Make it clearer about possible additional costs. I don't think it's enough to say that you MIGHT have to pay for a tank of petrol or ex...tra for persons under 25. I think it should be made clear what are compulsary extras for which car hire locations. I was under the impression that the tank of petrol would be optional and I was not aware I would need a credit card in order to not pay extra for insurance and I made sure I read through the terms and conditions of the contract.
Auto Europe is a leading car hire provider in over 135 countries worldwide. Founded in 1954, Auto Europe has over 50 years of experience in the auto rental industry. Through our partnerships with the best international and local suppliers that Spain has to offer, we are able to bring you quality car rental at incredibly low prices. For your convenience, we have locations at airports as well as spread throughout Gran Canaria. With pick ups and drop offs being easier than ever before, you are sure to enjoy your experience when booking a car hire in Gran Canaria with Auto Europe.
Geographic Information Gran Canaria is the second most populous of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago. The Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the north-western coast of Africa and about 93 miles from Europe. Gran Canaria lies south-east of Tenerife and to the west of Fuerteventura. The roadways in Gran Canaria are well maintained, but drivers should be aware that the roads are often very curvy and narrow, so extra precaution should be taken while driving.
Gran Canaria Airport Gran Canaria Airport is the only commercial airport on the island. The airport is located in the eastern part of Gran Canaria, 12 miles south of the centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is one of the busiest airports in the whole of Spain. Sometimes it is referred to as Las Palmas Airport, and it was formerly known as Gando Airport. The airport has only one terminal and is split between three zones. Zone A is for European Union Flights, Zone B is for International flights outside the European Union, and Zone C is for flights to the other Canary Islands, such as Lanzarote, La Palma Port, and La Gomera.
Official Name: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) Address: Carretera General del Sur, s/n, 35230 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain Website: http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Gran-Canaria/en/ Telephone: +34 928 579130
Public Transport There are no railway stations in Gran Canaria; however, there is a public bus company called Global that offers connectivity throughout the island. Hiring a car can be a convenient and affordable solution.
Hotels in Gran Canaria Whether you are travelling for work or leisure, Gran Canaria offers something for everyone. Here are some suggestions for hotels during your stay:
Hotel Apartamentos Bajamar- Venezuela 34, 35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain. Phone: 00 34 928 27 62 54. Located near Las Canteras Beach.
AC Hotel Gran Canaria- C/Eduardo benot 3, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain. Phone: 1-888-236-2727. Located near the cruise ship terminal.
Hotel Verol- Sagasta, 25 Puerto-Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain. Phone: +34 928 26 21 04. Beach location.
Things to know when driving your car rental
Here are some common tips on driving in Spain and the Canary Islands:
You will find that when merging into oncoming traffic, other drivers may not let you move over, and instead you will need to stop and wait for oncoming traffic to clear before you can then enter the roadway. Some may consider this to be rude, but it is just the way of driving here.
Pedestrians have the right of way in Gran Canaria. If you approach a pedestrian crossing, then you should slow down and turn on your left indicator, which will signal your intention to stop to the pedestrian and to the cars behind you.
Parking can sometimes be difficult. Be careful when you do find a free parking space; if the curb is painted yellow, then you cannot park there. Gran Canaria has established a nice parking system that is easy to follow: white lines indicate that parking is free, while blue lines indicate that you must pay a parking fee. Tickets can be purchased at a nearby ticket machine.