Destination guide

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria—southern Spain, and then some

Pack your sunscreen, swimsuit, and the lightest beach read you can find—we're looking at you, Danielle Steele—and you'll be all set for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Known locally as simply Las Palmas, this lively seaside city is the capital of Gran Canaria, a Canary Island off the southwestern coast of Morocco. Visitors are drawn to the island for its broad, sandy beaches, mild year-round climate, and wealth of art and history museums. With a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria vacation rental, you'll be running on island time in no time at all.

Things to do

More culture, less shock in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is no slouch when it comes to culture, and you're sure to find plenty of museums, theaters, and other attractions near your Las Palmas de Gran Canaria vacation rental. At the Atlantic Center of Modern Art (CAAM), you'll find permanent collections and rotating exhibits featuring works by contemporary artists from around the world. At the Jardin de la Marquesa de Arucas, a charming botanical garden, you can find a wide variety of tropical plants and trees, as well as peacocks and event space.

Activities

Sand ho—the beaches of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is known for its ample beachfront, and we'd be remiss not to encourage you to spend as much time soaking up the island sun as you can. Of the city's 4 beaches, Las Alcaravaneras is one that you shouldn't miss. Here, you'll find more than half a mile of sunbathing, beach volleyball, and other seaside activities. A popular surfing destination, Las Lajas Beach also hosts boat races throughout the spring and summer months. Shopping is a popular pastime in Las Palmas, and you can find plenty of duty-free stores catering to the island's numerous cruise ship passengers.

Weather

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria—an island in the sun

Las Palmas has a desert climate, which is exactly what it sounds like—hot summers, warm winters, and plenty of dry, sunny days all year round. Temperatures in the summer months can climb into the 90s in July and August, while winter highs generally hover around 70 degrees in January, the city's coldest month. Thanks to its mild weather, Las Palmas is a popular destination all year round, and you'll find that prices on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria vacation rentals tend to stay about the same from one season to the next.

Natural features

Mountains, beaches, and more in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is on the northern side of Gran Canaria, about 130 miles off the shore of Africa. The island lies in the middle of the Canarian Archipelago, a string of islands in the Atlantic Ocean characterized by sandy beaches, arid desert, and striking rock formations. You'll find plenty of hiking in the island's mountainous interior, as well as a steep cliffs, subtropical forests, and an abundance of sandy beaches along the island's nearly 150 miles of coastline. A unique ecosystem, the island is home to a number of plant and animal species you won't find anywhere else.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Fly into Las Palmas (LPA-Gran Canaria), the closest airport, located 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Las Palmas?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,708 vacation rentals near Las Palmas. From 1,082 Condos/Apartments to 297 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Las Palmas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Las Palmas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Las Palmas:

  • Puerto de Mogán: 158 vacation rentals
  • San Agustín: 293 vacation rentals
  • Arguineguin: 90 vacation rentals
  • Playa del Águila: 155 vacation rentals
  • Sonneland: 294 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Las Palmas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Las Palmas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pueblo Canario Chapel: 2,075 vacation rentals
  • Gabinete Literario Cultural Institution: 2,104 vacation rentals
  • Gran Canaria Stadium: 2,095 vacation rentals
  • Gran Canaria Marina: 2,007 vacation rentals
  • Plaza Espana: 1,974 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Las Palmas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Las Palmas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,082 Condos/Apartments in Las Palmas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Las Palmas include:

  • Houses: 297 rentals available
  • Villas: 58 rentals available
  • Cottages: 164 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Las Palmas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 240 vacation rentals with pool available in Las Palmas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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