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5 Apr , 2022 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Having well-being and quality of life are two compelling reasons when looking for a place to live. And precisely for this reason, living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the best decisions you can make if you are looking for a new place of residence.

The capital of Gran Canaria has always been a successful tourist destination at any time of the year for having one of the best climates in Europe. However, for some time now, the island has also become the place that many digital nomads and entrepreneurs choose to work remotely. .

First, although Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is not a big city like Madrid or Barcelona, it has good connections with other cities in Spain and Europe.

Secondly, although it does not have the dimensions of a large city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a fairly cosmopolitan island due to the number of foreigners it attracts not only for tourism, but also to live.

inhabitants of Las Palmas
Two residents in Las Palmas. Image by @anna_vi_travel

The gastronomy, the beaches and natural surroundings or the wide variety of leisure activities in the archipelago are other reasons why living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has become a great option for many people.

Finally, it should not be overlooked that life on the island is cheaper than other capitals in Spain and Europe.

What is the best area to live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria?

If you like what you have read so far, and you are seriously considering moving to Las Palmas, the first thing you should do is choose an area to live.

As we said, Las Palmas is like a small city. Therefore, it has different areas to live. Knowing them will allow you to choose which is the best option for you and your lifestyle.

Las Palmas buildings
Las Palmas buildings. Image by @vidarnm

These re the best areas to live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:

Las Canteras

You will enjoy kilometres of beach, very active leisure and shopping centres and supermarkets . In addition to the beach, you will also have the Port Zone, the Santa Catalina Park or the Mercado del Puerto nearby.

It is one of the best areas to live because of the atmosphere and if you like to be in contact with people from other countries, since it is one of the most cosmopolitan areas. We can consider it one of the most attractive areas for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and surfers who come to the island for some months or years.

In this are you can find some of our coliving in Las Palmas, with private or shared flats, private bathroom, food service on demand and coworking space to work remotely in total comfort.

Vegeta

If you like history, you will like Vegueta as it is the old part of the city, a perfect place to get lost in the streets and discover historic buildings and the most artistic and creative part of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Its colonial style makes it a very charming place. In addition, it is the quintessential area for university students to go out for tapas and party on Thursdays, when the Night of the Skewers is celebrated.

Triana

Next to Vegueta we find Triana, which has many areas to go out to dinner and is home to the main bus station in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

It is considered the most “cultured” area of Las Palmas , since here you will find important museums and buildings on the island such as the Gabinete Literario, the Teatro Guiniguada or the Benito Pérez Galdós House Museum.

Due to its character and also because it is in the heart of the historic area, the rental price is more expensive than in the rest of the city.

Ciudad Jardín

It is one of the most expensive areas of the city, but also one of the quietest. Being a fairly residential neighbourhood, it is advisable to have your own vehicle, but it is well-connected to the rest of the city by public transport.

In Ciudad Jardín there are two of the newest parks in Las Palmas: Doramas and Pueblo Canario. In addition, in this area there are also many swimming pools and sports centres so playing sports close to home is a great attraction.

The weather in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The good climate of Las Palmas makes the island the destination chosen each year by millions of European tourists fleeing the cold or for digital nomads who want to work in a paradisiacal environment.

The average temperature in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is mild all year round. The weather fluctuates between 18ºC in winter and around 25ºC in summer, thus escaping extreme temperatures, whether due to cold or heat.

This good climate is due to the trade winds, but also to the mountainous orography of the island, which also contributes to the fact that the coastal areas have one of the best climates, not only in the Canary Islands, but also in Europe. In fact, the average temperature of the water throughout the year is between 18 and 22ºC.

Leisure and life in Las Palmas

Beach, mountain, sports, shops, history… in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias it is possible to enjoy a wide range of plans to enjoy your spare time.

Do sport

Having a good temperature most of the year and a kilometric beach greatly condition leisure in the city. That is why, whether in the morning or in the afternoon, there is always a lot of life in the city, and it is possible to find plans to do every day.

In the Playa de las Canteras area, for example, it is very common to see people running or walking along the promenade or playing sports on the beach, whether it be volleyball, yoga, etc. In addition, in this area, it is also very common to find surfers catching waves.

surfers on the beach
Many surfers catch waves at Playa de las Canteras / Image by Elizeu Dias

The most cultural and festive life is found in the areas of Vegueta and Triana, in the historic centre, where on Thursdays it is common to meet many groups of students who do not miss a Thursday party.

Eat and party or have a drink

The area of Vegueta and Triana, but also Las Canteras, are very famed for their gastronomic offer. Bars, taverns, restaurants… In Las Palmas you can easily discover a delicious Canarias gastronomy, but if you opt for a long stay on the island, you will also perceive the Latin influence, with a multitude of Venezuelan food restaurants.

The island is also very cosmopolitan gastronomically speaking, so it will be easy for you to travel with your palate to all corners of the planet, from Italy to Japan, strolling through Korea. In fact, did you know that the first Japanese restaurant in Spain is located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and is more than 50 years old?

If you prefer are shops, in addition to the variety of neighbourhood shops, there are also large shopping centres in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias such as Las Arenas or El Muelle, among others.

Cinema in Las Palmas

For film lovers, in Las Palmas there are different multiplexes where you can enjoy the latest movies and a billboard with fiction, comedy, love films, etc.

There are cinemas in the El Muelle shopping centre and in Las Arenas, but there are other multiplexes: Artesiete, La Ballena, Monopol, Teide, etc. You can easily check the billboard of all these cinemas online, buy tickets and… enjoy the film!

By the way, the cinema in Las Palmas is not only found in theatres. The island annually celebrates the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival,which began in 2000.

Accommodation to live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Now that you know what it is like to live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria… We invite you to experience it first-hand by living in some of our coliving accommodations.

We have apartments to share or private apartments . All our accommodations can be rented for days , weeks or months and have a private bathroom and kitchen.

In addition, in our coworking spaces you can work as if you were in the office but with the advantage of working at your own pace, with a high-speed internet connection and in contact with other professionals, entrepreneurs and remote workers to form part of an enriching community with the one to grow and share moments.

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