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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 22, 2015
gran canaria  (6 Answers)

is it safe to visit this new year

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2015
2 full days / 3 nights - Do I need a car?  (1 Answer)


I'll be going to Gran Canaria over Easter. I'll stay at the Melia in San Agustin.

I will probably spend most of my time by the pool or at the beach, perhaps going out for lunch, dinner and/or after dinner. I'm not sure if I'll do any trips to other parts of the island.

Do you think I should rent a car? I can get one from the airport for about 100 euros.

How much would I spend for a taxi trip from the hotel to, let's say, restaurant and bars in Maspalomas or Playa del Ingles? Considering I may have a drink or two, I'd probably take a taxi at night anyway.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2014
leasst touristic areas  (4 Answers)

please adise me of the least touristic areas in Grand canaria spain. i think it may be the west coast? we do not want to be surrounded by lots of apartment blocks and be on a beach like sardines. our main aim is to get up into the mountains and rural villages, spanish culture and music. what are public transport services like. we think to hire a car 9 any advise on this )although i hear the roads can be treacherous and a bit scary. we plan to go around the 20th of this november so will have to book soon so all advice asap will be much appreciated please.
Love and Light
Ciara x

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2014
safe for single female traveller?  (2 Answers)


I am hoping to head over to Gran Canaria for a week in the summer, hopefully staying in the South of the island.

Just wondering if it's safe for a female travelling along?

Any solo travellers have any tips?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2014
Puerto Mogan to Puerto Rico ferry

Hi, is the 5pm return trip from Puerto Rico to Puerto Mogan the last ferry? I would like to return later. If it is, is there a good taxi service from Puerto Rico to Puerto Mogan?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2014
Las Palmas  (1 Answer)

Hi there,
Would like to visit Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, I am a solo traveler,
where would you suggest, that's safe?
Many thanks,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2014
Ferries between Las Palmas and other places on Gran Canaria.  (2 Answers)

Hi are there any ferries that go to other places on the Island of Gran Canaria in Jan and Feb? Thanks john

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2013
Place to stay  (1 Answer)


Me and my boyfriend arrive at November 9 in Gran Canaria and we want to find an apartment for normal price :) not for tourists. Something in south, but consider all options.
I lack the knowledge of the Spanish language to find suitable options. Maybe even someone can host us until we find our own place? We plan to stay in Gran Canaria 2-3 month, then go to Fuertuventura, maybe. Didn't decide, yet :)
Can anyone help, we would appreciate.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2013
Christmas Dinner In the Canaries.  (1 Answer)

I will be staying in Gran Canaria over Christmas and would love to have a Christmas dinner there, can anyone recommend either an English bar or Spanish bar that serve chtistmas dinners at reasonable prices.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2012
Jardin Del Atlantico Playa Del Ingles  (1 Answer)

We have booked to stay at the above hotel in October and have read the negative reviews on trip advisor. Has anyone stayed there recently and is the hotel as bad as the reviews say?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2012
Island Explorer  (4 Answers)

Hi there,
I have booked a flight from the UK ariving in Gran Canaria around noon on 16th December 2012.
I intend to hire a car from the airport and would like to spend 3 weeks touring the Island and staying in various places. I have been to Playa Del Ingles / Maspalomas & Puerto Rico in the past, and although I may drive through I really do not intend to stay in these locations.
Ideally I would like to plan a route that takes in scenery and nature, with some good walking and small villages that accept tourists. Also quiet beach locations would be welcome.
I welcome any suggestions that anyone may have.
Do I need to book accommodation in advance?
Can you recommend decent and economical places to stay?
I am looking forward to planning my please!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2012
hostels near the yumbo center?  (1 Answer)

hi everyone, hope you're all well

was wondering if anyone knew about hostels or, if not,
the cheapest accommodation available in playa del ingles near the yumbo center?

thanks so much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2012
taxis to puerto rico

How much is a taxi from Las Palmas to puerto rico ,and can is it as cheap to pick one from the airport or should I order one

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2012
hi, advice on beaches.  (2 Answers)


we are tryng tochoose the nicest place to stay near a good beach and with lots of nice local food..

Never been to Canary islands before,we are travelling early march with a 14 month old too..

thanks in advance..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2011
Anyone been to Bahia Feliz?  (2 Answers)

I have jsut booked a week in the Hotel Orquidea in Bahia Feliz in October.

I have never been to Gran Canaria before, so would appreciate any feedback from you regarding the following:

About Bahia Feliz
How near/far is Bahia Feliz from other resorts?
Things to do/Excurstions to go on?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2011
Ryanair  (12 Answers)

Hi all,

we fly to LPA with Ryanair. Does anyone know, what is the exact measure of the cabin baggage Sizer on Ryanair? My luggage is 55x35x22 cm and made from rigid material...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2011
question: calm relaxing place by the beach in Gran Canaria?  (7 Answers)

Hi, I´m going to visit Gran Canaria for a week end of June. I´m now looking for a relaxing calm place (preferably a small town) on the coast - east or west - where I can stay.
First I thought of Las Palmas, but it´s a city, supposed to be noisy and also criminal. I thought somewhere with a connection to Las Palmas, but on the east coast or even in the south (with a beach close). I haven´t booked a hotel yet, but I´m looking for something cheap like a pension.

