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15 Best Airbnbs in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (2023 Edition)

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Canary Islands • Places to Stay

Breanna Farrell

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Gran Canaria is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Canary Islands, especially for cruise ships. The island boasts natural white sand and black lava beaches, rugged mountain ranges, and plenty of natural swimming pools. 

On Gran Canaria, tourists can roam the largest botanical gardens in Spain, explore small villages, and even visit the only area in Europe where coffee is grown – the Valley of Agaete. 

Planning a holiday itinerary can be a lot of fun, but finding somewhere to stay can be stressful. That’s where we here at Road Affair come in. We’ve not only outlined all the best things to do in Gran Canaria but also carefully compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in Gran Canaria. This way, you can spend more time planning the fun parts and less time researching rentals. 

We want you to find the best-quality rentals, so all of the Airbnbs below have superhosts and some even hold Airbnb Plus status. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with track records of excellent hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an elite program that highlights outstanding homes the company has verified in person. 

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Chic Two-Bedroom Home With a Pool

First up on our list of the best Gran Canaria Airbnbs is this stunning family-friendly villa in La Estrella. 

This Airbnb Plus boasts a modern motif with high, whitewashed wood ceilings and plenty of natural light. In the living room, there is a wide floor-to-ceiling folding door that you can open to enjoy the fresh air and natural light. After a day of adventuring, you can curl up on the sectional sofa and binge-watch your favorite shows on the smart TV. 

The kitchen has a sleek, chic feel with plenty of counter space, including an island. You can enjoy your morning cup of joe from the espresso machine at the breakfast table, the six-person dining table, or the outside lounge area. 

Both bedrooms have a plush queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and a travel crib. In the bathroom, you can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the walk-in rain shower. There is also a well-lit vanity and a makeup mirror, perfect for getting ready for a night out. Outside, you can sunbathe in lounge chairs and swim in the private pool. 

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Ocean View Apartment Near Punta Sardina Lighthouse

If you want a holiday rental in Gran Canaria where you can enjoy a bottle of wine while watching the sun set over the ocean, then this Airbnb is for you. 

This two-bedroom Airbnb Plus apartment is located on the coast and overlooks Playa Punta del Faro. Inside, the home features a modern-contemporary design with colorful accents and up-to-date amenities. The living room has a large seating nook where a family can gather to stream movies and shows on the smart TV.  

The master bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed with built-in reading lights. The second bedroom is perfect for little ones, as it has two single beds. After a day in the sun, you can cool off with a refreshing rinse in the bathroom’s walk-in rain shower. 

In the kitchen, you’ll find snacks and a bottle of wine courtesy of superhost Schere, plus an espresso machine. However, the best part of this Airbnb is the spacious balcony looking out to the ocean. Here, you can enjoy wine or coffee while lounging on the built-in furniture. 

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Cozy Cottage With a Waterfall Pool 

This five-star vacation rental in Gran Canaria is perfect for those looking to stay in the central part of the island. 

The home is located near Trejo in the volcanic caldera of Tirajana, about a 45-minute drive from Gran Canaria Airport. You can swim in the saltwater pool and sunbathe while enjoying views of the surrounding mountains. In the yard, there is also a covered dining area and a wood-burning oven. There is one other guesthouse on the property, and the pool and parking area are shared with those guests. 

Inside, this Airbnb Plus boasts a classic Canarian style with vaulted ceilings and a lush green motif. In the living room, you can cozy up beside the fireplace and watch a movie or read a book. The kitchen features a four-person breakfast table and built-in stainless-steel appliances. 

In the bedroom, you’ll find a beautiful vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams, a comfortable queen-size bed, and a fireplace. There is also a desk and chair, perfect for anyone working remotely while on vacation. The bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower and exposed stone walls with decorative plants, creating a rustic and relaxing space. 

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Modern Loft Near Playa de Las Canteras

This short-term rental in Gran Canaria is ideal for solo travelers or couples looking to stay near the beach. 

Superhosts Noemi and Gustavo have done an excellent job of creating a relaxing and well-equipped Airbnb Plus where vacationers can unwind. The home has an open floor plan, a black-and-white motif with pops of patterns and wood accents, and ambient lighting. The kitchen has built-in stainless-steel appliances and a touch-screen stovetop. Guests can enjoy their meals at the breakfast bar. 

The main room doubles as a living area, complete with couch and smart TV, and a bedroom, with a plush queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and a full-length mirror. After a day at the beach, you can rinse off in the bathroom’s walk-in rain shower. 

This stunning Airbnb in Gran Canaria is located just 50 meters from Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas. Plenty of bars and restaurants are within walking distance, and paid parking is available nearby. 

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Pet-Friendly Beachfront Apartment With a Pool 

If you’re on the hunt for a Gran Canaria Airbnb that offers you both beach and pool, then superhosts Carmen and Luis have the place for you. 

This stunning seaside Airbnb Plus features a minimalist-contemporary motif with plenty of natural light. The first bedroom is a loft-style suite with a comfortable double bed and a wall-to-wall rod where you can hang your clothes. In the second bedroom, there are two single beds that you can push together or keep apart, along with a built-in closet, a TV, and a balcony. In the bathroom, you can start your day with a rinse in the luxurious walk-in shower. 

