Gran Canaria is a delightful island in the Canaries. The typical weather is a fair temperate throughout the year, and the scenery is different and attractive. Though various persons take a trip there just for the beach and the night life in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, there is very much more to do and look at. Renting a car in Gran Canaria is painless and affordable, so why not rent a car and see the all the other parts of Gran Canaria?
If you are travelling on your own, you may wish to visit the smaller towns, fishing village, sand dunes, fruit plantations, and volcanic craters that are a bit further from the hotels and urban areas.
Las Palmas International Airport is about 11 miles south of the city of Las Palmas. All the island resorts can be accessed by the major north/south motorway, so it makes sense to rent a vehicle right at the airport, and not have to deal with taxis, buses, and transfers that have not been integrated with your tickets.
The car rentals desks are at the ground floor of the airport, in the walkway that connects EU and International arrivals. If transfers came with your holiday package, you can rent your car at nearly all of the prominent hotels, or in the city centre.
Once you are settled in your hotel, set up a day trip with your Gran Canaria hire car to Sioux City, the Western theme park, or Guayadeque National Park, an old cave settlement that was the home of the Guanche race of aborigines, who were the foremost citizens of the island.