Hotels near Las Palmas Gran Canaria Cruise Port

Port of Las Palmas Gran Canaria Hotels near Santa Catalina Cruise Ship Terminal

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Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, one of the two capitals of the Spanish Canary Islands, benefits
from an ideal location in the Atlantic Ocean, which has made it a strategic
hub both for trade and transportation. Situated off the coast of
West Africa, it serves as a leading cruise port connecting Europe,
America, and Africa.

Offering one of the best climates in the world, gorgeous beaches, numerous
cultural institutions and events, the city is extremely appealing all
through the year. Accommodation options are plentiful near
Santa Catalina ferry and cruise terminal.

Las Palmas Gran Canaria

Where to Stay ?

Because of its popularity Las Palmas benefits from a wide range of accommodation that fits all budgets. When visiting the city for a couple of days during a cruise, you will probably try to find hotels near the cruise and ferry port terminal, to save time and money on transportation.

What’s great is that the bus system in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is excellent, with numerous lines covering all areas of the city during the day and even at night. You can then choose your area based on your interests. Vegueta, the old district situated near Santa Catalina and the port, is the perfect area for party lovers, with its restaurants, bars, and clubs, especially on Thursday evenings with the local tapas nights.

Another historic district you could consider staying in is Triana, one of the commercial hubs of the city, for quieter nights and easy shopping escapades. Hotels located near the San Telmo bus station are perfect, as you’ll be able to travel all over town easily. If a room with a view is what you need, pick your accommodation by Playa de Las Canteras and enjoy beautiful sceneries with the Atlantic Ocean as a gorgeous backdrop.

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Aerial view of Las Palmas
Hotel Reina Isabel
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Beachfront hotel at Las Canteras Beach of Las Palmas. Great views of Atlantic Ocean.

Espiritu Santo heritage in center of Las Palmas
AC Hotel Gran Canaria
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City centre hotel within close distance of the beach, harbour and shopping.

Las Palmas city in Gran Canaria
Santa Catalina
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Luxury 5 star property within easy reach of the port. Luxurious Hotel !

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria cruise and ferry port

Vessels dock at the Santa Catalina passenger terminal, located right in the city centre

  • Santa Catalina Ferry and Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal

    Vessels dock at Santa Catalina cruise and ferry terminal, which is located right in the city centre. A bus station is located in front of the terminal. The most interesting areas of Las Palmas can easily be reached on foot (10 minutes) from the terminal.

    Major cruiselines departing from the port are AIDA Cruises, TUI and Thomson Cruises. Star Clippers also depart on a regular basis from the harbour. Mainly all cruises make a stop on nearby island of Tenerife in the port of Santa Cruz.

  • You will definitely have a wonderful time

    If you are staying in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for only a day or two, as part of a cruise holiday, you should organize your layover according to your interests.

    Because the city has so much to offer, you will definitely have a wonderful time, whatever you decide. What draws most tourists is obviously the beaches, where you can either relax and soak up the sun, or indulge in exciting water sports.

    The most popular, both for locals and visitors, is Playa de Las Canteras, a naturally sheltered haven that is also perfect for evening strolls at sunset. Surfers usually prefer Playa de la Laja and Playa del Confital, for their intense waves.

    After enjoying those beaches, take some time to discover the extensive cultural offer, by visiting one of the city’s numerous museums.

    From history to art or science, there is definitely one for you. At night, Muelle Deportivo is one of the best spots, for dinner, drinks, and partying. You’ll have breathtaking views of the sea and sunset, as well as boats anchored at the cruise and ferry port terminal in the distance.

    Finally, if you want to fill your days with shopping, head to Triana and Av. Mesa y López.

    There is plenty of accommodation to choose from. From luxury hotels to rented apartments, especially in the city center, which is very convenient for short stays on the island.

    Some longer voyages departing from Las Palmas end in Southampton or Hamburg. In both ports you can find plenty of cheap deals as well. Check our hotels near the port of Southampton and Hamburg Germany Hotels.

  • By plane – Airport

    Gran Canaria Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria) is the main airport on the island, situated 12 miles or 19 km from Las Palmas city centre hotels and the port terminal.

  • Some Cruise Facts


    The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. You will find plenty of banks, exchange bureaus and ATM’s, both in the terminal and in the main shopping districts.


    Spanish is the main spoken language on the island. Some English is spoken in major tourist areas.

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