Perhaps the best part of this Airbnb is the balcony. It’s the perfect place to unwind with a bottle of wine at the end of the day, looking out over the pool and ocean. You’ll have access to the shared on-site pool, and you can access the beach from the property. Free street parking is available, and Playa del Inglés is less than a 15-minute drive away. 

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Stylish Guesthouse With a Pool 

Superhost Eugenia has the perfect Airbnb in Gran Canaria for couples or families looking to spend time in nature. 

This one-bedroom Airbnb Plus is located in the countryside outside Las Palmas, near Santa Brígida. There are plenty of hiking trails in the area, and the Pico de Bandama – the peak of the volcanic Bandama Caldera – is only a 10-minute drive away.

The guesthouse features a rustic-modern interior with plenty of natural light. Upon arrival, you’ll find a welcome basket full of goodies courtesy of Eugenia. The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials, including cooking spices and chef’s knives. There is also a small desk and chair, perfect for those working remotely on holiday. In the living room, you can read a book from the small library or stream your favorite shows on the smart TV. 

The bedroom boasts a plush king-size bed with a pillow-top mattress, along with room-darkening shades and a wardrobe. A travel crib, baby bath, high chair, and more are available for those traveling with little ones. Outside, you’ll find a covered laundry room. The backyard is shared with the owners and features a lush garden landscape with a pool, lounge area, and barbecue.

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Apartment for Two in Maspalomas

If you are looking for an Airbnb in the resort town of Maspalomas, superhost Gerry has the rental for you.  

This modern Airbnb Plus is just a 10-minute walk from Playa del Inglés and grants access to free parking and a shared pool. The building also has an elevator, making the apartment more accessible for those with mobility difficulties. 

Inside, the home has a sleek modern feel with stylish decor and a wall-to-wall sliding glass door, allowing for plenty of natural light. In the bedroom, you can store your luggage in the built-in closet and settle in for an afternoon siesta in the comfortable queen-size bed. The bathroom features a walk-in rain shower and a washing machine, perfect for extended stays. 

In the living room, you can unwind on the white chaise sofa bed and stream a movie on the smart TV or plan your next day’s adventure. The kitchen has built-in stainless-steel appliances and an espresso maker. You can enjoy your morning cup of coffee in the open air of the balcony. 

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Studio Apartment for Avid Bikers

Are you a bike enthusiast hoping to explore the nature of Gran Canaria while on holiday? Then this Airbnb in Maspalomas is a must-stay for you.  

Perfect for solo travelers or couples, this stylish Airbnb Plus features high ceilings and pops of colorful decor. The most unique part of this studio-style apartment is the living room, where you’ll find two bicycles mounted on the wall with helmets for your use. These are great for riding around town, going to the beach, or exploring the countryside. 

Also in the living room is a small library and a smart TV. The kitchen is well stocked with all the amenities for a great stay, including a dishwasher and an espresso machine. You can enjoy your meals at the two-person breakfast table.

The bedroom area has a comfortable queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and built-in reading lights. After a day of biking in the sun, you can return for a calming rinse in the bathroom’s spacious walk-in rain shower. While there is no washer or dryer in the apartment, there is a self-serve laundromat less than a 10-minute walk away. 

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Family- and Pet-Friendly House With a Pool

If you are looking for a family-friendly vacation home for rent in Gran Canaria near the beach, then this Airbnb Plus is for you.  

This two-bedroom bungalow-style house features a contemporary motif with neutral-toned accents and an open floor plan. There is plenty of seating in the living room for the whole family to kick back and watch a movie on the smart TV. The kitchen has a sleek, modern feel and plenty of counter space for cooking, and you can enjoy your meals at the covered outdoor dining table under heated lamps. 

The master bedroom features a plush double bed with a memory foam mattress. After a day at the beach, you can rinse off in the walk-in shower and then get ready for a night out at the well-lit vanity in the bathroom. The second bedroom has a bunk bed that’s perfect for kids. Speaking of kids, superhost Willy has done an excellent job of providing family-friendly amenities, such as a crib, a high chair, a baby bath, and children’s dinnerware. 

Outside, you can relax with a book in the hammock surrounded by vibrant tropical plants. The home is part of a complex that has a large shared pool for guests to use.  

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Boho Villa for Large Groups

For those traveling in a group of 10 or fewer, this villa rental in Gran Canaria is ideal. 

The property features two eclectically decorated houses with a total of four bedrooms and a private pool. The living room is quite spacious and boasts high vaulted ceilings, a six-person dining table, and plenty of seating where guests can gather and watch TV. 

There is a rustic feel to the first kitchen, which sports wood accents, exposed stone, and cute curtains covering the shelves. There is also a four-person breakfast table and plenty of counter space for meal prep. The second kitchen includes a small living area with a couch and TV, plus a three-person breakfast table. 

All four bedrooms have exposed wood ceilings and two single beds that you can keep apart or push together for alternative sleeping arrangements. There are also two bathrooms, each with a walk-in shower. 

Outside, there is a covered lounge pit with colorful furnishings. The property features several other hidden nooks outside, such as terraces and outdoor lounge areas. You can spend your stay sunbathing poolside, surrounded by lush tropical plants. 

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Mountain Villa in Los Llanos

This gorgeous two-bedroom villa is perfect for couples or families looking for a Gran Canaria Airbnb in the countryside. 

This family-friendly Airbnb Plus is located near Mogán in Los Llanos. There are plenty of viewpoints and hiking trails nearby, and Playa de Mogán is about a 15-minute drive away. 

