Find flights to Gran Canaria in Spain

Already planning your next holidays in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain)? Even when there is a varied offer of all-inclusive packages available, you may prefer to book your trip yourself and find accommodation online, thus being able to customise your escape to the island, whether a romantic or family one. Likewise, regardless of the fact that you are a city lover who wants to roam the old streets of Vegueta in the capital (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) or a tropical soul who longs for endless hours under the sun in Maspalomas, it is highly likely that you will find the perfect place to stay and the airline that best suits your trip dates and travel needs. Continue reading to find out more about the carriers operating flights to Gran Canaria, their origin airports, service frequency and flying times.

Flying to Gran Canaria from Germany

Whatever your hometown, you get the chance to fly to the Canary Islands from most airports in Germany. The average duration of a flight from Germany to Gran Canaria is a little more than four hours, and frequency varies according to the airline company, which may sell seats on an either regular or seasonal basis. TUI flies to LPA airport from Frankfurt and Hannover; Condor from Hamburg and Munich; Norwegian from Munich and Düsseldorf; Eurowings from Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne Bonn and Hannover; Germania from Berlin Tegel and Ryanair from Berlin Schönefeld.

Flights to Gran Canaria from London

If you will be departing London towards sunny Gran Canaria, you can reach the island in about three hours and forty five minutes by flying non-stop with Ryanair or Jet2 (from Stansted airport), Easyjet, Norwegian Air Shuttle or TUI (from London Gatwick) or British Airways in codeshare agreement with Iberia (from London Heathrow).

Flying from UK to Gran Canaria

Connections from other airports in UK to Las Palmas operate periodically as well. By way of example, you can travel by air from Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff with TUI; catch a flight from Bristol to Gran Canaria airport with Easyjet, or else fly with Jet2 from East Midlands, Newcastle, Glasgow or Leeds. Ryanair also links Manchester to this Spanish island.

Travelling within Spain: flights from the main Spanish cities to LPA

In case you are already touring Spain and decide to take a trip to the Canaries, you have a wide array of options to choose from: flying from Madrid to Gran Canaria with Iberia Express, Air Europa, Norwegian or Iberia; from Barcelona with Norwegian Air Shuttle or Vueling; from Seville with Vueling or Ryanair; from Málaga-Costa del Sol with Norwegian or from Alicante with Iberia Regional. While flying from the Spanish capital and the south make take less than two hours and a half, take into account that the average flight duration from Barcelona to Gran Canaria is about three hours.

Flights to Las Palmas

There are many other cities in Europe from which you can fly to Gran Canaria in Las Palmas province. The following are just some of them: Rome Fiumicino (including one stopover with Vueling airlines), Helsinki (with Norwegian or Finnair), Oslo (Norwegian or Scandinavian Airlines from both Tromso and Oslo airports), Brussels (with TUI or Brussels Airlines), Paris CDG and Lyon (with Vueling), Malmö (with Tui Fly), Stockholm Arlanda (with TUI or SAS), Dublin (Aer Lingus), Zürich (Edelweiss) and Lisbon (Tap Air Portugal).

Fly from Tenerife to Gran Canaria

Lastly, if you wish to make your holidays in the Canary Islands even better by visiting more than one island, know that regional airlines like Binter, CanaryFly or Air Europa Express sell cheap flights from Tenerife to Gran Canaria, as well as from other minor islands like La Palma, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Should you wish to travel to La Gomera or El Hierro from Las Palmas, chances are that you will need to have a layover. Inter-island air commutes take from 30 minutes to one hour. Although they can be more expensive and take longer, ferry boats are an alternative means of transportation between islands in the archipelago.

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Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel in Gran Canaria

Saying that the Gloria Palace San Agustín is a hotel with spa in Spain is an understatement: its facilities comprise the largest thalassotherapy centre in Europe, spanning over a surface of 7.000 square metres and offering top-quality treatments which complement its modern wellness circuit. Arguably one of the best hotels in Gran Canaria, this member of the Gloria Thalasso chain also provides guests with luxurious rooms and outstanding amenities.

