Gran Canaria free travel guide

Gran Canaria free travel guide

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Restart is the most complete travel guide to discover Gran Canaria. All the information you may need during your stay in Gran Canaria in a travel guide in PDF format ideal for your electronic devices.


We include in the Restart travel guide the most useful maps you may need during your stay:

  • Global map of Gran Canaria
  • Map of Las Palmas de G.C. (Vegueta, Triana, Ciudad Jardín and Puerto)
  • Map of San Agustín
  • Map of Playa del Inglés
  • Map of Maspalomas
  • Map of Puerto Rico
  • Map of Arucas
  • Map of Gáldar
  • Map of Agaete


Beaches of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is the ideal destination to indulge into a sea and beaches experiences. It has 240 kms of coast and approximately 60 kms of beaches waiting for you.

  • La Caleta | Las Salinas | Castillo del Romeral Beach
  • San Agustín | Las Burras Beach
  • Playa del Inglés Beach
  • Maspalomas Beach
  • Meloneras | Las Mujeres Beach
  • El Pajar Beach
  • Anfi del Mar Beach
  • Puerto Rico Beach
  • Amadores Beach
  • Bañaderos | El Puertillo Beach
  • El Agujero Beach
  • Sardina Beach
  • Güigüi Beach
  • Salinetas Beach
  • Melenara Beach

Entertainment and leisure in Gran Canaria

In the island a great variety of entertainment is waiting for you not allowing the boredom factor to creep in.

  • Aqualand (aquapark)
  • Palmitos Park
  • Holiday World (amusement park)
  • Sioux City
  • Lago Oasis
  • Cocodrilo Park
  • Excursions, camel promenade, jeep safaris, guided tours, minigolf, gaming centres, go-karting, mini-train, segway
  • Yellow submarine, regular boat services, boat excursions (catamaran, sailing, antique wrecks, pirate ships)

Health and wellness in Gran Canaria

The whole island is a huge open air spa, in a natural and privileged environment, totally capable to give you multiple health benefits.

  • Thalassotherapy
  • Aloe Vera
  • Spas

Nature in Gran Canaria

In a diameter of just 50 kms you can discover an endless amount of spaces being very different and extremely opposite to each other.

  • Tamadaba
  • Maspalomas Dunes
  • Roque Nublo
  • Roque Bentayga
  • Fataga
  • Guayadeque
  • Dams of Chira, Soria and Las Niñas
  • Barranco de los Cernícalos (ravine)
  • Tilos de Moya
  • Trekking
  • Camino de Santiago (Pilgrim way of Saint James)
  • Viewpoints
  • See the stars
  • Flora and fauna
  • Cetaceans

Shopping in Gran Canaria

In the island, especially in the Capital city, the commercial movement is absolutely frantic and has nothing to envy from cosmopolitan cities.

  • Gran Canaria Tax Free
  • Street markets
  • Canarian fashion
  • Triana and Mesa y López shopping areas
  • Shopping Centres: Yumbo, Cita, Puerto Rico, Las Arenas, El Muelle, La Ballena, Siete Palmas, El Mirador, Las Terrazas, Atlántico, El Tablero

Gastronomy in Gran Canaria

The traditional cuisine of Gran Canaria is based on simple dishes but very unique, making the most of and at the same time bestowing the best opportunity to local products.

  • Papas arrugadas with mojo
  • Ropa Vieja
  • Gofio
  • Chorizo de Teror
  • Cheeses of Gran Canaria
  • Canarian banana
  • Tapas and pinchos
  • Tapas in Vegueta
  • Bienmesabe
  • Restaurants
  • Restaurants in Las Palmas (Vegueta, Triana y Puerto), Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Puerto Rico and Mogán.

Active tourism in Gran Canaria

The entire island is an open air sports field where you can practice various types of incredible activities that will you breathless.

  • Surf and Bodyboard
  • Windsurf
  • Kitesurf
  • SUP
  • Sailing
  • Kayak
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Scubadiving | snorkeling
  • Cycling
  • Rock climbing
  • Canyoning
  • Horse riding
  • Paragliding
  • Skydiving
  • Jet-ski

Nightlife in Gran Canaria

The night is here and Gran Canaria gives you everything to live it like never before.

  • Night clubs and Pubs in Las Palmas (Vegueta, Puerto, Plaza de España and Muelle Deportivo (Marina))
  • Night clubs and Pubs in Playa del Inglés (Yumbo, Plaza, Kasbah and Metro)
  • Night clubs and Pubs in Maspalomas (Meloneras, Faro II and Holiday World)
  • Night clubs and Pubs in Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Shopping Center, Europa Center, Puerto Escala and Amadores)

Culture in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has a very personal and genuine cultural idendity, marked by the mixture of influences coming from 3 different continents, due to its privileged geographical situation.