Inside, the home has a rustic motif with exposed stone walls and vaulted wood ceilings. After a day of adventuring, you can lounge on the living room’s sectional sofa in front of the stone fireplace and binge-watch your favorite shows on the smart TV. 

The kitchen has a modern feel, with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. You can enjoy your meals at the large live-edge dining table or the two-person breakfast bar.  

Both bedrooms boast gorgeous antique furnishings, room-darkening shades, and two single beds that you can push together for alternative sleeping arrangements. In the bathroom, you can start your day with a rinse in the walk-in shower, then get ready at the double vanity. 

Outside, there is a patio area with a bistro table and sun loungers, overlooking the mountains. Guests also have access to a barbecue and a washing machine. 

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Elegant Penthouse in Telde

This bright and spacious apartment in Telde is the perfect rental for those who want to stay in the heart of a lively Canarian town. 

Telde is the second most populated town on the island, and this Airbnb is located right in the center. It’s just a short walk away from various bars, restaurants, and shops, and less than a 15-minute drive from Gran Canaria Airport. 

Inside, this Airbnb Plus has an elegant motif with chic furnishings and plenty of natural light. The bedroom has dark gray walls accented by white room-darkening curtains and a white built-in closet. After a day of exploring, you can enjoy a well-deserved sleep in the plush double bed. In the bathroom, there is a luxurious walk-in rain shower and a well-lit vanity. 

You can spend a relaxing afternoon on the balcony, tanning on the sun lounger, or eat lunch at the bistro table. In the kitchen, modern appliances make it easy to prepare meals, and there is a lovely two-person dining table. After a day in the sun, you can curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and stream a movie on the smart TV. 

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Maspalomas Flat With a Pool

This Maspalomas apartment is perfect for families or groups of up to four looking to stay in the heart of the city. 

This one-bedroom Airbnb Plus has a colorful motif with stylish patterns and modern artwork throughout. The floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall sliding door in the living room allows for plenty of light in the space. You can unwind on the pullout couch and stream a movie on the smart TV or close the shades for a good night’s sleep. 

The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials, such as a coffee maker with complimentary pods. You can enjoy your coffee or an evening glass of wine on the balcony bistro set overlooking the town. There is also a washing machine, perfect for extended stays. 

The bedroom features a double bed that can turn into two single beds, along with a ceiling fan and a built-in closet. In the bathroom, there is a gorgeous walk-in rain shower with colorful tilework. 

Guests have access to a shared on-site pool and free street parking. The apartment is less than a 10-minute walk from the beach and the Yumbo Shopping Center. 

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Oasis Countryside Retreat

This slice of heaven on earth is the perfect getaway spot for those looking to spend some time in the peace and quiet of the country. 

Guests have access to a large private infinity pool overlooking mountain ranges in the distance and surrounded by a tropical garden. There is also a shared cedar hot tub, which is perfect for an evening of stargazing with a bottle of wine. One of the most unique things about this Airbnb is that you can pick your own organic fruit and herbs from the property’s garden. 

This rustic retreat has a charming feel inside, with exposed stone and handmade wooden furniture throughout. In the living room, you can relax on the couch beside the fireplace and watch one of the movies available in English and German. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils, spices, and cooking oils. You can open the French doors to let in fresh air while you eat at the dining table. 

Both bedrooms have a loft-style, queen-size bed and a small table that can double as a desk. The bathroom features a bidet and walk-in shower. 

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Modern Studio Apartment in Las Palmas

This chic apartment in Las Palmas is the perfect rental for those looking to stay near the beach. 

The home is located on a pedestrian street just a few steps from Playa Chica. Right around the corner, you can catch the bus to Old Town and other attractions, and the Poema del Mar Aquarium is roughly a 10-minute walk away. Guests have access to free street parking. 

Inside, the apartment has a modern motif with ambient lighting and an open floor plan. After a day at the beach, you can watch your favorite shows on the 50-inch smart TV in the living room. The kitchen has built-in stainless-steel appliances and a cute wooden breakfast bar. You can enjoy your dinner in the open air of the balcony. 

The bedroom area has a plush double bed and room-darkening shades, perfect for a good night’s rest. In the bathroom, you can start the day with a refreshing rinse in the walk-in glass rain shower. 

Even better, this rental is accessible for guests with mobility difficulties. There are two elevators in the building, ramps, and no steps inside the home. 

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There you have them – the best Airbnb rentals in Gran Canaria. It may seem that we’ve done the hard part by finding these beautiful Airbnbs for you, but the real hard part is choosing just one! So go ahead and mull over these options to decide which is the best for you and your group. No matter which of these fantastic rentals you pick, we know you’ll have a memorable vacation in the Canary Islands.

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10 BEST Airbnb Rentals in Gran Canaria

If you are looking for accommodation in Gran Canaria for your upcoming holiday, then maybe you should continue reading this article where we’ve gathered 10 beautiful home rentals that you will love!

In Gran Canaria, you can find stunning beachfront apartments, entire charming houses with typical Canarian design, or even accommodation in a cave, so there’s something for every taste and desire.


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Take a look at our list and maybe you will find your next holiday rental in Gran Canaria!

We usually prefer private rentals to hotels, since we have to do some remote work while we’re away, and an apartment or house gives us more space than a normal hotel room.

