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Disabled facilities on Gran Canaria

Happily, there are good facilities for the disabled at all the terminals of the international airports in the Canaries. Gran Canaria’s major tourist resorts, such as Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and Puerto Rico, have several wheelchair friendly hotels and more are being built.

Selection of wheelchair friendly hotels at Gran Canaria:

RIU Palace Hotel Maspalomas

Cordial Mogan Playa

Morasol Suites Puerto Rico

riu palace
Cordial Hotel Mogan
Morasol Suites
First class resort with a fabulous position overlooking the sand dunes at Playa Del Ingles, the Riu Palace Maspalomas enjoys magnificent views.
Hotel surrounded by lush sub-tropical gardens, next to the harbour at Puerto Mogan, with a selection of shops and restaurants.

Luxurious, friendly apartments with large balconies and terraces overlooking the Marina of Puerto Rico.

Disabled Facilities

There are good facilities for the disabled at all the terminals of the international airports in the Canaries. Gran Canaria's major resorts of Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Puerto Rico and Mogan have a selection of hotels with disabled adapted rooms that are wheelchair friendly.


There has been recent investment in extensive promenade development along the coast in the south, which is now complete and is easily accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. Most of the commercial centres have good access ramps and entrance to restaurants, bars and shops and the pavements are now better suited for wheelchair and mobility scooter users than in the past.
However, many of the older small bars and restaurants are still lacking in ramps and disabled facilities and although changing, it is happening slowly!
For hire of mobility and disabled equipment including wheelchairs and mobility scooters, plus aids for the bathroom, bed or toilet the preferred company on Gran Canaria is Sol Mobility S.L suppliers to tour operators, hotels and clinics. Sol Mobility S.L include a free delivery & collection service to your hotel and can be contacted by telephone on (0034) 928 735 311 or via their comprehensive website at www.SolMobility.Com which lists all equipment and rates together with a list of hotels offering disabled adapted rooms. They can also make provision for the hire of 8-seater minibuses with electric wheelchair accessible lifts for airport transfers and day excursions. Adapted taxis with wheelchair lifts are available for airport transfers and short trips in Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and Meloneras, contact either Sol Mobility (0034) 928 735 311 or Taxistas Cooperativa San Agustín, Tel: 928 154777.(Spanish Only). At the current time not all other island areas have adapted taxis but many do have estate cars and some seven-seated vehicles where a wheelchair can be carried in the boot. When planning a visit to the islands, disabled and mobility impaired visitors should check the travel conditions and latest hotel facilities with their travel agent.
The Spanish association for the disabled – Confederación Coordinatora Estatal de Minusválidos Físicos de España (COCEMFE) & Cruz Roja Espanola, Oficina Provinicial Las Palmas, Leon y Castillo, 231 – 35005 - Tel: 928 290 000 – can help with emergencies. However, they will often only speak Spanish and it is more normal to contact your tour operator directly for assistance.