I´m not driving, so public services should be withing reach. Thank you for all those who can give me some "insider" advice!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2011
Car with driver

Later this year we are planning our holidai in Gran Canaria.
Being disabled-wheelchairuser- I am looking fot the possibility to rent a car with driver to show us around the isle.
Any suggestions/avdice is welcomed.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2011
Advice please :)  (2 Answers)

Hey everyone,
I'm hoping you can spare just a few mins to help! My Mum and I are planning a last minute girlie week away (start of April) We're looking at Gran Canaria...
I'm 26, she's 50 and we are just looking to chill during the day, good location for wandering around shops/markets... then nice food and drinks at night- We just want a week away, not a 'budget' hol- but a nice/fun affordable holiday. I'm currently SEARCHING as I post this... so I'm not just being lazy- I just need to book somewhere pretty quickly!! She has suggested Maspalomas... so I guess that would be first choice... what do you think?
Thank you for your help :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2011
Playa del Ingles  (2 Answers)

Hi all,

I am looking for a recommendation please for reasonable and cheapish accomodation for 3 adult women and a child in the Playa del Ingles area. If anyone can assit I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance. Kiki

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2011
cruise visit  (1 Answer)

we will be in Gran Canaria for 1 day in March (cruise),can anyone tell me where do the cruise ships dock and what or where are the best things to do in or around cruise terminal area.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2010
Taxi or bus fom the Las Palmas Airport to Puerto Rico  (4 Answers)

We are 4 girls travelling for a week vocation to Gran Canaria, arriving January 1-st around 14:00. We shall stay in Avenida Gran Canaria 12, Puerto Rico. Accoring o it is approx 53 km by car.
I was wondering if there is any public bus from he airport to our place?
If we take taxi, how much will it be?
Any cirtain company to orde taxi beforehand? Or the price will be more or less the same if we just take the cab at the airport?
Taxi runs by taximeter or we have to bargain the price beforehand?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2010
Which islands would fit my school project the best?  (7 Answers)

I'm writing this big school project this year (from 1 of marts 2010 to 1 of marts 2011), it's like my final school thing, and it's what really matters in my grades!

I'm writing about "traveling", with a special look at tourism and globalizing all over the world, and i'll have to write about a special place, like i have to make a "case", where tourism have had a big impact on the place, and i then i'll look into, how the local residents feels about the growing tourism and all that kind of things.

So i sat down yesterday and thought, "do i know a place that would be perfect as a "case" in my project", and i thought of the canary islands! ;)

I'm planning on maybe going there in january or february to write and look into the tourism on one of the canary islands and i hoped, that maybe you guys could help me :)

If i had to choose a islands, where the tourism plays a big factor (guess it's big in all of them?) and where i could stay and have a nice week in february, what should i be looking at?

Gran Canaria? Tenerife? Lanzarote? or somewhere else?

Can you maybe tell a bit about what i should aim for? What is the difference between the islands? Is it a good case to look at as far as the impact the tourism have had in the local residents?

I would really appreciate some good advises! :)

Whats your thoughts on all of it?

Best regards


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2010
El Hierro or La Gomera  (1 Answer)

Any one has good tips on renting a rural house with 3 bedrooms in either El Hierro or La Gomera for 3 months from dec 2010 to feb 2011? I am also considering house sitting, any offers? Also, how easy is it to buy a car there, because renting one for 3 months is even more expensive than buying... thank you all in advance, Helena

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2010
Best island in the Med.  (3 Answers)

Is Gran Canaria the best holiday island in the med. and which is your favourite resort on the island

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2010
Transport from airport  (1 Answer)

Can anyone help with the best way to get from the airport to Puerto de mogan.We are staying in a private apartment there in march.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2009
Weather in April  (3 Answers)

Hi there

Just booked a week in Puerto Rico on 27th April.

What kind of temperatures can i expect?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2009
recommend a pension in family friendly resort  (2 Answers)

Hi there I am travelling to Gran Canaria in january with my 2 yr old daughter for a week and was thinking of staying in Puerto de mogan or similar small resort. I was thinking of pension Eva, has anyone stayed there and is it near enough to the beach etc and safe.

Many thanks x

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2009
Suggestions needed for gran Canaria!  (3 Answers)

Traveling in 1 1/2 weeks, will be there 3 days. Traveling solo. Am 44 yr young gal wanting to have fun in the sun/beach, drink and shop. Don't want to spend a fortune! Was thinking of Las Palmas? Day trip to Tenerife? Want to be in a central location where getting around is not difficult.
Any suggestions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2009
Local Food in Playa del Ingles  (1 Answer)

Hi folks

I'm travelling to Playa d Ingles in a few weeks and would like to be recommended a good local restaurant for evening meal that's not too expensive and has local dishes.


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