Category: transport

Here you will find information about all forms of transport on Gran Canaria. Read about how to sign up for the famous yellow shared bicycles, where to get a bus card for local trips, how the regional buses work, how to travel to other parts of the island, how to get a taxi, if there is Uber/Lyft in Las Palmas (no there isn’t). Plus much more! New articles are added on a regular base. If you want to join the community in Las Palmas enter your email address next to the logo (just below this text on the right) to receive your personal invite link to Slack.

  • Inter-island travel Canary Islands

    Inter-island travel Canary Islands

    The main/official Canary Islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, plus there are more islands like Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. Enough to explore! There are two ways to travel between the islands; ferry or flight. Flights between […]

  • Guaguas Global – Travel across the island

    Guaguas Global – Travel across the island

    For transport around the island you can use the Guaguas Global. These are the blue/green buses driving around. They will take you anywhere outside of Las Palmas.   You can pay with debit card, credit card or cash. Make sure to pay with a small note or coins, since the busdrivers usually don’t have a lot of […]

  • Bus station Santa Catalina temporarily closed

    Bus station Santa Catalina temporarily closed

    One of the main bus stations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Catalina (the bus station close to Las Canteras) will be closed for the next two months for renovation. This means you can’t take the bus from the normal bus stop untill approximately mid June (though it’s expected the renovation will take longer). […]

  • Driving a car in Gran Canaria

    Driving a car in Gran Canaria

    Driving in Gran Canaria is fairly easy. Most roads have a good pavement and the main highway, the GC-1, has 6 lanes with a max speed of 120 km/h. Cars are the main way of moving on the island for those who are staying here long term. These are the main advantages: Price of gasoline […]

  • Taking a taxi in Gran Canaria

    Taking a taxi in Gran Canaria

    Taxi’s are pretty cheap in Gran Canaria and for that reason a great form of transportation. If you see a taxi driving with a green light just wave at the taxi and if the driver spots you, he will stop. Orange or red lights means that the taxi is occupied. Between 6AM and 10PM the […]

  • Running/cycling on Paseo de Las Canteras

    Running/cycling on Paseo de Las Canteras

    The Paseo de Las Canteras is the boulevard right next to Playa de Las Canteras. The paseo is as long as the beach, around 3km, starts at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus and ends at La Puntilla. Paseo comes from the Spanish verb pasear, meaning, to walk or to take a walk. And that’s exactly what […]

  • Renting a car in Gran Canaria

    Renting a car in Gran Canaria

    If you want to explore the island and make the most of your stay in Gran Canaria, it’s definitely a must to rent a car and make some road trips. The island is quite small and you can drive to any part of the island in less than 90 minutes. That is excluding all the […]

  • The yellow city buses in Las Palmas – Guaguas Municipales

    The yellow city buses in Las Palmas – Guaguas Municipales

    For public transport within Las Palmas, you need to get on the yellow buses, the Guaguas Municipales. Paying for a trip in cash costs €1,40. Paying with a buscard is a lot cheaper, only €0,85. Make sure to pay in coins or a small note (€10) since the busdriver usually doesn’t have a lot of […]

  • Electrical bike sharing in Las Palmas

    Electrical bike sharing in Las Palmas

    In this article I explained the yellow shared bikes from Sitycleta. But now there are also green bikes available! The green bikes are electric shared bikes and work the same as the normal yellow bikes. Except that they are a bit more expensive to rent, ofcourse. Renting a bike with Sitycleta is easy: Register via […]

  • Bike sharing in Las Palmas: Sitycleta

    Bike sharing in Las Palmas: Sitycleta

    Las Palmas is a very walkable city, but sometimes a bicycle is just more convenient. Most digital nomads don’t travel with their own bicycle and buying one is usually not worth it. So it’s good to know that the city has a solution for this! You probably have seen the yellow bicycles on the street. […]