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Grand Island Tour, from southern Dunes to Tejeda village

Gran Canaria is known as the miniature continent. On this tour we will explore the center and the high mountains of the island, as well as the Dunes of Maspalomas. The absolutely stunning views during the tour will captivate you.

Full day tour to the North with coffee, flower cheese and wine experience

Tour to bandama,high peaks of gran canaria & roque nublo, route southern treasures of gran canaria, tours a la carte.

We specialize in planning guided tours upon request, so that we can tell you about your project idea or program, and we´ll design the best option, adapted to your needs and budget. For this we´ll always use official guides and authorized transports.

Many more routes available

Gran Canaria offers endless possibilities, hidden treasures and secrets that marked a before and after in the life of all its inhabitants.

Come with us to discover the real history told by its cities, beaches and mountains.

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Dolphin watching trips

Day trips from.

Tours from Maspalomas

Tours from Maspalomas

Tours from Meloneras

Tours from Meloneras

Tours from Amadores

Tours from Amadores

Tours from San Agustin

Tours from San Agustin

Tours from Playa del Ingles

Tours from Playa del Ingles

Tours from Puerto Rico

Tours from Puerto Rico

Tours from Puerto de Mogan

Tours from Puerto de Mogan

Tours from Las Palmas de G.C.

Tours from Las Palmas de G.C.

Top tours in gran canaria.

Teror Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Highlights - Arucas, Teror, Roque Nublo, Valley of the thousand palms, ...

Tour through the center of the island and get to know its most emblematic sites.

Free cancellation : up to 36 hours in advance.

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Days of the tour: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Duration: 8 – 9 hours.

Pick up service: in the tourist areas of the south of Gran Canaria.

Fataga

Vip Bus Tour - Guayadeque ravine, Firgas, Roque Nublo, Fataga, Valley of the thousand palms, ...

Discover some of Gran Canaria’s most beautiful landscapes, villages and places.

Days of the tour: Wednesdays and Fridays.

Duration: 9 – 10 hours.

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Camel ride in Maspalomas Dunes

Be a Tuareg in the Sahara for a moment, take a ride on the back of your dromedary (camel) and get the desert-feel!

Schedule:  Monday-Sunday. Departures every 15 min. from 9.00 am- 1.45 pm. In summer, Christmas and Easter: from 9:00 to 10:15. Caravans every 15 minutes.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Location: Maspalomas Dunes Natural Park. Directions on how to get there on the booking voucher.

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Horse riding

1 hour: 39€ | 2 hours: 59€

Enjoy a horse riding excursion in Gran Canaria and get to know some of the wildest and most beautiful areas of the island.

Days of the tour: everyday at 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00.

Duration : 1 or 2 hours.

Location: El Salobre.

Pick-up service: on the 2-hour excursion in the tourist areas of the south of Gran Canaria. On the 1-hour excursion, in Meloneras, Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and San Agustín.

Las Palmas Cathedral

Excursion to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Bandama Volcano and the Botanical Garden

Discover Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of Gran Canaria and of the province of Las Palmas

Days of the tour: Wednesdays.

Duration: 7 – 8 hours.

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Dolphin tour on big catamaran

Dolphin watching guaranteed : If no cetaceans are seen during the boat outing, the crew will give you a ticket to come back at another time

Days of the tour: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Departures: Summer months at 9:30, rest of the year at 10:30.

Duration: 2 hours.

Pier of departure: Puerto Base pier (Puerto Rico).

Pick up service: optional.

Dunas de Maspalomas

Private tours

According to budget.

Discover Gran Canaria with a custom tour, which includes an official guide and comfortable buses or minivans. An interesting option for groups of 7 or more people.

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Days of the tour: any day of the year.

Pick up service: in any place in Gran Canaria.

Mogan

Around the Island tour

Explore Gran Canaria ’s coastline, landmarks, culture, history and geography accompanied by official guides in a great tour.

Days of the tour: Saturdays.

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Jeep safari with a chauffeur/guide

Experience both adventure and nature while exploring some of the most beautiful and spectacular sites in the central and southern regions of the island with this jeep tour in Gran Canaria

Days of the tour: From Monday till Saturday. In Summer: also Sunday.

Duration: 5 hours.

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Boat rental

Rent a boat on Gran Canaria and enjoy an unforgettable day with family and friends. Choose between party boats, yachts, sailboats or fishing boats.

Days of departure : Upon request, subject to availability.

Boat sizes: Yachts for 8,10, 12 and 22 seats. Boats with 68, 80 and 230 seats.

VIP Tour

Vip Tour in a van with chauffeur/guide

From the comfort of a van, discover iconic places in Gran Canaria and beautiful enclaves that are inaccessible to the bus tours.

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Yellow Submarine trip

Enjoy a unique submarine adventure to the bottom of the sea on board our Yellow Submarine in Gran Canaria.

Days of the tour: From Monday till Sunday departures from 10:00am till 5:10pm.

Duration: 40 minutes.

Pier of departure: Puerto de Mogan pier.

supercat delfines

Dolphin trip + sail along the coast + water activities

Days of the tour: Monday, Tusday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Summer from 12:30 till 16:30: rest of the year from 10:30am till 2:30pm.

Duration: 4 hours.

VIP catamaran tour

VIP boat tour on a luxury catamaran

Enjoy a boat trip on the most luxurious small catamaran in Gran Canaria. Combine relaxation and fun.

Tour days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Morning cruise: From 10:30am – 3:00pm. Afternoon cruise: From 3:00pm till 7:00pm.

Duration: 4-4,5 hours.

Buggy tour gran canaria

Buggy tour - 100% off-road

Enjoy a magnificent day with a buggy excursion in Gran Canaria. For 2 hours you’ll enjoy driving and be prepare to experience one of the most cherished moments of your stay on the island.

Days of the tour: Everyday.

Starting point : in Tarajalillo.

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Dolphin trip on a medium-sized catamaran

Cancellation : free up to 36 hours before the date of the tour: 6 euros. Last 36 hours and no-shows: loss of the quantity paid.

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Days of the tour:  From Monday till Saturday.

Duration: 2,5- 3 hours.

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Las Palmas Hop-on Hop-off bus

Get on and off the bus at any of its 11 stops in order to visit, at your own pace, the monuments, museums, beaches and other attractions in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Days of the tour: From Monday till Sunday.

Time: from 10:00am till 5:00pm.

fiesta en barco - party boat - boot party

Enjoy the best boat party in Gran Canaria with DJs, musicians accompanying the DJ's music and entertainers.

Party days: Winter time: Saturdays at 3:00pm. Summer time: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 3:30-4:00 pm.

Duration: 4 hours or until sunset in wintertime.

Pier of departure: Puerto Base pier (Puerto Rico) or Pasito Blanco pier.

