Here are a few Gran Canaria maps to help plan your holiday. The island is located in the Canary Islands archipelago, which is situated on the western coast of north Africa. There are a total of 13 islands, but only 8 have people living on them. If you look closely, it is a bit lower than the rest of the islands (except el Hierro). This many times helps it avoid the effects of cold fronts that come to the other islands, bringing rain.
There are plenty of places where you can pick up a free map. Starting from the airport (small office in the "Arrivals" area), you can also pick up free maps in your hotel reception, and in the following tourist information points, which also have plenty of other information and leaflets:
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:
- The main Tourist Board office is located in calle Triana 93
- Parque San Telmo
- Plaza de Hurtado Mendoza (also known as "Plaza de las Ranas")
- Parque Santa Catalina (best option for those arriving by Cruise ships, although (besides this one) there is another information kiosk that only opens for a couple of hours, when cruises arrive, located in front of shopping centre "El Muelle" right near the harbour)
- Avenida Mesa y Lopez, between the two "El Corte Ingles" department stores' buildings
- Pueblo Canario - Plaza de Las Palmeras 3
- Playa de las Canteras promenade, in front of Hotel Cristina
South of Gran Canaria (Tourist areas)
- The main Tourist Board office (and the one we recommend) is located next to the Yumbo Centrum shopping centre, located in Playa del Ingles. The address is Avenida España - esquina con Avda. EE.UU.
- Maspalomas: Mirador de Golf, in Avenida Turoperador Tui (Campo Internacional)
- Playa del Ingles: Avda. de Tirajana (Bajo del hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas) nº1
- Playa del Ingles: Paseo Marítimo - Centro Comercial Anexo II Local 20
- San Agustín: Centro Comercial El Portón Local 11
- Mogan: Avenida de Mogan
Besides these, each village has one tourist information point in a centrally situated location. Click here to check out the complete list of the tourist information points (opens in a new window).