Welcome to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Vegueta, the oldest quarter, is both atmospheric and fashionable, with a fine selection of boutiques and cool bars. At the other end of town, the sweeping arc of Playa de las Canteras provides you with the tantalising possibility of taking a plunge in between sightseeing and shopping. Venture into the confusing maze of streets behind the beach and you'll find excellent restaurants serving more than the usual array of Canarian dishes. Las Palmas is an authentic Spanish working city and while there are areas you wouldn’t walk at night with a camera slung round your neck, overall, you should feel perfectly safe here.

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$23.01 Tours & Sightseeing

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Sightseeing Bus Tour

See the best of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this tour is the best and easiest way to see the sights of Las Palmas! The tour begins at Parque Santa Catalina, continuing to popular tourist hotspots such as the Vegueta, Playa de Las Canteras and Teatro Perez Galdos. In Las Palmas, there's something for everyone. If you'd like to explore the city's historic and cultural sights, hop-off at the Las Palmas Cathedral and admire its beautiful range of architectural styles, from Gothic architecture to Neoclassical. The Auditorio Alfredo Kraus is another outstanding sight along the route for it's contemporary fortress-like exterior - as you pass it, enjoy panoramic views of the coast from our open-top deck! If you're a shopaholic, hop-off our tour at the El Corte Ingles (Stop 2) and enjoy a shopping spree in one of the city's largest department stores, boasting hundreds of designer brands. As the tour comes to an end, hop-off at Playa de Las Canteras and enjoy sunbathing on Las Palmas' beautiful beach whilst soaking up the sea views. This popular tourist resort is also home to many popular eateries and bars, it also has a great reputation for nightlife! The tour stops along this route are as follows:1. Parque Santa Catalina2. El Corte Ingles2b. Auditorio Alredo Kraus3. Paseo de la Cornisa4. Pueblo Canario 5. Vegueta / Catedral6. Teatro Perez Galdos7. Estacion de San Telmo8. Muelle Deportivo9. Muelle de Santa Catalina10. Playa de Las CanterasPassengers can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 10 tour stops along the route. As you travel, you can also enjoy our wonderful on-board audio commentary relaying the most informative and funnest facts there are to be heard about Gran Canaria! These are accessible in several languages.

$40.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Lazy Wednesdays from Las Palmas

You will start your tour in Santa Catalina Park in Las Palmas. In case you would like to participate from the southern part of the island, there is nothing easier than taking the public bus number 30 that starts from Maspalomas at 8:00 and through Playa del Inglés, San Agustín and Bahía Feliz continues to Las Palmas. In case you are coming from the south, it is very necessary to contact the provider of the tour after you make the reservation to confirm the bus time and pick-up point. The way back will be easy as you can end up your tour in the South. PROGRAM:Caldera de Bandama - the islands largest volcanic crater. From its peak you will have great views also over the capital city, mountains and a big part of the eastern coast. Santa Brígida - a small city with a pretty historical center. Due to the water sources the place is surrounded by green areas full of lush vegetation and palm trees. You will walk its lovely streets and have a chance to grab a quick coffee in a typical old coffee shop. Pico de las Nieves - from the highest peak of the island you will have amazing views over the mountanous countryside. Your photos will be dominated especially by two mysterious rocks in the heart of the island - Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga and if you are lucky, maybe Tenerife island will be visible far on the horizon. The weather on Gran Canaria is mostly great, but in the unlikely case of bad weather for this stop the day of your tour (heavy clouds/rain/strong wind), we have another secret pretty stop to take you as a plan B. San Bartolomé de Tirajana - in this lovely mountain village you will visit and interesting museum created in an old house of a well positioned family. Here you will find out more about the life in the villages in the old times.The museum opens for free. Fataga - a charming village surrounded by hundreds of palms seems like a small oasis in a canyon-like countryside. Here you will have approximately 1 hour free time that you can enjoy for having a lunch in a traditional taverna. The meals are delicious and start on 7.50 euros/person/main dish. Sand Dunes of Maspalomas - get yourself lost in the waste sand dunes. You will have 45 minutes to spend here, so don´t forget your swimwear in case you wish to have a quick jump to the ocean. You will be dropped off and picked-up by the pretty pond of Charco de Maspalomas situated on the edge of the dunes.  Afterwards you will be taken back to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The visitors from the south of the island can end their visit in the Sand Dunes or be dropped off in Playa del Inglés (Parque Tropical), San Agustín or Bahía Feliz.