Location / how to arrive

This ideal hotel in the Canary Islands is situated on a hill overlooking San Agustín beach, halfway between Bahía Feliz and Playa del Inglés and the adjacent Maspalomas Dunes. Surrounded by a residential neighbourhood, this 4-star resort is perfect to relax and disconnect thanks to the tranquillity and good climate that characterise the area.

Twenty-four kilometres separate LPA, the airport of the island, from the Gloria Palace Thalasso San Agustín. Bus lines 01, 36 and 90 (turquoise coaches) depart from the platforms across the airport parking and have a stop opposite San Agustín’s shopping mall. To reach the hotel, go upstairs towards the bridge but continue in the direction of the hills. If you plan to carry heavy luggage, you are advised to take a taxi instead; the journey will cost 35 euros approximately.

The establishment puts a shuttle service at the guests’ disposal to commute to and from nearby beaches every day. However, all you need to do to get to the nearest seashore is cross the aforementioned bridge and take a short stroll down to the beach.


The Gloria Palace is a hotel with spa in Gran Canaria featuring fully equipped rooms and suites resembling studio apartments with lots of natural lighting, comfortable beds and air-conditioning. They can accommodate couples, groups and families (up to 3 adults and 2 children). Most have a balcony with stunning sea views. Check the nightly rates and availability that suit your travel needs and dates.

Thalassotherapy Centre in Las Palmas, Spain

Each admission pass to the Gloria Palace Wellness Centre grants the right to stay in the thalasso circuit for as long as 2 hours, thus benefitting from the healing and invigorating effects of different levels of water pressure and seawater massage on every part of our body. This circuit includes an indoor and an outdoor section, as well as deck chairs and lockers. Bathrobes and flip flops are provided at no cost.

When you make a reservation at the Gloria Palace Thalasso & Hotel in Las Palmas, you may choose promotional rates including free spa sessions, so pay attention to the specific conditions of each room modality.

Other services for guests

There are many other extra amenities that you will find in this Spa hotel in the Canary Islands that is close to the beach. We have gathered a few of them below:

  • Assorted daily breakfast buffet
  • Swimming pools
  • Gardens
  • Sun beds
  • Rooftop swimming pool, gym and tennis courts (for an additional fee)
  • Onsite a-la-carte restaurant
  • ATM
  • Tourist information
  • Car rental
  • Onsite shops
  • Beauty salon
  • Laundry and ironing services (for a nominal fee)
  • Safety boxes
  • Meeting spaces for banquets and events

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The best rural houses in Gran Canaria island, Spain

Although they are popular for their beaches and holiday resorts, there is an alternative way for nature and adventure travel lovers to enjoy everything the Canary Islands have to offer. While all-inclusive vacation packages may leave little room for spontaneous activities and unplanned roaming, choosing rural accommodation instead enables visitors to have a completely different experience in which breathtaking views, hiking excursions and homemade local cuisine will undoubtedly play a main role. What is more, if you still would like some vitamin sea during your trip to the Canaries, know that many rural houses are not too far away from the coast, meaning that you will be just a short drive from both options.

If you are starting to plan your trip, you may be wondering which Canary Island suits your travel preferences and needs best. This time, we are going to recommend a selection of rural houses in Gran Canaria, the capital island of Las Palmas province. Our recommendations are located in the northern area (Teror and Moya), the central district known as Tejeda and the picture postcard town of Mogan, and feature capacity for groups and families, equipped kitchens and bathrooms and, in some cases, open-air swimming pools, terraces and stunning landscape views. Continue reading for more.

Rural house in the north of Gran canaria: Doña Margarita

This rural accommodation in Teror -Gran Canaria– consists of an apartment comprising two double bedrooms with access to a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and coffee maker, free WiFi and safes, among other guest amenities. It has a beautiful rooftop terrace where you can eat and soak in the views. Casa Rural Doña Margarita is situated in the heart of the old town, which boasts impeccably well-preserved traditional canarian architecture; as a matter of fact, the accommodation itself is in a remodelled 18th century building. Teror centre is far away from both the major urban areas in the island and the eminently touristic zones, yet you will be only a 30-minute drive away from the capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and less than one hour by car from the airport.

