Arrival at the port of Las Palmas: cruise ships dock , transfer to the airport, rental car, excursions

Excursions & transfer, ferries to Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, further travel per bus & Taxi

Port of Las Palmas de Gran canaria

Las Palmas port (Puerto de La Luz) is a several square kilometers large area with different docks for cruise ships, ferries, cargo ships, with shipyards and warehouses. Guests of of the Armas or Fred Olsen ferries from Tenerife, Fuerteventura or passengers of the cruise ships often forgett to provide orientation about where the cruisers pier (Muelle) Santa Catalina is located, where the ferries to Santa Cruz, Morro Jable or Puerto del Rosario dock and and cast off, how to get to the airport of Gran Canaria or which opportunities for excursions and sights are are close before they arrive at the port.

The port of Las Palmas has certainly one advantage: It has very well transport links and is located very centrl in the district Santa Catalina, with many attractions just a few hundred meters from the cruisers dock.

Short information Puerto de La Luz Las Palmas port

Cruise port

Muelle Santa Catalina, the cruisers pier


Transfer from the port to the airport or hotel


Country trips on Gran Canaria


So close: Canteras beach, Santa Catalina and old town

vehicle rental

directly from the ship or only 500m from the cruise port


Overview, important Piers Las Palmas Port Area

close to the port: sightseeing, beach & hotels

The red double-decker "City sightseeing busses" also depart derctly at the port, but sometimes for higher tariffs than on days without sruise ships or at other stops.

Who wants to visit the beautiful old town districts Vagueta & Triana, can just enter  at the 500m off Parque Santa Catalina into one of the yellow local busses, number 1 (Guaguas municipales), or also take a taxi at the park for about 5 to 6€ to the Parque San Telmo or the Plaza Cairasco as starting point for a tour through the old town.

The Canteras beach and Santa Catalina are even more close, a short 1000 meter walk past to the Parque Santa Catalina through the streets c/Ripoche or c/ Luis Morote will lead you directly to the most beautiful section of the Canteras beach.

Who also booked a overnight stay in Las Palmas, is mostly almost at the right place: most hotels of the city are located only 300 to 1000 meters from the cruise port. Often there is not even a taxi needed, if the luggage would not be..

Favorable further journey by local bus: the "Terminal Santa Catalina" located next to the cruise ships dock "Muelle Santa Catlina" and the Naviera-Armas ferrie terminal. From there you can get at every full hour in about 40 minutes to the airport or with about 1 1/2 hours of driving time to the south of the island Gran Canaria, to Playa del Inlgés or Masplaomas.

Port plan overview of the Puerto de La Luz in Las Palmas

General overview of the facilities Las Palmas port

PDF from the port authority Las Palmas with directory and map of the most important installations and water depths of the port: load port plan Las Palmas PDF 

Fähren nach Teneriffa, Fuerteventura und Lanzarote

Fährhafen Las Palmas: die Anlegestelle Armas, Trasmediterranea

Day trip from Las Palmas port

The bist hints for your day on Gran Canaria

Who visits Gran Canaria by cruise ship often has the choice, which day trip offers the most beautiful and interesting impressions of the island Gran Canaria.

Chruise ship day trips are oftern not enough individual, so we would like to show you some alternatives for your Gran Canaria day trip:

  •  Excursions on your own by bike, rental car or by foot
  • Sightseeing bustrips
  • Rent minibusses wirh driver: ideal for small groups
  • Excursions made to measure: individuel booked and planned
  • Bus connection from the port
  • Taxi
  • Sightseeing Las Palmas old town & Canteras beach

Cruisers arrival schedule by date

arrival & departure of cruise ships at Muelle Santa Catalina Pier

The ports management Las Palmas de Gran Canaria shows on their webside a calendar with the expected arrival times of the cruise ships at the port at the Muelle Santa Catalina (cruise pier). Who wants to know to begin in time when the cruise ships  will arrive at the capital of Gran Canaria, just have to click at the picture of look for information in the webside of the ports management Las Palmas "Palmasport"

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