Car Hire Gran Canaria Las Palmas
Address & Contact DetailsMuelle De Santa Catalina, Edif De Aparcamientos Pta Baja, Las Palmas, Las Palmas, 35008. Tel: +34928092310
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Plan your trip to Las PalmasLas Palmas is the capital city of Gran Canaria, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, which lie approximately 150km off the north west coast of Africa. The most populous city in the Canary Islands, founded in 1478, Las Palmas sits in the north east corner of the island. Reflecting its long history in recent years the oldest quarter, Vegueta, has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. An Avis hire car is the perfect way to explore Las Palmas and the island beyond.
Las Palmas has two beautiful bays and four main beaches, Las Canteras, Las Alcaravaneras, La Laja and El Confital. Las Canteras is the largest and most popular with tourists. Las Alcaravaneras is the place to go for water sports and beach volleyball, and La Laja and El Confital are popular with surfers.
Las Palmas is a noted cultural centre in the Canary Islands, hosting many festivals throughout the year, including a carnival and music festival. The Casa-Museo de Colón focuses on the history of the Canary Islands and its relations with America including the House of Columbus. Families should consider the Maritime Museum, which has a giant pool where visitors can handle a large ship in an interactive bay.
The Atlantic Center of Modern Art contains some of the most important references for cultural and artistic life in the Canary Islands. Nightlife in Las Palmas tends to centre around the historic district of Vegueta, with lots of bars and restaurants, as well as the Port area where there are a number of nightclubs.
Road trips from Las PalmasYour Avis hire car is the perfect way to explore the countryside around Las Palmas, from mountain peaks to beautiful beaches.
Pico de las Nieves
Pico de las Nieves is the highest point on the island, 1,949 metres above sea level. It offers stunning views of the whole island and is only an hour’s drive from Las Palmas via the GC15. The road leads you up to the summit of Pico de las Nieves, on a clear day views stretch across to neighbouring Tenerife.
Maspalomas is the main tourist area of Gran Canaria and includes the popular resort of Playa del Inglés with its long sandy beach. It sits at the southern most tip of the island, only a 40-minute drive away from Las Palmas via GC-1. There are many things to explore for the whole family including a bird sanctuary, the Maspalomas sand dunes and the Maspalomas lighthouse. The shallow waters are a great place for a day on the beach.
The coastal road
Experience Gran Canaria’s stunning scenery by driving the coastal road along the north coast of the island. Take the GC-2 west out of Las Palmas towards Costa Ayala. Continue along this road through the towns of El Puertillo, El Pagador and Marente, ending up at Puerto de Las Nieves, half-an-hour's drive from Las Palmas. This picturesque fishing village has a number of lovely seafood restaurants, the perfect stop for a long, leisurely lunch. You can also catch the ferry to Tenerife from here.
Your journey starts hereFrom the moment you arrive, Avis has got your car rental covered for the duration. Whether you fancy a supermini or hot hatch for an urban jaunt, an elegant saloon for a business trip or wedding, or a people carrier for a family holiday – your perfect hire car is standing by on the tarmac.
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