Useful details abut Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the most welknown islansd  among Canary Islands. As  Lastminute Transfer we will tell you some useful details about Gran Canaria to keep in mind before travelling to the island.

Where is Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria belongs to Canary Islands in Spain, by the Atlantic Ocean. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of the island and at the same time province.  The island of Gran Canaria is the third in terms of extension of the entire archipelago, with about 1560 squared km .

Language in Gran Canaria

The official language of Gran Canaria is Spanish. Other languages such as English, French or German are very common on the island because it is a touristic destination.

Currency of Gran Canaria

The official currency in Gran Canaria is Euro (€).  By the shops, restaurants etc it is possible to pay cash or with credit cards.

Religion in Gran Canaria

The main religion of the island is the catholic ones but there are also other religions with their own special places to pray.

Electricity in Gran Canaria

The voltage in Spain is 230V and the frequency 50 Hz. The plugs and the pegs are of type F but suitable also for type C

This is one of the most important useful details about Gran Canaria, if you want to use your eletronic devices, don’t forget your adapter.

Climate in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is known as ” the miniature continent” because there are big differences in terms of temperatures and rain, among the different zones of the island.

The average temperature is between 18 and 24 degrees. If you visit the center of the island in winter, don’t forget warm clothes.

Health in Gran Canaria

In order to visit Gran Canaria it is not needed a vax. The health system offers wonderful infrastructures.

There are two big public hospitals in the capital:  Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín and Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular – Materno Infantil de Canarias.

In the main touristic centers there are also public or private medical centers. There are also many pharmacies in the islands where it is possible to buy products with or without medical prescription.

Spanish tourists just need to bring their sanitary card while the europeans need to show their european card. For tourist of other nationalities we suggest to buy a medical insurance.

Enjoy Gran Canaria

Now that you are aware of the main practical details about Gran Canaria, you just need to book.

As Lastminute Transfer  we offer the best transfers from the airport of Gran Canaria to your accomodation. Don’t forget to have a look to our excursions in Gran Canaria. We will wait for you!