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Transportation in Gran Canaria

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 Canaria Islands after Tenerife and Fuerteventura.

There are numerous flights to Gran Canaria from many major cities the world. Also there are cruises and ferries from major ports in European cities.

As for island hopping; it is very easy to reach the rest of the Canary islands from Grand Canaria by plane, ferry or jetfoil.

By plane; Binter runs daily flights to all the islands (to La Palma and El Hierro via Tenerife) except La Gomera, which has no airport.

By Ferry; Trasmediterránea operates a daily ferry service from Puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the seven islands in the group. Fred Olsen offers four daily sailings from Puerto de Agaete to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

By Jet-Foil; Five crossings daily to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and one daily to Morro Jable.

Naviera Armas links Gran Canaria with the islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

As for transportation in the island; bus service, taxis and car hire Gran Canaria are the options.

By bus (guagua, pronounced “wa-wa”); from the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Bus & Coach Station (Estación de Guaguas) opposite San Telmo Park, buses can be caught to any point on the island.

By taxi; some taxis offer island trips at special excursion rates.

By car hire in Gran Canaria; there is an abundance of Gran Canaria car hire agencies, many with offices at the airport, offering cars at relatively cheap rates.

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