So, you’ve decided that Gran Canaria should be your next destination for a vacation. There is, however, your issue: you do not want to bring your car with – nor do you want to rent a car. You are on a vacation – so you want to be able to enjoy that cocktail, without worrying that you have to get behind the wheel. Under any circumstances, drinking and driving is not good.
So, how do you get around in these cases? After all, Gran Canaria is fairly large – so it’s not like you can do it by foot. Not only will you waste a lot of time, but it will also kill your feet. Well, here are some ideas for that:
If you want to feel like a true local, you have to hop on the guagua (pronounced “waa waa”), which is the local bus, is a very organized commuting system – and not to mention a very cheap one. You can get around just about anywhere with the bus – from the airport to the hotel and your other public spots.
You may make a little more time than you would with a taxi – but imagine what you could do with the money that you save. You’d buy souvenirs, see more stuff, enjoy the cuisine – anything.
If you still don’t wasn’t to be driven around by anyone, you can also go with a rental car. You may rent them from a variety of places – such as the airport or the hotel. Prices generally depend on the car, so if you don’t want to drill a hole in your bank account, you may want to steer clear of the latest BMW.
Likely, the quickest way to grab transport from Gran Canaria airport to city center is if you hop in a taxi. No waiting time, no stopping at bus stops, no detouring to get at certain points in the city. You just get to your destination in record time, without wasting a second of it.
Let’s say that you are on a tight budget – but still don’t want to “dance” with the public bus. In this case, you may want to organize a shuttle that will take you to your accommodations.
Bear in mind that airport transfers from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) will take you around various other houses – so if you are short for time, you should pick one with fewer stops. In this aspect, research is key.
As a tourist, you can also use the ferry to take you places. They are fairly inexpensive, and they will take you to your destination without taking any detours. You will just have to follow the stream – and sometimes, they are even quicker than taxis.
A holiday to the Gran Canaria can be a blessing, considering the beauty of the place. However, for your vacation to be pleasant, you need to organize your means of transportation beforehand. After all, Gran Canaria is a grand place.