$10.90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gran Canaria Old Town Tour

This quarter is very important for the history of the island. The entire neighborhood was built back in the 15th century and exactly here is where the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was founded. The quarter was declared of historic and artistic interest back in the 70s.This walk allows you to visit the starting point of the conquest of the Canary Islands, the Plaza San Antonio Abad and the old Calle de los Portuguese with the Hospital San Martin, built in the 15th century.Let’s stroll down the narrow, winding streets, where you can see the oldest houses in the history of the canary nobility. Then you continue along the Calle de los Balcones, Plaza del Pilar Nuevo, where you can visit the Santa Ana cathedral (optional) and feast your eyes upon its gothic interior.Afterwards you continue through Santa Ana square, watching the emblematic buildings. And the final stage takes you to the Museo Colon (Columbus Museum) or Casa de los Gobernadores (optional visit), to get to know this impressive building and the history of the discoverer of the New World: Christopher Columbus, who stopped here in 3 of his trips to America.

$28.81 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

3-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching by Big Boat in La Palma

Ocean Explorer offers you this unique chance to enjoy a 3-hour tour aboard a fantastic boat from which you will be able to see a wide variety of whales (dolphins also). There are up to 29 different types of cetaceans that can be seen from the coast of La Palma.  There two daily services from Monday to Friday: one at 11:30 and another one at 15:00. Besides those, on Saturday you can go out at 11:30 and on Sunday at 15:00. To those clients who request it, there is a pick-up service for the 11:30 service from Monday to Friday. You will be taken from the two main touristic locations in the island of La Palma: the hotels H10 Taburiente and Princess Teneguia.  Tour starts at the sports pier of Puerto de Tazacorte. The boat will set off from there and go through the ocean so you can see the highest number of cetaceans possible. Besides, you will visit the famous Cueva Bonita of La Palma, a volcanic cave which the water from the ocean has created by eroding. Several times per week, as long as the weather allows it, there will be a break at an idyllic cove near Puerto de Tazacorte where you can take a bath.  The boat you will travel on is called Flipper and has a capacity for 100 people. The crew will be most attentive with you and your partners. They will also explain you everything you wish to know about the marine surrounding and its inhabitants. This tour is perfect for groups, families or anybody who enjoys a little adventure on the sea.  From Flipper, the crew will carry through their soft-watching program. Their goal is to make the encounter between humans and cetaceans the less disturbing possible so that  these precious animals are not bothered. You will enjoy a 3-hour trip aboard a fantastic boat. You will fall in love with the dolphins and the whales that can be seen from the coast of La Palma. You will visit the famous Cueva Bonita. 

$44.95 Water Sports

Las Canteras Beach Snorkeling Tour

Make your way toward Las Canteras beach and meet your qualified snorkeling instructor nearby at 9:55am. From here, you will head to the beach and prepare to be delighted by the area's mesmerizing seabed. Your instructor will provide all equipment necessary for you to enjoy your underwater venture. You'll have between one and 1.5 hours of underwater immersion during your 3-hour trip, ensuring you have ample time to see the underwater sights. You will reach a maximum depth of 16 feet (5 meters) and can expect to be finished with your tour around 1pm. • Experience the best beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in this original way. • Discover the unique seabed of Las Canteras. • A qualified guide will accompany you the whole time. • Free pick-up service for Cruise customers.

$98.72 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Mallorca Authentic Tapas and Wine Tour in Palma's Old Town

Itinerary This activity will take place in the heart of Palma de Mallorca's Old Town. We will walk through the cobblestoned streets of my beautiful city, making three stops at local foodie spots to try delicious Mallorcan tapas and wine. Transportation to Palma NOT Included  More about the tour As in all Spanish cities, tapas bar hopping represents the local way of life in Palma de Mallorca. Join me for an evening of foodie aventure, and I'll lead you to some of my favorite spots in town, where we will enjoy tasty local tapas with some of Mallorca's best regional wines. Between stops we'll explore the city's Old Town, the former Moorish walled city with its characteristic narrow streets and stooping architecture. I'll show you some of my favorite "hidden gems" of Palma - wine shops selling local labels, authentic Mallorcan restaurants and gourmet shops specializing in the island's most famous products (Grimalt cheese and spicy sobrasada sausage).