View From The Balcony Apartment Las Palmas

Good Accomodation Las Palmas

Here is place we think deserves a special mention in Las Palmas, just because we liked it!

Apartamentos Vacacionales Las Palmas Urban Center

We have stayed at this complex twice now, in our favourite apartment 4A on the top floor. The block is part holiday lets and part owner occupied and is very quiet and peaceful with no noisy neighbours. The apartment itself is clean and functional, nothing spectacular but perfectly adequate. The average sized kitchen/living room leads to an incredibly light and airy bedroom, which then leads on to a fantastic big balcony. The apartments below have bigger bedrooms but smaller balconies, and I suspect, don’t benefit for the wonderful natural light, so ask for apartment 4A!

Its hard to define why we like it so much, it just has a really nice vibe and is a great place to chill out if you have nothing better to do. Its not located in one of the more touristy places in the city, more of a sleepy suburb right next to Playa de Las Alcaravaneras. Much less edgy than the Las Canteras end of town, and cheaper than staying in Triana or Vengueta, it feels very safe and very Spanish. All the major tourist areas are within walking distance, Las Canteras beach is approximately 30 minutes by foot, and the old town about an hour. The tranquil Parque Doramas is about 25 minutes away.

From the balcony you are not far from the sea to the east, and can see the port, container ships and marina to your left. If you like watching ships chugging out to sea, apartment 4A is a great place to be. The balcony is also a real suntrap in the afternoon. The noise of the city is very evident all around you, with the background rumble of the traffic on the main coastal road into the city, the occasional horn of a ship, and frequent sirens from the ambulances on their way to the local hospital providing a constant soundtrack throughout the day. If you prefer absolute peace and tranquillity this may not be the place for you, but arguably if this is what you are looking for, you wouldn’t be in Las Palmas in the first place. We found the background rumble of city noises strangely soporific, all part and parcel of staying in a big city.

balcony of apartment las palmas

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