Roque Nublo y Teide

Excursion to Teror, Bandama Volcano and high peaks

Discover some of the most beautiful and spectacular sites in the northern and central parts of the island on a tour from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Days of the tour: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Duration: 7,5 hours.

Pick up service: in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Buggy tour 50% off-road

Enjoy a buggy tour that combines off-road areas and road sections through ravines in the south of Gran Canaria.

Days of the tour: From Monday to Saturday.

Duration: 2 hours.

Starting point: in El Tablero.

Pick up service: in Bahia Feliz, Playa del Aguila, San Agustín, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and Meloneras.

Teror mercadillo - market

Teror and San Mateo markets tour

Discover two of the most iconic towns in north-central Gran Canaria and visit their popular markets.

Days of the tour: Sunday.

Duration: 6 hours.

Tejeda

Grand Tour to the Dunes of Maspalomas, Fataga and Tejeda

Discover two of the most beautiful villages in Spain, some of the most spectacular landscapes and ravines in Gran Canaria.

Days of the tour: Tuesdays.

Magic catamaran

Catamaran trip along the south coast

Relaxation, fun, lively music, a variety of atmospheres, sunny and covered areas, amazing landscapes, water activities and a helpful crew are more than enough reasons for you to enjoy this boat trip.

Tour days: f rom Monday till Sunday from 10:30am- 2:30pm.

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Boat trip on a modern catamaran and water activities

Enjoy one of the best boat excursions in Gran Canaria on this new and modern catamaran, specially designed to give you the best moments of your holiday on the island.

Tour days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Morning cruise: May-August from 9:30am-2:00pm; September-April from 10:00am- 2:30pm. Afternoon cruise: July and August from 2:30pm till 7:00pm.

Duration: 4,5 hours hours.

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Can-am tour

Enjoy one of the best days of your vacation by taking a Can-am Ryker excursion.

Days of the tour: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Duration: 6-7 hours.

Pick up service: in Bahia Feliz, San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas and Meloneras.

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Fishing trips

Enjoy a wonderful fishing day in Gran Canaria on a boat to fish marlins, tunas, ...

Days of the tour:  Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. July – August: Monday – Sunday  9:00 am – 3:00 pm and  3:00 pm – 8:00 pm .

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Hiking tours

Discover some of the most beautiful and spectacular sites in Gran Canaria by doing a hike

Tour days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Duration: 3 hours.

Camellos fataga - camels

Camel tour in Fataga ravine

Enjoy an unforgettable day and the unique experience of a camel ride through the enchanting Fataga ravine in Gran Canaria.

Tour days : Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 11:00am.

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Ferry Puerto Rico - Puerto de Mogan

Enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the southeast coast of Gran Canaria, from Puerto Rico to Puerto de Mogan

Timetable :  Puerto Rico – P. Mogán: everyday: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30.  P. Mogán – P. Rico: 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15

Pier of departure: Puerto Base pier (Puerto Rico) o Puerto de Mogan pier.

Duration: 30 minutes each way. 

Barranco de las Vacas

Red Canyon, Caldera de Tirajana and Ansite Fortress tour

Visit three of the most spectacular ravines on the island, one of the most charming villages in Gran Canaria, and the last bastion of the Canarian aborigines.

Days of the tour: Monday,Tuesday and Friday.

Duration: 6,5 hours.

Pick up service: in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and in the tourist areas of the South of the island.

Ferry Arguineguin Mogan

Ferry Arguineguin - Puerto de Mogan

Enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the southeast coast of Gran Canaria, from Puerto de Arguineguin to Puerto de Mogan, passing through Anfi and Puerto Rico.

Timetable:   Arguineguin – P.Mogan: everyday: 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45.  P. Mogan – Arguineguin: everyday: 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, 15:15, 16:15,

Pier of departure: Arguineguirn pier or Puerto de Mogan pier.

Duration: 70 minutes each way + duration of stops

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Jet ski rental

Free cancellation: for reservations with pick-up service, up to 36 hours in advance. Without collection: duration of the voucher 7 days from the date for which it was reserved.

Schedule:  Every day from 10:00am till 4:00pm.  Summer days until 6:00pm.

Duration: 15 minutes minimum.

Location of the circuits: on the beaches of Taurito, Puerto de Mogan and Playa del Ingles.

Pick-up service: for 30-minute reservations. Pick up in the tourist areas of the south of Gran Canaria except in the tourist areas where the circuits are located.

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Parasailing

Schedule: Everyday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Summer days until 4:30 pm.

Flight Duration: 8 minutes.

Location: on the beaches of Taurito and Puerto de Mogan all year round. In Playa del Inglés in the Summer season.

Pick-up service: in the tourist areas of the south of Gran Canaria where parasailing activity is not carried out.

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Excursion in convertible Beetle with you as the driver

Travel the southern part of Gran Canaria and have fun driving in an easy and secure way in a convertible Wolkwagen Beetle.

Days of the tour: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Jet ski tours

Realize an excursion guided by an instructor, admire the coastline with huge cliffs and stunning sea caves, arriving at unspoiled beaches, difficult to reach without these vehicles.

Free cancellation : up to 24 hours in advance.

Schedule:  everyday departures from 10:00am till 4:00pm.

Duration: 1 hour,

Departure location: Pasito Blanco pier and beaches of Taurito, Puerto de Mogan and Playa del Ingles.

Pick-up service : in the tourist areas of the south of Gran Canaria from where the excursions do not depart.

Puerto de Mogan

Puerto de Mogan market visit

Explore Puerto de Mogán, one of the most iconic, tranquil, and relaxing places in Gran Canaria, and take advantage of the opportunity to shop at its flea market.

Days of the tour : Fridays.

Duration: 4 – 5 hours.

Pick up service: in the tourist areas of the south of Gran Canaria from Bahia Feliz to Puerto Rico.

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Sunset cruise with life music

Enjoy watching the sunset on the sea during your holiday in Gran Canaria on board this modern, comfortable and roomy catamaran.

Tour days: July to August: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5:45pm.

Arucas - Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Excursion to Arucas, Firgas and Puerto de Agaete from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Discover three of the most beautiful villages on the island, the highest cliffs in Europe, and the only coffee plantation with European certicate of origin.

Days of the tour: Friday.

Maspalomas Dunes

Southern treasures excursion from Las Palmas

Discover the three most beautiful and emblematic places in the south of the island.

Days of the tour: Thursday.

Las Palmas Aquarium Poema del Mar

Poema del Mar Aquarium - Skip-the-Line

Enjoy one of the world's premier aquarium experiences and avoid the lengthy queues at the ticket office.

Opening hours: Every day from 9:30 till 17:30 h.

