Welcome to Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria's more than the sum of its famous beaches, where holidaymakers assume the horizontal position to best enjoy one of the world's most-celebrated climates. For a start, it's not difficult to see why its capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was named after the island's palms. They are as here, there, and everywhere as orange trees in Seville. If you think of active sports in GC, you'll probably think of diving and surfing. But head towards the island's interior to climb. It's even possible to ascend Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria's iconic Cloud Rock. Little wonder then that GC's dubbed the miniature continent.

Facts

Population 838,397
Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours On weekdays, shops generally open from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm and then again from 4.30 pm until 8.30 pm. At weekends, most only open in the morning on Saturday. Those in the resort areas generally open seven days a week. Over the Christmas and New Year period, shopping centres extend their opening hours to accommodate the extra trade with some staying open until as late as midnight.
Website www.grancanaria.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MyGranCanaria
Twitter: @gctourism
Newspapers Canarias 7
La Provincia
The Canary News
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Patronato de Turismo de Gran Canaria
Address: C/. Triana 93, 35002, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 219 600
E-mail: dpromoc@grancanaria.com

Oficina Información Turística Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria
Address: Llegadas Comunitarias, Puerta A, Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, 35230, Telde
Tel: +34 928 574 117
E-mail: cit@grancanaria.com

Centro Insular de Turismo
Address: Avda. España, Esquina con Avda. EE.UU. (Centro Comercial Yumbo), 35100, Playa del Inglés
Tel: +34 928 771 550
E-mail: cit@grancanaria.com

Oficina de Turismo de Cruz de Tejeda
Address: Cruz de Tejeda, Puesto nº 2 , 35328, Tejeda
Tel: +34 928 666 334