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.

THe Lumm Hotel
THe Lumm Hotel
4 out of 5
C/ Simón Bolivar 105, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$175 per night from 19 Feb. to 20 Feb.
Situated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Las Palmas and Las Canteras Beach. Santa Catalina Park and Gran Canaria ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"Nice location, very clean and friendly"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2021

THe Lumm Hotel
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
The price is AU$245 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (138 reviews)
"This was our third visit to this hotel, but the first after the renovation. We didn't have a good start. The receptionist didn't know we are repeat guests, Didn't give any information about our Expedia Gold member's benefits. We checked in to a room which was given was catered to the handicapped ..."

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2021

Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*GL
Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
4 out of 5
Alfredo L. Jones 40, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
The price is AU$268 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Catalina Park and Las Canteras Beach. Gran Canaria ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (616 reviews)
"great position and very helpful staff"

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2021

Bull Reina Isabel & Spa
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Apartamentos Colón Playa
Apartamentos Colón Playa
2 out of 5
Calle Alfredo L. Jones, 45, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
The price is AU$112 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.
Located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this beachfront apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Las Canteras Beach and Santa Catalina ...
3.8/5 Good! (137 reviews)
"Great location, great views from the room. All the restaurant and beach at walking distance. I only problem was no central air conditioning, due to which the doors and windows need to remain open and that led to a lot of street notice being heard even at the top floor."

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2021

Apartamentos Colón Playa
Bex Holiday Homes
Bex Holiday Homes
3.5 out of 5
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Regenta Modern Art Museum and Las Canteras Beach. Santa Catalina Park and Gran Canaria ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (37 reviews)
Good
"Geeat location. Good spot"

Reviewed on 25 May 2021

Bex Holiday Homes
Apartamentos Tinoca
Apartamentos Tinoca
3 out of 5
Calle de La Naval, 10, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
Situated on the boardwalk, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Luz Castle and Las Canteras Beach. Santa Catalina Park and Gran Canaria Marina ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (119 reviews)
"Very good apartments, clean and tidy. Front of house staff very helpful and friendly. Great location, 1min walk to beach."

Reviewed on 23 May 2018

Apartamentos Tinoca
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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