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Price and Availability Index for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Holiday Letting Price Information in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Above, you can see a graph which shows changes in the price of holiday rentals in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Booking a holiday rental is most expensive in december. In the period 25/12 - 01/01, you will need to pay £126 on average. In contrast, may and the period of 15/05 - 22/05 are the most affordable in the year, with vacation rental prices at £73 per night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
On this graph, you can see how many holiday rentals will be available in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at different times of year. If you want to visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in April, make sure to book soon, as 41% of the holiday lettings have already been booked. You'll find the highest availability in September, with 93 of the holiday lettings in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria still available.
Welcome to Las Palmas
Explore Las Palmas
Las Palmas is the the largest city in Gran Canaria, with nearly half of the island’s populous calling the city home. Mirroring many of the traits of the Spanish mainland, but other influencers, including African, Chinese and Indian settlers, all contribute to the city’s intriguing air. Spain’s ninth largest city is a vibrant and engaging holiday destination with a rich cultural history.
About Las Palmas
The cacophony of taxi horns, hordes of shoppers, noisy bars and busy port give Las Palmas the feel of a bustling Spanish city. The city’s Old Town, Vegueta, is immensely atmospheric and also fashionable.
The term 'Islas Canarias' has been derived from the Latin term Insula Canaria, meaning ‘Island of the Dogs’.
Las Palmas is the joint capital of the Canary Islands, alongside Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the neighbouring island.
Where to Stay
There are a variety of accommodation options in Las Palmas that suit every budget. Each district has different positives. The Old Town, Vegueta, is located on the site of the original military encampment from which Las Palmas originated. There is some magnificent architecture in the Old Town and the elegant 19th-century Casa Consistoriales (Town Hall) is the pick, while the Plaza del Espiritu Santo (Square of the Holy Spirit) is bordered by other stately buildings. Another old neighbourhood in the city is Triana, however, due to bourgeoise settlement, the area is also a commercial hub. Different architectural styles from the 18th, 19th and 20th century are displayed here. Ciudad Jardin is a leafy district, characterised by the British influence on the city. Here, amongst the embassies, you will find elegant residential houses and tranquil parks. The main feature of the district is the Parque Dorames, which is a pretty park with a municipal swimming pool, statues and flower beds.
Things to Do
As an authentic Spanish working city, Las Palmas is an energetic and fun place to explore. Those interested in history should head to the Casa-Museo de Colón, a fascinating museum that charts Columbus’ voyages and the Canary Islands’ history as a hub for transatlantic shipping. If you are with children, they are sure to enjoy the model galleon on display. Another intriguing museum is Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología. This contemporary museum explores the 21st-century and is located in a fantastic revamped dockside warehouse, near Parque Santa Catalina. From a supersonic fighter plane, a space pod, to a ‘Robocoaster’; this is a fantastic place to spend a few hours. There is also a small theatre which screens 3D films. Playa de las Canteras is a 3km stretch of white sand and is ranked by many as one of the best city beaches in the world. At low tide, La Barra (the reef) becomes a snorkeler's playground. In addition, there is a pretty promenade, popular with cyclists and joggers.
Eating and Drinking
Like the rest of Spain, Las Palmas cuisine is now feted the world over. A good place to start is the fantastic tapas bar on Paseo de las Cantera. The restaurant, El Charcón, does fantastic papas arrugadas (boiled potatoes) served with coriander and a spicy chilli relish. They also serve a winning salmorejo, which is a refreshing local version of gazpacho topped with shredded ham and egg. Further along Las Canteras promenade is La Marinera. This predominantly seafood restaurant is loved for its seabream. You can also order a three-course menu with a good bottle of Spanish wine. A fantastic fine-dining option, one that is often visited by King Juan Carlos when he is on a royal visit, is Casa Montesdeoca. This house from the 16th century was brought back from dereliction over 20 years’ ago. The tiny green courtyard and fantastic food make this a wonderfully romantic destination.
Gran Canaria airport is located on the east of Gran Canaria, by the Bay of Gando. It is approximately 20 km from the city of Las Palmas. There is a designated bus that serves the city and taxis are plentiful and cheap. Once you reach Las Palmas, there are a variety of public transport and tour operators. Within the city, yellow buses serve every corner. You can collect a route map from the tourist office or one of the many kiosks. A single is approximately €1.40, but if you plan on using multiple buses, it is probably best to invest in a 10-trip bono de guagua which costs €8.40. These tickets can also be shared amongst multiple travellers. The bus numbers 1, 12, 13 and 17 all run up from Triana to the port. While the majority of the city can be seen on foot, there is also a fantastic free bike service called LPA.
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