Centro Comercial Las Arenas (Ctra. Del Rincón, Las Palmas) – this is reputedly the best shopping mall in not just Las Palmas, but in Gran Canaria. There are retailers that fit various income levels (including the bargain-conscious Primark, as well as the pricier stores, Zara and Massimo Dutti). The Disney store is very popular with […]
Centro Comercial La Ballena (Ctra. Del Norte 112, Las Palmas) – this is another popular shopping mall in the Las Palmas area with 142 (mostly regional) retailers, as well as some international ones like Express, and Foot Locker.
Centro Comercial El Muelle (Muelle de Santa Catalina, Las Palmas) – this shopping mall is located a short walk from Santa Catalina park, inside the harbor. Visitors will find nice open air restaurants and bars which face the harbor, along with offering good views of the city. There are some good retailers (including Cortefiel, C&A, […]
The Paper Club (Calle Remedios 10, Las Palmas) – this nightspot is a firm favorite with the city’s student population including those on the Erasmus programme. Expect anything and everything from Nirvana tribute bands to Salsa nights. Located in the swish Triana district, the venue boasts a charming terrace if you want to cool down […]
The Mansion (Parque Santa Catalina, 12 Celia Nicolás Estévanez, Las Palmas) — Located behind Parque Santa Catalina in Las Palmas, The Mansion’s a great place to start or, indeed, end a night. Sophisticated and modern design with original details like hanging chair and suitcase, mirrors of different shapes, simple and comfortable sofas creates unique and […]
Riders Café Dancing (Centro Comercial Puerto Rico, Playa Puerto Rico) – this is a popular bar within a shopping mall near Playa Puerto Rico. Despite the bar’s name, this is a lively drinking crowd (both locals and expats of various ages). Occasional live entertainment is provided there.
Pacha (Av. Sargentos Provisionales 10, Playa del Inglés, Las Palmas) – this is the Canarian outpost of the famed House music venue in Ibiza (Spain’s Balearic islands). As expected at other Pacha clubs, this one regularly books regional and international DJs that cover the various sub-genres of dance music (from Latin House, to Electro House, […]
NYC Taxi Bar (Calle Numancia 25, Las Palmas) — located in the area of La Cícer of Las Canteras Beach, NYC Taxi Bar offers pop, rock and acoustic live music shows every Saturday from 19:30 to 21:00. Both college-age locals and expats are its main patrons here.
Maroa Club de Mar (Barranco de la Verga, Isla de Anfi, Arguineguín, Mogán 35120, Las Palmas) – this one-time public swimming pool is now a chill-out bar & lounge that’s open during the day. This “day club” concept has already been made famous at partying destinations like Ibiza and Las Vegas. If you want […]
Las Brujas (Barranco Seco 1, Las Palmas) – located with Las Palmas’ historic district, this nightspot is housed within a converted 15th century manor house. A free minibus service takes patrons from Triana’s Plaza de Ranas to this club on the old road to the center of the island. Prepare to be charmed as The […]