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  • Las Palmas Introduction
  • Las Palmas Attractions
  • Airport Location
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Las Palmas Introduction  
  1. Las Palmas is a captivating port city combining an eclectic mix Spanish ambience with that of other cultures. You could easily be mistaken for thinking you are in the Mediterranean. Spain’s seventh largest city brims with an energy normally associated with the mainland with its lively shopping districts, busy streets. For visitors arriving here, it makes a refreshing alternative to the other tourist dominated areas of the Canary Islands and will reward anyone deciding to stay a couple of nights. For many tourists, Las Palmas is the ideal place to use car hire to explore the island’s many attractions.

Las Palmas Attractions  
  1. The Elder Museum of Science and Technology

    If you want to escape the sun and beaches then here is you place, with a number of interesting exhibitions in both English and Spanish, it is worth spending an hour or two exploring.

  2. Valsequillo

    Valsequillo with its imposing rock formations and ravines. Covered in thick pine forest as palm groves and almond trees, it is a stunningly beautiful area with an historic town centre.

  3. Roque Nublo

    High above the Atlantic Ocean is the Volcanic monolith Roque Nublo, from which you can see nearly the whole of Gran Canarias and on a clear day see the surrounding Islands.

  4. Playa de los Amadores

    This beach is almost a natural swimming pool with still waters at a pleasing temperature creating a relaxed atmosphere for one and all.

  5. Palmitos Park

    Large national with an aviary, aquarium and botanical garden in its centre with much to do for the entire family.

  6. Arguineguin

    The bach is one of the most popular beaches to catch a wave. For beginners there are numerous excellent surf schools. Additionally the island is also extremely popular with scuba divers because of its underwater volcanic rock formations and wide variety of marine life.

  7. Playa de Las Canteras

    3 Kilometres of the best sand and waters found of the Island combined with plenty of bars and restaurants helping to create a great holiday destination.

  8. La Vegueta

    The Vegueta district is the oldest quarter of the city and in 1990 was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is a trendy and distinctive neighbourhood with the city’s best bars, restaurants and boutiques found there. Its architecture is reminiscent of Spanish colonial buildings found in much of Latin America and is meticulously well preserved.

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Top Driving Tips
  1. For such a small island, the road network is first rate with several motorways (GC1 and GC2) and numerous roads winding through the mountainous interior.

At the Airport
  1. Given its geographical isolation from mainland Europe, Gran Canaria International Airport is the main transport artery for tourists arriving on to the island. Over 10 million passengers pass through it annually and is served by the major budget airlines as well as full services airlines too. It offers routes to a large number of European destinations, a reflection of the huge popularity of the island for tourists. It is also possible to take flights between Gran Canaria and other nearby islands such as Tenerife.

Airport Location  
  1. If you look at the island as a circle then the airport is on the most Eastern side, Las Palmas North East and popular Maspalomas the South point. Get from East to West realistically less than a 2 hour trip and with clear roads you can do a lap of the island in 3 hours which show the convenience of car hire.

Car Hire at the Airport
  1. Car hire options in Las Palmas are plentiful with companies located in the downtown and airport. As with most of the Canary Islands, you can expect to find many local companies mixed in with the more known global names.