Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has recovered its tourist strength shown in the pre-pandemic years. In 2022, the capital surpassed the number of overnight stays and inbound travellers achieved in 2019 and the sector has reached a new record, with 406,651 inbound travellers and 1,414,206 overnight stays.
As reported by the City Council, the demand generated by domestic tourists, 229,092, and the recovery, to a lesser extent, of foreign markets, 177,559, have been the keys to a tourism year that has marked the normalisation after COVID-19.
On the other hand, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria recorded a total of 154,614 tourist overnight stays in the last month of 2022, compared to the 126,933 hotel nights booked in the same month of 2021.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: record tourism numbers
The trend in overnight stays was also positive: in December 2022 the capital of Gran Canaria reached 40,944 tourists, compared to 38,024 in the same month of the previous year.
Compared to December 2019, the figures are also positive, with an increase of 12.2% in overnight stays and 4.9% in inbound travellers.
These are the best overall figures for the last five years, according to the city’s Sustainable Tourism Intelligence System (SITS) based on ISTAC statistics.