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Visit Loro Park - Tour from Gran Canaria

Enjoy 4 world-renowned animal shows and get to know further countless animal species. Travel comfortably within the shortest time from your hotel in Gran Canaria to Loro Parque.

Days of the tour: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Duration: 12 – 14 hours.

Pick up service : in Agaete, Bahía Feliz, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Playa del Aguila, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, and  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

wasserpark Maspalomas- waterpark Gran Canaria

Have fun spending a day with family or friends in the best aqua park in Gran Canaria. Slide down the 40 water slides, relax in the lazy river and swim in the wave pool.

Opening hours: From September 1st to June 30th: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. July and August: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

zoo gran canaria

Zoo with animal shows

Enjoy the impressive display of dolphins, birds of prey, exotic birds and parrots, and an ample variety of mammals, bird, reptiles, and fishes.

Opening hours: Every day from 10:00 till 18:00 h.

airsoft gran canaria - Hangar 37

Have fun feeling like the protagonist in a real battle in spectacular installations. Shoot with airsoft bullets, which are more precise and less painful than paintball pellets.

Opening hours:  Tuesday – Fridays: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Weekends: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

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Sioux City Park

Transport yourself to the Wild West and feel like a cowboy in an unforgettable adventure in a real Western city and Have fun with our shows.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am till 5:00pm.

Tenerife - Teide

Tenerife day tour from Gran Canaria

Get to know the Teide, highest mountain of Spain (3.718 m over sea level), Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Days of the tour:  Fridays.

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Kayak rental

Enjoy a Kayak trip along the coast of Gran Canaria. Visit the impacting caves and cliffs near the beaches of Taurito and Mogan

Schedule:  everyday from 10:00am till 4:00pm.  Summer days until 6:00pm.

Duration: 1 or 2 hours.

Departure location: Puerto de Mogan and Taurito beaches.

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Gran canaria excursions .

Through our tours in Gran Canaria, explore the most emblematic sites on the island, the most charming corners, and unknown treasures that will undoubtedly surprise you.

We offer tours in comfortable and modern buses driven by expert drivers with whom you can tour the island. In this type of bus tour, you’ll always be accompanied by an official guide who will provide complete information about all the places we’ll visit, mainly villages and places that stand out due to their beauty, culture, and history.

For nature tours, we offer three alternatives: 1. A minibus tour that allows us to travel narrow roads to see some of the island’s unique natural landscapes. 2. The jeep safari mixes adventure with a spectacular route through dirt and stone roads that are only accessible with these types of vehicles, so you can see some of the island’s hidden treasures. 3. In the hiking tours , we’ll walk on beautiful and unique trails, guided by expert mountain guides and trail connoisseurs.

Other excursions, such as the buggy tours or jet ski tours , focus more on enjoying the drive, while the routes and landscapes are secondary. The same goes for horseback riding tours or camel rides in Maspalomas , where the experience with the animals is more important than the sites visited.

In the tours we take to the Mogan market or the Teror market , you need to know that, even though you’ll be accompanied by an official guide, we actually mainly offer a transfer service. Most of the time spent in Puerto de Mogan or Teror will be free so you can visit their markets at your own pace.

If, instead of the organized tours we offer, you want to take a private tour just with your group, contact us to prepare a customized tour for you.

In any case, book well in advance to guarantee your spots. If you have any doubts, contact OkGranCanaria through the contact page.

Excursions in Playa del Ingles

All tours have pickup points in Playa del Inglés. On some occasions, we’ll offer you the pickup point and time automatically upon making the reservation, and in other cases, we’ll inform you once the reservation is made. Check here all the excursions in Playa del Ingles  and other things to do in Playa del Ingles .

All the Gran Canaria tours also have pickup points in the Maspalomas and Meloneras areas. If the pickup point is not at your accommodation, it will be at a nearby location that you can reach on foot. Check all the tours in Maspalomas and other things to do in Maspalomas here.

Tours in Las Palmas

All the tours proposed start and end in the southern part of the island, where the highest number of tourists on the island is concentrated. However, there are some tours, such as the Highlights tour, which have a pickup point in Las Palmas, and others, such as the island round trip whose last stop before returning to the southern area is in Las Palmas.

Day trips in Puerto Rico

Except for some boat trips that depart directly from the Puerto Base pier in Puerto Rico, the rest of the tours in Puerto Rico have a pickup service. You can find here the best things to do in Puerto Rico .

Tours in Mogan

Except for the island round trip, Puerto de Mogán is the first pickup point and the last return point for tours in Gran Canaria. When booking, check all the activities you can do in Mogan , such as the submarine tour , parasailing , or jet ski rental .

Main attractions of the Gran Canaria tours

Arucas, Teror, Fataga, Tejeda, Moya, Firgas, Roque Nublo, Bandama volcano, Puerto de Mogán, Agaete, the historic center of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Vegueta), Agüimes, the Barranco de las 1000 Palmeras, the Barranco de Guayadeque, or the Maspalomas Dunes viewpoint are just some of the best-known places you can visit and discover on our tours in Gran Canaria.

In short, we offer a wide range of day tours so you can explore the island and discover the best places to see in Gran Canaria .

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17 Things To Do in Gran Canaria - Best Places to Visit - 2024 Guide

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Gran Canaria is the second most visited island of the Canary Islands (after Tenerife) and it's often referred to as a Mini Continent, due to its diversity in landscapes. From amazing beaches to mountain trails and volcanic landscapes, Gran Canaria has it all.

What to do in Gran Canaria

1. maspalomas dunes, gran canaria's top attraction, 2. playa del ingles - the island's party epicenter, 3. go on a boat tour , 4. puerto de mogan, the little venice of gran canaria, 5. submarine tour in mogan, 6. roque nublo, gran canaria's iconic rock , 7. palmitos park - great place to visit with kids in gran canaria, 8. visit the capital: las palmas de gran canaria, 9. playa de las canteras - best urban beach in the canary islands, 10. poema del mar - amazing aquarium in gran canaria, 11. pico de las nieves - gran canaria's highest peak, 12. amadores beach, one of the most popular beaches in gran canaria, 13. la aldea and its famous fiesta del charco, 14. visit arucas, 15. visit firgas, the city of water, 16. visit the old town of teror, 17. carnival season in gran canaria.

Visitors come here for the beautiful and warm weather even during the winter months when the rest of Europe is suffering from low temperatures and snowfalls.

But the island is much more than beautiful beaches, there are so many breathtaking landscapes and beautiful places to visit in Gran Canaria, from charming small towns to mountain trails with unique views, so everyone can find something they'd like to see. 

If you're planning a holiday to this beautiful island and you're wondering what to do in Gran Canaria besides relaxing by the pool, read our article to get an idea of how diverse and amazing this place really is.

maspalomas dunes gran canaria

The Maspalomas Dunes are one of the island's symbols - walking along these dunes will make you feel like you're visiting one of the world's great desserts, although you have some hotels still in sight (depending on where you are).