1. Unique cave house – Artenara (Acusa Seca)

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath

Amazing views of the mountains of Gran Canaria

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We’ve chosen to post a photo of the views and not of the actual house because it’s all about the views when it comes to this place. Here you get another type of view and feel compared to what you would normally expect from a house situated on an island – no sea views here, just mountains and peace and quiet, with not many neighbors around. 

It has a big outside with a barbecue and a porch where you can sit and enjoy the views.

2. Incredible ocean views – Faro de Sardina

5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3 baths

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From this house, you will have the most amazing view of Gran Canaria’s sister island: Tenerife. How cool is that?

You will be able to relax and rest on the terrace overlooking the ocean, taking in the incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean.

3. Luxury Bungalow – Maspalomas

4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths

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This luxury property is situated in heart of the action, about 5 minutes away from the Dunes of Maspalomas and the lighthouse.

The apartment has modern furniture and design and if you want to eat some meals inside, there is a market nearby, only 5 minutes walk.

4. Villa with unbeatable views – Puerto Rico

7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2.5 baths

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With views like that from the terrace, you will totally fall in love with this property!

It’s situated in the south of Gran Canaria in Puerto Rico. The incredible views and the pool make this villa popular among tourists in Gran Canaria. The villa has the best of both worlds – a perfect place to chill out and relax and still within reach of many amenities.

5. Studio 5 minutes to the beach – Bahia Feliz

2 guests · Studio · 2 beds · 1 bath

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This studio apartment is situated in Bahia Felix, 300 m from the beach, and has a private terrace, where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning.

This apartment is situated in a quiet area of Gran Canaria, but you can easily get to the Maspalomas Dunes by car.

6. Ocean view apartment, Puerto Rico

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath

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In this Puerto Rico apartment, you will spend most of your time outdoors on the terrace, admiring the gorgeous views.

There’s also WIFI available, a fully furnished kitchen and a modern bedroom for 2 people.

7. Fabulous villa with private pool, Montaña de la Data Alta

4 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths

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This is a luxury villa, with amazing amenities, a stunning pool and a beautiful terrace.

Everything about this house is well thought for relaxation and having a good time.

A cleaning and a change of towels included in the price.

8. Spacious relax villa, Maspalomas

6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths

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If you want to be in the south, in a very private and amazing villa, then this might be the place for you.  

The house is located only 10 minutes away from Playa del Ingles, but you can always spend the day at the private pool, which can also be heated.

9. Beachfront Apartment, Las Palmas

3 guests · Studio · 2 beds · 1 bath

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You just can’t get any closer to the ocean than this in Las Canteras! And at this price point, the apartment is very popular among visitors looking to rent in Gran Canaria.

The interior design is modern and minimalistic, but you will have everything you need for a comfortable holiday on this beautiful island.

10. Seafront Beach House, Agaete

3 guests · 1 bedroom · 4 beds · 1 bath

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This house is at the top of the 100€ per day budget, but it is beautifully decorated, it has a nice terrace with a stunning view and it’s a perfect spot to enjoy a well-deserved vacation.

The beach house is situated in the north area of Gran Canaria, in a village called Agaete. It was totally renovated in 2014. 

Gran Canaria School of Languages ​​(Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) – Reviews

“Great people handled my language challenge”

Thomas Sonesson,

I really want to learn Spanish and Gran Canaria School was what I chose and I am very happy for my choice. But at the same time it was much more difficult than I expected. The hardest things were the high speed and focus on grammar. Together with an old (I am 63) brain without studying in 45 years it was a little bit of a chock. nine0005

The good thing was that our teacher (ana) was fantastic. After two weeks with more concentration and motivation I said to myself that this have been given me a great platform to continue with. I suppose I will add another weeks in the future in the school, but now I think it is good to practice by myself for a while. When you get as much information as I did during these 40 hours the brain is full and continue fill it with new learning will not be good for my engagement. The only thing that could be better was the air in the locations. After a few hours there was not so much oxygen left and very warm. There were fans in the ceiling but they did not work. I hope they solve it if I come back. nine0005

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Guilhem Chene,
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Teacher was friendly and I got free one to one sessions.

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“Improved my Spanish skills a lot”

Daniel Willenberg,

In class we did a lot of grammar which was pretty good to remind the present tense correctly
In the private lessons, we almost had a conversation the whole lesson which was pretty fun and it improved my oral skills a lot

I’m general I really liked the school and I’ll come back for sure

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“Ich würde die Schule nicht weiter empfehlen und zweifel an der padagogischen Kompetenz”

alexander meyen,

ich bin mir der schule nicht richtig glücklich geworden. es liegt prima an der lehrerin, aber ich denke auch am system. hier meine eindrücke im einzelnen:

A1 kurs bedeutet fur absolute anfänger. dann kann ich erwarten daß eine pädagogin entsprechend LANGSAM im erklären und selbst redent vor geht. leider ist das nicht der fall gewesen. noch mehr erschrocken haben mich die beiden antworten die ich auf meine täglichen bitten hin von ihr bekam. die anworten waren: a. man spricht in spanisch im allgemeinen schnell b. wenn du deutsch redest dann redest du auch schnell. nine0005

da stellt sich bei mir schon die frage nach der pädagogischen kompetenz. wie kann eine lehrkraft mir ernsthaft solche antworten geben ?

