Hotel Cristina Las Palmas Gran Canaria
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 28° 8'39.13"N Longitude 15°25'48.00"W
Hotel Cristina Las Palmas’ (formerly known as Meliá Las Palmas Hotel) enviable location places most of the city’s attractions at your very fingertips.
One of Gran Canaria’s best beaches, the 3 km-long sandy beach of Las Canteras, lies directly in front of the hotel. Renowned for its clean and temperate waters, refreshing bathes include the challenge of joining the locals in one of their favourite pastimes – swimming out to the reef at low tide. A pleasant promenade lined with bars, restaurants and shops borders the beach, adding to the area’s attraction and making it a favourite venue for day and evening entertainment. Various events are staged throughout the year in this buzzing area, be it the impressive sand sculptures over Christmas, the concluding ceremony of the popular Carnival festivities or the exciting New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Around the hotel, the streets teem with bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs in what is the hub of the city’s nightlife. The popular Parque Santa Catalina, a picturesque square lined with bars and restaurants and a favourite spot for enjoying a relaxing drink, is a short walk away.
A few blocks away from the Parque Santa Catalina, the shopping opportunities multiply in one of the city’s favourite shopping avenues, Avenida Mesa y Lopez, where the renowned department store, El Corte Inglés, lies alongside a string of other well-known high street names.
Taxis and public transport are easily available around the hotel, making it convenient for guests wishing to visit the historic centre at the other end of the city or other island attractions that lie further afield.