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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Travel Guide

Great weather, food, surfing, diving, culture and architecture are just some of the reasons to visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria not only stands out for its unbeatable weather, but it is also a cosmopolitan, modern city that maintains numerous architectural examples from its interesting colonial past, scattered among new buildings, and has institutions and museums dedicated to protecting the Canarian identity and culture. Facing the sea, the city has a bustling port and several city beaches, such as Las Canteras: over three kilometres of golden sand, a natural reef and a splendid ocean that draws surfers and divers who take advantage of frequent Las Palmas de Gran Canaria holiday package deals.

The origin of the city lies in the district of La Vegueta, as seen in the numerous historical buildings that surround its colourful, cheerful streets. The cathedral of Santa Ana is the best example of Canarian architecture, with its curious combination of styles, the result of almost two centuries of construction. In the surrounding area, visit the House of Columbus and explore the pre-Hispanic past of the islands in the Canary Island Museum.

Other areas you can't miss are the fishing district of San Cristóbal, where you can sample exquisite, freshly caught fish, and Ciudad Jardín, with its stately ambience and characteristic spots such as the curious architectural complex Pueblo Canario.

Although the climate lets visitors enjoy the island all year round, if you find a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria holiday package deal for carnival, you'll be able to witness one of the best carnival celebrations in Spain.

If you opt for a flight + hotel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria package, you'll land in the airport of Gran Canaria, located around 25 kilometres from the city. Once on the island, you can travel to other islands in the archipelago by boat.

Find cheap Las Palmas de Gran Canaria holidays and prepare yourself to explore this marvellous city, whether on foot, by bike or by “guagua” (bus). It's got it all!

Where to stay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Top hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
5 out of 5
Calle Leon Y Castillo, 227, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £104 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Las Alcaravaneras Beach, Calle Triana and San Telmo Park. Santa ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (65 reviews)

"Breakfast was good, but the service though friendly was very slow. It would be better to make the coffee self service The property is magnificent and the normal rooms are nice"…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2020

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
Hotel Pujol
Hotel Pujol
2 out of 5
Calle Salvador Cuyas, 5, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
The price is £34 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar

Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina Park. El Muelle Shopping Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (263 reviews)

"This was a cute little hotel, but not fancy. The small cafe attached did breakfast which was pretty basic. The cafe staff were friendly, but pretty disorganized. Front desk staff were all friendly, but not overly so. The beds were comfortable and there was a fan in the room as well as a small fridge. ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Hotel Pujol
RK Canteras Suites Apartments
RK Canteras Suites Apartments
3.5 out of 5
The price is £36 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Situated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina Park. El Muelle Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)

"Its a very nice, convenient and modern appartment, but the whole experience was spoilt by the dreadful check-in procedure. As other people have commented, there is no reception and keys are normally picked up at another place 10 minutes walk around the beach. But they don't tell you this in advance. ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

RK Canteras Suites Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

RK Canteras Suites Apartments
RK Canteras Suites Apartments
3.5 out of 5
The price is £36 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Situated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina Park. El Muelle Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)

"Its a very nice, convenient and modern appartment, but the whole experience was spoilt by the dreadful check-in procedure. As other people have commented, there is no reception and keys are normally picked up at another place 10 minutes walk around the beach. But they don't tell you this in advance. ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

RK Canteras Suites Apartments
Bex Deluxe Suites
Bex Deluxe Suites
3.5 out of 5

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps away from La Regenta Modern Art Museum and Santa Catalina Park. Las Canteras Beach and Gran Canaria Marina ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"Well equipped and clean flat. The main diwnside is thw noise. The sound of the road is expected (it is a city location). The real peoblem is the lack of insulation between flats. You can hear furniture scraping across the floors as a constant. These are the most poorly insulated rooms i have ever ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Bex Deluxe Suites
Valentina Beach Apartments & Suites
Valentina Beach Apartments & Suites
3 out of 5
Calle Pascal, 1, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
The price is £42 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina Park. Gran Canaria ...

4.3/5Excellent! (109 reviews)
Decent location

"Only problem was not getting our room on time. Waited 2 hours in lobby."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Valentina Beach Apartments & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Top things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Reviews of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

I loved it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Feb 2020

Definitely visit the Old Town. Very quiet and peaceful but with beautiful buildings and good restaurants. Good to go to top of cathedral in the lift as superb views .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Feb 2020

Centre around cathedral a Unesco site. Open top bus route stops at hotel. Fabulous beach half hour walk from hotel or on bus route Some good restaurants within 5 minutes of hotel

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

If you want sun, warmth, beach, food and drink, culture in the middle of winter you cannot go wrong. However choose your accommodation with care.

5/5 - Excellent

DL

24 Jan 2020

Definitely worth a visit - beautiful beach, great services, a cosmopolitan option versus the south resorts which are catering for tourists, Las Palmas felt far more authentic. Loved it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Jan 2020

It's just a wonderful city to walk around you can always find something interesting

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