Date: November 19-20, 2019
Venue: Reina Isabel hotel, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Local Organizer: University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Contact person: Dr José Daniel Hernández Sosa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reina Isabel hotel is located next to Las Canteras beach
The address is:
BULL Reina Isabel & Spa Calle Alfredo L. Jones, 40 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Tel.+34 928 260100 www.bullhotels.com/hoteles/reina-isabel-spa/hotel-en-las-palmas-de-gran-canaria
here is a direct bus 60 from the airport to Santa Catalina Park (downtown of Las Palmas) from which you may reach your hotels and meeting venue (10 min walking).
To find the bus stop, you have to exit “Arrivals”, turn right at the end of the corridor on your right take the stairs /lift up one floor to departures level, either turn right out the main door and follow the pavement round to your right, you will see sign posts towards the bus stops it is about four/five minutes parallel to the car park or you can walk round to the right inside the terminal past the new self scanning check-in/security area. The bus 60 goes to Santa Catalina (30 min approx). The bus is operated by Global company – check the company webpage for finding the timetable and connections (https://www.guaguasglobal.
The timetable of the bus 60 can be found here (BUS 60).
Alternatively, you may go to San Telmo and change to another bus for Santa Catalina.
- Taxi from the airport costs about 30-40 EUR during the day. Additional charges may apply (weekend, late night, luggage).
- Please use the following links:http://www.aena.es/en/gran-
Check the airport website (http://www.aena.es/en/gran-
canaria-airport) for additional info, also the Globalbus website has a section on airport buses.
You can find detailed touristic information in LPAVisit website (http://lpavisit.com/en).
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas for short) is a modern and cosmopolitan city located in the northeast of Gran Canaria island. It’s the capital of the eastern Canary Islands province and popular touristic destination, particularly for Europeans. Las Palmas is considered within the top best weather year around world cities, with an average temperature of pleasant 17ºC in winter, and a comfortable 25ºC in summer, thanks to the softener influence of the ocean and the trading winds.
The downtown Las Palmas is divided in two main areas: the modern zone, nearby Las Canteras Beach, and the historic old-town, around Vegueta and Triana districts. Frequent buses (yellow lines 1 and 2) connect both areas.Serving as a cultural and financial bridge among Europe, America and Africa, the city exhibits a long multicultural heritage and tradition. As a well renown fact, Christopher Columbus stopped in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to repair one of his vessels in his first trip to America.
The beach of Las Canteras, next to the conference venue, is in the top ten European ranking, according the 2018 Travellers’ Choice. Multiple leisure and active sport activities (surfing, scuba diving, kayaking) are possible all year round.
The local gastronomy is also highlighted by foreign visitors offering the typical canary specialities (papas arrugadas – wrinkled potatoes-, Canary pork ham, seafood, Canary cheese, wines, …) as well as other international options, given the cosmopolitan city population and visitors.
The Canaries are part of Spain and Europe. Thus, the euro (€) is the local currency and Spanish is the local language.
The time zone is GMT, i.e. one hour less with the rest of Spain. Electric devices work on 220 volts. For emergencies call 112.