Are you thinking of travelling to Gran Canaria with your pet and want to plan an unforgettable vacation? You’ve come to the right section.
We have put together a series of plans so that you can squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of your trip. Excursions in the countryside, culinary experiences, outdoor shopping or theme parks are just some of the activities awaiting you on this island.
We want Gran Canaria to become a favourite destination for travel with pets, a Pets Welcome destination.
If you love shopping, in Gran Canaria you’ll find several open-air shopping areas, shopping centres and outdoor leisure spots where you can hit the shops with your best pal.
Atlantico Vecindario Shopping Centre
Address: C/ Ardargoma, S/N., 35110 - Vecindario (Santa Lucía de Tirajana), Tl: 928 791541
Opening hous: Monday to Satuday from 10:00 till 22:00
Los Alisios Shopping Centre
Address: Calle Hermanos Domínguez Santana GC-308 S/N, Carr. Nueva De San Lorenzo, 15, 35018. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm
Sundays from 9 am to 12 midnight
*NB: Pets should remain in a carry case.
Las Terrazas Shopping centre
Address: GC-1, 5, 35220. Telde.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 12 midnight
*NB: Pets should be on a leash. Shops reserve the right to refuse entry.
Boulevard El Faro Maspalomas
Address: Calle Mar Mediterráneo, 35100. Boulevard El Faro, Meloneras.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 am
Sundays from 10 am to 12 midnight
Centro comercial Mogan Mall
Address: Avda. Tomás Roca Bosch 9, 35130. Mogán.
Phone: (+34) 928 26 55 39
Opening hours: Opens Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has several open-air shopping areas that you can stroll through with your pet on a fun shopping trip.
Triana shopping areas
The historic Calle Triana and its surrounding area are one of the main open-air shopping streets in the heart of the capital.
From exclusive fashion names to major commercial brands. From accessory shops to jewellers, Canary Island crafts, sportswear or gifts... many of them pet friendly.
Triana connects up with the Vegueta neighbourhood, a historic area with pedestrian streets where you can round off an afternoon’s shopping with a stroll through its old town.
Triana also has an interesting collection of bars and terraces around the Plaza de las Ranas, Plazoleta Cairasco or Boulevard Monopol, ideal to grab a drink and some tapas after a peaceful stroll.
Mesa y López Shopping Area
The Mesa y López shopping area, at the other end of the city, is another quintessential open-air shopping area in Las Palmas, home to big department stores and a whole host of boutiques.
This includes the mythical Plaza de España (also known as Plaza de la Victoria), the perfect spot to take a break with your pet at one of its many open-air cafés.
Luis Morote Shopping Area
The Luis Morote pedestrian street, alongside the Port, is another popular open-air shopping area in Las Palmas, right in the heart of the city.
Connecting up directly with the Santa Catalina Park, it is the ideal spot to take a walk in the fresh air while you pop into some of its many shops.
Of course, you can take your pet into many of its shops. What’s more, terrace bars line the street should you need to take a break, rest or have a drink before visiting more shops.
Because we all like to be pampered from time to time, here is a range of beauty salons in Gran Canaria to enjoy a haircut, manicure or pedicure, and your pet can come too.
Enjoy a relaxing beauty day with your pooch.
Address: Calle Triana, 1 (local 2), 35002. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone: (+34) 699 193 821
Nirvana Nail Studio
Address: Calle General Bravo, 36, 35002. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone: (+34) 636 444 056
Fanpage: Nirvana Nail Studio
Bambu Nails and Beauty
Address: Calle Torres, 12, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone: 928 36 33 51
Facebook: Bambu Nails and Beauty
Address: Calle Cano, 18, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone : 928 501 704 / 699 462 065
Site: Nails Factory
Gran Canaria is an island which combines many flavours from all over the world. It’s a destination boasting an incredibly wide range of food and wine that, of course, you can enjoy with your pet.
Here are a few finger- or paw-licking good suggestions for where to eat out.
Visit the Los Lirios Winery
Boasting a 7-hectares vineyard in the Bandama foothills, the Los Lirios estate is a winery in a unique natural location.
Its volcanic soil and extraordinary climate give these Gran Canaria grapes unique properties, that have won over the most exquisite palates.
A 100% pet friendly winery that offers guided tours so that you can enjoy an unforgettable day learning about wine with your pet in tow.
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Visits available on prior reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Cuesta Los Lirios, 24, 35017. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone: (+34) 629 584 270
A trip back through the history of Rum
Gran Canaria, and more specifically the town of Arucas, is home to one of the oldest rum factories in Europe, housing 4,308 American oak barrels.
