Although there is plenty to see and do in Las Palmas Gran Canaria, there are attractions to find throughout the island owned and governed by Spain. For many visitors some time on the beach is always important, escaping the often busy Las Canteras Beach and discovering some isolated sandy shores is always fun. Only a short drive away, the stunning grey sands of La Laja Beach offer stunning views and a little quiet time away from the crowds. When a visitor decides to rent a car in Las Palmas Gran Canaria they can take the short drive to the volcanic mountain of Bandama Caldera and explore the beautiful plants and volcanic ash covered sloped. Travelling in a rental car brings the culture of the island to every visitor, including the beauty of the facade of the Church of San Juan Bautista. Driving south from the northeast of Gran Canaria the natural beauty of the Dunas de Maspalonas offer visitors a stunning desert landscape best explored with a rented SUV.