Rural accommodation in Gran Canaria: holiday home El Roble in Moya

El Roble rural house in Gran Canaria is found in Fontanales, in the north of the island. It is considered to be a country home and a holiday house offering guest amenities such as barbecue, garden, outdoor pool, fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, dining area and fireplace, all of it surrounded by the stunning views of volcanic valleys telling the story of the “guanches” who fought against the Castilian conquerors centuries ago. Other perks of choosing this rural house in Moya, which has capacity to accommodate groups or families, include the privacy it affords and its private parking spaces.

Rural house in Tejeda, Gran Canaria

Tejeda is a charming village, home of the “Roque Nublo”, an iconic volcanic rock that long ago became the symbol of the island. For that reason, this rural house in Gran Canaria was called “El Rincón del Nublo”. It features two double guest rooms and a sofa bed, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, appliances, bathroom, dining area and parking spaces, aside from an ample terrace with barbecue amenities. The area is quiet and tranquil, and the specific spot where this rural accommodation in the island is conveniently located invites to take hike tours to discover the nearby pine forest, almond trees and local restaurants serving the most delicious typical canarian dishes.

Rural stay in the south of Gran Canaria

Best known for its beach resorts, the south of the island also offers the opportunity for a rural stay, as is the case with Los Pinos rural house in Mogán, Gran Canaria. This option is located in the beautiful small town of Mogan, where guests will be in contact with nature while also close to its popular port. Inside the accommodation, travellers will benefit from its cosy rooms, the swimming pool, the relax area, the WiFi connection and fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom; outside, they can rent a bike, join a sightseeing tour, enrol in a diving or fishing class or eat at a local bar featuring live music performances. Even though Mogán is on the southernmost point of the island, only 37 kilometres separate it from the Maspalomas Dunes, and you can drive straight to Gran Canaria airport thanks to the easy access to the GC-1 motorway.

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NH Hotel in Las Canteras Beach (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

Planning your business trip to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain? The NH Hotel Playa Las Canteras might just be your best choice when looking for a hotel in Gran Canaria if you are travelling to the city for business purposes.

It is located at Prudencio Morales Street, within walking distance of the beach, and its nightly rates start from 80 euros, offering 67 standard rooms with satellite TV, mini-bar and complimentary Wi-Fi connection.

Hotel rooms in Las Canteras beach

The different lodging options include family Rooms (3 beds +baby cot), standard individual or double rooms, triple rooms and hotel rooms with terrace. The dining offer is found some metres away at NH Hotel Imperial Playa, where the daily breakfast buffet is served and you can enjoy delicious dishes and drinks in the restaurant.

Business trip to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Whether on vacation or during a business stay in this hotel in Las Palmas (the capital of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria), guests are given the chance to use other services such as paid parking, foreign currency exchange, laundry facility, wake-up service and free high speed Wi-Fi throughout the premises.

Pets are not allowed except for guide dogs, you can check-in from 15:00 and check-out must be done before 12:00, they provide baggage-hold service in case you want to sunbathe on the beach until your time to leave for the airport arrives as well as tourist information, safes and press.

Getting around in the capital city of Gran Canaria island

Regarding transport, the area is extremely well connected to the most relevant places and attractions in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by bus, and you can even visit top sites like the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium by Las Canteras Beach, the “Mercado del Puerto” (Port Market) and “El Muelle” Shopping Mall on foot.

Should you need to book hotel rooms in Spain when staying in the Canary Islands, we advise you to consider this NH Hotel in Las Canteras: great location and good value for money.

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Hotels for your holidays in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Considered by many as a dream holiday destination, the Canary Islands in Spain have something to suit all tastes: sun, sand, nightlife, shopping, water sports, culture and more. The Maspalomas area encompasses not only the iconic landmark of the Maspalomas lighthouse, surrounded by beach hotels and resorts, shopping malls and fine restaurants, but also a small paradise of sand and dunes stretching for 6 kilometres parallel to the beachfront. Quiet yet full of possibilities, the spot is located near Playa del Inglés and a 30-minute drive from Gran Canaria airport.

