Gran Canaria Car Hire
Gran Canaria is located off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the Canary Islands that also include Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, and together they comprise the 4 largest islands in the archipelago.
For an island 1,560km2 in size, Gran Canaria is one of the busiest Spanish islands and saw over 10 million people pass through the doors of its only airport, Gran Canaria International Airport in 2007, making it a bit busier than Alicante Airport and almost as busy as Malaga Airport.
Gran Canaria is a popular holiday destination with fantastic beaches and a buzzing tourism trade and dates back to 1478 when the invading Castilian army landed and founded the capital of Las Palmas. Since then the island has thrived. As a volcanic island with a variety of landscapes and climates, Gran Canaria is known as a “Mini Continent” due to the changes found around the island. Most visitors go to the south side of the island which has the sun-bathe friendly climate any holiday goer would be looking for whilst the north side of the island gets more rain and has a lot more green landscapes to explore.
The capital, Las Palmas is located on the northern side of the island and is home to around half of the island’s 820,527 residents. These days Las Palmas is a very cosmopolitan city and is home to an action packed nightlife and in true Spanish style, starts very late and often goes on until almost breakfast time! Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and Las Palmas are the best places to go for a fun filled night out.
During the day, soak up the rays on the gorgeous beaches or try your hand at one of many water sports activities offered along the beaches. With a fascinating underwater world, Gran Canaria is a perfect spot for scuba diving or snorkelling and if that doesn’t sound like it’s for you, stay above the water and try some wind-surfing, sailing or surfing.
If you prefer to stay out of the sea, Gran Canaria offers an ample choice of water parks and amusement fun parks for all the family and include a Crocodile park and also a Reptile park. You will never be bored!
To help you get around, use Gran Canaria car rental. For cheap Gran Canaria car hire that gives you peace of mind with simple and easy to read agreements detailing everything your Gran Canaria car hire includes, book in advance to ensure you have the vehicle you want waiting for you when you arrive.