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Las Palmas

Las Palmas

The capital city with great food, a gorgeous old town and the world's best city beach.

Here's everything you need to know to visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city for a day and get a really good overview of the biggest city in the Canary Islands.
Las Palmas has an exciting restaurant scene but adds to its foodie credentials with regular food and drink events. Here's our pick of the ones you can't miss if you're in Gran Canaria on the right date.
Las Canteras beach is a marine reserve and the water if packed with fish. It's one of Gran Canaria's top snorkelling spots. 
Las Palmas is a surfing city and the vibe is strongest at the south end of Las Canteras beach. These are the La Cicer spots where the locals and the learners hang out in between sets. 
Las Palmas has a reputation for being a cloudy city, but is also famous as the city with the world's most pleasant climate. What's going on?
Everyone who visits Las Palmas sees the cathedral in old town Vegueta and walks along iconic Las Canteras beach. Here's a list of some of the local icons of the city that are easier to miss.
There's more to Gran Canaria than tourists, beaches and sunshine although the island's capital Las Palmas gets plenty of each. As a place to work and live Las Palmas has a few extra things going for it too.
It's no surprise that Las Palmas is currently second on the influential Nomad List of top remote working locations around the world, and the only place in the top five that isn't in Thailand. Here's why...
Gran Canaria's only cathedral is a mishmash or architectural styles because it was built over 500 years.
La Vegueta was the original Las Palmas and hasn't changed much since Columbus visited, except the bits that the Dutch burned down.
You want to get stuff done but are sick of the cold and need to go somewhere inspiring? There's one place in Europe where the outdoor lifestyle and the infrastructure and services you need to work all come together in one spot. 
Gran Canaria's capital is its transport hub and you can get almost anywhere in one bus journey. Here are the top ten most useful bus lines for getting around Gran Canaria if you're based in Las Palmas.
In Las Palmas, you can eat the world with cuisines from over 50 countries on offer. Here are 20 of our favourites national restaurants.
You can explore Las Palmas on foot or by bus and see a lot of the city in a day, or you really get to know it with a guided Segway tour of the best bits.
Las Palmas' taxis are among the cheapest in Spain and are the easiest way to get around the city.
Enough with the "one of the best" and "some think it's the best" fence-sitting. We say Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the best city beach in the world and here's 20 photos that prove it ...
Whether you eat it at a beachfront restaurant or carry it onto the sand, pizza is perfect beach food. Here are three top spots to get pizza by the beach in Las Palmas.
Germans know how to bake bread and this little bakery/cafe sells some of Las Palmas' best rolls, along with a range of excellent cakes and pastries. 
Las Palmas' excellent museums and galleries have everything from mummies and modern art to interactive science experiments and Columbus' notebooks. Here's the ten cultural spots you have to visit in the city.
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