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Practical Information about Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

The paradise island of Gran Canaria is located in the Atlantic Ocean and offer the best beaches among great nature. It is the third biggest of the Canary Islands after Tenerife and Fuerteventura.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, Puerto de Mogán, San Agustín and Puerto Rico is the most popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria as well as holiday resorts in Spain.

Gran Canaria Towns
Gran Canaria is divided into 21 municipalities that include Agaete, Agüimes, Artenara, Arucas, Firgas, Gáldar, Ingenio, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Mogán, Moya, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, San Nicolás de Tolentino, Sta. Brígida, Sta. Lucía de Tirajana, Santa María de Guía, Tejeda, Telde, Teror, Valleseco, Valsequillo, Vega de San Mateo.

Language
Spanish is the official language in Gran Canaria.

Public Holidays
- New Year Day: 1st of January.
- Epiphany : 6th of January.
- Good Friday and Maundy Thursday : (March/April).
- Labor Day : 1st of May.
- Canaries Day : 30th of May.
- Spanish National Day : 12th of October.
- All Saints Day : 1st of November.
- Constitution Day : 6th of December.
- The Immaculate Conception Feast : 8th of December.
- Christmas Day : 25th of December.

Weather
Gran Canaria has a perfect Mediterranean climate. that is warm & dry in summer and humid & mild in winter. The average daytime temperature is 20°C in winter and 26°C in summer. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 18 °C and August is the warmest month with an average temperature of 26 °C.

 
 

Electricity
240 V AC, 50 Hz. and 2 pin-plugs are the standards.

Communications
The international country dialing code for Spain is +34.
City code for Gran Canaria is 928. (+ 34 928 xxx xx xx )

Money
Euro (EUR) is the currency.

Time Zone
Local time is GMT +1 (+2 in summer).

 
 
 
 
 
 
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