Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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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

AC Hotel Iberia Las Palmas
AC Hotel Iberia Las Palmas
4 out of 5
Avenida Alcalde J Ramirez Bethencourt 8, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35003
The price is €86 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (393 reviews)
AC Hotel
"Good hotel, menu is a bit restricted."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €168 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (229 reviews)
"I absolutely loved the hotel, it is gorgeous! The hotel is also very elegant. I would like to thank Miguel at front desk and Rosa at the Spa for the wonderful treatment we received from them and also Enric, one of the directors, who acted very professionally and took care of everything, being also ..."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

Hotel Cristina by Tigotan Las Palmas - Adults Only (+16)
Hotel Cristina by Tigotan Las Palmas - Adults Only (+16)
5 out of 5
Calle Gomera, 6, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, 35008
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €99 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and ...
4/5 Very Good! (646 reviews)
"Hotel is clean through out. Pool area amazing photos dont do it justice . When using the sunbeds you feel as if you are on the beach because of the view. Pool/pool bar staff went out of their way and you could aways have a laugh with them"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

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
Stay at this beach apartment in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Our guests praise the overall value and the ...
4/5 Very Good! (198 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

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! (52 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

Apartamentos Maype Canteras
Apartamentos Maype Canteras
3.5 out of 5
Calle Kant, 2, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, 35010
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Las Canteras ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Good choice
"The apartment was in a very good location. Rooms were very clean and tidy, and staff were friendly."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

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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