Gran Canaria Travel Information

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Gran Canaria Scene Welcoming, tolerant Gran Canaria offers a little something for everyone. Families flock to the water parks and beaches of Puerto Rico. Those seeking peaceful escape scamper to Mogan's quiet fishing villages. Gay visitors crowd the bars, restaurants and beaches of Playa del Ingles. Urban attractions are on offer in Las Palmas. Three highways open up the island for those with a rental car or a bus schedule. Prime sites to visit include Iglesia de San Juan Bautista de Arucas and Palmalitos zoo park.

Things to do in Gran Canaria: Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria • Palmitos Park • Pico de las Nieves • Puerto de Mogan • Barranco de Guayadeque • Poema del Mar Poema del Mar

Highly rated hotels in Gran Canaria: Hotel Emblematico Agaldar • Veintiuno • Casa Leon Villa y Restaurante • Suites 1478 • Cordial Mogan Solaz

Spain's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types C & F
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Gran Canaria Airport is 1,802 miles, with a flight time of approx 4 hrs. Gran Canaria's IATA airport code is LPA.

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Climate: The Canary Islands enjoy a remarkably mild climate. They are located in the Atlantic Ocean, just north of the Tropic of Cancer, a short distance from the coasts of Morocco and Western Sahara, in a stretch of sea where a cool current flows. They are also subject to the trade winds, which blow constantly from the north east. Along the coasts, the daily average temperature ranges from 18°C in January and February to 24°C in July, August, and September. You can visit the Canary Islands throughout the year, since they have a very mild climate. However, in late autumn and in winter, temperatures are spring-like, and some cloudy days can occur, as well as a bit of wind and rain. While northern European tourists often arrive this time of year to escape the Nordic winter, and they find many sunny and pleasant days, the period from May to mid-October will be preferable for a beach holiday, although the sea is still cool in May, and will warm up gradually in the following months.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑LPA
(BA) ba

Economy40 4080
Business80 80160

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Gran Canaria, (Zone 3, 1,150-2,000 miles)

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