Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria
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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria island is part of the Canary Island archipelago. Gran Canaria has an area of 100.55 km2 and it highest elevation is Pico de Las Nieves at 1,949 m. Las Palmas is the main harbor and largest city in the island with population of 376,953. The other islands in the archipelago are: Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, and Fuerteventura.

Charts

See Canaries.

Weather

See Canaries.

Passages

Islands

See Canaries.

Communication

Good voice and GPRS signal.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Approaching Las Palmas during the day is straight forward but during the night it can be very confusing due to the many lights and the heavy sea traffic.

Entrance

See Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Berthing

Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data ||

Ports

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marine Stores

See individual Ports.

Repairs/Yards

See individual Ports.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

See individual Ports.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

A drive around the island is interesting. The mountains are beautiful but most of the beaches have been spoiled.

Tafira
View from the Mountains
Mountain Road
Puerto Mogán

Grocery & Supply Stores

See individual Ports.

Eateries

See individual Ports.

Internet/WiFi

See individual Ports.

Laundry

See individual Ports.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

See individual Ports.

Garbage Disposal

See individual Ports.

Transportation

There are daily flights to Spain and other European destinations.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Canaries.

Comments

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