Visit Gran Canaria - Best of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the third-largest and the second most populous island of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa. Popularly called as a ‘miniature continent’, Gran Canaria tourism involves incredible variety of landscapes and microclimates which make it unique.

A trip to Gran Canaria will find you enjoying an exciting city life, lolling around beaches, hiking up hillocks, cruising, trekking, exploring picturesque towns, surfing and shopping! The historic cosmopolitan capital city of Las Palmas is a dynamic centre where you will find everything you can imagine.

From when to visit to where to stay to where to eat to what to see, we have all the details for your Gran Canaria itinerary planner.

Gran Canaria Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Gran Canaria tips for your visit

  • Renting a car and exploring the island is convenient.
  • Although the entire island is very relaxed and cosmopolitan, do respect the local culture and traditions.
  • Plan your Gran Canaria itinerary well in advance.

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Gran Canaria Itineraries

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Gran Canaria Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Gran Canaria

  • Las Palmas Summer Evening Tour on Segway
    Las Palmas Summer Evening Tour on Segway New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Explore  the port and beach area of the City of Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria in the evening. This  one h...

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  • Save 10% Afrikat Midday Fun Cruise
    Afrikat Midday Fun Cruise New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Amazing value for money perfect for families or anyone that likes a lie-in on their holiday! Available every Monday, Fr...

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  • Save 10% Afrikat Sunset Cruise
    Afrikat Sunset Cruise New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Enjoy as the sky turns a beautiful array of gold & red as the sun sets over the ocean as we welcome you aboard our Sunset...

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  • Save 10% Afrikat Afternoon Cruise
    Afrikat Afternoon Cruise New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Take advantage of the long Summer days in Gran Canaria (and enjoy a morning without the alarm clock!) and join us onboard our...

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Facts and Stats for Gran Canaria*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gran Canaria

    Know the pollution level of Gran Canaria before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.43 (Low)
  • Gran Canaria: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gran Canaria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gran Canaria.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.25 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 11.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 38.75 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 1.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35 (Low)
  • Living in Gran Canaria - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gran Canaria is 205.87 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.5 (High)
    • Climate Index 99.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 33.43 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.17 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.59 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gran Canaria

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gran Canaria

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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