15 Ways to Enjoy Holidays in Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean and it is a part of the Canary Islands that belong to Spain. It is the second largest island population wise and Gran Canaria is visited by millions of tourists on a yearly basis. The climate of the island is very warm regardless of the season. The island has so many gorgeous beaches and protected natural areas that attract visitors from all around the world.

1. Learn to surf

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Gran Canaria is a surfer’s paradise. With so many gorgeous beaches, strong winds, and high waves, it is the top destination for everyone who loves this sport. If you don’t know how to surf, you can use your time in Gran Canaria and get a lesion. There are many good surfing instructors that do teach novices and help them figure out the basics.

2. SeaTrek

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SeaTrek is an awesome way to spend your day on Gran Canaria, especially if you love nature and diving. After a quick lesion, you will be submerged to the bottom of the sea (five meters) and will be able to walk around and explore the wildlife. Don’t worry, experienced divers will be with you at all times, so this activity if perfectly safe for everyone.

3. Aqualand Maspalomas

Aqualand provides lots of fun for your entire family. It is a huge water park that has plenty of rides for different age groups and you and your family can spend an amazing afternoon together trying out different slides and activities. Aqualand has everything you need for an amazing day trip.

4. Camel Ride in Maspalomas

Gran Canaria is well known for its spectacular dunes and unique landscapes. You can tour these places in a whole new way by going on a camel ride through the dunes. The view from the camel’s back is absolutely beautiful and this will be an unforgettable experience for many of you.

5. Boat rides around the island

If you want to see and visit more secluded beaches which are difficult to reach by foot, dive in the clear waters around Gran Canaria, watch the marine life, or simply relax on the deck of a boat, you should go on a Gran Canaria boat tour. If you love the sea and nature, this will be a treat.

6. Roque Nublo

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Roque Nublo is one the most famous trekking spots on the island. So if you love walking through the nature and enjoying beautiful scenery, this 10 kilometers long route is just for you. The nature here is untouched and the landscapes are created by volcanic activity. It is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

7. Christopher Columbus Tour

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This tour is perfect for all history buffs who want to find out more about the important historical events. Christopher Columbus stopped by Gran Canaria three times during his expeditions and this tour that will take you through the old town, visiting all the important spots related to Columbus including Columbus Museum and Casa de los Gobernadores.

8. Rent a kayak

If you want to get into more activities during your stay on Gran Canaria, you should definitely rent a kayak and go on a tour. Don’t worry, you will be accompanied by an instructor and a tour guide who will be with you at all times. You can rent a single or a double kayak and head out to discover more of this island.

9. Wine tasting

Northern parts of Gran Canaria are well known for wine making so if you want to taste the local wines, you should head out to this part of the island. Besides wine, you can also try the locally grown coffee that is very high quality and has a very unique flavor.

10. Parasailing

Parasailing is a great way to enjoy the landscape but it is not for everyone. You really do have to be brave because you will be gliding very high above the ground over sea and beaches. So if you are into extreme sports and enjoy the adrenaline rush, parasailing will be an unforgettable experience.

11. Stargazing

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Since Gran Canaria has so much nature and open spaces, stargazing tours are super popular on this island. If the sky is clear, you will be able to enjoy a compete view of the Milky Way from a higher point. There is no light pollution so stargazing tours are spectacular here.

12. Sioux City Theme Park

Traveling through time has never been easier. If you want to experience the life in the Wild West, you can do so right here on this island. Sioux City Theme Park looks and feels genuine. There are plenty of shows such as duels, bank robberies, and such that add even more to the whole atmosphere.

13. Fishing

Fishing is an exciting sport and you can engage in it while you are on your holiday in Gran Canaria. Renting a boat and going into the open sea is very easy. You can also pick up the fishing gear and you will be good to go. You never know what you’ll catch on these deep sea fishing tours, so it is super exciting.

14. Jeep tour

If you want to explore the island of Gran Canaria and the natural wonders that are bit off the beaten track, Jeep safari is just for you. After a quick safety lesion from your tour guide, you will be able to hop in behind the wheel and start exploring the off road Gran Canaria.

15. Shopping in Las Palmas

Las Palmas is an exciting place filled with tourists and travelers from all around the world. It is the perfect shopping location, and you will be able to find plenty of sales and bargains in the majority of the shops. So if you want to buy souvenirs for your friends and family, or yourself, head out to Las Palmas.

Gran Canaria is a beautiful island that offers plenty of opportunities for adventure and exploring this amazing place. If you decide to spend your holiday here, we are sure that you will have a lot of fun. So pack your bags – Gran Canaria is waiting!

Have a good trip and travel!

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