With such a hi-profile blog as ours, we’re regularly contacted by businesses who want to use Gran Canaria Local to reach a wider audience. Yet we only promote the ones we genuinely believe in. Which brings us to Green Trip Canarias and their Las Palmas e-tuks.
We’re committed to helping you enjoy an unforgettable time in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Therefore, we steer you in the right direction when it comes to the attractions based in the Gran Canaria capital. The latest one we’re bigging up is Green Trip Canarias.
- Green Trip Canarias: what
- Green Trip Canarias: where
- Green Trip Canarias: when
1. Green Trip Canarias: what
Green Trip Canarias own a fleet of e-tuks. These electronic vehicles are 100% environmentally friendly as they guarantee 0% emissions. They’re a 21st-century update on the classic rickshaw with free Wifi and leather seats that are easier on the rear than the traditional model.
What these e-tuks are not are taxis. Our driver Asier was quick to explain this when quizzed as we pulled up alongside cars at traffic lights. Instead, Green Trip Canarias run tours offering a new way to see the city away from the more conventional sightseeing routes.
2. Green Trip Canarias: where
Green Trip Canarias run a number of tours in the Gran Canaria capital. They include navigating the Old Town from 15€ and a Food and Shopping package from 20€. We, however, were booked in on the Best Views tour (also available from 20€).
Ordinarily, this 90-minute ride begins at Parque Santa Catalina as Green Trip Canarias have proved popular with tourists arriving to the nearby Puerto de la Luz on a cruise. We did the tour in reverse, though, starting in Parque San Telmo and making our way to San Nicolás where Asier pointed out the colourful houses above Vegueta painted with leftovers from fishermen applying a new finish to their boats. As chickens jumped past us to enter the farmland of the agricultural side of the city which includes banana plantations.
Later, in Las Colorados, the highest point of the Gran Canaria, we were treated to a view of the highest mountain in Spain; Tenerife’s Teide. We loved the fact that despite a perspex top, we weren’t boxed in. There were three of us on the tour, but there was space for double that number.
3. Green Trip Canarias: when
The beauty of a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria visit is that rain rarely stops play. So, an e-tuk tour is extremely unlikely to be called off because of bad weather. We started our tour at 6:00pm and really appreciated the opportunity it afforded us to see the sun set.
Disclaimer: We received a complimentary tour in exchange for a review. We would never work with a company which we considered unethical. That way we help you separate the Gran Canaria good guys from the bad ones.