Discount Cards

If you plan to spend a couple of days seeing the sights in Las Palmas, invest in the LPA Card (www.lpacard.com; adult/child €15/8). It gives free access to pretty much all of the city's museums, plus discounts in various restaurants and shops. You can buy it at the Santa Catalina and San Telmo tourist offices.

Internet Access

Although internet cafes are not as abundant as they once were, you'll still find access in the city's locutorios (telephone call centres), which also offer cheap international calls.

Wi-fi is widespread – most hotels, cafes and restaurants offer access and there is even a plan to launch wi-fi hotspots on the beach.

Money

For the highest concentration of banks with 24-hour ATM machines head for Calle José Franchy Roca, just south of Parque Santa Catalina.

Tourist Information

The city's tourism authority website is www.lpavisit.com. It is an excellent resource with information on activities, attractions, accommodation and restaurants across the city.

Main Tourist Office In a neo-Canarian building designed by local artist Néstor Martín Fernández de la Torre, this office has iPads loaded with Las Palmas apps as well as the more traditional array of pamphlets.

Island Tourist Office Has a variety of maps and brochures covering the whole island. Ask for the series of hiking maps.

Bus Station Information Office Covers island-wide transport and some info on other towns around Gran Canaria. There's also a smaller office in Parque Santa Catalina.

Tourist Information Kiosk Other kiosks are located at Parque San Telmo and Playa de la Canteras.