Having served 10.5 million passengers in 2011, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria airport is one of the most in-demand destinations in Europe for anyone who’s looking to get away from it all on one of these exotic islands. Las Palmas itself, located 12 miles away, is a bustling city full of things to see and do. Rent a car from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport and enjoy having the means to see the whole island without needing to join excursions. Unlike all-day trips with time limits on seeing the sights, the whole of the island is yours to see by hiring your own transport.