¡Hola! Welcome to our friendly expat community in Gran Canaria! InterNations is a global expat network designed to connect you with people from all over the world, both online and offline. Get full access to our expert guides and learn more about life in the Canary Islands — whether that’s knowing how to get healthcare when you need it or understanding the Spanish school system. Tap in to a vast pool of expat knowledge by asking the advice of our members already living in Gran Canaria, both on our online forums as well as at our official events. Meet new people in Gran Canaria and build your network in the Canary Islands with InterNations.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Marrakech or Lisbon.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Gran Canaria expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Gran Canaria expat forums.
Gran Canaria is part of the Canary Islands and is the second most populous island on the archipelago (just behind Tenerife). It has been a part of Spain since the 15th Century and is of volcanic origin, although the island’s volcanoes now lie dormant. Tourism is of course the island’s main industry — Gran Canaria welcomes around 4 million tourists every year (it’s only beaten by Tenerife). The island is often called a ‘mini-continent’ thanks to its variety of different climates and habitats located in such a small area. The nature on offer in Gran Canaria is truly spellbinding and is perfect to explore with a few friends on a walk or hike. Make the most of your time on this beautiful island with InterNations and settle in Gran Canaria quicker
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Porto or Algiers, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Communicate with other expats safely on our network of trust. Our members are verified so that you can rest in the knowledge that you are interacting in a friendly but safe environment. Use our forums to get the answers you need to thrive in Gran Canaria — whether you need to know the best spots for a coffee or how to extend a visa, the reserve of knowledge available to you is huge. As well as connecting with fascinating and interesting people online, you can them meet them offline at one of our many events across the city. The welcoming atmosphere harbored by our Ambassadors and Consuls is a key part of the InterNations experience, ensuring that you feel at home in Gran Canaria from day one.