This distillery has been running for more than a century making the most famous rum in the Canary Islands, Arehucas Rum.
Take a trip back in time through the history of rum on a guided tour that will teach you why this product is so special, and how it is made. The visit will round off with a tasting session featuring different types of rum.
A pet friendly factory that offers guided tours for an alternative excursion with your pet.
*Important note: Only suitable for small pets, as they must be carried.
Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm
No need to book, but it is best to call beforehand on 928 624 900 so we can control visitor numbers.
Address: Calle Era de San Pedro, 2. 35400. Arucas
Phone: (+34) 928 624 900
A day out in Sioux City
The Sioux City Park, located in the Águila ravine, in the south of Gran Canaria, is a theme park that will spirit you off to the legendary Wild West of 1857, with cinematic recreations that go into fine detail so that you really feel like you’re in an old city in the middle of the American plains.
This spectacular theme park, where some of the most famous westerns have been filmed, now recreates many of their scenes with real actors. And best of all, your pet can come too.
Come and experience the Wild West!
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Address: Barranco del Águila s/n, 35100.
San Agustín. San Bartolomé de Tirajana.
Phone: (+34) 928 762 573
*NB: Sioux City Park is temporarily closed due to the situation caused by Covid-19.
Cactualdea Park is one of the largest cactus parks in Europe, home to over 1000 different species of Cactus and plants from all over the world, in addition to a large variety of endemic Canary flora such as palm trees, dragon trees, Canary Island spurge, balsam spurge, aloes, etc.
Located in the Gran Canaria Biosphere Reserve and surrounded by many unique, protected natural species, Cactualdea is the ideal place to spend a day out with your pet, enjoying its flora and fauna plus the facilities such as the representation of an aboriginal cave, the winery, the amphitheatre and its arena, the many mosaics, etc. and of course, exploring the many paths that run through the Cactus garden where you’ll discover different forms, varieties and sizes of cacti and plants.
An 80,000 m2 cactus garden in the open air and of course, 100% pet friendly.
Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Address: Calle Tocodomán, s/n. 35478. La Aldea de San Nicolás. Carretera GC-200, dirección Mogán.
Phone: (+34) 928 891 228
The Gardens of la Marquesa in Arucas is a natural paradise, the perfect place to relax. Just 15 minutes from the city, this 5,000m2 botanical garden is in the town of Arucas and home to a wide variety of plants and vegetation from all over the world.
The garden was built around 1880 and opened to the public for guided tours in late 1985. An expert botanist made an initial classification of the species back then and divided the plants into different areas of the garden.
The Gardens of la Marquesa currently house a wide range of plants, trees and palm trees that have been adapting and developing thanks to the year-round gentle climate in Gran Canaria.
More than 500 species live alongside a colony of peacocks who roam this unique garden on the island, a natural paradise to enjoy with your best friend.
Address: Carretera de Arucas - Bañaderos (Km 0,5). 35400. Arucas.
Phone: (+34) 928 604 486
*NB: Gardens of la Marquesa is temporarily closed due to the situation caused by Covid-19.
Hiking with dogs
Gran Canaria is the ideal place for fans of hiking and mountain sports.
No one can doubt the island’s natural resources, teeming with ancient paths, tracks, ravines and pine forests.
Landscapes with singular beauty that are just perfect to enjoy with your best friend. A vast network of tracks, all well signposted, all different and yet equally beautiful for visitors.
Remember that no one is more aware of your dog's physical fitness than you. Bear this in mind when picking the difficulty of the route or if you prefer, get in touch with some of our recommended active tourism companiesand they will help you pick the right one for you.
Here’s some interesting information on the different hiking routes all over Gran Canaria to explore with your dog.
Aventura en Canarias
Company offering hiking and paragliding with your dog.
Address: Calle Cayetano Méndez, 6. 35413. Arucas.
Phone: (+34) 685 997 935
Ça Marche a Gran Canaria
Hiking and walks in Gran Canaria.
Contact: Paul Roger
Phone: (+34) 696 86 92 79
Private photo tours in Gran Canaria.
Address: Calle Guillermo Santana Rivero, 1 (3ºC). 35012. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone: (+34) 609 833 559
Hiking and outdoor activities in Gran Canaria.
Address: Polígono Industrial Díaz Casanova-Vistahermosa, Vial A, (Parcela C3). 35010. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone: (+34) 928 413 282
Responsible hiking in Gran Canaria.
Address: Calle Paseo Obispo Pildain, 35480. Agaete.
Phone: (+34) 603 207 005
Enjoy a unique experience thanks to great routes through Gran Canaria devised to enjoy with your pet. Discover the story of Lucas and his dog Gofio, who’ll be delighted to show you why Gran Canaria is the ideal spot to explore and travel with your pet.
