If you're worried about driving in Gran Canaria because you've heard stories of crazy local drivers, we've got good news. Driving in Gran Canaria is perfectly safe provided that you know the local motoring idiosyncracies.
Gran Canaria's buses, called guaguas, come in lots of shapes and sizes and all their timetables are in Spanish. However, once you get the knack of them, local buses are a superb way to explore Gran Canaria.
Taxis in Gran Canaria are cheap and reliable and an excellent way to get between resorts and towns in Gran Canaria. You don't have to worry about being ripped off either since all taxis on the island have a meter and the fines for fiddling with it are enormous.
Tenerife is only an hour from Gran Canaria by ferry and you get to south Fuerteventura in less than three hours. Gran Canaria also has direct overnight ferries to Lanzarote and even boats to mainland Spain. While fares for non-residents aren't cheap, the ferries are a great way to get…