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Hiring a car from Las Palmas airport

Year-round sun, sparkling blue waters and stunning scenery make Gran Canaria one of the world's greatest getaways. Hire a car at Las Palmas airport and head for the coast.

Why hire a car at las palmas airport?

That all-important first mile: driving out of las palmas airport?

60-second guide to Las Palmas airport

In its own head...

"This is a cultured city; we have a UNESCO World Heritage site at our centre.”

...but more realistically

Ok, so you can still get a full English if you're desperate, but you're unlikely to need it if you do as the locals do and dine on the super-filling tapas the evening before.

The vibe

Bustling. When you've got a thriving port, beaches, great shopping and sightseeing in one city, it's bound to be a little lively.

The natives

They may be a busy lot but the city's residents can always spare some time for its visitors.

The weather

It's the kind of place you can visit all year round. It's rarely cold, hovering just below 20 degrees in winter. The wettest months are between September and January, but it's all relative.

The local speciality

Try sancocho, a fishy soup, carajacas; a liver dish; or simply eat as much ham and cheese as your stomach can take.

The celebrity

Actor Javier Bardem was born in Las Palmas.

Did you know?

Rumour has it Christopher Columbus stopped off in Las Palmas on his first voyage to the Americas. Most people would have just stayed on the beach and written off the rest of their trip.

They say

"The historic city centre of Las Palmas features a unique set of characteristics, with spontaneous medieval and new development side by side." - UNESCO

Las Palmas airport Q&A

Where are the car hire desks?

Car hire desks can be found on the ground floor, in the walkway connecting the international and EU arrivals halls.

What should I buy at duty free?

The fertile soil and climate of Gran Canaria make perfect growing conditions for olives. Pick up some locally produced olive oil to take home.

Are there any cashpoints?

ATMs are situated on the first floor (in the departures hall), and there is a bank and bureau de change in the arrivals hall - on the ground floor of the terminal.

Where's the best place to eat?

Las Palmas airport is café central, so there are plenty of places to pick up a sandwich. For something sweet, pop to Café Tirma for a choice of delicious ice creams.

The secret tip

No one wants to feel unwell while on holiday, but it you do fall ill there is a pharmacy and 24-hour medical service located near the EU arrivals hall in zone A.

The big draw: Las Palmas airport

Distance: 15 miles

The capital of the Canary Islands is more than just a package-deal destination. Check out the colonial Spanish architecture, golden sandy beaches and Casa de Colón, the fascinating nautical museum dedicated to explorer Christopher Columbus. When it comes to eating out, make the most of the city's stunningly fresh seafood.

The big draw: Las Palmas airport

Distance: 15 miles

The capital of the Canary Islands is more than just a package-deal destination. Check out the colonial Spanish architecture, golden sandy beaches and Casa de Colón, the fascinating nautical museum dedicated to explorer Christopher Columbus. When it comes to eating out, make the most of the city's stunningly fresh seafood.