Things to see and do while backpacking in Gran Canaria , Spain.
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Only 10 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: The Magnificant Waves of the North Shore
If you want to avoid the mass tourism on this beautiful island, your first tought should be to go to the North. In this area the ocean is wild, the coast line is black, jaggy vulcanic stone, the weather is changing every day, the winter is rainy, the summer is hot and humid, and evry second day the wind rises above the normal. But it’s still worth to spend a few days around here. Why? Because of it’s magnificant waves, green hills, hidden bays and clear water. Let’s see one by one. Only 10 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: The Magnificant Waves of the North Shore There are legendary stories about surfing the north shore of Gran Canaria. Some might travel days to get here, and spend most of the sunny hours in the water. San Andrés and San Felipe are the most popular destinations for advanced surfers, and yes, you have to be experienced. The waves are strong, the current is powerful and the bottom is rocky. On those perfect days you find magical tunels to ride in. There might be a slightly crowd on weekends (when the local surf boddies are out of town) but for weekdays there are not many queing for those waves. On holidays and weekends there is always an ambulance car with certified life guards watching the horizon for your safety. After surfing is worth to go for a good fish dish or a good jarra (big jar of beer) in one of the local restaurants on the shore.mily
A way to have cheap holidays in a natural million star hotel in Gran Canaria.
A way to have cheap holidays in a natural million star hotel in Gran Canaria. In total I spend 8 months in Gran Canaria, traveling living, something in between. Most of the time I was in the beautiful Volver Beach Hostel! A super lovely place I can’t describe it you have to feel it. And believe me, you will always come back. It felt like home there. That’s why I think I can tell you guys a lot of stuff about it. But First of all, if you are up to have all inclusive holidays in a 5-star hotel and lying by the pool for one week, you are wrong here. I can only show you my point of a natural million star hotel by the beach. And to have cheap holidays in Gran Canaria.Vikapltrk
20. Sardina del Norte, Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria (Spain)
That’s why, here’s a top 20 of the places recommended to see the best sunsets in Canary Islands, based on different factors that I think makes a different sunset of another: the state of mind, the clouds, the season of the year , the place and the company! 20. Sardina del Norte, Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria (Spain) Photo: Midlands Beacon of sardine in Sardina del Norte, Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria (Spain) Sardina del Norte is located to the north of Gran Canaria (such as their name suggests). It is located on the side of the municipality of Agaete, both oriented almost to the west, which allows to see the best sunsets. What Favors the clean air and clean when it comes to a people away from the big city. The area of beacon of sardine has an architecture very characteristic that makes you feel like you’re in Santorini or in Ibiza; with white houses along the coast and natural pools in the crystalline to see reflected the sun’s rays. Come on. Without a doubt, a unique location to enjoy a walk, the quiet, the silence and the spectacle of the sunset.albacuadrado
Canarian food: where to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
When traveling, it is crucial to try some of the local cuisine. I’ve been living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for over two and a half year. Restaurants are being opened and closed within one season but the ones I would like to introduce you to, either have been here for a long time or the quality of food talks for itself.Aleksandra 'Hola' Malecka
Top 25 hostels in Gran Canaria , Spain.
There are 25 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Gran Canaria , Spain.
Ideally set in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Downtown House is the perfect place to enjoy this sunny island. Its impressive historic building is located right next to the famous pedestrian Triana shopping street, only a 2-minute walk from the Bus Station with direct services to Gran CanarDowntown House is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Casa Carmela Hostel
The house was built back in 1950 and it is located in the protected reserve of 'Monumento Natural de Montañón Negro', which makes of this accommodation lodge an unique place where live genuine and great experiences and adventures. We are completely surrounded by nature. As it was mentioned beforCasa Carmela Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Ventana Azul Las Palmas Hostel
Enjoy our direct sea view and the biggest & most comfortable rooftop of Gran Canarias Hostels. Share your holiday with backpackers, surfers, gap year travellers and owners with local knowledge. No matter if you are travelling alone or as a group La Ventana Azul is the place to be in Las Palmas foVentana Azul Las Palmas Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Manipa Hostel Eco-Friendly
Our house has 200 years old and is a typical Canarian house with patio and a terrace with views to the Natural Parc of Tamadaba. We care about the environment and want to make your stay here as much fun as possible but always becoming conscious with our planet and environment. We can also show yoManipa Hostel Eco-Friendly is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Happy Brain Adventure Guest House
We are in one of Las Palmas GC's oldest neighborhoods - San Jose. Perfect for budget travel, students looking for apartments. Free WiFi. Walking distance to historic Vegueta & Santa Ana Cathedral, experienced surf beaches, swimming, snorkeling, local (GuaGua) and island (Global - Airport) bus / staHappy Brain Adventure Guest House is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Tropical House is much more than a hostel! This project was created by Vida Tropical Association and is meant to be a melting pot for international backpackers of all ages, artist & interesting local persons who offer their services like yoga, massages, workshops and exhibitions. Our aim was nTropical House is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
LittleSurf House Las Palmas
Welcome to Las Palmas and get immerse in a blue sea and city culture. We are situated just 2 minutes walking from the beach, enjoy surf, body-board, paddle sup, scuba-diving & snorkel or just relax on the beach. Do shopping next to the hostel or take the bus and explore the city life culture. TheLittleSurf House Las Palmas is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
El Warung Cave Hostel