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Ifa Faro hotel in Maspalomas, within a short stroll to the seashore

This establishment, a member of the Lopesan brand, is a 4-star hotel next to Maspalomas lighthouse and offers outstanding sea views from its rooms. It is also famous for its varied and delicious culinary proposal, its open-air pool with hammocks –open all year round-, along with other services available such as free parking spaces, gym and WiFi connection for a nominal fee. All this being said, the greatest perk of staying at Ifa Faro is undoubtedly its closeness to the seashore: step out of the hotel and you are already on the beach; walk a bit more and you will be venturing into the dunes.

When you book your hotel in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, you will be given the chance to select the room that best meets your needs according if you travel with your partner, with children, in a group or even depending on how you would like your ocean view.

Oasis Maspalomas apartments by the dunes and the beach

Located in the seafront promenade, this establishment offers fully equipped apartments in Maspalomas with a capacity of up to 5 guests. Besides, it features an open-air pool, laundry service and business centre, with many convenience stores, cafés, restaurants and shopping malls in the vicinity. Each apartment comes with kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, coffee and tea maker, sofas, television, telephone , ensuite bathroom and either a terrace or a balcony. A complimentary cleaning service is provided several times per week.

You can book an apartment near Maspalomas dunes for as low as 57 euros per night. Check availability for your trip dates by entering the previous link.

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino

Located about 800 metres from the beach, this luxury hotel in Gran Canaria boasts a luxury spa centre, a casino and a thalassotherapy circuit including a wide array of indoor pools, where you can relax in heated seawater amidst tropical gardens. As a complement, guests may indulge themselves in the Ambassador restaurant, the hotel buffet or the cocktail bar. Aside from amenities such as satellite TV channels, minibar, ensuite bathroom, bathrobes and hairdryer, the establishment provides free shuttle to the nearby golf courts as well as to and from Las Palmas airport.

Check availability and nightly rates for your stay at this luxury hotel in Maspalomas.

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Recommended hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

It cannot be denied that there is more to the Canary Islands than its beautiful beaches, and those who have taken a city trip to the capital of Gran Canaria can confirm it. Today, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a bustling economic hub offering visitors a varied array of opportunities to attend and organise events, go shopping, enjoy art, learn, hike and discover, all of which can still be carried out close to the sea. Furthermore, the recent addition of the state-of-the-art facilities hosting a 12.500 square-metre aquarium –“Poema del Mar”– make the city all the more attractive to travellers. In this post, we have selected three key spots for you to choose a hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that will enable the combination of the commodities of an urban stay and the perks of the island lifestyle.

Hotel Parque, 3-star accommodation in Las Palmas near San Telmo bus station

This hotel in Gran Canaria is strategically located right outside the central bus station of the island, which means guests can smoothly transfer not only to the main spots in the capital city but also to the pretty villages in the north and west and the sunny coastal towns in the south. Bus line 60 provides direct services from the airport to this terminal. Besides, staying in the heart of Las Palmas allows for nice strolls along Triana shopping street as well as for fine dining with ocean views. When making a reservation, you can select a breakfast-included or a half-board rate, as well as an individual, double or triple room that will feature private bathroom, mini bar and complimentary WiFi access. Suites are also available. If your stay is long enough, you can spend some time at the gym, have a cup of coffee or a light meal at the onsite cafeteria and benefit from their payment parking spots to hire a car to get around the island and explore it on your own.

AC Gran Canaria by Marriott, 4-star hotel near Poema del mar Aquarium in Las Palmas

This AC hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is conveniently situated within short walking distance of Santa Catalina Park, the cruise terminal, the facilities of Poema del Mar and Las Canteras beach: a perfect balance between a beach stay and an urban escapade for sea lovers who visit the island for work. As could not be otherwise, this establishment by the renowned Marriott hospitality chain features amenities like a rooftop pool, a fitness centre, round-the-clock room service, personal safes, slippers, free WiFi in the entire premises, extra large comfortable beds, a varied breakfast buffet, luxury rooms and suites and fine dining on site. The particular shape of this building, a perfect cylinder more than 20 stories in height, allows for panoramic city and sea views, and for this purpose most units feature a private balcony. Gran Canaria airport lies 23 kilometres away from this property, and the hotel arranges complimentary shuttle services for confirmed guests.

