Welcome to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria cruise port guide. We can find 380.000 inhabitants in Las Palmas. This city is on the island of Gran Canaria which is part of the Canary islands just off the coast of Morocco. Las Palmas, together with Santa Cruz, is the co-capital of this group of islands. It is a rather big city, even if you would compare it to the mainland. It is the 9th largest city of Spain and even the largest city of the European Union lying outside the European continent. Its identity could at first be compared to the mainland, but take a closer look and you will discover a whole new culture. The city is defined by its gorgeous historical old town and the local products that are produced all over this part of the island. Las Palmas is the largest city on the island of Gran Canaria. This island is often called the miniature continent due to the different climates and variety of landscapes. A 3rd of the island is under protection of UNESCO. The north tends to be cool while the south is warm and sunny. The east coast is dotted with white sandy beaches and the west coast is much rockier. Tons of things to see and do in and around Las Palmas. Read what your options are in the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria cruise port guide.
Las Palmas cruise port – fast facts:
– Cruise ships usually dock at Santa Catalina Pointe in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
– The Las Palmas cruise dock is right in front of the city center.
– The cruise dock is next to a big shopping mall El Muelle.
– Lots of transportation options are offered at the cruise terminal like: hop on hop off bus, taxi and public transport.