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Gran Canaria Car Hire
 
 

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A Sixt car hire on Gran Canaria helps you make the most of the island's diverse landscape and beautiful beaches. Gran Canaria is the third largest of Spain's Canary Islands with a rich history stretching back thousands of years. Our airport rental office gives you easy access to the whole island so you can be on your way in no time.

 
  • Gran Canaria Airport
    Autopista General del sur C-1
    35230 Las Palmas

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays07:00 - 24:00
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  • Gran Canaria Airport

    Sixt Car Rental
    Autopista General del sur C-1
    35230 Las Palmas

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays07:00 - 24:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

Car Hire in Gran Canaria with Sixt

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tip | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Destinations | Rental FAQs

Our branch page gives you all the details you need about our Gran Canaria office including its opening hours, while the grey tab on the right reveals a map showing you its location on the island. The branch offers extended opening hours that fit conveniently in with scheduled flights. An online price comparison shows just how affordable our rental cars are. We make the reservation process quick and easy, either use our booking hotline or download the Sixt apps for your iOS and Android devices. Your chosen car hire on Gran Canaria category is guaranteed but we cannot do the same for specific makes. Whether you hire a car for one hour, a weekend or longer you will receive a warm welcome from our office staff.

Maspalomas beach, Gran Canaria

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Sixt car rental on Gran Canaria is designed to suit every party size and budget with vehicles ranging from economy cars to spacious minibuses. Compact saloons are ideal for driving through the narrow cobbled streets of the towns while a rugged 4x4 is perfect for exploring the mountainous centre of Gran Canaria. Take in the stunning coastal scenery of the island in one of our luxurious sports cars or convertibles. Our premium fleet is supplied by well-known names such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche and includes vehicles adapted for different mobility needs. We also have an attractive range of extras to enhance your island driving experience. Child seats keep younger family members safe while navigating island roads is easy with a Sat Nav. Look out for our special deals on additional drivers, unlimited mileage and extra insurance options. We are also always happy to welcome drivers under 25.

Roque Bentayga, Gran Canaria

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Our desk at Gran Canaria airport is clearly signposted in parking area P1 D which is visible as you leave the terminal building. Once you have collected your rental vehicle the island's capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is just 20 minutes drive North on the GC 1 motorway while the main tourist resorts at Maspalomas are a similar distance South on the same road.

The more populated Eastern side of the island has a good network of roads including the motorway that links the capital in the North to the tourist areas of the South. Driving in the mountainous areas can involve hairpin bends and sheer drops off to one side of the road. The views from the top, however, are well worth the drive. Under Spanish law, children under 12 are not allowed to ride in the front of vehicles.

Away from the towns parking in Gran Canaria is easy and plentiful, but within towns it is closely monitored. Use surface car parks and metered street zones rather than being tempted to park where there are yellow lines.

Taking your car hire on a drive from one end of Gran Canaria to the other takes you through a miniature continent. Tiny historic towns meet stunning beaches and desert wildernesses nestle up against forested mountain slopes. In the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, head to the historic Vegueta district for coffee in the Plaza de Santa Ana before taking a tour of the cathedral and bishop's house. The Casa de Colón offers a fascinating insight into the role the Canary Island's played in the New World voyages of Christopher Columbus. Then drive to the South of the island, winding your way through country roads or by taking the fast motorway link. Here you will find little coastal towns and villages and long stretches of family-friendly sandy beaches. The Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas are two of the most popular with plenty of dining and resort attractions. The smaller beaches in the Mogán area will generally be quieter and less crowded.

Costa occidental de Gran Canaria

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Enjoy Gran Canaria's Varied and Dramatic Landscapes

The wide variety of terrain within such a short space is one of the things that make Gran Canaria so different and one of the reasons it has been populated for so long. Take the mountain road that starts on a beach and winds its way up through the small town of Tejeda until you reach the lunar landscape of the Roque Nublo, or rock in the clouds. This gentle drive of around two hours delivers you to a truly lunar landscape. The mile after mile of rolling sand dunes that back the beaches on the South coast of the island also create a dramatic and surreal lunar effect.

Ermita Puerto de las Nieves, Agaete, Gran Canaria

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The island's history of inhabitation stretches back over thousands of years, a history brought vividly to life at the Museum and Archaeological Reserve of Cueva Pintada at Gáldar. Here raised walkways take you round the village excavations and reveal ancient paintings on the walls of a huge man-made cave.

Distances to Gáldar

  • From Gran Canaria Airport: 30 miles, about 40 minutes
  • From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 15.5 miles, about 30 minutes

If you want to enjoy hiking and cycling on your holiday you will find stunning spots across the island such as the Guayadeque Ravine. In pre-historic times this was the most populated part of the Gran Canaria and on a walk today, you will encounter old cave villages as well as semi-tropical plants. If you are very lucky you might also catch a glimpse of the world's largest lizard, the Lagarto Canarión.

Distances to the Guayadeque Ravine

  • From Gran Canaria Airport: 9.5 miles, about 25 minutes
  • From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria branch: 25.5 miles, about 45 minutes

Set in beautiful surroundings, the Palmitos Zoo Park is a great day out for the whole family. Here you can enjoy a small aquarium and collections of mammals and reptiles, watch birds of prey displays and explore its gardens and playground areas.

Distances to the Palmitos Zoo Park

  • From Gran Canaria Airport: 25 miles, about 35 minutes
  • From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 41 miles, about 55 minutes
Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Gran Canaria

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As much of the island's landscape is protected there is very little industry other than cement making to the North. Tourism, Las Palmas docks and the airport are the island's biggest employers while bananas are grown on a large scale for export. The Canary Islands Convention Centre - Alfredo Kraus Auditorium is a spectacular modern building sitting on Las Canteras beach in the island's capital.

Distances to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium

  • From Gran Canaria Airport: 16.5 miles, about 20 minutes
  • From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 2.5 miles, about 10 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.

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Can I hire a certain car model? If I'm not happy with my vehicle can I change it?

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What do the various insurance options cover?

Can I rent the car at one place and drop it off at another station?

Can I change my booking and do I have to pay a cancellation fee?

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