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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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Las Palmas, ES?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,615 vacation rentals around Las Palmas. From 974 condo and apartment rentals to 945 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a beach property in Las Palmas?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said every single person ever. Find the perfect locale for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss. Vrbo has 552 beachside vacation homes for you to pick from. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has tons more options, including:

  • 384 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 316 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 268 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Las Palmas?

Take in this destination like a local from the comfort of your very own apartment. You'll feel like part of the neighborhood in no time at all! Vrbo has 1,165 for you to select from here. If you get in quickly, you could be spending as little as $24 a night. Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other rental options, such as:

  • House: 319 vacation homes. Prices start from $15 per night.
  • Cottage: 172 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.
  • Villa: 70 vacation homes. Prices start from $51 per night.

Can I stay in Las Palmas in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable getaway is chilling out with your favorite people in a totally new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a big group, Vrbo can help out. Presently, apartment vacation homes are the hottest thing for big groups of visitors here, and we have 124 available on our database. The lodging options that are on offer for large groups around here include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can sleep 6 vacationers? We have 269 that will suit. Prices start from $31 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your party, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 139 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices begin at just $42 a night.
  • Seeking out rentals suitable for 8 people? You'll be glad to discover we have 78 that'll be ideal. You can score one from just $45 a night.

You and your posse will be well catered to when you organize your Las Palmas escape through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Las Palmas?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Discover our affordable rentals now and ensure everyone has enough room to spread out. When it comes to seeking out a great deal, the first place you look ought to be El Mundillo. Here, Vrbo has 29 rentals at an average price of $77 per night. Another 29 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around El Valle. With an average price of $79 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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