Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain

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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!

Top hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Design Plus Bex Hotel
Design Plus Bex Hotel
4 out of 5
£50
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from La Regenta Modern Art Museum and Santa Catalina Park. Las Canteras Beach and Las Arenas Commercial Center ...

4.4/5Excellent! (238 reviews)

"All good, very tidy and clean great location will go back"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Design Plus Bex Hotel
Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
4 out of 5
Alfredo L. Jones 40, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
£158
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Nestled on the beach, this Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina Park. Las Arenas Commercial Center ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (498 reviews)

"Wonderful Spanish design with hotel comfort coming of age. Choice and quality of food was great but please - more paella which was on the menu only once a week."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
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
£120
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"Old world charm and modern amenities! Beautifully renovated. Spectacular!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL

Popular things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Canteras Beach
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Las Canteras Beach

4.5/5(137 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Las Canteras Beach, a popular beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Stroll along the area's marina or simply enjoy its cafes.

Cathedral of Santa Ana
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Cathedral of Santa Ana

4/5(54 reviews)

The first church to be built on the Canaries is one of the most impressive. It features an imposing gray façade and ornate bell towers.

Canarian Museum
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Canarian Museum

4.5/5(14 reviews)

View one of the world’s most extensive collections of pre-Hispanic objects, including skeletons and tools, at this exceptional Canary Islands museum. 

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium
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Alfredo Kraus Auditorium

4/5(4 reviews)

You can make plans for a show at Alfredo Kraus Auditorium during your stay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or simply savour its lively bars.

Doramas Park
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Doramas Park

Explore the great outdoors at Doramas Park, a lovely green space in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Bandama Caldera
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Bandama Caldera

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Bandama Caldera during your travels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the spas in the area.

Top activities in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Jeep Safari Adventure
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Jeep Safari Adventure

£44
Per adult
Thrilling 4x4 Safari & Camel Ride Adventure
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Thrilling 4x4 Safari & Camel Ride Adventure

£48
Per adult
Las Palmas Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Las Palmas Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£19
Per adult
Shore Excursion: Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£19
Per adult
3-hour snorkelling and species search at Las Canteras beach
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3-hour snorkelling and species search at Las Canteras beach

£33
Per adult
1 hour Segway Tour Las Palmas
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1 hour Segway Tour Las Palmas

£38
Per adult

Reviews of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 15, 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

Feb 12, 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

Jan 29, 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

Jan 24, 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

Jan 18, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 9, 2020

Lovely beaches and plenty to see and do. Great for walking or just relaxing