 10 categories. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is in the running to become the best gastronomic destination in Spain, a priority product in the tourism policy that the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, through Las Palmas Tourism, has begun to promote.
The city has an outstanding online reputation for its gastronomic offer. The last study commissioned by Las Palmas Tourism to the tourism intelligence company Vivential Value, recorded 11,000 references in 2022 relating to more than 800 catering establishments and iRON of 8’06 out of 10, on average.
In 2023, the city has launched various actions to promote tourism in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, using the diversity, quality and sustainability of the city’s range of restaurants, gastronomic culture and zero-kilometre products as a guiding thread and a travel experience story. Among them, the Gastrotrip project, together with the airline Binter and the hotel chain Barceló.
Voting will be open until 19 March on the NG website.