Hotel Concorde, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria -

Hotel Concorde, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Hotels / July 7, 2016

Las Palmas is the capital of the Canary Islands. Located on the northern coast of Gran Canaria, the city boasts interesting architecture, gardens, museums and beaches for visitors to enjoy on Las Palmas holidays.

Planning Las Palmas holidays

The city's airport is the International Airport of Gran Canaria, which is about 20 kilometres from Las Palmas. Several flights are available daily from Spain's major cities, as well as other European destinations. Visitors can also make the trip to Las Palmas by sea. The Las Palmas port is a base for cruise ships during the summer. The climate of Las Palmas is subtropical with plenty of sunshine all year round.

A beach holiday in Las Palmas

The impressive beaches along the Las Palmas coast could keep beachgoers occupied for weeks on end. The main beach is la Playa de Las Canteras which is considered among the best urban beaches in Spain. Alongside the beach is the bustling Paseo de las Canteras promenade, with snack bars, cafes and shops. Take a stroll along the Las Canteras beach during the evenings when the lights of Tenerife are visible on a clear day. At the foot of the mountains there is also La Playa de El Confital beach, which is great for surfing.

Las Palmas holidays: Green spaces and the arts

Nature lovers can visit the Parque Doramas botanical gardens, which feature fountains, small waterfalls and lakes alongside the exotic plants. The impressive Museo Néstor, dedicated to the modernist artist Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre, is also located in the gardens. Las Palmas boasts various art galleries, such as the Museo de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Art) and the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderna (modern art gallery), which features a comprehensive collection of art by avant-garde Spanish artists. Theatre fans shouldn't miss the Teatro Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas' biggest and most significant theatre, which also hosts yearly opera and music festivals.