Walking along the dunes is a MUST and afterward, you can spend the day at the beach Playa Maspalomas, followed by a romantic walk at sunset towards the Maspalomas Lighthouse.

playa del ingles

Playa del Ingles is probably the liveliest place in Gran Canaria and the place to be if you're looking for nightlife and party atmosphere. Playa del Ingles is famous as a destination for gay tourism in Europe, and it's full of bars and entertainment, including the famous Yumbo Center.

dolphin cruise gran canaria

Since you are on holiday on an island, a great idea for a day out would be to go on a boat trip: see the coast and also dolphins in their natural habitat. Most excursions will also include soft drinks and pick-up from your hotel, so all you have to do is to enjoy the experience.

  • Dolphin watching cruises
  • Luxury catamaran cruises
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts

Puerto de Mogan

Even if you're staying in another part of the island, Puerto de Mogan is worth a visit during your explorations.

It's a picturesque resort, with a charming marina and a nice and quiet beach (compared to other resorts). On Fridays this place is buzzing with tourists from all over the island, coming to the popular market in Puerto de Mogan to buy souvenirs and all sorts of other objects.

Get into this submarine and discover all the charms of the seabed of Puerto de Mogán for 40 minutes. You will be able to see some shipwrecks and the wonderful marine fauna from its big windows. 

Especially for the kids, this can be a really fun activity and it's a great way to spend the morning during your family holiday to Gran Canaria.

  • 40-minute submarine tour & TV screens for every passenger to watch maneuvers
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

roque nublo gran canaria

Situated inside Nublo Rural Park, Roque Nublo is yet another symbol of Gran Canaria, seen on many postcards and souvenirs sold on the island.

Trekking to see Roque Nuble is easy and the route starts from the main road. From here you have around 1.5 km to walk until you reach the famous rock and also its "brother" Roque de la Rana.  The entire route is circular and it measures a total of about 5 km, along which you can also see the views from Caldera de Tejeda, Llanos de la Pez and Pozo de las Nieves.

Day trip from Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

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Admission tickets to Palmitos Park

If you like visiting ZOOs this is the place to see in Gran Canaria. For a holiday in Gran Canaria with the kids this is a great day out and it's better to choose a cloudy day for your visit, so you don't get a sunburn.

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Las Palmas is a lively city , great for a city break if you want to explore more around the city. The beach of Las Canteras is a popular beach not only on the island but also in all of Spain. You can also visit The Science and Technology Museum or Casa Colon, but you can read more about these in our guide on what to do in Gran Canaria when it's raining . Walk on the streets of the old town Vegueta, admire the architecture and take a coffee break or lunch at one of the many terraces along the way.

If you only have one day to visit Las Palmas (maybe you're in Gran Canaria just for a day stop on your cruise around the Canaries) you also have the option to get the 24 hours hop-on hop-off bus tour that takes you around the city, so you can visit both the old town and the area of Las Canteras on the same day.

You can also read our review and impressions about the Hop-on Hop-off bus in Las Palmas.

las canteras beach las palmas

Playa de Las Canteras deserves a separate mention, as it's one of those iconic places that you see in a tone of photos. Spend the day here along with the many residents of the capital who also come here, especially during the summer months. Playa Las Canteras is often recognized as the best urban beach in Spain and it's one of our favorite places in the capital. If you plan on visiting the capital you can find more ideas in our article about things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria .

poema del mar gran canaria places visit

Another place that is great for kids, but for adults as well. Poema del Mar is one of the most popular places to visit while in Las Palmas and it's owned by the same company that owns Loro Parque and Siam Park in Tenerife. At Poema del Mar you can see a giant Aquarium with many species of marine life, along with many other exhibits which will keep you occupied for a few hours.

  • Entry is free for children under 4 years old
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Wheelchair accessible attraction

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Pico de las Nieves is the highest peak in Gran Canaria and its easy to here if you have a car hire or if you take an organized bus tour. The road towards Pico de las Nieves is an attraction in itself, as the inland of Gran Canaria is very different from the coastal towns and tourist resorts. Discover the natural beauty of this island by driving through the small towns, as Pico de las Nieves is situated right in the middle of the island, so it's easy to get there no matter where you stay in Gran Canaria .

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For many people, Playa de Amadores is the perfect holiday beach - clear water, extremely calm, clean, sunbeds, umbrellas and all the facilities you may think of. It does get crowded especially during the school holidays, as it is a great place for a family holiday in Gran Canaria. Even if you don't stay in this area it is still worth a visit for the day.

La Aldea de San Nicolas Gran Canaria

If you are visiting Gran Canaria in September and you want to experience a local event, then you must go to La Aldea de San Nicolas for the Fiesta del Charco . Participants gather around a pond and when the signal is given, everyone rushes into the pond to catch the fishes who start to jump out of the water, due to the fact that it gets crazily crowded with people. This is an event that is popular, especially among locals, so if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture, this is one of the best things to do and experience while in Gran Canaria.

And if you're visiting Gran Canaria at another time of the year, La Aldea is still a beautiful place to visit, so relaxed and unique, a perfect spot to watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in Gran Canaria .

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Arucas is famous mostly for its magnificent San Juan Bautista church, also referred to as the Arucas Cathedral by most people, although it's not officially a cathedral. Arucas is also home to the Arehucas rum distillery which you can visit and participate in a tasting.

Arucas can be visited during the same excursion as Firgas, as the two towns are located near each other and they are usually visited on the same day.

  • Visit Telde, Arucas and Firgas
  • Admire the stunning mountain landscapes with a stop at Mirador de Tejeda for amazing views over Roque Nublo and El Teide
  • Return bus service from the following areas: Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito and Puerto Mogán

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Firgas is a small town located in the mountains, in the northern part of the island, a region that is enriched with mineral water (do you know the popular brand Aguas de Firgas?). 

Firgas is famous for its charming street Paseo de Canarias, which you have probably seen around on the internet in many instances, but didn't know where it was. Paseo de Canarias, along with Paseo de Gran Canaria (pictured above) is the focal point of the town and it's really worth a few moments of your time if you want to discover the real Gran Canaria, beyond the resorts in the south . 

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Teror is a small town situated close to the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Its historic center is very well preserved and it provides a nice walk where you can see the specific architecture with wooden balconies that are so iconic for the Canary Islands. A good day to visit would be on Sundays when there's also a market happening and the town comes to life. You can read more in our dedicated article about markets in Gran Canaria .

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The largest carnival in Gran Canaria is the one in Las Palmas , but there are several other celebrations organized on the island. Maspalomas and Telde have their own carnivals, Aguimes also and many more. If you're on the island between February and March (these are usually the months when the carnivals are organized), then you must participate in these large Spanish celebrations, get costumes to match that year's theme and join in all the fun.

