Las Palmas Travel Information
Spanish (English widely spoken)
Gran Canaria Las Palmas
4 hours 20 minutes
Las Palmas holidays: A cultural treat for all of the family!
Las Palmas is as deeply rich in architecture and culture as it is in good weather. Situated between two bays, Las Palmas offers many excellent restaurants and tapas bars, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities at the giant department store El Ingles. Las Palmas boasts some of the best events and festivals throughout the year allowing you to pick your favourites to coincide with your holiday experience in Gran Canaria. Whether it’s the carnivals in February and March, a Theatre and Dance Festival in July, the widely celebrated annual international Film Festival, or the city's main festival - Fiestas de San Juan - in June, you can be sure to be a part of the action whenever you chose to book your own Las Palmas holiday.
Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneres are two beaches that you should visit when on holiday in Las Palmas. As well as offering you some good old fashioned sun-bathing you can enjoy diving, surfing and many other water sports activities, offering something for everybody depending on what takes your fancy that day. Playa de las Canteras offers you even more culture and style as it houses ten concert halls and is home to the Las Palmas Philharmonic Orchestra.
For fans of walking and hiking, Northern Gran Canaria offers some tremendous landscapes perfect for your own chosen adventure. The scenery and climate is extremely suitable for cycling as well, allowing you to seek out and discover your own favourite parts of this breath-taking location. Day trips from Las Palmas include the small but beautiful town of Arucas. Sitting at the foot of a dormant volcano, this town is acknowledged for its gothic church as well as its prolific sugar and rum production.
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