REnting a Car on Gran Canaria
More & more of our guests are renting a car to explore Gran Canaria! Thats a very good idea because our island has amazing and very diverse landscapes to discover.
Most of these places are less than 1 hour car drive away. You will be very surprised how diverse sceneries you will be able to find in such a tiny island!
You can rent your car already from home on our BOOK NOW form or you can book it direclty on arrival at reception.
With 25€ per day we offer a very good price and it includes all insurances – so there will be no bad surprises or hidden costs! We cooperate sind 8 years with the same car rental, and we never got any bad feedback.
We recommend you to check our 10 Top Places to go on Canaria. You should know what you would miss out, if you don´t leave the Surf City Las Palmas at least once 🙂
Parking in Las Palmas
We will not lie to you. The general parking situation around Las Canteras Beach is horrible. You can spend 30 minutes driving in circles before you finally find some spot. The next obstacle for visitors is quite a complicated system with lines in different colour that limits the time how long you can park somewhere or even forbids it completely. You wouldnt be the first sad guest with a 100€ fine from police.
Thats why locals who live around Las Canteras Beach normally rent their private spot in a garage. As you are not local (yet), we have another solution for you:
But hey, here is the solution and the answer to your prayers! 🙂 Just a comfortable 10 minutes stroll along the beach, passing by the huge shopping center Las Arenas & the concert hall Auditorio Kraus, you will find the huge parking area called “El Rincón”. This parking area is supervised and super-secure. Besides its location right next to the beach and the surfspot “El Lloret”, the biggest advantage is the price! Only 2,50€ for 24 hours of parking – thats honestly an unbeatable price in Las Palmas (in other indoor parkings you pay like 15€ per 24 hours).
Their system is very easy. Just push the button next to the entrance gate and keep your ticket. This ticket, once you want to get your car out again, you will have to stick into a machine, pay the fee and then the gate will open automatically. No spanish needed for the whole process 🙂
The location just next to the GC1 & GC2, the highways that connects Las Palmas with the northwest and south of the island, makes this parking the perfect starting point for any island trip!
So you will arrive just on time for our barbecue on our rooftop or a social night in one of the many bars & restaurants that surround our hostel!