  • Best apartments in Gran Canaria:  Monte Feliz (San Agustin)
  • Popular hotels in Gran Canaria: Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa (Puerto Mogan) • Palm Oasis Maspalomas (Maspalomas) 
  • Luxury 5* hotels in Gran Canaria: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa  (Puerto Mogan) • Hotel Riu Palace Oasis (Meloneras) • Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa (Meloneras) • Santa Catalina Hotel (Las Palmas)  
  • See our dedicated guide for the best places to stay in Gran Canaria .
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A first-timer's guide to Gran Canaria, Spain

Ross Clarke

May 13, 2024 • 9 min read

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Get to know Gran Canaria, the third-largest Canary Island, with this first-timer's guide © Maremagnum / Getty Images

Ross Clarke has recently returned from Gran Canaria where he was researching for the upcoming Canary Islands guidebook (publishing November 2024). Here he creates the ultimate guide to help you start planning your vacation to the Canaries' third-largest island.

When you fly into Gran Canaria or traverse its coastline by boat to dock at one of its ports, you instantly understand why this island has captivated and intrigued people for centuries.

It’s been given the nickname of "the continent in miniature" due to its diverse terrain, and "the land of eternal spring" for its climate. The original inhabitants before the Spanish named it "Tamaran," and their legacy can be seen across the island in remains of their cave dwellings and artefacts.

Gran Canaria is the middle child of the archipelago, having sprung up from the ocean floor about 14 million years ago. It is often compared to its neighbor, Tenerife , but each of the islands has its own merits.

Most people will know Gran Canaria for its beaches and resorts, particularly Maspalomas in the south that encompasses the popular spot of Playa del Inglés . And while the beaches and sunny weather are spectacular, there’s much more to this beautiful island than sand, sun and sea, from incredible history and culture, magnificent sights and natural wonders, to outstanding food and wine.

When should I go to Gran Canaria?

For many years, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria held the title for the city with the best climate in the world. This is because the capital enjoys a temperate year-round climate with little rain and rarely scorching temperatures. Interestingly, Gran Canaria has its own microclimate, meaning that it can have hot, dry, sunny weather in the arid south, chilly, crisp and fresh temperatures in its mountainous center, and humid, hazy vibes in the north.

Gran Canaria is incredibly popular for winter sun, and beaches can be busy with tourists even in January – although you’re unlikely to spot a Canarian sunbathing until after April. Winter also plays host to several celebrations, including one of the world’s largest carnivals in February. These more-than-week-long celebrations take over the whole island and there are parties, parades and plenty of costumes and fun. 

Summer also gets busy when the mercury can hit 30°C (86°F), however, with more than 60km (37 miles) of beaches around the island’s coast, you can usually find a spot on the sand to soak up some rays. Autumn and spring can be good times to visit, and prices tend to be a little lower, places less busy and temperatures ideal for exploring and sightseeing.

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How much time should I spend in Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria is both ideal for an exciting city break over a long weekend, a week-long beach holiday or an extended stay. In fact, it’s one of the most popular places for remote workers looking to balance work with the laid-back island lifestyle.

If you’re here for a week, you’re probably going to want to hit the beach (and I can’t blame you). While the dunes of Maspalomas are a sight to behold, try one of the quieter beaches such as Melenara near Telde or the remote Playa Güigüí – it’s a bit of a hike but well worth it for unspoilt sand and an all-over tan if that’s your thing! Once you’re suitably bronzed, consider hiring a car and visiting the center of the island. You’ll find fragrant and fire-resistant Canarian pine trees, family-run vineyards, and soaring volcanic monoliths such as Roque Bentayga , which were worshipped by the island’s original pre-Hispanic inhabitants.

If you’re hopping off a cruise ship or here for a city break, the capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – to give it its full name – is Spain’s eighth largest city and exudes a cool cosmopolitan vibe. It’s incredibly foodie and it’s worth indulging in the restaurant scene, from cool Canarian dishes by the beach in Mar Gastrotasca , to fine dining at Muxgo – the island’s first Green Michelin Star restaurant thanks to its 0km (0 mile) food philosophy. Don’t miss the beautiful Las Canteras beach with its natural barrier reef that protects the shore and makes the seawater almost swimming-pool like. The old town of Vegueta and Triana is also worth a visit to wander the historic streets and museums.

Is it easy to get in and around Gran Canaria?

The island has one major airport, Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), located about halfway down the east coast, which covers both international and domestic flights. It’s easy to get from the airport to all major resorts by bus, taxi or hire car. 

The bus network is extensive and reaches all parts of the island. Buses are inexpensive and reliable and run by Guaguas Global . In the capital, you’ll see yellow buses. These run the length and breadth of the city and are operated by Guaguas Municipales . Single journeys start at €1.40.

Car hire is a great way to explore the island. Prices are generally good value although can peak during busy periods so it’s advisable to book ahead. Try using a local company if you can such as Cicar or Tirma . You could easily drive the circumference of the island in a single day, it is so compact, but it’s worth taking your time and planning journeys in advance so you don’t miss anything. Make sure to fill up with fuel before heading inland, as the steep, winding mountain roads can deplete reserves quicker than you think.

From the ports in Las Palmas and Agaete, you can catch ferries and high-speed catamarans to neighboring islands including Tenerife.

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3 of the best things to do in Gran Canaria

1. see the waves of sand.

The rolling, shapeshifting, undulating dunes of Maspalomas should be on anyone’s must-visit list. These mountains of golden sand were here long before any development started in the resorts that now surround the protected space. Over the last few years, the Canarian government has brought in strict regulations for the dunes in order to preserve and protect them. There are several dedicated routes that you can walk that’ll take you to various parts including oases and La Charca nature reserve, a home to migratory birds. For your own bird's-eye views, head to the panoramic Atelier Cocktail Bar on the top of the Bohemia Suites hotel.

2. Climb the the Roques

There are two very famous monoliths in the center of the island, both of which are worth a visit. The Roque Nublo is the more famous, standing at a height of 80m (262ft) and soaring nearly 2000m (6561ft) above sea level. The trek to the rock is relatively easy and takes about 30–40 minutes.

Alternatively, try climbing to the Roque Bentayga . This was the last point of defence for the island’s original inhabitants, and it’s easy to see why as it stands on a plinth with views of the surrounding sunken volcanic crater. Check out the ground at the top, there are carvings and holes in the stone that are still a mystery to historians.

