Where to sleep in Gran Canaria?

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Looking for information to know where to sleep on the island of Gran Canaria? But also what to see in Gran Canaria? You liked it, I give you all the good advice to plan your stay. In this article (as in all the others) no blah, let's get straight to the point!








During your visit to Gran Canaria, in my opinion, you have mainly 2 regions for you stay in Gran Canarias with the advantages and disadvantages of each:


  • To the capital Las Palmas (in the northeast of Gran Canaria) and its magnificent large beach, Las Canteras: the advantages and the good of having everything in the place, a superb city and its Spanish animation, and a sensass beach; but the weather is a little less hot and sunny than in the south (think about it if you go in winter)
  • South of Gran Canaria, in Playa de Las Ingles and the famous Dunes of Maspalomas, San Agustín, Puerto Rico, Mogan. The big advantage for me in winter is the heat and the sun.
  • Expect a lot of concrete at these spas! But a few miles inland and that's the best!

So it all depends on what you want to do!

In my article visiting Gran Canaria I have put road maps, with googlemap ... Like the one I did to discover the interior:

1) Where to sleep in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands

Where to stay in Las Palmas:

  • Catalina Park Apartments: Good deal with these apartments for rent, conveniently located near Plaza Catalina, from € 36.
  • Bed § Chic Las Palmas, 76, rue General Vives, very nice, quiet and well located in the center of Las Palmas, 8 minutes from the beach, about € 76, good price.
  • Hotel Verol: super good value for money, 50m from the beach, € 55.
  • RK Luz Playa Suites, absolutely great, right on the beach, nearby restaurants, bars and a low price (€ 65 with frequent discounts)

2) Where to stay in Gran Canaria

Where to sleep on the South Coast of Gran Canaria:





The hotel offer is very dense, the climate is great, a bit African, with beautiful sandy beaches and nature very close!

A super landscaped walk connects San Agustín with the Dunes of Maspalomas, great, it is a paradise for walkers and runners.

Here are some nice directions, if you are looking where to sleep in Gran Canaria:

  • Monte Feliz apartment hotel in San Agustín, here is an excellent address 4 minutes from the beach, € 40:
  • Hotel apartment Marinasol, a very good address also in San Augastin, € 69, with spa, fitness, 3 minutes from the beach, indoor and outdoor pool.
  • Olympia Club: another very nice address in Playa del Inglés, studio kitchen on the seafront, balcony, swimming pool € 50 per night
  • Hotel Playa Del Sol in Playa del Inglés (adults only): very interesting because the rooms have a kitchenette, the pool area is very nice, free sauna, 14 minutes walk from the beach, about € 70
  • Very nice Bouganvilla apartments on the beach of San Agustín, with a well equipped kitchen, a balcony and excellent value for money.
  • Rio Pedras Apartments, in Puerto Rico: well equipped, 100m from the beach, swimming pool on the top floor with a great view and a low price (€ 61)…. What else?
  • Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Playa del Inglés: very well located and equipped, free Wi-Fi in the rooms, swimming pool, gym, tennis, golf practice, solarium and very good prices, frankly a good address.
  • Hotel Costa Canaria: in San Agustín, I tried it, really superb, next to the sea and along this famous promenade, spa area, solarium with nudist area and Jacuzzy on the roof, what happiness !! On the other hand it is not cheap, but let's see why there is usually a discount, ideal for a relaxing vacation. Bus in front, very practical !!
  • Gloria Palace in San Agustin - Top of the line with additional spa included - Quite expensive of course, but sometimes they have discounted prices, so if you like thalasso, check it out. I would like to point out that you can come and do thalassotherapy.
  • Bungalow Cordial also offers discounted prices, so a must see!

If you want to stay within Gran Canaria:





  • Parador de Cruz de Tejeda: an exceptional night with a crazy view! Give this to your love!
  • For nature tourism in Gran Canaria, here is a very interesting link: www.grancanariafincas.com.

3) Where to sleep to surf - Gran Canaria

Impossible to get bored in Gran Canaria! 60km of white sand beach, sun, very important and even world famous sports activities! Here's a nice little video:

 
  • To stay close to these surf beaches

Grancanariarent Vecindario apartment, next to Pozo Izquierdo beach

Here is an excellent address, not very expensive (€ 50 to € 70, frequent discount price), room or apartment, super well equipped, in Vecindario:

Camping Playa de Vargas, near Vargas beach, low price (€ 35) and you are on site with all the organization for surfing.

  • Other activities

 

4) Transport in Gran Canarias

Gran Canaria is generally well organized, you can easily visit the interior of Gran Canaria. Go to this site to see the transportation lines for www.globalsu.net.

You can also, and this is what I advise you, rent a scooter, it is not very expensive and it is free. In addition, you can take a guided scooter tour.

In my article visiting Gran Canaria I have put road maps, with googlemap ... Like the one I did to discover the interior:

5) Where to go out in Gran Canaria

All the tourist centers of Gran Canaria offer a series of bars, restaurants, discos; the nightlife is particularly intense, very fun and noisy, especially in Playa del Inglés (it's a choice!)

To Las Palmas:

  • I recommend Le Restaurante de Cuchara, 37, Alfredo Jones street, in Las Palmas, near the beach, really excellent with family and Canarian cuisine, for a very fair price.
  • Go to the Plaza de España, in the Mesa y López neighborhood, it is always lively until morning! Get started at the Heineken Café, this is where canaries start their night!
  • This is a good address for a tapas bar: Tasca Siete Viejas at 6, rue Pelota. It is very good, inexpensive and warm!
  • Las Casquias, a room where you can listen to live music for free.
  • The Mojo Club, next to the Alfredo Klaus auditorium, on the beach, there are DJs full of energy!

 

To Playa del Inglés:

It's a bit crazy, I think tourists only sleep for a nap !! You have to go to the shopping centers, which is where the best clubs are.

  • Go to Yumbo (famous for its gay scene) or Mantrix, Kasabh (very djeun!) And Plaza. In July 2010, the famous Pasha opened its doors in Playa del Inglés.
  • In Meloneras, there are still quite a few stylish cafes and you can have your little cocktail in front of the sunset.

Here you go, you have all the keys in hand to know where to sleep in Gran Canaria. if you want information on how to visit Gran Canaria, a magnificent island of the Canary archipelago in 4 days.

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