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The perfect island for water sports enthusiasts’
If you have been to the island before then you will know Gran Canaria is a water sports enthusiasts’ paradise. If you have never visited, then you are definitely in for a treat! We are are located way out in the Atlantic and when you look out to sea you will see boats on the ocean, hear the buzzing of the jet skis and the tranquil sight of people parasailing, smoothly gliding across the sky.
The most popular Water Sports in Gran Canaria
So where do you find these?
The majority of the water sports are available in the Southern tourist resorts such as Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Puerto de Mogán and Taurito. There is also a huge amount of surfing going on particularly in Playa del Ingles, Arinaga and up at the magnificent city beach of Las Palmas
There are also some really excellent surf schools based in Playa del Ingles with courses available from kids’ classes, very beginners, kids’ classes and at all levels right up to the very experienced. Gran Canaria is also host to world class competitions and has some of the best talent on the planet The surf schools know the best places to take you, depending on your ability and the weather and wave conditions on the day.
Searching for that adrenaline rush!
When it comes to waters sports there is definitely something for everyone and for every budget. If you want a quick blast of fun then a ride on one of the infamous holiday water sports of a banana boat or ‘crazy sofa’ is a must! This is a brilliant thrill of a ride leaving you screaming and laughing both at the same time.If you want to go one adrenaline rush further, then a trip on one of the Speed Boats should do the trick -an exhilarating 20-minute ride full of action with jumps and stops across the waves. You will not be disappointed! You can also book a longer trip of 1 hour 15 minutes.
The buzz of the Jet skis is a constant noise you hear from the beaches of Gran Canaria and if you would like to give this a go you can take a short trip or book a longer 1- or 2-hours safari to really benefit from exploring the incredible Southeast coastline of Gran Canaria.
One way to take a jet ski or banana ride is to also book one of the many excellent boat excursions as they often offer these at a discounted rate. Why not go for the 2 experiences in one day?
What about seeing the coast from up in the sky?
I mean, what better way to experience the unique coastline of the island than giving parasailing a try! Imagine being swept up into the sky and what a wonderful view you will have from up there. Why not go with a friend and share this exciting experience together. Parasailing is available for anyone over 14 years old.
Diving in Gran Canaria is really popular due to the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean with its diverse range of marine life, flora & fauna. There are many dives for you to choose from at various locations around the island.It is the perfect place to start your diving experience and also up your certificates and experience to become qualified at all levels.
New Water Sports in Gran Canaria
Another more recent trend is the SUP (Stand Up Paddle). It isn’t uncommon at all to see people out on the ocean making this water sport look effortlessly easy.
Another popular activity is Kayaking. Now what would be better than a stand-up paddle or kayak trip just before sunset out into the Atlantic Ocean?!
The newest water sport to hit the island is the flyboard! This has to be a ultimate for water sport thrill seekers. You can find this at the beautiful white beach of Anfi del Mar in Patalavaca. What an experience to create an unforgettable holiday!
So, which one will you choose to make a lifetime memory?
Maybe you are already a professional wanting to advance your experiences, an adrenaline junkie waiting to add that next amazing adventure or a complete beginner ready to have some excellent Gran Canaria water sport fun!!!