Gran Canaria Tourism

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.

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.

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

  • Camel Riding in Maspalomas Dunes
    Camel Riding in Maspalomas Dunes10 Reviews

    Duration: 40 Mins

    Experience camel riding on this Gran Canaria adventure. You'll take a 30-minute ride across the dunes of Maspalomas, taking i...

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  • Save 7% Full-Day Gran Canaria Island Tour
    Full-Day Gran Canaria Island Tour2 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Embark on this full-day small-group cultural tour in Gran Canaria with a guide and fall in love with the amazing island.You w...

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  • Save 10% Full Day Gran Canaria Island Tour from Your Hotel
    Full Day Gran Canaria Island Tour from Your HotelNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Experience this comprehensive, 9 hour tour of the beautiful island of Gran Canaria. The time and place of of your pickup will...

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  • Save 7% Gran Canaria Gui Gui Beach Boat Trip with Lunch
    Gran Canaria Gui Gui Beach Boat Trip with Lunch1 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins

    Want to see dolphins and enjoy the most savagebeach in Gran Canaria ? Live the magical experience of enjoying the dolphins in...

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

    • Air Pollution 30.56 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.93 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Gran Canaria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gran Canaria.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.59 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.45 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 23.81 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.19 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 39.77 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.45 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80.68 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 4.55 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.36 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Gran Canaria is 181.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.67 (High)
    • Climate Index 99.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.15 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 49.61 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.23 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.87 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 76.22 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.86 USD

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

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