Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located in the northeast of the island of Gran Canaria, just 20 kilometres from Gran Canaria Airport, which offers a permanent service throughout the year. It can also be accessed through the Port of La Luz and Las Palmas, with connections to other islands in the archipelago and the Iberian Peninsula, as well as being an excellent cruise port.
The extraordinary geographical location of the city (a cultural and economic hub between Europe, Africa and the Americas) and the effect of the northern Atlantic trade winds make its inhabitants enjoy an eternal spring with average temperatures of 17º in winter and 25º in summer.
The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has an unmistakable commercial charm fruit of a long mercantile tradition. Today, the capital of the island has a multitude of open shopping areas that are authentic meeting points for citizens, shopping and leisure centres that bring together a wide range of shopping with the best national and international firms, traditional markets, flea markets that combine leisure and shopping on Sunday mornings, and so on.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the most cosmopolitan city in the Canary Islands and, without a doubt, one of the cities with the best climate in the world thanks to its exceptional location.
Every year thousands of people enjoy a festival with a great popular tradition, which revolves around street celebrations (parades, mogollones and carnival days) and grand galas, such as the election of the carnival queen or the drag queen, murgas contests, troupes, body painting, canine carnival and other shows. The most important shows of this National Tourist Interest Festival are broadcast globally on television.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has become a destination with a great gastronomic offer. An extensive menu that includes traditional Canarian cuisine (don’t miss the wrinkled potatoes with mojo, its sea and land products, Canarian cheeses, Canarian wines with denomination of origin, etc.), which in recent times has "undergone" a review from a contemporary perspective.
Likewise, the capital of Gran Canaria stands out for its wide range of restaurants and bars with different culinary styles and delicacies suitable for all kinds of palates. In the surroundings of Santa Catalina Park and Las Canteras Beach, there are many options for local, national and international cuisine.
The famous neck of land that connects the seafaring district of infinite intricate streets of La Isleta with the rest of the city is undoubtedly the most lively part of it. There are, in a small radius, a great number of shops that have flourished thanks to the prosperity that emerged from the Port of La Luz and Las Palmas, historically guarded by the Castle of La Luz that was one of the main defenses of the city for centuries.
Undoubtedly, Las Canteras Beach is a mandatory visit, since it is a true symbol of the city. Its promenade runs from the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, passing through the Cícer (an urban surfing paradise) and reaching La Puntilla, a traditional area with an unmistakable fishing feeling. Very close by is the Santa Catalina Park, a meeting point and axis around which the commercial, tourist and leisure activity of the area revolves.
The cultural agenda of the capital of Gran Canaria is very wide and varied. Theatre, cinema, opera, concerts, plastic arts or dance lovers, among others, are in luck, as the city offers a wide range of leisure activities. Live first-hand popular festivals such as religious pilgrimages, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel festivities in the seafaring district of La Isleta or the founding festivals of the city, which coincide with Saint John's Eve.
In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria every taste and every hobby has its place. An enormous range of artistic shows, a varied gastronomy, casino games, discos, dance halls, bars, pubs or outdoor terraces go hand in hand with an unbeatable climate that advises you to enjoy its streets and squares.
Calle General Vives, 82, 35007
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Tf.: (+34) 928 847 616
Booking Number: (+34) 928 491 212 / (+34) 606 596 614