3. Wander the old town of Las Palmas

No visit to the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is complete without a stroll around the beautiful historic streets of Vegueta. Take a trip up the bell towers of the imposing Catedral Metropolitana de Santa Ana de Canarias to get views over the city, sea and surrounding rooftops. Nearby, stop at the Museo Canario to learn all about the island’s original inhabitants and visit the rather creepy skeleton room containing many real examples of their mummified and skeletal remains. Finish with a visit to Terraza Belvédère to enjoy a local wine on the rooftop overlooking the Santa Ana Square.

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My favourite thing to do in Gran Canaria

I’m a sucker for a good market, and in Gran Canaria you’re spoilt for choice, from craft and artisan pop-ups to food and agriculture. One of my favorites, that I used to go to regularly when I lived in Las Palmas, is the weekend market in Vega de San Mateo. There are two giant warehouses that are full to the brim with stall holders. One is for crafts and but the other (which is my favorite) is the agricultural one. I love nosing at the stalls and chatting to the stallholders who often give you little taster of their baked goods or let you sniff spices. There is usually a stall selling truchas de batata – sweet potato pasties – that I devour in an instant. It’s also a good place to pick up non-touristy souvenirs such as seeds, herbs and sauces.

My other favorite is the weekend market at Teror. This town is famous for two things: the church dedicated to the island’s patron saint, Virgen del Pino; and chorizo de Teror , a sort of spreadable chorizo paste. You’ll find countless stalls selling bocadillos (rolls as big as your head) slathered in chorizo de Teror and fresh cheese.

How much money do I need for Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria can be relatively cheap if you avoid the obvious tourist traps. The currency is the Euro (€) and most places take credit and debit cards. Over recent years cash has been on a decline, but it’s worth carrying some Euros in case you need them, especially in less touristic and developed areas.

  • Hotel room: €50–250 per night
  • Self-catering apartment (including Airbnb): €75–100 per night
  • Bus ticket: €2.50
  • Coffee: €1.50
  • Tapas for two: €25–40
  • Beer/glass of wine: €3
  • Bottle of local wine: €15–30

Is this a family-friendly destination?

Canarian people adore children, and you’ll find families socialize together from grandparents to babies until all hours. And don’t be surprised if Canarios talk to your children before they speak to you – the island is extremely family friendly.

Is Gran Canaria good for gay travelers?

Gran Canaria is one of the most popular destinations for the LGBTIQ+ community. The island and islanders are incredibly open, and it is a safe environment to be yourself. Each year there is a famous Winter Pride in Playa del Inglés, centered around the Yumbo Centrum – the world’s only LGBTIQ+ shopping center – where you’ll find bars, shops, restaurants and clubs.

What is the calima ?

Some days in Gran Canaria, you might find that the air is very hot and yet it’s foggy or misty. This is known as the calima – the hot winds that blow over from the nearby Sahara Desert carrying sand dust in the air. While it won’t hurt you, it can make temperatures and being outside unpleasant.

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Teror, Roque Nublo & Bandama Caldera Excursion

Teror, Roque Nublo & Bandama Caldera Excursion

Full-Day Trip to the Peaks of Gran Canaria

Full-Day Trip to the Peaks of Gran Canaria

Maspalomas, Tejeda and Santa Brígida Tour

Maspalomas, Tejeda and Santa Brígida Tour

Gran Canaria Total Tour

Gran Canaria Total Tour

Vegueta Walking Tour

Vegueta Walking Tour

Camel Ride in Maspalomas

Camel Ride in Maspalomas

Take a fantastic camel ride into the amazing Maspalomas dunes in south Gran Canaria - it'll be an amazing and unforgettable experience!

Transfers in Gran Canaria

Transfers in Gran Canaria

Holiday World Maspalomas

Holiday World Maspalomas

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Free Tour

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Free Tour

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gran Canaria

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gran Canaria

Poema del Mar Aquarium Tickets

Poema del Mar Aquarium Tickets

Banana Museum Guided Tour

Banana Museum Guided Tour

Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria Ticket

Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria Ticket

Puerto de Mogan Boat Trip and Snorkeling

Puerto de Mogan Boat Trip and Snorkeling

Maspalomas, Mogán and Guayadeque Day Trip

Maspalomas, Mogán and Guayadeque Day Trip

Gran Canaria Private Tour

Gran Canaria Private Tour

Northern Gran Canaria & Valle de Agaete Day Trip

Northern Gran Canaria & Valle de Agaete Day Trip

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Gran Canaria Clear Kayak Tour

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Scuba Diving for Beginners

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This is an overview of all the excursions and tours CANCO Travel Services offers in Gran Canaria. Enjoy browsing our website!

The choice of activities and tours on Gran Canaria is as varied as the island itself. Which places you visit and which tours you take depends on your personal interests. To be able to cater the right excursion for every taste, we have put together a selection from many different offers.

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Due to the enormous selection of activities on Gran Canaria, it is of course difficult to get an overall overview of what is on offer on site. Choosing the right operator furthermore requires hours of searching for reviews and ratings on the Internet. To make your vacation planning a little easier, we have taken care of this annoying part of the job for you. We have also provided you with a lot of additional information about the tour and collected some photos. Benefit from our many years of experience in the excursion sector!

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Places of natural and singular beauty, great beaches of golden sand or historical vestiges that revive ancestral traditions are some of the alternatives that we place within arms reach. We invite you to put into practise any of the routes through the island: from north to south, from east to west… Gran Canaria always surprises its visitors!

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Discover all that the island has hidden away…

Free Tourist Board audioguides Let us tell you the secrets of the island. Historic town centres, natural areas, all places of interest are described in great detail in the  Gran Canaria Tourist Board audioguides.  You can  download them here  for free.

But there are plenty more options for your trip….

Northern Area:

Excursions Gran Canaria Web:  http://excursionsgrancanaria.com

HandMade Tours Web:  www.handmadetours.es

Macaronesia Tours Web:  www.macaronesiatours.com

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Turinka Canarias Web:  www.excursionesgrancanaria.es

La 365 Trail Gran Canaria Web: www.la365.es

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CANCO Web:  www.cancograncanaria.com

Canary Ride Web: www.canaryride.com

LOW COST Tours Gran Canaria Web:  www.lowcosttoursgrancanaria.com

Multi Activity Gran Canaria (World Luxury Vehicles) Web:  www.multiactivitygrancanaria.com

Quad Maspalomas Web: www.quadmaspalomas.com

Coconuts Trips Canaries Web: www.coconuttrips.com

OK Gran Canaria Web:  okgrancanaria.com

Source:  Tourist Company register. Department of Tourism, Culture and Sports. The Government of the Canary Islands. http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/turismo

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Eternal Arrival

Gran Canaria Itinerary: Your Perfect 4 Day Road Trip Itinerary [2023]

Gran Canaria is one of the eight Canary Islands, located off the Northwest coast of Africa, not far from Morocco. 