und weiter: es gab bei uns in der gruppe der KEIN englisch konnte aus der ehemaligen DDR. aber es wird stillschweigend angenommen daß ALLE englisch können, und so gab dann die lehrerin alle erklärungen auf englisch mit dem ergebnis daß dieser Teilnehmer nach weniger wie einer Woche unterricht den kurs abgebrochen hatte.

ich weiss nicht ob es stimmt daß es bedingung ist in einem 4 wochen kurs die beiden A1 Bücher durch zu arbeiten. der grund liegt darin daß ansonsten KEINE bildungsgutscheine ausgestellt werden können. da frage ich mich nach dem sinn und zweck solcher massnahmen wenn er lehrstoff durchgezogen werden muss nur weil irgend welche Beamten die nicht aus der praxis kommen diese regeln vorsetzen. weshalb mussen sich also inhalte und Kursteilnehmer einem System anpassen was sie masslos überfordert. diesen eindruck haben sehr sehr viele in den Gruppen, das würde ich nicht schreiben wenn es nicht so wäre. Es ist doch viel sinnvoller der unterrrichtsstoff und die Lehrerin passen sich bitte schön an den bedürfnissen der Teilnehmer an, oder ? nine0005

ich habe es sehr vermisst daß es keine Lerngruppen gab, daß es in den Unterkünften und auch der Schule keine Gemeinschaftsräume gab… und das sprechen der sprache tritt mehr und mehr in den hintergrund, wichtig ist die grammaitk, das was die lehrerin an die tafel schreib die eh zu 90 prozent der zeit spricht… und das man das buch durch ackert ?
und leider gibt es offenbar immer die gleiche lehrkraft die die kurse A1, A2, B1 etc. machen was ich auch sehr bedauere da es dann keinen lehrerwechsel ermöglicht. eventuell macht aber auch hier das system die lehrer betriebsblind wenn der eine lehrkraft 10 jahre lang A1 und die andere lehrkraft 10 jahre lang A2 kurse gibt ? nine0005

ich weiss nicht woran das liegt, aber nach meinen erfahrungen kann ich die schule und das system auf gar keinen fall weiter empfehlen. .

herzliche grüße

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“Just great experience.”

Marcin Bogusz,

Many thanks for great possibility to enhance my spanish skills at Gran Canaria School of Languages.Perfect location ,close to the beach,fantastic atmosphere at school and patience,understanding of teachers.

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“Useful course that went like a dreamhouse”

Jorma Tuominen,

My two week course was like a dream and a very pleasant one. Firstly the climate – Las Palmas is a world class location during the European winter months. The school is located just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Las Canteras beach. At the same time it is in the middle of a normal Spanish city and all the services. Our initial study group of A2 level composed of 9people representing 8 nationalities and 6 native languages. Our common language was Spanish so we spoke Spanish to each other in class and also outside the classroom. It was great. Rita was a very effective, calm and patient young teacher and very skillful in her interactions with people of many ages and backgrounds. Personally I knew all the grammatical details of the course in theory but had never been able to use that theoretical knowledge in a practical context. After a few days I began to use Spanish exclusively in all the shops and restaurants I visited. It really went well. I also began to think in Spanish, which is a very useful way to discover where you have more work to do in terms of vocabulary and so on. It seems to me to be a very good result in just two weeks. I may do it again in the future. The school has it´s own teaching material which I rate as very good and pretty useful even after the course to refresh ones memory as it is pretty compact and logically put together. As to facilities, this is a pretty typical little school. The little garden upstairs is lovely, although I suspect it goes unnoticed for many pupils. I stayed in an airbnb apartment so I have no comments on the school´s own housing. As for complaints, I can´t think of anything, except that my two weeks went by too quickly. Thank You, abrazos para Rita. nine0005

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“Great teacher, great group, great atmosphere, great location!”

Markku Lehtonen,

I studied one week in the C1 level. We were 5 students, all of which coming from different countries. Our teacher Patxi was very nice and experienced professional and created a good atmosphere in the classroom. This was the second time I studied in this school and I will return again for sure! nine0005

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“Very useful course.”

Matti Siltala,

Successful level test, good teachers, well structured lessons, very clear spanish grammar.

For me the level was correct, challengng but not too difficult, Howver for some other students in the group a lower level had been more useful. I was told that the school has a policy, that re-evaluations are not applied. Please reconsider that policy. nine0005

I did not participate in the social activities.

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“And the last closes the door”

Filippo Scremin,

Satisfaction of the experience, fantastic school … congratulations to all the teachers in particular to Rita who teaches with great competence and passion. And congratulations to the cook, Soraya

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“The teacher was very qualified and enthusiastic and the students were nice thet wanted to learn the spanish language.

Birthe Andersen,

I liked all of it. My old colleague and I promised each other, that the next time we will do it together. nine0005

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“A useful and pleasant complement to my discovery of Gran Canaria”

Veronique DESSEAUX,

I attended Carlos’ lesson for one morning: Level B2. I enjoyed the clarity of his explanations, his humor and the fact that we were only four students. However, I was discouraged by the quantity and the high level of grammar exercises so I changed groups and attend Carmen’s lessons instead which was Level B1. In spite of having about 15 students, of all nationalities, we managed to talk a lot, in pairs or not. We discussed structures ( for example, probability ) and then applied them to a theme ( for ex. tomorrow’s world ). We also read texts having cultural interest and listened to songs. She was very good and the rhythm was fast. nine0047 However, I would have liked a more original approach, as we were in a Spanish-speaking country. What about inquiries in the streets, in shops, on the beach, in museums, in our various hotels, in the tourist-office etc.? What about visiting Las Palmas with challenges, visiting a school etc.? After all, we were not in our respective countries and the whole town of Las Palmas is like a huge language-school!

