Beach, People, Nightlife, Party, Food and Drinks, Shopping.
tiring walk to some hotels, guys selling jewellery in town, timeshare sellers around the beach, some building work going on.
Good destination to escape from the European winter
Avenida del Atlantico 353, Vecindario, Santa Lucía, 35110 Las as Palmas, Grand Canary, 35110, Spain
Good for: Solo
Carretera Arguineguin, s/n, Arguineguin, Grand Canary, 35120, Spain
Good for: Business
This is a hotel with an luxurious touch specially for formal ocasions or business trips. I was was...more
Purrrrrlllleeeease !! Call yourself a restarauntt !!! Ordered food which was then taken out of the freezer and put in the microwave to be heated up in front of our very eyes...ASTONISHING !!! The aloo gobi ordered at an overpriced 6€ was limp and lifeless much like Cheryl Coles hair.... The nan was completely dead hard and raw again from the...more
Charleston Cafe is open since 2004. It is a small place serves drinks and food with live music every night till early in the mornings. If you want to hang out all night I suggest you to go to this place at last, I am sure you will enjoy it :)) Casual and possible drunk :))more
Carnival of Las Palmas is one of the most important event of Spain it takes place in Santa Catalina area and generally at the end of January and the beginning of February for two weeks.( check the website for next year calendar) This year it celebrated 32nd year anniversary. If you plan to come Gran Canaria on Carnival time I suggest do not miss...more
If you are able to find the special buses that take cruise ships patrons to Vegueta from Santa CAtalina dock, the price is much less than the taxis. However, if they are caught in traffic, the term "express" may be a misnomer, and they are to frequently go back and forth ever 30 minutes. WE did not find that to be true, though, and the schedule...more
If you are a compulsive buyer and enjoy shopping Las Palmas will give you the good shopping alternatives.Rebajas ( Sale) is in January, February and August months. You can find many designer bargains in the Triana area and in those 7 big malls called; Las Arenas ( close to Las Canteras), El Muelle( in the port), La Ballena, Centro Comercial Siete...more
A fantastic ladies clothes shop designed for young to middle aged!!! ladies. Excellent value for money and very up to date fashion.I have bought lots of clothes from there from dresses,tops,skirts and bags.just love the look very spanish.Its my first port of call on getting to las palmas.Credit card at the ready,,,,, enjoy if you get...more
All over Las Palmas you will find shoppingmalls. Like the big Las Arenas right next to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium on Las Canteras. On the other side of the city, near the harbour, you find the newer El Muelle that also have discos.El Corte Inglés have two big buildings on Calle Mesa y Lopez. About five minutes drive from Las Palmas you find...more
Papa arruga, literally means crushed potato. This is a local delicacy. May sound too simple but extremely tasty and something unique that after eating you would think how it had not struck you before. This is a typical dish of the Canary Islands having in the mojo picon, which is another typical dish, a perfect compliment to give you a special...more
Canaries are very polite warm natured people, without knowing you they salut you on the street. So during the morning you can tell them ;Buenas Dias!In the afternoonBuenas Tardes!Night timeBuenas Noches!Saying Hi :Hola!For thanking :Muchas GraciasWhen you leave :AdiosIn the touristic places they speak English but in the city if you have a small...more
We walked about 1 1/2 miles into the Park Doramas area, near Park Santa CAtalina; the main local place to live and shop. Even though the streets on main thoroughfares seemed okay to walk around, the side streets may have a bit of danger of theft, or pickpocket for those tourists that stick out in any crowd. Just a couple blocks off the main plaza...more
Do not always let your partner take the lead and read a map without even knowing the terrain, or direction of sites WE are trying to find. I gave up some times and let her have the map, in that she thought she would know the way. NOT. With the small land narrow streets, it is difficult to look up and find landmarks, but for years I have done well...more
Of all places for people to put graffiti is on the Santa Ana Cathedral doors, among other spots noted around the city. How and why would such be allowed. let alone not taken off? Go figure. It is lack of reverance combined with lack of respect and little good upbringing-YESmore
Spanish phones are very, very expensive when calling overseas. After spending in phone booths a lot of Euros, i learnt my lesson! A friend gave me a number that he uses and he gets much cheaper rates. I call through this number which is 902 99 53 01, from any land line or phone booth, and all i pay is just 4 cents a minute at nights and weekends,...more
If you happen to carry any electrical stuff like hair dryers or just a simple charger for your mobile telephone - you will have to take into account that the electrical systems admit only the 2 pin round plug as shown in the picture. If you are coming in from Britain you might want to buy an adapter to be able to use your stuff in Spain. It may be a little difficult to get it in any normal electrical store. If you happen to have a El Corte Ingles department store near you - they sell adapters for different systems.
The Spanish system is compatible with most European plug sockets – except mainly for the British 3 pin plug - so get that adapter.
The northern borough of Santa Maria de Guia gets into a festive mood at the end of April – beginning of May, when locals and visitors alike can enjoy a trip to one of Gran Canaria’s most traditional celebrations – The Guia Cheese Fair, where, everyone can enjoy Canarian folklore music, autoctonous sports and typical island products. The star of the...more
The surf conditions that exist in certain parts of the coast of Gran Canaria have made it possible to develop various forms of water sports that are based on the exploitation of this phenomenon, the most notable being windsurfing, surfing and bodyboarding, the latter being better known as "boogie" on the island.more
I can highly recommend diving with Top Diving, based in Puerto Rico. These guys are very professional, knowledgeable and above all Fun! They are PADI registered with the owners being very experienced PADI instructors, one is a Master instructor. From basic try-dives to the more challenging El-Cabron reef dive they go out of their way to make sure...more
Sailing in Gran Canaria is a sailor’s dream, during the months of April to October even more so, with some of the best practicing conditions! Local sailing clubs have produced several Olympic champions. There are sailing centres at Las Palmas, here the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) departs from. Also in the south coast, specifically...more
Weather, a proper combination of city life and pristine place away from vibrant civilzation. Seems like a wonderful place to live in. Imagine living on the coastline, in the almost perfect weather all year long, together half of million inhabitants (hence, town has sufficient infrastructure for any city-spoiled person like me).There are couple of...more
Vegueta is the oldest and most distinguished area of the city. Its beautiful houses are a fine example of "architectural symbiosis", colonial and local styles being merged into one. Of the wide variety of buildings which the visitor will come across in the area special attention should be given to the San Antonio Abad Chapel (15th century, rebuilt...more