Cobbled streets, homegrown treats and all-year heat: Foodies will love this Spanish island

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The first thing that struck me as I arrived in Gran Canaria was the spinning white blades that dotted the horizon. I later learnt that these wind turbines generate 20 per cent of the island’s energy, far higher than the European average. You might not expect Gran Canaria to be at the centre of Europe’s renewables transition. But this island – popular ever since 19th century doctors recommended their patients improve their ‘constitutions’ by bathing in its thermal waters – is full of surprises. Wipe the image of crowded beaches full of ‘fly and flop’ tourists from your mind. The Gran Canaria I …

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