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Gran Canaria

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Introduction

Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands, an autonomous region of Spain.

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Weather

Weather here is close to perfect, and a scientifcal survey even 'proved' this for Las Palmas! Summers last from May to early October when it is generally between 24 °C and 28 °C during the day and nights are between 16 °C and 20 °C on average. Winters last from November to March but temperatures are still around or slightly above 20 °C, nights around 15 °C. This is also the wettest time of year while summers hardly see any rain at all.
Note that in general the south is warmer and drier compared to the north, although differences are not as big compared to Tenerife.

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Getting There

By Plane

Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) is the busiest of the Canary Islands and dozens of airlines serve the island. Budget airline Ryanair has flights to a number of cities in Europe, while German based Condor and Air Berlin have flights as well. TUIfly, Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines serve a significant number of destinations as well.
Only a few cities in Africa are served, though Mauritania Airways started flying to a number of Mauritanian cities from 2009 onwards. Binter Canarias, has flights from Marrakech to the islands.

Gran Canaria is connected with other Canary Islands by a smaller airline called Binter Canarias.

By Boat

Mainland Spain
Trasmediterránea provides ferries from Cadiz in Spain to and from Gran Canaria and oth Canary Islands.
Portugal/Madeira
Naviera Armas runs weekly services between Portimao in mainland Portugal to Madeira and on to Tenerife, with connections to other Canary Islands, like Gran Canaria.
Other Canary Islands
Trasmediterránea and Fred Olsen, are the main operators between Gran Canaria and the other Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Aguycan BeachLas Azucenas 1Guesthouse-
Bungalows TenesoyaAvd. Tenerife 18 Playa del InglesApartment-
Centro Internacional de WindsurfingPlaya de Pozoz Izquierdo, s/n, 35100 Santa Lucía de TirajanaHostel-
Falow HostelAlfredo Calderon, 25Hostel-
Hostal AlcaravanerasLuis Antunez 22 Las Palmas de Gran CanariasHostel-
Hostel Abanico 7 Soles71 La NavalGuesthouse-
Hotel Rural Las CalasEl Arenal, 36 La Lechuza, Vega de San MateoHotel-
Our DreamMaspalomas Monte LeonGuesthouse-
Pension La CubanaCalle O'Daly 24Guesthouse-
Pension PlazaLuis Morote 16Guesthouse-
Rosaburiente HostelCamino Los Matias, 3 Los Llanos de AridaneGuesthouse-
StaycanariaCalle lanzarote 24 Playa del InglesApartment-
Staycanaria BungalowsAvenida España Playa del InglesApartment-
Staycanaria EuropaAv Alfareces Provisionales, 21 Playa del InglesApartment-
The Gran Canaria BungalowsAv. TT Cosmos 6Apartment-

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