Things to do in Gran Canaria – All Activities

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Boat Tours

Water Sports

Jeep & Buggy

Fishing Trips

Camel Safaris

Bikes & Segways

Theme Parks

For Children

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Restaurant Guide

Island Guide

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So Many Things to DO in Gran Canaria!

Many people come to the island for complete rest and relaxation. However, the vast choice of things to do in Gran Canaria is huge and varied to delight every type of holidaymaker, whatever your age or style. Click below on a category or scroll down to see all the activities in Gran Canaria available in your holiday location.

Boat Tours – Completely spoilt for choice!

Holidaying on an island, you are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to boat tours. There are daily ferries from Mogán, Puerto Rico, Anfi del Mar and Arguineguín which is an perfect way to get from one holiday resort to another whilst taking in the coastline views. You can also enjoy dolphin trips, luxury catamarans, speed boat adventures or private exclusive yachts. There are definitely plenty to choose from, for all budgets.

Water Sports

There are also tons of water sport experiences for you to pick from. Jet skis are available in most resorts or what about Wind Surfing? We have some great schools in Playa del Ingles and Las Palmas for you to learn as a beginner or surf as a pro. Did you ever try a Flyboard? For the adrenaline junkie in you and ultimate buzz, this can be found at the beautiful beach of Anfi del Mar.

Diving & Snorkelling

Diving and snorkelling is also hugely popular in Gran Canaria. There are plenty of options from very beginners’ classes up to the more experienced of divers. The island has an excellent choice of dive spots, suitable for all ages with qualified PADI instructors.

Fishing Trips 

Gran Canaria is also an excellent place to take a big game fishing trip. Whether you are experienced or not this will be a really memorable experience. Your captain will take you to the very best fishing locations around the island plus it will include a typical Canarian lunch. Some of the trips even include the sunset.

Gran Canaria is known as the continent in miniature.

So why not discover it for yourself and take one of the excellent trips up into the mountains for some really spectacular sights. Beautiful valleys with palms and pines and some absolutely breath-taking views. Choose your style from exhilarating jeep safaris both on and off road or do it in comfort and style in a VIP airconditioned bus.

If you prefer to drive yourself then check out the open topped Cabrio tours!

Now you can’t come to Gran Canaria without going on a Camel Safari.

Take a short but exciting ride through the infamous Maspalomas sand dunes or alternatively, there is a wonderful tour in the heart of the island in the beautiful village of Fataga. Take an enjoyable camel ride through the valley plus try typical Canarian food in the onsite restaurant. A wonderful location surrounded by palm trees and a variety of fruit trees.

Prefer to go on wheels?

Every year Gran Canaria becomes more and more popular for cyclists. The excellent weather, especially in the winter and choice of demanding hills make it a very favourable choice. If you don’t have your own bike there are some excellent rental shops.

In recent years it has also become popular to rent E Scooters or Segway’s. There are also tours to join and what a different way to enjoy the sunsetting than riding along the promenade in Maspalomas.

Did you know we have Theme Parks in Gran Canaria?

A day out at the water park located just outside Maspalomas is a must visit, especially in the summer months you will have the best day whatever age enjoying the thrill of the slides. There is also a lazy river and huge wave pool for some great fun and an enjoyable day.

If animals are your thing then a trip to Palmitos Park is a must.  A botanical zoo themed park with shows throughout the day, an aquarium, butterfly and orchid house, birds of prey, exotic animals, and an amazing dolphin show.

Another excellent place to visit is the Holiday World in Maspalomas for a fun filled evening at the fair with over 30 rides. There is a Casino, bowling alley, karaoke and escape rooms, Plus  the fantastic NOMAD Gastro Market with over 400 culinary delights to choose from.

If you are travelling with children then these are probably the most popular however there are many more exciting and adventurous places for you to entertain the younger ones. Happy kids, Happy parents, right!

We think you will agree that there really is something for everyone. Below you can choose the things to do in Gran Canaria by the holiday resort you are staying in.

Things to do in Gran Canaria by Holiday Location:

The main tourist resorts are Puerto Rico, Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas in the South of the island, and the capital city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the North. With San Agustin, Mogán, Arguineguin, Tauro & Playa del Cura being slightly smaller.

The majority of the things to do in Gran Canaria, basically most activities and excursions are based in and around the Southern areas and many companies offer transport to and from for your hotel or resort.

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