After a wonderful five days in Gran Canaria, it was time to head to Barcelona. We were flying Norwegian Airlines on a pretty cheap ticket, but due to Priority Pass, we had lounge access at the airport. We visited the Sala VIP Galdós lounge before our morning flight, and we found it to be a perfectly decent lounge with some excellent planespotting opportunities. It’s also great for kids!
The lounge has a very open design, and when you enter it, there are three main sections. There’s seating on the far left, closest to the runway, and there’s seating on the far right, on the other side of the food section. Food is right in the middle.
We were there in the morning, and food options consisted of a variety of breads, donuts, fruit, chips, nuts, and Spanish tortilla. Don’t expect a hot breakfast here, but it was a totally fine pre-flight snack.
In addition to the breakfast spread, there was a fridge with pre-made salads, sandwiches, and bocadillos.
In terms of beverages, there’s a fridge with sodas and beers. If you want hard alcohol, there’s a pretty good selection as well.
I actually thought the biggest benefit of the lounge was the outdoor terrace for adults and the outdoor kids area. The weather in Gran Canaria was great when we were there, and it was fun to sit and watch the planes take off and land. You have a great view of the action from here, and while you don’t get the thrill of seeing any big birds like A380s or 747s, it is really fun to see the random inter-island prop planes and discount European carriers coming in and out.
Right next to this adults outdoor section, there’s an outdoor kids section as well! This has glass walls, with doors separating it from both the inside and the outside so you can let your little ones run around in there and burn off steam while still having your eye on them from the main lounge area or the terrace. The lounge-provided kids equipment is pretty meager: just a table and a mini house. However, it’s the big open area that I really appreciate. If you bring your own toys, you’ll be in great shape. We always travel with a few toys for Zachary.
Our son is, fittingly, obsessed with airplanes, though. We didn’t need to bring out any toys this time, as he was content to sit at the little kids table, snack on some nuts, and watch planes take off and land.
I suppose I hold a fairly low bar for Priority Pass lounges, and this one exceeds that bar. There is plenty of seating, great plane viewing, an outdoor area, decent snacks, and free alcohol. In my book, that’s a winning combination. Make sure to leave a bit of time to visit this lounge before your next flight out of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.