Port of Call Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Cruise ships dock at the Santa Catalina terminal, which is situated at the center of the inner basin at the Port of Las Palmas
Where do cruise ships dock in Gran Canaria (or tender) @ googlemaps  Santa Catalina Cruise Terminal

Gran Canaria Shore Excursions

Playa de las Canteras doorstep attraction (easy walk or less than 5mile-8km taxi/bus ride from port) Playa de las Canteras The Playa de las Canteras is a lovely long city beach with calm, clear waters perfect for swimming, sunbathing and people watching. Situated just half a mile across from the cruise port.

Parque Santa Catalina doorstep attraction (easy walk or less than 5mile-8km taxi/bus ride from port) Parque Santa Catalina Between the port and the Las Canteras beach lies the Catalina district of Las Palmas. The heart of this district is the big and busy Parque Santa Catalina, a large landscaped area surrounded by bodega restaurants, bars and cafes, perfect for a snack or light lunch.

Catedral de Santa Ana doorstep attraction (easy walk or less than 5mile-8km taxi/bus ride from port) Catedral de Santa Ana At the heart of the historic Vegueta district of Las Palmas sits the twin-towered Santa Ana Cathedral, the first church in the Canaries. Construction started in the late 15th century, and continued for almost 400 years. The long construction time is reflected in the design, a mishmash of Gothic, Neoclassical and Renaissance styles. In front of the cathedral you'll find the magnificent Plaza de Santa Ana, guarded by two dogs (statues!). The Vegueta district is about two miles south of the port, easily accessible by taxi or bus.

Casa de Colon doorstep attraction (easy walk or less than 5mile-8km taxi/bus ride from port) Casa de Colon The Casa de Colon, which dates back to the 15th century, is now a musum showcasing the part played by Gran Canaria in the discovery of the New World. The house's name is a little misleading, as Columbus is believed to have stayed there only occasionally when visiting the island. It was in fact the Governor's permanent residence. The museum is a short distance towards the sea from the cathedral.

Parque Doramas doorstep attraction (easy walk or less than 5mile-8km taxi/bus ride from port) Parque Doramas Parque Doramas is a superbly landscaped park with water fountains. impressive statues, and a colorful riot of native flowers, plants and trees. Also of interest is Pueblo Canario, a cafe area designed like a Canarian village. The park is in the Ciudad Jardin area of the city, between the port and Vegueta.

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