  • Cueva Pintada Museum
  • León y Castillo House Museum
  • Antonio Padrón House Museum
  • Élder Museum of Science and Technology
  • Museo Canario (Canarian Museum)
  • Atlantic Centre of Modern Arts (CAAM)
  • Casa de Colón (Christopher Columbu’s house)
  • Pérez Galdós House Museum
  • Néstor Museum
  • Theatre Pérez Galdós
  • Alfredo Kraus Auditorium

Aborigine Gran Canaria

The first settlers in the islands were Berber descendants, who would have maybe arrived in Gran Canaria about 2.000 years ago, proceeding from Northern Africa.

  • Doramas, Tenesor Semidán (Fernando of Guanarteme), Guayarmina and Bentejuí
  • Cueva Pintada
  • Canarian museum
  • Cenobio de Valerón
  • Punta Mujeres
  • Cuatro Puertas
  • Barranco de Guayadeque Caves
  • Roque Bentayga
  • Los Barros and Llano de las Brujas
  • Tara idol
  • Pintaderas

Golf in Gran Canaria

In Gran Canaria there are eight golf courses; most of them constructed recently, in unique and incredible surroundings with the best equipments and services.

  • Green fees
  • Maspalomas Golf
  • Lopesan Meloneras Golf
  • Salobre Golf and Resort
  • Anfi Tauro Golf
  • Real Club de Golf of Las Palmas
  • El Cortijo
  • Las Palmeras Golf

Traditions and handicraft in Gran Canaria

In Gran Canaria we pride the fact that we love our traditions and make the most of them, as thanks to them we are who we are.

  • Traditional music and dance
  • The Timple (musical instrument)
  • Romerías and Festivals
  • Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Carnival of Maspalomas
  • Lucha canaria
  • Vela latina
  • Salto del Pastor
  • Palo canario
  • Silbo gomero (whistled language)


Practical information for you to organize your visits around Gran Canaria. We discover for you, one by one, the charm of the different towns of the island.

  • Car hire | Rent a car
  • Motorbike hire | Rent a motorbike
  • Buses
  • Taxis
  • Excursions
  • Las Palmas de G.C. tourist city sightseeing bus
  • Hotels, bungalows and apartments

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Vegueta, Triana, Ciudad Jardín – Parque Doramas and El Puerto
  • Cathedral
  • Santa Ana Square
  • San Telmo Park
  • Pueblo Canario
  • Santa Catalina Park
  • Las Canteras Beach
  • Castillo de La Luz
  • Restaurants
  • Transportation


  • Pino Basilica
  • Virgen del Pino
  • Episcopal Palace
  • Teror’s street market
  • Transportation

Santa Lucía y San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Tunte)

  • Historic centre
  • Museum Castle of the Fortress
  • Riscos de Tirajana
  • Fataga
  • Transport

San Agustín, Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas

  • Meliá Tamarindos Casino
  • Faro de Maspalomas (Maspalomas Lighthouse)
  • San Agustín, Yumbo, Cita, Plaza, Kasbah and Metro Shopping Centres
  • Night clubs and Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Transportation

San Mateo

  • Historic centre
  • Agricultural market
  • Transportation


  • Cathedral
  • Mountain of Arucas
  • Jardín de la Marquesa (Garden of the Marchioness)
  • Stone of Arucas
  • Transport


  • Historic centre and Church (San Sebastián)
  • Episcopal Palace and History Museum
  • Transport


Puerto Rico and Mogán

  • Amadores
  • Water sports and Marina
  • Mogan’s street market
  • Puerto Rico Shopping Centre
  • Night clubs and Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Transportation


  • Historic centre
  • Traditions museum
  • Cruz de Tejeda
  • Parador de Tejeda


  • Historic centre and Church of Santiago
  • Consistorial Theatre
  • Transport


  • San Juan
  • Area of San Francisco
  • San Gregorio
  • Park of San Juan
  • Transport

Puerto Rico y Puerto de Mogán

  • Amadores
  • Actividades náuticas y puerto deportivo
  • Mercadillo de Mogán
  • C.C. Puerto Rico
  • Discotecas y Pubs
  • Restaurantes
  • Transporte


  • Historic centre
  • Street market
  • Transport

Agaete – Puerto de las Nieves

  • Historic centre
  • Dedo de Dios
  • Huerto de Las Flores (botanical garden)
  • Coffee of Agaete
  • Transport