OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide
Gran Canaria

Preparing your trip to Gran Canaria: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Fotos "San Cristóbal, Sabor a Mar" - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1. Travelers, who plan to spend a considerable amount of time on beach, should definitely not forget about sun protection. People, who enjoy making long leisure walks in picturesque mountain areas, are recommended not to forget about a protection against insects and some warm clothes. Raincoat is a must in such walks as it rains almost every day in the mountains.
2. Do not drink tap water because it usually contains a lot of cleaning chemicals. Bottles with purified and mineral water are sold virtually everywhere.
3.1. Rest in a remote part of the island and in numerous small bays is recommended only to travellers who can swim well. The reason for this is the fact that there are no lifeguards on duty in these parts of the island, but the beaches there are considered very insidious because of a swift current.
3.2. You will see special notes in the form of colored flags on all beaches, which help to define the level of environmental and safety with ease. The most dangerous beaches are marked with a red flag. Swimming in them is prohibited. Beaches marked with yellow flags are suitable for experienced swimmers only. The cleanest and safest beaches are marked with a blue flag.
4. Power supply voltage is 220 V, although some family run houses and small hotels have their own power generators. In this case the voltage may be only 110V, so some electrical appliances will need a special adapter. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
5. For security reasons travellers are not recommended to go for a walk alone to remote areas of the resort. Exploring the local attractions is better to be done with a guide.
6. Do not take valuable items with you without any particular need. It is better to keep them in a safe in your hotel room. Tourists who plan to rent a car should remember not to leave folders or bags inside the rented car. They can lure thieves.
Gran Canaria is home to many beautiful hotels. The picturesque island is an amazing vacation destination when it comes to romantic getaways. The fashionable hotel H10 Playa Meloneras Palace … Open
7. The most beneficial way to make phone calls is to use special public telephones that can be found literally at every corner. They are very easy to distinguish the phone tubes are painted in bright green. You will need special plastic cards to pay for phone services. These cards can be purchased in all post offices and tobacco kiosks.
8. Do not forget to leave tips when you visit local restaurants. The size of tips is usually 5 - 10% of the total order. Even if the service fee is already included in the bill you should still round up the final amount in a big way to any convenient sum.
9. The majority of shops and shopping centers open around 9:00 am and work until 18:00 - 20:00. Large shopping complexes can work until late at night.
Gran Canaria - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

City tours, excursions and tickets in Gran Canaria and surroundings

Spain: travelling advices

2. It is more convenient to move around the cities on subway. It costs less and passengers don't have to stop in traffic jams. It’s better to walk short distances, so you'd get acquainted with the architecture and features of each city.
3. If you rent a car, you should be very careful. Spaniards do not always follow the rules of the road; they are in no hurry and are quite unpredictable while driving. They often forget to turn the signal while switching lanes.
4. Spaniards are sociable people. They are not accustomed to ride in the subway or bus in silence. There are stormy discussion of news, politics or even just the weather among unfamiliar people. Tourists, who first encountered such a lively conversation, can easily enter into communication.
5. Spaniards gesticulate very actively and in the process of communication can unconsciously touch the interlocutor with their hands, even if they see a person for the first time. Such gestures do not have any undertone, and therefore it is worth not paying attention to them. … Open
Car rental on OrangeSmile.com Rentals in Gran Canaria

New Elite Scotch Club Opens in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

The new elite club promises that each visit will be a memorable one. A team of whisky experts and ambassadors will prepare something new every time club members come to enjoy the finest whisky. The amber drink carefully selected by The Macallan is served in Lalique glasses. This French crystal maker is famous for its flawless quality. Whisky Ambassadors can also make cocktails with the Macallan Malt Scotch Whisky. Read this

21.09.2021

Photos of Gran Canaria

Services search (pharmacy, police, parking, banks) on Gran Canaria map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Churches/Temples
Museums
Castles/Palaces
Monuments
Touristic areas
Sightseeings
Attractions
Attraction parks
Casino
Theaters/Cinema
Disco/Clubs
Parks
Zoo
Aqua parks
Transport
Airports
Train stations
Bus stations
Metro
Parkings
Fuel stations
Ports/Ferries
Open the list of object types
Health/Sport
Open the list of object types
Food/Money
Open the list of object types
Shopping
Open the list of object types
Beauty/Medicine
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Tips for the cities around Gran Canaria

Travelling to Gran Canaria - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Gran Canaria. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44


Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018