Address: Paseo Tomás Morales 68, 1ºA
Phone: (+34) 687 512 500
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a lively, cosmopolitan city, a city with traditions, that welcomes visitors with a friendly smile and a climate that is the envy of the entire continent.
The city is teeming with historical and cultural spots, pedestrian streets, broad avenues and parks where you can take it easy with your best friend.
It’s a real gem that you’ll keep coming back to during your holidays.
Calle Triana and the Vegueta neighbourhood
The emblematic Calle Triana, just a hop, skip and a jump from the historical district of Vegueta, is one of the city’s architectural gems and a firm favourite among travellers.
Boasting Neoclassical architecture and dotted with modernist houses rebuilt in the early 20th century, emblematic buildings and beautiful squares... nowadays Calle Triana is an open-air shopping area and one of the city’s prettiest streets, packed with boutiques and open-air stores where you can stroll freely with your pet.
You can also stop for an aperitif in one of its many squares, such as Plaza Hurtado Mendoza, Plaza Cairasco, behind the Santa Ana Cathedral, la calle Mendizabal and its surrounding area, perfect places to relax and enjoy incredible views from a terrace bar, many of which are pet friendly.
Carry on walking towards the Vegueta neighbourhood and you’ll discover a treasure that has been kept practically intact since the city was founded in the 15th century. Strolling through its cobbled lanes is like taking a trip back in time, and you’ll love its singular streets and buildings.
Calle Triana and the Vegueta neighbourhood
Trip Gran Canaria. If you fancy finding out all about the secrets of the famous Calle Triana or delving into the historic Vegueta neighbourhood with a guided tour, Trip Gran Canaria is a tour company that offers you several routes to explore the city from a different slant.
Visit the Vegueta old town.
Dramatized tour entitled “Cuentos de Brujas” (Witch Tales) (the history of witchcraft in the Canary Islands).
Dramatized tour entitled “La Triana del S.XIX y Benito Pérez Galdós” (19th century Triana and Benito Pérez Galdós).
For more information and to book tours:
Trip Gran Canaria
Address: Plaza Hurtado de Mendoza, 2. 35002. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Phone: (+34) 674 128 849
Santa Catalina Park and the Port Zone
The Port Zone is also popular in the city. We recommend you take a stroll round the Santa Catalina Park (hub for the Carnival celebrations) plus the Luis Morote shopping street, two of the most emblematic points and the heart and soul of this city, particularly in the summer.
Santa Catalina Park connects up directly with the open-air shopping area of Mesa y López and Avenida Marítima, an avenue more than 9 km long that connects the city’s two main thoroughfares, where pets are welcome.
Did you know that Gran Canaria has one of the most amazing skies for stargazing?
Through its Starlight Foundation, UNESCO classified our island as a Starlight Destination, a hallmark that puts Gran Canaria on the international map of the best places in the world for stargazing.
Thanks to the purity of the sky and our mild climate, this is possible all year round.
Find out more here about the best places to stargaze in Gran Canaria or if you prefer, contact some of our recommended stargazing companies, and they’ll give you a guided tour through the immensity of the Universe.
Doesn’t that sound like a brilliant thing to do with your best friend?
AstroEduca is a pioneering company specialising in tourism, education and sale of astronomy equipment on the island of Gran Canaria. It started out in 1995 as the promoter for the Gran Canaria Star Party. On their Site, you can book private or group tours to look at the different constellations and spend an evening with the stars.
Booking required (availability every day of the year).
AstroGC is a specialised tour company whose founder, Gauthier Dubois, a real expert on the summits of Gran Canaria, offers this experience for astronomy fans who wish to spend a fascinating night under the stars.
Booking required (availability every day of the year).
Viewpoints are like a window on the world, the perfect place to visit together to contemplate the wonders on show in this miniature continent.
As they are dotted all over the island, seeking out our viewpoints is like discovering hidden spots that will make you feel like real adventurers seeking new horizons.
From the highest peaks down to the coast, a wide range of viewpoints will reveal a world of wonders such as the sea of clouds, a unique phenomenon that only occurs in a few places in the world.
Find out more here about the island’s most amazing views and visit its charming villages nearby.
Gran Canaria Viewpoint Network.
That’s the end of our section on “excursions with your pet”, but we’ll keep on adding to it so we can offer you more ideas to enjoy together and make the most of your trip to Gran Canaria.
This is an active section, so we recommend dipping into from time to time to find out what’s new.
Discover Gran Canaria with your pet. Now’s the time to reward them for all their unconditional love.
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