Hotel Madrid, charming accommodation in Las Palmas Old Town

Not just the building where it is located, but the whole area of Vegueta (Las Palmas Old Town) in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, retains the magical essence of former times with its colonial houses and traditional architecture. Visitors staying at this hotel in Vegueta will sleep within short walking distance of the main museums in town as well as of the Cathedral of Santa Ana. A stroll along Triana shopping street separates this spot from the aforementioned San Telmo central bus station. Staying in any of the standard or superior fully-equipped guest rooms of this establishment means that travellers will equally be able to enjoy the best of Las Palmas’ nightlife, as the area is surrounded by lively pubs, restaurants and bars in the capital.

Would you like to stay closer to the seashore? Then take a look at our recommendations in Las Canteras beach of Las Palmas, Spain.

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Which is the best Canary Island for your holiday trip?

Unless you are lucky enough to get the opportunity to tour the whole archipelago, when you decide to visit the Canary Islands in Spain for the first time it will invariably take you some time to discern which island in the Canaries suits your interests and preferences best. Aside from the fact that they all originated from volcanic activity and common features such as their gastronomy and sub-tropical climate, it is safe to say that each Canary Island is a micro-world in itself, with its own pace and way of living, its unique landscape and its distinguishing lifestyle.

In this post, we are going to help you find out which is the best Canary Island to travel to according to your taste. For instance, water sports lovers and surfers normally choose Fuerteventura for their trip, while those seeking a peaceful retreat typically go to Lanzarote; Tenerife caters to the needs of luxury travellers and offers a wide choice of travel experiences and, on the other hand, Gran Canaria is more nature and culture-oriented. The minor islands in the Santa Cruz Province –El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma- are primarily visited by hikers, adventure travellers, wine lovers and astronomy students.

All that being said, we must admit that we would lie if we did not acknowledge that all of them have something to make everyone happy, and so backpackers, vacation lovers, urban travellers, beach addicts, foodies, digital nomads, children and adults can find their small piece of paradise on earth regardless of the corner of this Spanish archipelago they land in. However, if your holiday trip will last for just a few days or a week in such a way that there won’t be too much time to explore, let us help you discover which the best destination in the Canary Islands is for you.

Gran Canaria

The municipalities in northern Gran Canaria preserve the charm of old customs and traditions related to architecture, gastronomy and handicrafts, so roaming its small towns and quarters is an ideal plan for the early mornings. Museums, theatres, shopping malls, city hotels and the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium await in its buzzing capital, all within short distance of Las Canteras, considered as one of the best urban beaches in the world, although if the typical island retreat is what you are after, you will certainly find it in the south: Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas and its popular dunes and Puerto de Mogán are some of our recommendations. If you are into walking tours and nature trips, know that there are hiking trails all over the island.


Lanzarote is probably the island of the Canaries in Spain where the volcanic origin of the archipelago becomes more evident: lava stone deserted landscapes are common, creating a beautiful contrast with the small white houses and the pristine sea waters bordering them. For a beach trip, go to Playa del Papagayo, Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca or Famara, but do not forget to make time for a visit to Jameos del Agua, the Cesar Manrique Foundation, Timanfaya National Park or the Cactus Garden.


For many, Tenerife is the best Canary Island for a tourist trip due to the wide range of hotels and resorts catering to holiday goers and beach lovers located in Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz, for instance. Luxury travellers who appreciate VIP hospitality and parties may consider staying at the Hard Rock Tenerife hotel. This island is the largest one in the archipelago, and in turn home to the highest peak in Spain –Mount Teide-, in such a way that it combines different landscapes and even distinct climates.


Anybody who has visited Fuerteventura before is already acquainted with the fact that it is the place to go in the Canary Islands for water sports and surf lovers. Furthermore, the Corralejo Dunes National Park has been declared a Protected Natural Reserve of the Biosphere, and it is a mandatory stop when touring this island. With some other highlights like the Oasis Wildlife Park in the south, Fuerteventura is eminently residential and offers both self-catered apartments for visitors and 5-star hotels like the Gran Atlantis Bahia Real; for something in between, we recommend the coastal zone of Costa Calma.

