Gran canaria puerto de mogan beachHire a car in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria might look like a small dot off the coast of West Africa along with the other “dots” of the Canary Islands but don’t let that fool you, there’s plenty to explore on the island which more than merits the hire of a car to make the most out of your visit, it actually has a surface area of around 1500 square kilometers and 21 towns just waiting to be explored with an adventure around every twist and turn of the island roads.

Gran Canaria Airport Car Hire

Gran Canaria Airport is located on the eastern side of this, the third largest in the Canary Islands (although the second in terms of population) and thousands of visitors travel through the airport every week in search of paradise, and they certainly find it when they arrive. Although some travelers are happy to spend their days lounging by a hotel pool or sitting on the beach many others understand that Gran Canaria has a lot more to offer. The car hire firms at the airport include;

  • Avis
  • Cicar
  • Europcar
  • Goldcar
  • Hertz
  • Top Car Auto Reisen

All of these well known car rental companies have a desk in the terminal building at the airport.

Attractions in Gran Canaria

Gran canaria puerto de mogan beachGran Canaria is often described as a miniature continent which is a pretty accurate description. The island has a diverse range of landscapes and microclimates for such a small area with vibrant cities, glorious beaches, sand dunes and the famous Tejeda Caldera right in the center of the island.

  • Arucas – this fabulous city is surrounded by a terrific landscape filled with banana plantations giving a glimpse into the past splendor of the region along the volcanic slopes of the island. The popular Basilica of the Virgin El Pino is nearby and a must for visitors.
  • The South of the Island – fabulous pre-Hispanic towns are dotted along the south of the island where Arteara, Fataga and Santa Lucia emerge from the lush groves filled with green palms. Galdar and Telde provide a charming historical peak into the background of the island.
  • The rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas – located right at the southern tip of the island are the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas, an image commonly associated with the entire island. Wherever you are staying on this fabulous island make sure that you take a trip to Maspalomas and the kilometers of fine beaches lounging beneath the sunshine.

This fabulous island getaway really is full of surprises and well worth the time and effort to explore. Roads are generally quite good, even though many of the drivers may seem to be a little haphazard by some standards, but there really is no hurry. Take your time and make the most of your journey around this fabulous island. In order to get the best car hire deal around check out a few comparison websites to see what’s available, you could always start with:

Sources:

http://www.grancanaria.com/patronato_turismo/371.0.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Canaria



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