Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Explore Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: its beaches, parks, cafes and more!

Amazing beaches, a marina and top sights from Las Canteras Beach to Port of Las Palmas—discover it all in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The largest city of the Canary Islands appeals with its beaches, history and carnival. Enjoy beautiful scenery, historic tours, watersports and colorful pageants.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria lies on the northern coast of Gran Canaria and is the island’s capital. The town is known for its beaches, historic buildings and annual carnival. Come for history, culture, watersports and one of the most famous street parties in Spain.

Start your visit with historic insights. Wander along the cobblestone streets of the old town of Vegueta, where the city was settled by the Spanish in 1478. At the twin-towered Cathedral of Santa Ana, take the elevator up the south tower to enjoy views across the city and over the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Columbus House Museum, where it is claimed the explorer Christopher Columbus stayed while his ship was being repaired. Feed pigeons in the historic Plaza de Santa Ana.

If shopping is on the agenda, head for Calle Mayor de Triana. Stroll through upmarket boutiques, shops and kiosks selling locally made goods. Dine at cafés and restaurants along this extended pedestrianized boulevard.

Relax on one of the beaches. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located between two bays and has miles of sandy coastline. Swim safely at the main beach, Playa de las Canteras, which is sheltered by a large reef. Splash around, rent a kayak or just laze on the sand. In the evening, join locals for a sunset walk along the promenade.

Enjoy the party during February’s carnival celebration. The massive open-air festival dates back to the late 15th century. Dance in the streets as exuberant parades pass by featuring a colorful mix of floats, costumed revelers, musicians and dancers. Watch beauty pageants to elect the Carnival Queen and Drag Queen.

Reach Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by air or sea and get around by bus, taxi or rental car. Venture outside the city to enjoy the rest of the island. Hike in the mountains and go to the ancient cave paintings at Cueva Pintada, about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Las Palmas.

Where to stay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Design Plus Bex Hotel
Design Plus Bex Hotel
4 out of 5
León y Castillo, 330, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, 35007
The price is €85 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (337 reviews)
"Like: staff, cleanliness, easy to get transportation, easy access to all amenities in Las Palmas, super quiet, you sleep like a baby. Don’t like: nothing. Super recommended for families or couple trip"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Design Plus Bex Hotel
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
5 out of 5
Calle Leon Y Castillo, 227, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35005
The price is €140 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (207 reviews)
"Everything about our stay was great, except for two key issues: 1. Noise. I have noticed other reviews also mention this, so at least I know it's not just me. I don't know why other guests felt the constant need to move around their furniture late at night, but this kept happening. An easy solution ..."

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2022

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
4 out of 5
Alfredo L. Jones 40, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35008
The price is €122 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (681 reviews)
"Had a wonderful stay. The staff are very hardworking and accommodating. The breakfast was fantastic. The hotel is in the perfect location. Loved the ocean view from our room. No complaints, recommend and would stay again."

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2022

Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
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.
Apartamentos Brisamar Canteras
Apartamentos Brisamar Canteras
2 out of 5
Paseo De Las Canteras nº 49, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35010
The price is €45 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this beach apartment in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a garden. Our guests praise the overall value and the property condition ...
4/5 Very Good! (196 reviews)
"Overall a nice stay. However, the place can be extremely noisy for the studios on the bottom floor. The apartments have a hard floor that is extremely noisy whenever the beds move. This creates sound from above which echoes to the floor below - if the bed moves above you may not get a good nights ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2022

Apartamentos Brisamar Canteras
Bex Holiday Homes
Bex Holiday Homes
3.5 out of 5
Jose Franchy Roca, 1, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, 35007
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (46 reviews)
"Easy check in and a comfortable stay. Not too far from the beach and close to the bus station. Was a bit noisy (it's next to a busy road), but not too bad. Not very well stocked with cooking bits though, wouldn't be great if you wanted to cook a lot."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Bex Holiday Homes
Catalina Park
Catalina Park
2 out of 5
C.  de Tomás Miller  67, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35007
The price is €46 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
Stay at this apartment in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.5/5 Good! (93 reviews)
Very good, recommend it unreservedly
"Very nice, clean, close to a beautiful beach, restaurants, shops and bus station. Very helpful staff. Be careful though as Hotels.com confused studios (just one room)and apartments (separate bedroom and lounge/diner). Reception were brilliant and upgraded us for no extra charge."

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2022

Catalina Park
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.

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