Getting Around Gran Canaria

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Getting Around Gran Canaria

There is no doubt that Gran Canaria is one of the most popular holiday destinations across the whole of Europe. As Spain’s second largest Canary Island, it attracts millions of visitors from all over Europe and the rest of the world every year, attracted by the glorious sunshine, wonderful beaches and relaxed pace of life.

Once the decision has been made to visit Gran Canaria and your choice of accommodation has been finalized, the last piece of the vacation puzzle to complete is organizing how exactly you and your friends or family are going to be able to get around the island. Thanks to great modern transport links, the travel from one place to another is a relatively simple. Here is a brief rundown of how to get around Gran Canaria.

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Transport To and From The Airport

Firstly, you need to make your way from Las Palmas airport to your accommodation of choice. This can be done in several different ways including bus, taxi and car hire. If bussing is your option, then head for the stop outside national/international departures terminal and look for service number 60. This service will take you to the bus station at San Telmo, right in the city center, where you can find all connecting services. Taxi travel is mostly charged at a flat fee from the airport and is an easier option if you want to be taken straight to your resort. Of course, car hire is another popular form of transport for holiday makers, and the rental companies are at the airport and easy to find on arrival.


If you are going to be relying on taxi travel for the bulk of your stay in Gran Canaria, then it is important to know the name and number of a well reputed, tourist friendly firm that will treat you well. Choose taxis with good reputations, with local drivers that will be able to enrich your Gran Canaria experience with knowledge and recommendations that might not be included in traditional guide books. Remember to book your transfer in advance with Holiday Transfers.

Car Hire

Hiring a car is a fantastic way to get around Gran Canaria when on holiday because it means that you are not necessarily tied to main public transport routes and are free to do as much exploring and discovering as you wish. Also, Spanish nightlight also tends to go on into the early hours, so having the luxury of your own vehicle to rely on means that you never have to worry about time limitations. With a hire car, you are free to travel back and forth between all of the islands best tourist attractions. Some of the island’s most popular car hire services are Hertz, Europcar and Avis.

Electric Car

If you are somebody who is very environmentally aware, then Gran Canaria also gives you the option of hiring an electric car for the duration of your vacation. This mode of transport is becoming more and more popular all over the world, and a company called Esparent are leading the charge on the Spanish island and giving visitors more eco-friendly options during their holiday time.

Gran Canaria is not just an island of fabulous beaches. There are many attractions, natural and man-made to visit and enjoy and exploring the island enables you to get in touch with a fascinating culture that has some unique characteristics including the food, costume, and music. Make the most of the transport options and see as much of the island as you can.


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