Practical Information & Advice for Gran Canaria


Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean and offers the best beaches together with great nature for the holidaymakers. Gran Canaria is the third biggest of the Canaria Islands. Gran Canaria also possesses top flight tourist facilities with more than 150,000 hotel and apartments bed capacity. With its quality accommodation services, amenities and entertainment, Gran Canaria has become one of Europe’s top holiday destinations. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital city and more the half of the people are concentrated in Las Palmas. The city is also one of the most important ports on the Atlantic.


Language
Spanish is the official language in Gran Canaria.

Holiday Resorts
As for Gran Canaria resorts; Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan are the most popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria.

Getting There
There are many direct flights to Gran Canaria from many major cities of Europe and the world. Flights between all islands except La Gomera is regular and flights from Spain to Gran Canaria is made by the companies Binter and Iberian Airways. The International Airport in Gran Canaria is the Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)  (Phone: 902 404 704) situated in Telde, on the east coast of Gran Canaria and about 25 km. from the main holiday resorts of the southern region of Gran Canaria and 18 km. from the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is also possible to get to Gran Canaria by sea from the city of Cadiz in Spain.

Weather
Weather in Gran Canaria is great. Gran Canaria has a excellent Mediterranean climate which is warm and dry in summer, humid and mild in winter.

Electricity
220-240V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.

Dialling Code
The international country dialing code for Spain is +34. City code for Gran Canaria is 928. (+ 34 928 xxx xx xx )

Money
Euro (EUR) is the currency.

GMT
GMT +1 (+2 in summer).

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