Things to do in Gran Canaria: Boat Trips
Sailing into the sunset on a catamaran is the ideal thing to do for romantic couples in Gran Canaria. If you want a piece of the action, you’d be better off going on a daytrip on a catamaran so that you can take a dip, try out some snorkelling or party hard. You could crank up the speed a little on a speed boat trip in Gran Canaria or go down under and see what’s lurking underneath in the “Golden Shark” submarine, which is based in the harbour in the pretty city of Mogán. If you want to see more of the island, you are welcome to sail around the coast.
Things to do in Gran Canaria: Sports Activities
Without a doubt, by far the most popular and exciting water sports activities are riding a jet ski and flying the flyboard, which makes you feel like you are swimming and jumping out of the water like a dolphin. Parasailing and the notorious banana boat are great fun for both children and adults alike, too. And don’t forget to try out wakeboarding! A boat or a special towing machine will bring your board up to speed so that you can jump out of the water and do incredible tricks in the air. Finally, stand-up paddling is something new that you have to try out. It is easier than you think and big fun! with our crazy value packages that contain up to 4 different water sports activities you can save a lot of money!
Things to do in Gran Canaria: Sightseeing and Culture
A Segway personal transporter is an unusual and fun way to explore the island’s capital Las Palmas. If you prefer to see things from above, a helicopter flight over Gran Canaria might be what you are looking for. The pilot will fly you to the most impressive sights of Gran Canaria or you can plan your own route, if you already know what you want to check out.
If you are planning to stay on the ground, a tour by bus or ship might be what you are looking for. For instance, every Saturday we are offering a memorable island tour that will take you to the most beautiful villages, mountains, coasts and beaches of Gran Canaria and give you plenty of insights into the vibrant history of the island.
Shopping aficionados might choose our exclusive shopping tour with an experienced shopping guide who will show you where to find the best offers and bargains. He will take you anywhere you want and even carry your shopping bags.
If you are more into farmers’ and arts markets, you might consider one of the bus tours that takes you to the best markets on Gran Canaria where you can find fresh produce and local specialities next to handmade bags, jewellery, hats and a lot more. Even if you are not in a shopping mood, we bet you will savour the unique atmosphere.
Things to do in Gran Canaria: Adventure Holiday Activities
Riding a camel in the dessert-like dunes of Maspalomas is truly an experience to behold. The 30 minute ride is big fun for both young and old! After the ride you might want to find out a bit more about camels at the Gran Canaria camel farm where you can even watch tiny baby camels play. If camels are a bit too exotic for you, you might want to book a one to two hours horse ride in the scenic mountains of Gran Canaria as an alternative.
Or do you want to explore the mountains with an ATV Quad, a buggy or a jeep? We have a lot of guided tours available for you in the South of Gran Canaria and if you want, we can also organize a private tour which is tailored to your wishes. No matter which tour you choose, you can expect a thrilling, action packed driving experience. Make sure that you do not forget your driving license to experience our action packed Quad ATV tour or the scenic jeep and buggy tours which will show you the most beautiful places on the island.
Things to do in Gran Canaria: Dinner Shows
The dinner show “Garbo’s” is Gran Canaria’s only world class show. It’s been a must-do on the island for many years and since October 2014 its new program LEGENDS has collected praise and recognition. The show runs from October till April and lets you submerge in a magic world of entertainment with a mix of singing, dancing, glamour, musical and magic. Be prepared for some surprises as you might see the waiter who just served you a delicious dinner in a spectacular costume on stage just a few minutes later. Sing along as the artists perform songs from e.g. the Backstreet Boys, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Elvis and many more of the most famous artists of all time.
Things to do in Gran Canaria: Kid-friendly Activities
Theme parks, water parks, nature parks… There many sights and activities in Gran Canaria that are suitable for holidays with children. In order to make a holiday in Gran Canaria the most enjoyable for parents, there are plenty of activities that can keep their children busy for 1 or more days. What about having your kids learn swimming, surfing, kite surfing or wind surfing during your stay? We are working with experienced coaches and trainers. Just ask us for more details!
Things to do in Gran Canaria: Road Trips
The island offers numerous tours for individual travellers with a rental car. You can explore the many small, picturesque villages which are easily accessible by car or you can explore the centre of the island with its national parks and wonders of nature. We recommend you to prepare a list of the sights you want to visit beforehand and to make sure that your rental car has GPS navigation which will make finding your favourite spots on the island much easier. Alternatively, if you have Internet on your mobile phone, Google Maps is a great alternative to a GPS.
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