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Gran Canaria isn't in the EU Customs Union which means low prices on most things but also low duty-free allowances. Here's what you can legally carry home per person.
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g smoking tobacco.
One litre of spirits over 22% or 2L spirits under 22%.
Two litres of sparkling wine and two litres of any other wine.
60 ml of perfume or 250 ml of eau de toilette.
We advise you to buy your cigarettes, alcohol and perfume in local shops rather than in the airport. They are almost always cheaper.
Cold is relative. It was the coldest winter for 10 years in 2014 but day temperatures were always above 20ºC. The south of the island had a couple of cloudy weeks but other than that it was beach weather most days.
The south of the island had a couple of cloudy weeks but other than that it was beach weather most days.
Compared to anywhere else you can fly to easily during the winter, Gran Canaria has the best weather. The south of the island is sunny for over 320 days per year and is shelñtered from the wind.
If you want to use a photo or two for your personal website or blog then yes. Do let us know.
If you want to use them for commercial purposes (profit-making website, book, brochure, etc) then please get in touch or visit our professional photography page.
It's likely to be sunny but we don't know exactly. When are you coming?
Check our weather section for detailed weather forecasts for each month, as well as lots of useful info about the seasons and the weather in the resorts.
The water from the tap is generally de-salinated sea water and has a very high mineral content and strange taste. Locals drink bottled water. Bottled water is available from all supermarkets and is usually more economical to buy in 5 or more litre bottles.
Gran Canaria has no poisonous land animals except for a couple of spiders and a nocturnal centipede that nobody ever sees. There are no scorpions, poisonous snakes, or insect-borne diseases.
In fact, Gran Canaria is one of the safest places you can visit for a holiday.
We do have cockroaches in the resorts, towns and villages. They are harmless, and all hotels and apartment complexes are required to fumigate regularly so you won't see many of them.
Click here for more info on the few dangers and annoyances in Gran Canaria.
You don't need any specific vaccinations to visit Gran Canaria. The island is rabies free and we don't have any insect- or water-borne diseases.
This depends on your nationality.
No Visa is required (for tourists) for visits of up to 90 days if you are a citizen of ehe European Union, Norway, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland or the United States as well as several other countries.
If you are unsure, check with your Spanish Consulate/Embassy well before your flight day.
Your passport or identity card needs to be valid for a minimum of 3 months (and 6 months for certain countries).