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Best things to do in Gran Canaria

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Gym
“One of Europe´s best city beaches. Activities: * surfing - there is good surf and surf schools/rentals in Cicer area * swimming & tanning - best in Playa Grande or La Puntilla (opposite end from Cicer) * food scene - 200 gramos, Cantina Bikina and other great restaurants * shopping - Las Arenas shopping center is by the beach and has 3h free parking (more when validating purchases over 20€) * sightseeng - the beach itself, the auditorim and the promenade ”
133local recommendations
Shop & Service
“Has everything including shade. On the hottest days it is a great escape from the beach. Carrefour, Primark, McDonalds, 100 Montaditios, are just a few of the many shops to try out. ”
82local recommendations
Concert Hall
“On the other end of the city with the majestic views of Las Canteras, stands the Alfredo Kraus auditorium. In the popular neighborhood of Guanarteme where it is filled of young people and vibrant life.”
69local recommendations
History Museum
“Historic museum - Columbus visited this house in 1492 in his first expeditions. ”
64local recommendations
Point of Interest
“A piece of the Sahara desert that must not be missed. Best views from the Hotel Riu pathway. ”
66local recommendations
Park
“ This is a must see place with many walks in the aria, and fantastic views over the island.”
58local recommendations
History Museum
“amazing Museum about the history of the Guances (natives from Canary Islands before the hispanic conquer)”
47local recommendations
Natural Feature
“One of the highest point of Gran Canaria. Beautiful view, you can see Tenerife. ”
47local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“EL MUELLE commercial center big and nice location 10 minutes walking from home nice view from the 4th floor also Padel Tennis courts ”
42local recommendations
Science Museum
“An absolute must. They do charge for entry. Locals get a different price then tourists. Well worth it. Most displays in English as well. MUSTS: The Gyroscope, The Flight Simulator, The Virtual Reality Experiences, The Boat Simulator, the Shows... All of it Great for kids too, WIFI is free, washrooms are clean. Sorry for all the Science Stuff they DO NOT HAVE A PUBLIC DRINKING FOUNTAIN nor PUBLIC ACCESS Toilets or Free Entry which is a real shame for the amount of tourism dollars arriving to the island everyday and that it is supposed to be a SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY Museum. Last time we checked public drinking fountains used to exist in society. ”
37local recommendations
Park
“It's accessible by public transport and is a great place to spend a day. Take food with you and have a picnic or eat in a restaurant on top of the garden - it's great food!”
35local recommendations
Hotel
“The Maspalomas dunes are something to see. The best part of the beach in my opinion!”
45local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Fund Grube a choice of perfumes, cigarettes and alcohols with a reduction of 40% Chez Funny Boys Shows every evening Shops with leather goods ”
69local recommendations
Accessories Store
“Es un Centro comercial donde encontrarás tiendas de todo tipo con las últimas tendencias. Es un lugar ideal para pasar un día familiar. It is a Shopping Centre where you can find all kind of stores with the latest trends. It is a perfect place to spend a family day.”
34local recommendations
Food Court
“The historic neighborhood of Las Palmas - very walkable (mind the cobblestones!), lots of historic buildings, the Cathedral and museums (Museo Canario and Casa de Colón).”
55local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“Climb all the way up Santa Ana Cathedral: you'll get the best 360 views over Las Palmas.”
35local recommendations