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Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) is in the island’s east at Bay of Gando, 12 miles south of Las Palmas. Pick-ups and drop-offs are free for 30 minutes, right by Departures. People visit Gran Canaria for the consistently reliable weather, vibrant towns, 60 miles of glorious coast and cultural gems, not to mention an array of activities from diving to golf and nightclubbing. Bustling resorts, high-end spa hotels, self-catering apartments and villas are among the varied accommodation types. Get around with transfers from AirportCars.

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Great accommodation near Gran Canaria Airport

Reserve your Gran Canaria Airport transfer to or from a nearby hotel:

  • Hotel Avenida de Canarias is within 7 miles, meaning a Gran Canaria Airport transfer in 10 to 15 minutes. Scoring 4/5 on TripAdvisor, it offers two-star, comfortable family and budget-friendly accommodation in Vecindario.
  • Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel is a similar distance away, with identical reviewer rankings. It’s a convenient, family-friendly four-star venue – with a rooftop pool.
  • Hotel Escuela Santa Brigida is further out at 10 miles away, but a transfer from Gran Canaria Airport has you there in 20 minutes. With four stars, it has a ‘very good’ TripAdvisor rating, a pool and free breakfasts.

Transferring from Gran Canaria to another airport?

Gran Canaria Airport is the island’s only international flight hub. But at AirportCars we arrange transfers on neighbouring Tenerife – its South and North airports are 60 and 103 miles away respectively. Alternatively, if you’re on Fuerteventura, roughly 150 miles distant, we organise airport transfers there, too.

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Towns to visit from Gran Canaria Airport

  1. Puerto Rico is 21.5 miles via Gran Canaria airport transfer. Brimming with upscale shops and bars, restaurants and clubs, it’s a lively place. Its two beaches include the Blue Flag Amadores stretch, while family attractions include the Lago Taurito waterpark and Wild West-themed Sioux City.
  2. Playa del Inglés lies nearly 18 miles south, or a 25-minute trip from the airport. This sprawling resort has a reputation as a party town, and the beach is busy with numerous bars, restaurants and watersports. Shop till you drop at the Yumbo Centre – but there are quieter spots here, too.
  3. Las Palmas is the island’s capital – cover the 12 miles south from the airport in 20 minutes. Bask on Las Canteras beach, visit the Science Museum or stroll Vegueta’s cobbled streets, taking in the amazing architecture. Combine sightseeing with plenty of al fresco stops for coffee, lunch or tapas. (Or all three!)
  4. Teror lies nearly 22 miles north-west in the hills – a 35-minute Gran Canaria airport transfer. It’s a well-preserved town featuring many wooden balconies typical of the Canaries. Visit the Cistercian monastery and famous Basilica in the square, and catch the Sunday market.
  5. Puerto de Mogán is 35 miles away on the south-west coast – be there in 50 minutes. It’s an attractive town with a picturesque harbour and a great beach for snorkelling. The many local bridges and canals have earned the town the nickname ‘Little Venice’ – you’ll also find some brilliant fish restaurants here.
  6. Firgas lies 23 miles north or 40 minutes by Gran Canaria Airport transfer. It dates from 1488, and its square and church are especially beautiful. Two sloping pedestrian areas incorporate a 30m artificial waterfall in this compact historic town, surrounded by natural landscapes.
Great excursions close to Gran Canaria Airport
  1. Holiday World Maspalomas is 20 miles north up the coast – be there in 30 minutes by Gran Canaria Airport transfer. Think rollercoasters, pony rides, bowling and more at this huge amusement park.
  2. Palmitos Park is a 25-mile trip doable within 40 minutes. The flora and fauna include the Canaries’ biggest orchid collection, plus there are butterflies, mammals and reptiles plus dolphin shows. (There’s also a fantastic aquarium, incidentally, at Poema del Mar, Las Palmas.)
  3. Santa Ana Cathedral lies 13 miles north or a 20-minute airport run. Work on the twin-towered structure in Vegueta began in 1500. It incorporates Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassical styles and houses many works of art. Take the lift up the south tower for breathtaking views.
  4. Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaelogical Park at Gáldar are further north at 40 miles or 45 minutes by Gran Canaria Airport transfer. The ‘Painted Cave’ of the name is one of a group in the volcanic rock which you can see alongside the remains of a former village. Book a guided tour.
  5. Maspalomas Dunes are 21 miles or 25 minutes away by Gran Canaria Airport transfer. See them with a camel ride and admire views across the Sahara-like landscape. Visit Maspalomas beach and lighthouse afterwards.
  6. Roque Nublo is 25 miles or an hour’s drive through the mountains at Tejeda. This famous landmark is a UNESCO-protected 80m volcanic rock. Trek to see it and its ‘sibling’, Roque de la Rana, on a 5km circular trek incorporating incredible views.
Further important information about Gran Canaria Airport

In accordance with European law, passengers with disabilities are guaranteed access to Gran Canaria Airport. Adapted toilet facilities are spacious, flooring throughout is level, and the main doors are wheelchair-accessible.

Book the support you need 48 hours in advance, either with Spanish airport operator Aenea or your airline. Staff will be ready to assist every step of the way until boarding, and will provide any special equipment you need. Meet at the pre-arranged point, or use the intercoms to contact staff on arrival.

Gran Canaria Airport
35230 Gran Canaria/Las Palmas
Canary Islands

Tel: +34 91 321 1000
Email: lpainfo@aena.es
Website: gran-canaria-airport

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