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“Ana was such a brilliant and great tutor, I wish I could have taken more lessons with her.

Cayce Merrill,

Ana was such a brilliant and great tutor, I wish I could have taken more lessons with her.

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“Quick progress in short time”

Beata Ciepiel,

My goal with the one week course was to freshen up my basic Spanish that I started to learn 5 years ago and since then have not used at all. I succeeded, because by the end of the course I could again put simple sentences together, and I improved my vocabulary and grammar. I started at the end of the Level A1 – the beginner level – so I skipped the very basic stuff, but was still able to follow the program. nine0005

Our teacher was very competent, involved the students and was very good in explaining the unknown words or phrases in Spanish (using English only a few times). During the four hours per day he managed to introduce the required material and we still had time for some simple conversations.

The school location was central, close to the beach, hotels, restaurants etc. The same is true with the residence where I stayed. The room was small and very simple, but had the necessary furniture. There was a small kitchen in a building, though without an oven, but with an electrical kettle and a fridge. nine0005

The school prepared some excursions during the week, different from week to another, and it was worth it to go on one or two together with the other students.

I was not very satisfied with the food provided by the school – breakfast and lunch during the week and dinner during the weekend. The food was usually not very tasty and comparing to what was possible to buy in the restaurants, it was not cheap – bad value for money.

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“I think it was a really good experience!”

Franziska Müller,

I liked my class even when we had a lot of people. It was fun! My teacher was really good! She was patient, funny, open-minded, and everything she said made sense. And I understood almost everything because she used different words to describe something. nine0047 There is nothing I can complain about. I haven’t lived at the school so I can’t say anything about that, but friends told me it’s acceptable and the food was good too.

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Las Palmas: reviews and impressions of the authors of the blog

Probably, in the life of every person there are such places and such trips that are remembered with special trepidation. Memories like this are worth the most. That is why I will probably always have some special feelings for the Spanish city of Las Palmas. In my personal universe, this cozy Canarian town will always be listed as an ideal place for travel… After all, only here, in a series of bright colors and interesting places, I finally managed to find something unique and amazing – something that is hard to convey with words. nine0005

The city of Las Palmas is the perfect place to relax. But don’t think that I’m just spreading pink snot here. Just about the same words are written on the advertising slogans of the Canarian capital. “Everything you wish for… plus a better climate in the world.” And, not surprisingly, there is not a word of lies in this phrase. Well, how can you not fall in love with this place?

What do I know about Las Palmas or 41 facts about the city of dreams

1. So, the most important thing: everything for a great vacation is here. Comfortable beaches and cozy cafes, beautiful old streets and modern shopping centers. Add to this the huge Atlantic Ocean, as well as mountains, deserts, gardens and numerous volcanoes, which can be reached from the city in about an hour and a half. And you will understand why Tanya and I remember this place so much. nine0005

2. The Canary Islands are a special economic zone with a reduced tax rate. Therefore, 1 euro is quite decent money here. For this amount, in local stores you can, for example, buy a bottle of wine, a liter of beer (4 cans), 2 liters of juice, 300 grams of good ham, 1.5 kg of bananas or, for example, 1 kg of papaya. In general, prices in Las Palmas cannot be called very low. But in contrast to the Belgian Charleroi, where 1 euro in the store costs … hmm … a package … the difference is more than obvious. nine0005

3. Speaking of groceries… There are delicious fruits here. For example, the same bananas (0.69 euros) are very, very sweet here. When you eat them, you get the impression that you are trying bananas for the first time in your life. And here I also “tested” papaya, cactus jam and tangerine juice for the first time. I liked the first two. But the juice left some mixed feelings.

4. The most expensive fruit on the island of Gran Canaria is … apples. They cost more here than pineapples, oranges, melons, papaya and even cherries. Prices vary, of course. But on average, you will have to pay about 2 euros per kilogram of the most common apples here. nine0005

5. The city of Las Palmas has very colorful markets. There are three of them here: Mercado central, Mercado del Puerto and Mercado de Vegueta. Even if you are not a big fan of the markets, go here for sure. Mercado de Vegueta is, for example, the oldest market in the Canary Islands. And Mercado del Puerto is generally something of a local landmark. At least the locals classify it as a “must see”. Although Mercado del Puerto is not exactly a market in the traditional sense of the word. In fact, this is one big restaurant where you can not only buy local products, but also taste them right away. The place is actually very healthy. We liked it here very much. Although it is worth admitting the prices in the shops of the island are somewhat lower than in the markets. Although the latter take their toll due to the quality of the products. nine0005

6. The cheapest store in the city is Superdino department store (aka Hyperdino). If you want to save money, go here. Moreover, there are more than enough such outlets in the city of Las Palmas.

7. The cheapest souvenirs we found are sold in shops on Sagasta Street.

8. Beer in the Canaries is more expensive than wine or sangria. In this case, the word “glass of beer” usually means a glass of 0.25 or a maximum of 0.33 liters. Even in stores, the half-liter jars familiar to us are rare. nine0005

9. Anyway, the beer here is so-so. I tried, of course. But, in my opinion, Belarusian beer (at least its decent varieties) is much better.

