Hire a car in Gran Canaria is undoubtedly the best option to discover its more local side. Therefore, the best advice we can give you is to rent a car from your arrival at the airport. Several companies work here both inside and outside the airport. As you know, the low cost rental cars usually have their office outside, so there is a choice. We will explain below the main reasons why moving by car around Gran Canaria is the best option.
Why hire a car in Gran Canaria?
The answer is very simple. The island’s public transport does not allow you to easily reach all the points that we would like you to know and that we mention to you at localguidegrancanaria.com. For example, Guayadeque, Sardina del Norte, Fuente de Los Azulejos, Tasarte Beach, La Aldea de San Nicolás, La Sorrueda Dam, etc. These are little tourist sites, but with a lot of charm and authenticity. Getting here by car is already a long journey from anywhere on the island. If you do not go in your own car, you will spend more time by bus than at the destination. Do your car rental search in Gran Canaria below!
In this search engine you will be able to comfortably see and compare all the car rental companies in Gran Canaria. By entering your arrival date and time you can find cheap rental cars, vans, convertibles, etc. You can even filter by company: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, including all the local ones like Cicar or Top Car.
There are no trains in Gran Canaria, only buses
It is true that we are totally in favor of the use of bicycles, scooters, electric vehicles and public transport. However, we understand that electric car rental has not yet arrived and, unfortunately, the public transport connections within the island are not so good. At the same time, in Gran Canaria there are no trains or trams. For public transport we only have the option of a bus and its connections are very limited, except for basic routes from the airport to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Maspalomas or from the capital to Maspalomas, etc. And, as you can understand, unless you come to cycle, moving by bike is only for strong people.
Get around Gran Canaria by bike
In any case, to move around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria of course we recommend that you go by bike. What’s more, we have a local guide that travels the most important places by bike so that you can discover the city on your own. Click on the following image to see more details about the route. Include a video of the areas you can visit.
If for whatever reason you can’t get around by bike, the city’s public transport is quite good and cheap. Check here the connections of the Municipal Buses (Guaguas Municipales).
Cheap parking in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
If you are staying in Las Palmas de G.C. and you are going to use your car a little because you are visiting the city, you have the option to park in these places. They are the cheapest we know.
Ascent or descent of the Guiniguada ravine, Triana / Vegueta area. It’s free. Make sure that where you park there are other cars, so that it will not be taken by a crane. If you want, enter the Monopol shopping center in Google Maps and you will be on the Guiniguada ravine road (where we tell you to park). Be careful, in the same Monopol shopping center there is also a parking lot, but it is expensive.
El Rincón Car Park, Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, Las Canteras. If the price has not risen, it costs € 2.50 a day.
Sanapú Pier Parking, Port Area. If the price has not risen, it costs € 2.50 a day and has a charging point for electric vehicles. We say it in case you come from another island with your electric car 🙂
Hours blue zone and green zone Las Palmas de GC
Finally, keep in mind that in the green area of Las Palmas you can park for free on Fridays from 8:00 p.m. until Monday at 9:00 a.m. In the blue zone it is free on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. and until Monday at 9:00 a.m. We leave you with a short summary here about the green and blue zone schedules of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Sorry, we only have it in Spanish, but the hours are clear.
And these are the reasons why we recommend you hire a car in Gran Canaria. We hope that our explanations and advice have been useful to you. It is possible that we have left some information in the inkwell. Therefore, if you have any questions, leave us a comment below, your question can surely help other travelers 🙂
And, if you still do not have a rental car, do not leave it for the last moment.
Finally, we invite you to discover our local guides of Gran Canaria. We are sure that with your rental car and our guides, your experience on the island will be unbeatable. Moreover, you won’t have to think about where to go and where to eat, we’ve already done it all for you.