There's more to Gran Canaria than tourists, beaches and sunshine although the island's capital Las Palmas gets plenty of each. As a place to work and live Las Palmas has a few extra things going for it too.
You want to get stuff done but are sick of the cold and need to go somewhere inspiring? There's one place in Europe where the outdoor lifestyle and the infrastructure and services you need to work all come together in one spot.
The Catholic church rather than the local tourist authorities still decides when to open church doors in Gran Canaria. This means that some of the island's prettiest churches, such as the Puerto de las Nieves hermitage, are often closed during the day.