A unique kind of construction. Our rooms are holes excavated into the mountain following the tradition of the ancient aboriginals of Gran Canaria. The cave is characterized by its isotherm, it keeps a constant temperature through the year, between 18º and 20º. The cave´s outdoor terrace offers the mEl Warung Cave Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pura Vida Hostel
Pura Vida Hostel is a part of the Pura Vida Association project offering accommodation at a good price and quality located only 100m from Las Canteras Beach, the most privileged location for surfing. Open since the beginning of 2016. Two terraces, one with an artificial turf, common areas where yPura Vida Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Canary Sun Hostel
We offer different shared rooms for travelers, hikers, adventurers, groups, families in a spacious and clean house. Canary Sun Hostel is situated in a nice city, you will be 20 minutes from Las Palmas, 20 minutes from Maspalomas, 30 minutes from Tejeda to start Most routes 10 minutes from many beautCanary Sun Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
HiTide is a new project of Csf Concept Asociation HiTide gives you opportunity to see Las Palmas and whole island from a different perspective. Our goal is to promote 'backpacker' style of travel, our place is made for those that love the nature and would like to spend their time in the activeHiTide House is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Big Fish Las Palmas Hostel
Our hostel is on Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria only 20 meters from the ocean. Everything is within walking distance: some say the best city beach of the world, surfing with 39 peaks, snorkelling, the ferry port, the bus station, great food, local bars, music clubs and much more.Big Fish Las Palmas Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Volver Beach Hostel
Our Hostel is in the center of beautiful Puerto de Mogan, next to the sea, so you are right at the beach and yacht habour with all the restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques, souvenir shops. Big supermarket and bus station are five minutes away. The unforgettable seaview over the bay you can enjoyVolver Beach Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hotel Apartamentos Bajamar
Welcome to Hotel apartment Bajamar! We have 19 different comfortable apartments, with kitchen, for 1 to 4 persons. Apartments with complete bathroom, TV of 22' to 32', safe and hairdryer. Wireless free connection in all the apartments. We are 100 meters far from Las Canteras beach, near thHotel Apartamentos Bajamar is a apartment in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Lua Lua Hostel Las Palmas
Lua Lua Hostel Las Palmas is located right in city center of Las Palmas, 3 minutes walking to the beach and surrounded by all kind of shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas, public transport, etc. Lua Lua Hostel Las Palmas is a bright and cozy house. The living room is a great environment for meetingLua Lua Hostel Las Palmas is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Camino Art Hostel
Camino Art Hostel is your hide away place. We created a small farm style arty place for you to get inspired, connect to nature and meet similar travellers. You will find calmness and peace at this place. You will find tools to create. You will find silence outside and inside. You can take a walk onCamino Art Hostel is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostal 7 Soles
Hostal 7 Soles is 100 m. of the beach las canteras (one of the most beautiful in Europe where at low tide pools formed by volcanic lava We have wifi in all rooms and free internet in common areas, in the area there are many restaurants where you can taste fresh fish basket, offers all sorts of wHostal 7 Soles is a guesthouse in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Are you looking for a quiet place far away from the typical touristic places? Stop looking, Tasarte is the perfect location for your relaxing days on the island of Gran Canaria. The sun shines every day in this beautiful place nestled in the barranco (valley) of Tasarte. Tasarte is a magical sereBlablabla Tasarte is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful old town of Vegueta, Las Palmas, Columbus Hostels offers a unique experience to the modern day backpacker. Spaced over three floors our design conscious hostel allows you kick back, relax and enjoy the space with your new international buddies. IndColumbus Hostels is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Del Pino Hostel
Welcome Home… welcome to the Del Pino Hostel! The hostel located in the famous village of Teror offers comfortable, clean rooms and fantastic access to Gran Canaria most famous sights and attractions. You can, also, enjoy a drink on our rooftop and admire the wonders of a sunset. All the rooms aDel Pino Hostel is a guesthouse in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pension Sea of Clouds
The inn is located in a central location, between the Parque de Santa Catalina and Playa de las Canteras, one of the largest urban beaches and beautiful in the world. Within walking distance is the department store El Corte Ingles, about 10 minutes away, the shopping center Pier, the Auditorio AlfrePension Sea of Clouds is a guesthouse in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Welcome to Alcaravaneras hostel, we are located in one of the best regions of Spain. We are just 50 meters from the beach and in a very safe area, our hostel has all the services that you need to ensure the quality of your stay. We are closer to major shopping centers, you will have onlyHostal Alcaravaneras is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Playa del Sol
The Aptos Playa del Sol , only for adults, are located in the heart of Playa del Ingles, with direct access to the CC Yumbo. Consist of 5 floors easily accessed via two lifts. The building is divided into 140 apartments of which 130 are singles and 10 doubles. All of them recently renovated. The comPlaya del Sol is a apartment in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Orange Garden Bed & Breakfast
Wonderful, quiet house in Firgas with a breathtaking view of the ocean and Las Palmas. The house is totally equipped, the kitchen even has the basic ingredients. We have TV and wifi but we bet you will choose the view instead. In the garden there are more than 70 fruit trees, so you can pick your owOrange Garden Bed & Breakfast is a guesthouse in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Mountain Hostel Finca La Isa
Mountain Hostel Finca La Isa is a rural hostel with incredible views of the most emblematic mountains and rocks of Gran Canaria. Surrounded by nature that can be enjoyed hiking or cycling along the trails and routes prepared for that purpose. The nights at the hostel are magical, you can see the MilMountain Hostel Finca La Isa is a hostel in Gran Canaria. Check Hostelworld for prices.