Hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Santa Catalina, A Royal Hideaway 5gl
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 496 yd from city centre
Lying at the heart of Doramas Park, this first-class hotel is situated at the centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria...
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 580 yd from city centre
Located 550 metres from the beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Casa Mozart features a shared sunroof terrace and a garden....
Occidental Las Palmas
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 637 yd from city centre
Featuring a terrace and views of city, Occidental Las Palmas is set in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, less than 1 km from Las...
Silken Saaj Las Palmas
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 781 yd from city centre
The Silken Saaj Las Palmas is located at the entrance to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the sea front by Las Alcaravaneras...
Book your cheap hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Home to spectacular sandy beaches and bustling bars and eateries, Las Palmas is the vibrant capital of Gran Canaria, offering a plenitude of first-rate museums and historic sites to explore. Some of Spain's finest urban beaches are found right here in the city, but you can find even more — from wild and rugged to tranquil and secluded — nearby.
You can book a number of different affordable accommodation options in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, including sea-view apartments and quieter suburban properties.
Neighbourhoods of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a number of charming neighbourhoods to explore:
- Puerto - Canteras : Containing both the peninsula of La Isleta and the fantastic beach area of Playa las Canteras, this is one of the most beautiful areas of the city to stay in. Landmarks like Mirador de la Cruz and Castillo de la Luz are found here, right beside the city's marina and port.
- Centro: Home to Playa de las Alcaravaneras and Calle Mayor de Triana, one of the most important commercial centres in the city. You'll find beautiful 19th-century architecture in the many restaurants and residential streets here.
- Ciudad Alta : This is where the bulk of residents are found, along with a number of points of interest like the Gran Canaria Stadium and pretty Seven Palms neighbourhood (for shopping, entertainment and more).
- Vegueta - Triana : The historic heart of the city is home to charming streets and the famed Las Palmas Cathedral.
What to see and do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Aside from the fantastic urban beaches, Las Palmas also has a number of must-visit museums. Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología is a modern science museum, Museo Canario gives an excellent history of the island and Casa-Museo de Colón is a brilliant tribute to Columbus' voyages (Columbus anchored here). The city's aquarium, Poema del Mar Aquarium, is an excellent option for children, and you'll find amusement parks like Catapum and Urban Planet in the vicinity.
What to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas is a melting pot of cuisines and cultures, with everything from excellent Chinese eateries to vibrant Indian restaurants. Alfresco tapas dining is particularly popular, so be sure to indulge in papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes), ropa vieja (meat, chickpeas and onions), pimientos de padrón (salted peppers) and churros de pescado (battered and fried fish).
Typical events and festivals in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas hosts colourful fiestas and cultural celebrations throughout the year. Semana Santa (Easter) is celebrated with religious processions and Corpus Christi is celebrated with carpets of flowers. In June, the founding of the city is commemorated with Fiestas Fundacionales, a period of eye-catching parades and bonfire celebrations.
How to move around in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
There is a prominent bus infrastructure network with yellow buses serving the metropolitan area and tourist hop-on, hop-off buses serving the main sites. Taxis are also a popular way to navigate the city, particularly in the evening.
The climate in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas has a tropical desert climate with year-round sunshine, warm summers and very mild winters. This has led to the city becoming a favourite for many winter holidaymakers.
More interesting facts about and sights in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas is an old city with long naval history with Spain. Christopher Columbus stopped-by here in 1492 and you can explore his life and legacy in a museum dedicated to him containing many artifacts from his voyages.