MOYA

Gran Canaria
**Moya**, located on the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas, is a charming town surrounded by natural beauty. Here are some key points about Moya:
**Natural Heritage**:
– Moya boasts a rich natural heritage. One of its remarkable features is **Los Tilos**, a relic of the ancient Doramas forest. This area represents the largest expanse of **laurisilva** (laurel forest) on Gran Canaria.
– The lush vegetation, including laurel trees, creates a refreshing environment, thanks to the trade winds and abundant humidity.
**Geography**:
– Situated in the northern part of Gran Canaria, Moya lies 22.5 kilometers from the island’s capital, Las Palmas.
– It shares borders with neighboring municipalities such as Santa María de Guía, Gáldar, Artenara, Valleseco, Firgas, and Arucas.
– Despite its small size (31.87 km²), Moya offers diverse landscapes, from mountains to coastal areas.
**Climate**:
– Moya experiences a semi-arid warm climate, classified according to Köppen.
– The average annual temperature is 18.3°C, with August being the warmest month (22.1°C) and January the coolest (15°C).
– Annual precipitation averages 255 mm, with the driest months being July and August, and the wettest months being November and December⁵.
**Cultural Significance**:
– Moya is the birthplace of the Canarian modernist poet **Tomás Morales**. His childhood home has been transformed into a museum.
– The town celebrates its patron saints: **San Judas Tadeo** (October 28) and **Virgen de la Candelaria** (February 2).
For more information, you can visit the [official website of Villa de Moya](http://www.villademoya.es/) . If you ever get a chance to explore Gran Canaria, Moya is definitely worth a visit!.

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