10. Another thing is seafood or, for example, chips. Here they are really delicious. By the way, chips here are often sold simply in huge packs. If desired, for one euro you can immediately buy a pound.

11. What can you say about the city itself? First of all, it’s very beautiful here. There are practically no monumental sights here. But the number of cute colonial streets here just rolls over. nine0005

12. In addition, there are a lot of squares in Las Palmas. Some of them, however, are quite small (the size of a good room), but they look very beautiful and impressive.

13. And within the boundaries of Las Palmas, you can find echoes of many other cities. In places it may look like Los Angeles…

or Johannesburg.

And in some places it may even resemble Minsk.

If someone didn’t understand: these are two different buildings.)))

14. The most impressive building in the old quarters of the city (in the Vegeta region) is the Church of St. Anne. It is located in Plaza de Santa Ana, but it is not necessary to remember its address. The cathedral is clearly visible from afar. Therefore, finding it, in general, is not difficult.

15. Other attractions in Las Palmas include Columbus House, the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus concert hall, a couple of small fortresses (Castillo de la Luz and Castillo de Mata) and several other interesting places. nine0005

In addition, I personally liked the so-called “Nestor’s Canarian Courtyard”, located next to the San Telmo Park and the old Santa Catalina Hotel located next to it. Colonial buildings, wooden balconies and interesting bas-reliefs on the walls make this place one of the most beautiful corners of Las Palmas.

16. Speaking of parks… The city of Las Palmas is a place wrapped in just some unreal amount of greenery. Palm trees, cacti, flower beds and real dragon trees, which are found here with enviable regularity. .. They say that it is best to look at the flowering of local plants in spring. But in the middle of summer, all this rugged vegetation also looked very pretty. nine0005

17. There is a common misconception that the Canary Islands were named after canaries. Although everything was exactly the opposite. The archipelago itself was named after dogs (in Latin, the name literally means “dog islands”). Therefore, their image flaunts on the local coat of arms, and there are many monuments dedicated to dogs in the city.

18. In one of the city parks (Santa Catalina Park) there is a monument to a woman who walked cats there throughout her life. Over the years, the strange old woman became one of the symbols of this place, and then also became associated with the image of a fierce fighter for animal rights. nine0005

19. And in general, the inhabitants of the city of Las Palmas are very fond of erecting monuments to each other. Literally at every stop (not to mention the squares) there are busts of some local heroes.

Two more unfamiliar comrades… Not like in Belarus. Everything is clear here: if a monument means Lenin.

20. Speaking of busts… A good half of the girls on local beaches sunbathe topless. Once I even saw with my own eyes how two naked girls ran one after another along the beach and threw sand at each other. A unique spectacle. Just eyes on the forehead climb. Honestly. nine0005

21. Almost all the inhabitants of the island have tattoos. Even girls aged 14-15. For some women, tattoos occupy a good half of the body.

22. Another interesting detail is the braces. It seemed that beautiful teeth are some kind of special cult here. The streets are full of advertisements for dental clinics. And a good half of the girls and guys in Las Palmas wear braces. Moreover, people often begin to practice smile correction at a rather serious age. nine0005

Gran Canaria: sights of Las Palmas and TOP-20 interesting places of the island

23. In general, all the people here are very friendly and smiling. Everyone is happy (really happy) ready to help you. Markets are a separate issue altogether. You can go here every day, knowing for sure that you will not stay hungry. On the streets, everyone greets each other. Mail is quietly left right at the entrance. And a package with products delivered by a courier or a couple of cylinders of bottled water can easily be left at a closed door. nine0005

24. Spaniards, on the other hand, do not like to indicate prices. It sounds strange, but many menus in local cafes look like just a list of dishes! The situation is the same in local markets and in small shops, where at times you have to ask about the cost of each product separately. In general, you have to deal with the lack of prices here quite often. Although, of course, even here this state of affairs is the exception rather than the rule.

25. Almost no one here speaks English. There are exceptions, but in general the situation is the same as in Belarus. Once in a cafe, I could not even explain to the bartender that I would like to ask him for a menu. Even the word “menu”, oddly enough, remained incomprehensible. If only because the term menu here is often called complex lunches. And the menu itself is called more simply – “Map”. nine0005

26. Everyone in Las Palmas loves sports. On every street and in every yard there are some semblances of street simulators. Fitness centers and sports nutrition stores can be found in the city on every corner. People running along parks or coastal promenades are absolutely common here.

27. Apparently that’s why there are a lot of handsome… guys in Gran Canaria. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly not from the blue lagoon. But it’s very hard not to notice. It seems that a good half of the local guys can be sent to an underwear ad or to some boy band like One Direction without casting. Even somehow uncomfortable against such a background. You feel like some… I won’t write to anyone. I better go push up. nine0005

28. A couple more lines about sports. Everyone in Gran Canaria supports FC Las Palmas. Despite the fact that this club plays in the second division of Spain. Tell me, who are we rooting for Vedrich or Smorgon? We don’t even support Bate very much. And here, even at the matches of the second division, the attendance is more than twenty thousand! Even small children wear Las Palmas T-shirts.