Although it’s less popular than Tenerife, Gran Canaria is an incredible destination for hiking, spectacular beaches, and great cuisine, all in a rich variety of gorgeous landscapes.

I spent two wonderful weeks in Gran Canaria on one of my trips to the Canary Islands, where I also visited Tenerife , Fuerteventura , and Lanzarote .

During that time, I explored the lively capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, relaxed on beautiful sandy beaches, hiked the trails in the heart of the island, visited charming little towns, and sampled tasty Canarian cuisine.

Tejeda village at Gran Canaria, Spain, on a sunny day with old-fashioned architecture and cactus

If you don’t have two weeks for your stay in Gran Canaria, don’t worry!

I’ve distilled the best of the best into this 4-day Gran Canaria itinerary combining relaxing beach time and great food with hiking, cultural visits, and a few hidden gems. 

Get ready for a packed Gran Canaria road trip itinerary allowing you to discover this island’s stunning nature and gorgeous towns.

But first, let’s quickly talk a few logistics: getting into Gran Canaria and where to stay!

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Getting Into Gran Canaria

Photo of the wonderful island of Gran Canaria summer vacation, driving on a road, car rearview mirror and windy road on the coast

The Gran Canaria airport is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from the island’s capital, Las Palmas (where I suggest you stay in this itinerary).

This Gran Canaria itinerary is quite quick-paced, so it only works properly if you’ve rented a car — I suggest picking it up at the airport right away.

Plus, Gran Canaria is an easy island to drive on, so it’s even more ideal for renting a car than Fuerteventura or Lanzarote , which are more rugged.

I use  Discover Cars  to search for the best price on my rental cars whenever I’m traveling Europe (and beyond). 

They search through 500+ rental companies, large brands and small local agencies alike, to give you the best possible price on your rental.

They’re also very upfront with all the terms and conditions — what insurance is included, what mileage policies are, how to filter out the kinds of cars you want, etc. — and there’s no bait & switch in their pricing.

Plus,  Discover Cars  has their own internal rating system for all the different rental companies, so you can check past customer experiences easily, which can give you peace of mind when renting from an unfamiliar local company.

I suggest  picking up your car from Gran Canaria airport  for the best prices and the smoothest start to this itinerary.

Where to Stay in Gran Canaria

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Las Palmas is an ideal place to base yourself, since it’s well-connected to most spots around the island.

Plus, it’s close to the airport, making this short 4 day Gran Canaria itinerary all the more convenient.

Here are a few accommodation recommendations, depending on what kind of trip you’re planning:

5 STAR STAY | The lovely Santa Catalina is designated a Royal Hideaway Hotel, part of the Barceló Resort chain. You’ll definitely feel like royalty with its regal-inspired architecture and interior design, stunning outdoor pool, rooftop bar with excellent views, and its wellness center complete with hot tubs and Turkish baths!

MID-RANGE BOUTIQUE | For a charming and elegant hotel that’s more refined than resort-like, look to Boutique Hotel Cordial Malteses . With just 27 rooms, restored to their original architecture as much as possible while being given all the modern comforts, you’re guaranteed a quiet and intimate stay. A short walk from Plaza Santa Ana, it has an incredible location too!

BUDGET-FRIENDLY BEACHFRONT | Just across from Playa de Las Canteras, you’ll find the stunning and surprisingly affordable Hotel Aloe Canteras . The rooms are minimalistic and well-designed, a little on the small side but very recently renovated so they feel modern. Some rooms even have lovely balcony views of the sea!

Day 1 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Las Palmas

Spend the morning exploring las palmas de gran canaria..

Photo of the colorful houses in the town of San Juan, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands

Spend the morning of your first day exploring the island’s capital. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the largest city in the Canary Islands, so there’s plenty to do. 

With its long sandy beaches, museums, walking trails, and many traditional restaurants, Las Palmas would require several days to explore fully — but we’ll make the most of what we have!

You can start the morning off right by strolling along the seaside promenade at Las Canteras Beach and stopping for a delicious breakfast.

Las Canteras Beach at Gran Canaria, Canary islands, Spain, with mountain peaks and city skyline in the distance and just a few people walking on the beach

Un Lugar Café serves great coffee and delicious baked goods, while LUWAK is the place for smoothies, bowls, and toasts.

If you want to escape the crowds, go for a walk around Playa del Confital . 

While this may not be the best beach to relax and swim, it’s a beautiful spot for a stroll and usually not too crowded.

From the beach, you can also go on a short and easy coastal hike to Lomo de los Dos Morros .

Small pedestrian cobblestone street with colorful facades of houses in old district Vegueta in the city of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Another area to explore in Las Palmas is Vegueta , the city’s historical center and the first area to be developed. 

It’s one of the most colorful parts of the city, with colonial architecture and brightly painted houses, so it definitely shouldn’t be missed!

Here, you can visit the beautiful Catedral de Canarias in the lovely Plaza Mayor de Santa Ana and the Patio de los Naranjos .

Cathedral de Santa Ana de Canarias on Gran Canaria island, Spain. Historic cathedral on the Saint Ana square in Las Palmas.

If you’ve got time for a couple additional stops, check out the history museum Museo Canario , and Casa de Colón , a museum set in a former governor’s house about Christopher Columbus.

Be sure to check out the lively Mercado De Vegueta too, and stroll through the quaint Parque San Telmo .

If you stay in the area for lunch, try the tasty tapas at La Travesia de Triana or the unique dishes at Triciclo .

Visit Arucas .

the historic town of arucas with a modern sign that says "arucas" with a heart symbol on a sunny day with the town in the background

After lunch, you can spend some more time exploring Las Palmas and visiting one of the museums or get in the car and drive to Arucas . 

The small town is less than a half-hour drive to the west and is best known for the imposing Church of San Juan Bautista towering over the small houses of the historical center.

Given the awe-inspiring size and magnificent architecture of the church, it is often referred to as the Arucas Cathedral.

However, the church is not actually a cathedral or a basilica — just a really impressive plain old church!

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After admiring the beautiful church from the outside, check the inside too. Entrance is free of charge — score!

After visiting the church, explore the small town and the charming Jardín de la Marquesa , a small botanical garden with exotic plants. 

Lastly, if you’re curious about the history of rum in the Canary Islands, take a tour of Destilerías Arehucas . 

(Quick note for scheduling: the distillery is only open in the afternoon on Fridays. If you’ll be visiting on any other day, you may want to switch the itinerary and visit Arucas in the morning if this is something you want to do.)

Drive back to Las Palmas for dinner.

Lit up building of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at twilight, after the sun has set in the Canary Islands.

Once you’ve explored Arucas, drive back to Las Palmas in time for a sunset stroll before dinner.

In my two weeks there, I found many gorgeous sunset spots — one of my favorites is the area around Alfredo Kraus Auditorium !