La Gomera

Taking a trip to La Gomera can be a great choice knowing that, as one of the minor islands in the Santa Cruz Province of the Canaries, beaches such as Playa de Santiago, San Sebastián or Valle Gran Rey are considerably less crowded than the ones in the capital islands. Other highlights of a visit to La Gomera could be Garajonay Natural Park, a boat excursion for whale spotting or a hike up its green mountains.

El Hierro

El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands and so we recommend that you include it as part of a tour to make the most of your trip. That being said, as a 100% sustainable island it is worth visiting but most of all worth taking care of. Take advantage of this opportunity to put responsible tourism into practice and enjoy its small towns, swim in its natural seawater pools, and climb to its many viewpoints to soak in the views of stunning protected virgin landscapes.

La Palma

As was the case with La Gomera, the beaches in La Palma island are hardly ever crowded and mostly frequented by locals: some of the best ones are Nogales, Charco Verde and Bajamar. La Palma or “the beautiful island” -as it is commonly referred to- invites you to immerse yourself in nature and tradition, as it boasts vast green areas, several viewpoints and the most typical canarian houses with their characteristic balconies. Some travellers schedule their trip to La Palma only to visit its Astronomical Observatory in Roque de Los Muchachos.

La Graciosa

For a long time, La Graciosa was considered just an islet of less than 800 inhabitants, but its unique beauty has finally led it to be recognised as the eight island in the archipelago of the Canary Islands, even attracting tourists to its lands. If you are planning a trip to La Graciosa in the Canaries, you may choose to stay either in a holiday apartment or in a hotel at the municipality of Teguise –Lanzarote– only one kilometre away.

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Recommended restaurants in the south of Gran Canaria

Due to the diverse nature of its inbound tourism, the Canary Islands have witnessed a phenomenon in which businesses specialising in a wide variety of foreign cuisines have gradually taken up residence around the coastal areas. Such a strong presence of international restaurants coexists with local establishments that stay faithful to the tasty traditional Canarian recipes, as unique as the landscapes of this volcanic archipelago in Spain.

In today’s post, we have gathered useful information about some of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria according to reviews by both insiders and visitors. Our top picks are located in the southern holiday areas of San Agustín, Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, and all of them are within walking distance of the beach.

The Greek Taverna restaurant in San Agustín

When looking for places to eat in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), regardless of the time of the year when you are visiting, the sub-tropical climate will probably make you crave fresh Mediterranean-style food. In such case, the Greek Taverna inside the shopping centre at San Agustín beach might be the right choice. Open Monday through Sunday from noon to midnight, it offers the finest Greek dining based on high-quality products and served with utmost care in a peaceful atmosphere and a beautiful setting that is not only decorated with images of the Greek islands but also features stunning views of the area.

Whether you are visiting from Greece or you are a fan of the Mediterranean cuisine, here you will get the chance to enjoy authentic Greek food including feta cheese in all its variations, tzatziki, dolmadakia, grilled haloumi, spanakopita, pork or chicken pitas, prawn saganaki, mousaka, soups and salads. As could not be otherwise, for dessert you may choose among the traditional baklava, greek yoghourt with almonds, honey or strawberries, chocolate cake or ice cream.

Where to eat in Gran Canaria: Gran Buffet Universal Las Camelias

Open to customers 365 days a year, Las Camelias is held in high regard by locals and it never disappoints visitors. This buffet-style restaurant in Gran Canaria is conveniently surrounded by many holiday apartments and hotels in Playa del Inglés. For a fixed admission fee (they have a children fee as well), you may help yourself at the different areas –cold dishes, hot dishes and desserts– as many times as you want; drinks and grilled meats are served for a surcharge.

In spite of the fact that tables at Las Camelias are always on high demand, the experience makes you want to come back thanks to the excellent service by the staff, who will ensure that empty plates won’t pile up and are ready to assist at all times. The food selection is ample to suit all tastes, even adapting to the needs of vegans, diabetics and coeliacs while it also must be noted that, especially during weekends, it includes traditional Canarian food. Advance bookings for celebrations and banquets are admitted, and required if they are for large groups of customers.