Club residence

29. Speaking of children. In Spanish kindergartens, children (prisoners) are “walked” on a special leash. On what other “leash”, you ask?! Hmm… I don’t even know how to explain it to you. Remember how Butusov sang? “Linked by one chain …”. Well, it’s about the same here. Below are a couple of photos to illustrate. nine0005

Phew… Tired of typing. Next, I will try to be as concise as possible.

30. There are many Chinese in Gran Canaria. But there are almost no blacks and Arabs. The number of Asian restaurants and shops with all sorts of Chinese rubbish here just rolls over.

31. Condoms in Las Palmas are sold in special vending machines that hang almost on every wall.

32. The locals are very fond of lotteries. The trays have real queues. We once also could not resist the temptation. As a result: won half a euro, lost 1.5. nine0005

33. In addition to lotteries, the locals are very fond of music. Someone purrs something under his breath, and someone just walks down the street with a guitar. Looks very cool.

34. The beaches in Las Palmas are very beautiful and well maintained. Everywhere there is a shower, luggage storage, sun lounger rentals and other small joys of life. Therefore, all beach areas within the city have been awarded the Blue Flag (an award for cleanliness and environmental friendliness).

  • Beaches of Las Palmas: description and many photos. nine0470
  • Jardin Canario: the main garden of Spain and the Canary Islands.

35. In addition to the usual beaches in Las Palmas, there is also a volcanic beach – Playa de el Confintal. Steep cliffs, natural pools and black-black sand… Very cool place.

36. A cool feature: at the entrance to the beaches there are special ashtrays and urns for cigarettes (so that the coast is always clean). They look like ice cream cones. It is not easy to explain this in words. So I’ll just post a couple of photos here. nine0005

37. Since the Canary Islands are geographically part of Africa, the weather in Las Palmas hardly changes throughout the year. In the morning it is about +23, and in the afternoon it is about +28…+31 degrees. At the same time, it can be +17 in the central part of the island at the same time. Therefore, many news releases indicate the average weather for the island.

38. In the afternoon during the siesta, when the sun begins to heat up especially strongly, the streets of Las Palmas are noticeably empty. At this time, two-thirds of shops and cafes are closed. Approximately the same picture and at the weekend. nine0005

39. The city has two stations – San Telmo (near the old town) and Santa Catalina (near the beaches). Travel here is inexpensive. Therefore, if desired, from Las Palmas you can easily get to the dunes of Maspalomas, to the mountain trails of Tejeda, to the crater of the Caldera de Bandama volcano or to the ancient town of Arucas.

Mountains near Tejeda

One way trip will cost 2-7 euros. More information can be found here.

  • Road in the clouds or 10,000 steps to Roque Nublo.

40. In general, it’s worth a drive around the island. It has snow-capped mountains and green forests, its own little desert and an endless variety of beaches. That is why Gran Canaria is often called a continent in miniature. Is it possible to resist such a variety?

41. In a word, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an almost perfect place that I will probably always remember. Moreover, it was here that I made Tanya an offer … She, of course, answered: “Yes.” After all, I’m a douche. I wonder how many of you will read the article to these words …)))

Arucas: a rum factory, a huge cathedral and colorful streets

How to organize a trip to Gran Canaria

First of all, you will need a Schengen visa to travel to the Canary Islands. I emphasize: any Schengen visa (at least the Polish Schengen “for purchases”). It doesn’t really matter. Personally, Tanya and I opened visas for ourselves for this trip at the Spanish visa center in Minsk (since only here at that time it was possible to get a six-month multi-Schengen in a “clean” passport). How to do this is described in this great article. In fact, there is nothing complicated. Therefore, do not contact visa intermediaries. And do not make the already expensive Schengen more expensive by another 20-30 euros. nine0005

More… Now a few words about buying air tickets. Everything is a little more complicated here. Personally, we flew to Gran Canaria on a Ryanair low-cost flight (from Warsaw-Modlin Airport). If you are not tied to specific dates and look for tickets in advance (3-4 months in advance), you can buy such a ticket for 100-140 dollars (round trip). If you buy tickets back to back, it will be more expensive. So don’t pull. As a rule, cheap tickets sell out quickly.

You can see the current prices on the Ryanair low-cost website. If you are looking for direct flights from Minsk, Kyiv or Moscow, then it is better to look for tickets on search engine sites (such as Aviasales, Buruki or Skyscanner). It sells tickets for regular airlines (and not low-cost airlines, which were discussed above). They cost more. But the cost of the flight already includes luggage, meals on board and other trifles. nine0005

You can read about how low-cost airlines differ from conventional air carriers in this review. And here is a large article with detailed instructions for organizing an independent trip to the Canary Islands.

Now, as for hotels and other types of accommodation… Finding the right option in Las Palmas is not difficult at all. For example, we used the AIRBNB website to search for apartments, where we rented a nice apartment in the historic center for $25 per day. In fact, we paid even less since this booking site has a lot of discounts, promo codes and bonuses. You can make your trip more budget-friendly too. To do this, you just need to register here at this link. nine0005

If you prefer hotels and inns to private apartments, I would recommend that you look for suitable options on aggregator sites (for example, on RoomGuru). It’s better than booking accommodation through the classic The advantage of such sites is that they do not make reservations themselves, but simply help the user to see how much the same room costs on different hotel sites. The difference in price between different systems can be very significant. Therefore, using such aggregator sites, you are guaranteed to get your number at the best price.