Information & Facts
Taxis are available at the airport outside the terminal
buildings. Taxi fares to Playa del Ingles and San Agustin are
approximately EUR25, while fares to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are
EUR30 and it will cost between EUR36 and EUR40 for a taxi from Gran
Canaria Aiport to Maspalomas, Puerto Rico and
Arguineguin/Patalavaca. Taxis to Puerto de Mogan generally start at
Short- and long-term parking is available.
Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz and National are all
represented in or near the airport.
Most tour operators arrange transport for their clients. For
those that don't, there is a taxi rank at the airport and frequent
bus services between to Las Palmas and other towns on the
Tel: + 34 (0)928 579 130, +34 (0)902 404 704.
Facilities at the airport include bureaux de change, ATMs, a
post office, a children's play area and a wide variety of shops,
bars and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with
special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).