Fine Italian restaurant in Gran Canaria: Maximillian’s

On a privileged location between the Maspalomas lighthouse and the renowned Café del Mar, the Maximillian’s is arguably one of the best places to eat in Gran Canaria. At this Italian restaurant, you can have the most delicious specialties in an exquisite setting with lots of natural light and sea views. Its working hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 00:00, and the menu features a vast array of pizzas, risotto dishes, focaccias, pasta and desserts. To wash it down before heading to the beach or going for a sunset walk along the promenade, you may relax while sipping on a glass of Möet Chandon, Dom Perignon or your choice from a wide selection of Iberian and Canarian wines.

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Airport lounge review: Sala VIP Galdós in Gran Canaria airport

Galdós is the airport lounge in Gran Canaria airport (Spain) made available by Aena to frequent flyers, premium travellers and holders of a previously purchased pass. It is the only lounge in the terminal building and can be found on the airside. Passengers with a boarding pass and granted admission may enjoy its facilities regardless of their destination: the VIP lounge in LPA is open for both Schengen, non-Schengen and even regional flights.

Location and opening hours

In order to find the Galdós Vip lounge, you must clear security first and then walk through the World Duty Free store before entering the passenger-only restricted area. The lounge is located on an upper level in between the B and C gates, so you will need to go up the stairs by the O’Learys restaurant. In case it is the first time you visit Gran Canaria airport and you choose the less crowded security screening, it might take you a little longer to spot the lounge, but the terminal is properly signposted and you will quickly find your way to it.

Whether you are taking an early morning flight or just want to refresh and have a drink or snack before travelling back home in the afternoon or evening, the Galdós lounge remains open from 6:00 to 22:00 hours. As a guest, you can stay inside the lounge for as long as four hours immediately prior to your scheduled boarding time.

Gran Canaria airport VIP lounge amenities

The total surface area of the lounge -1050 square metres- accommodates a dining area with two fridges, self-service coffee machines, a buffet table with snacks, fruit and baked goods, tables and stools; a business area with internet-connected PC’s, printers and desks; comfortable armchairs and sofas; flat-screen TVs; daily press; screens displaying updated flight info; toilets and a160-sqm terrace with views to the runway.

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The open-air terrace features comfortable seats and tables, so that travellers can take their drinks, coffee and food with them and watch the landing and taking off of planes under the sun of the island. If they are lucky enough to have an early flight or a late-afternoon one, lounge guests will also witness a breathtaking sunrise or sunset. Remember that you are allowed to enjoy the lounge for a maximum of four hours and plan ahead.

Catering in the Galdós airport lounge in Las Palmas airport

In our view, the food selection inside the Galdós lounge really makes up for the paid admission or membership fee and satisfies the requirements for a varied, light pre-flight meal. There is a choice of hot drinks (chocolate, tea and Nespresso varieties), bottled water, beer, spirits, soda and juice. All throughout the day, guests can have plum cake, doughnuts, assorted nuts, fresh fruit, sandwiches and small baguettes with fillings, as well as pasta and salads.

How to spend your waiting time before boarding in the VIP lounge for passengers at LPA airport

Access to the Aena lounges is no longer restricted to first class or business class flyers, even though you will be granted admission to the lounge in the following cases: when flying with a premium category ticket with most airlines, as a member of frequent-flyer programmes such as Priority Pass or One World Emerald or as a holder of a Diners Club or American Express travel card.

If you want to buy a day-pass to enjoy access to the Galdós airport lounge in Las Palmas airport or any other lounge managed by Aena across airports in Spain, you may purchase it through their official website, upon arrival to the lounge (subject to capacity) or by using the Aena Customer Club App, thus benefitting from a 30% discount off the final price.

At the reception desk, you will be asked to show both your boarding pass and the receipt of your purchase, which can be saved to your phone. If you pay for a worldwide-lounge club membership or fly first class with your airline, simply hand your accreditation to the staff to be admitted.

Do you need a hotel near LPA airport? We recommend the Gran Hotel Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto. However, if you would rather stay in the capital city of the island of Gran Canaria, browse hotels in Las Palmas.