For dinner, you have several options for both traditional Spanish food and international cuisines.

Head to Bochinche El Chato or Restaurante Tasca Galileo for tapas (pair it with local Lanzarote wine if you can!), El Novillo Precoz for traditional Uruguayan food, or Trattoria Pizzeria Calabrè for delicious Italian dishes.

Day 2 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Dunas de Maspalomas & Puerto de Mogán

Drive to maspalomas. .

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Begin your second day of this Gran Canaria itinerary by driving south for about 40 minutes to the resort town of Maspalomas . 

Here, you can explore the nature preserve Dunas de Maspalomas, a vast area of over 400 hectares of dunes extending towards the coast, making you feel like you’re in a giant desert.

Before you explore the dunes, you can stop by the nearby town of Playa del Inglés to fuel up with a coffee or late breakfast. 

The town is spread along a sandy beach bearing the same name and has plenty of bars and restaurants.

I suggest stopping by Cappucino House or Calma Café , then going for a walk along the Paseo Costa Canaria , a lovely coastal pedestrian walkway.

Lastly, before you set off to actually explore the nature preserve, enjoy a gorgeous view of the dunes from Mirador Dunas Santa Mónica .

Explore Dunas de Maspalomas.

the sand dunes of maspalomas on the island of gran canaria with the ocean in the background

The easiest way to explore the impressive nature preserve is to simply walk around!

You can start near Hotel Riu Palace and meander through the dunes to Playa de Maspalomas .

The walk can take anywhere between half an hour and over one hour, and at times you will truly feel like there is nothing other than sand around for miles. 

Be aware, there are trails and you should stay on them, as walking on the dunes is no longer permitted as of 2020. 

Gran Canaria camel ride with a person guiding you through the dunes

Another exciting way of exploring the area is by joining a camel tour. This half-hour guided camel ride is a unique way of exploring the dunes (and you are just off the coast of Morocco , after all!). 

However, be sure to book ahead of time, as tours tend to sell out a few days in advance.

If you want to skip the camel ride, another great activity to try in Maspalomas is joining a surf lesson.

The area, like all of the Canary Islands, is very popular for water sports and surfing in particular, so you find plenty of surf schools around. 

You can also book this 2-hour surfing course for a fun morning activity.

Visit Puerto de Mogán.

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After exploring Maspalomas, it’s time to visit one of the most charming seaside towns in Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogán . 

To get there, you’ll just have to drive for about 20 minutes west.

Tip: If you add Puerto de Mogán on Google Maps, it may lead you to a place inland, so you’ll want to double-check that it’s the coastal spot, or type in Playa de Mogán to be sure.

The town is absolutely adorable, with its white-washed houses with brightly colored trim, a delightful marina, and a couple of small beaches. 

Romantic streets of Puerto de Mogán with white houses with colorful trim and pink flowers

As if all that wasn’t enough, Puerto de Mogán is also the ideal place to stop for a delicious seafood lunch.

Try the cozy Taberna Mar Azul or the beachfront El Pescador .

After lunch, wander around the narrow alleys filled with colorful flowers and lovely souvenir shops. It almost feels like being on a Greek island! 

If you want to spend some time at the beach, you may find that the ones close to town are a little (or a lot!) more crowded than you’d like.

For bigger beaches, drive back toward Maspalomas .

Relax on the beach at Playa de Amadores.

Picturesque Playa del Amadores) near famous holiday resort Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria on Gran Canaria island, Spain on a sunny day

You’ll notice plenty of wonderful beaches between Maspalomas and Puerto de Mogán. 

This area is very popular among Northern Europeans, so big chain hotels and resorts are all over.

Despite being such a tourist hotspot, the beaches are truly spectacular, so it’s worth spending a few hours basking in the sun, even if you have to weave through some large groups.

One of my favorite beaches in the area is Playa de Amadores .

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With stunning turquoise waters, light golden sand, and a mix of beach clubs with their iconic yellow-and-blue umbrellas and free portions of beach, there’s something for everyone. 

While you’re there, you can either rent a sunbed or lay your towel on the sand and go for a swim.

Nearby, you’ll also find plenty of bars and restaurants if you get hungry or want to cool off with a refreshing drink or some ice cream.  

Have dinner in Las Palmas.

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Drive back to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in time for dinner before enjoying a good night’s sleep.

I gave you a bunch of my favorite spots above for the first night, but other great restaurants worth checking out for dinner include Rincón de Triana and Amigo Camilo .

Day 3 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Pico de las Nieves & Roque Nublo

Drive to pico de las nieves..

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At the very center of Gran Canaria, you can reach the island’s three highest points: Morro de La Agujereada , Pico de las Nieves , and Roque Nublo . 

Since you’ll be traveling along winding mountain roads to get there, you should have an early start to the day. Also, be sure to bring water and food!

Start by driving from Las Palmas to Pico de las Nieves. This is the easiest peak to reach by car, roughly one hour from the capital. 

Several walking trails are also available, like the gorgeous one connecting Cruz Grande to Pico de las Nieves .

However, this trail requires nearly a full day out and back — not something you really have time for on this Gran Canaria road trip.

Pico de las Nieves is the second highest peak in Gran Canaria, after Morro de La Agujereada, which you can see from the viewpoint.

Panoramic view from the Pico de los Pozos de las Nieves. View of the city of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, in the island of Gran Canaria.

Be sure to also drive to Pico de los Pozos viewpoint for a spectacular view over the Riscos de Tirajana protected area.

You can also do the short hike to the nearby Ventana de Morro if you’re in the mood to really soak up the natural beauty of this gorgeous landscape!

To save a bit of time, I recommend driving to Pico de las Nieves, then do the shorter hike to Roque Nublo .

Hike to Roque Nublo.

Wild plant in bloom and small pine next to Roque Nublo, one of the many summits of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

After exploring the area around Pico de las Nieves, it’s time to get back to your car and drive to the Degollada de La Goleta parking lot , roughly 15 minutes away. 

This is the departure point for the 1.5-km hike to Roque Nublo, the third-highest peak in Gran Canaria and probably the most iconic one.

Roque Nublo translates to Rock in the Clouds, and it’s a 67-meter-tall volcanic rock formed by a volcanic eruption millions of years ago!

The total hike to the peak and back takes just over an hour, but you can also do a circuit trail around Roque Nublo, which takes around 45 minutes and skips the elevation gain.

Ventana del Nublo, Natural Monument Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

If you want to skip the extra hike around Roque Nublo, you can do another short but beautiful hike from Ventana del Nublo .

This hike takes roughly an hour (read this guide from my friends’ Sabrina and Kati here!) , and the trailhead is only five minutes away, just before the trailhead to Roque Nublo as you drive from Pico de las Nieves.

If you choose to do the Ventana del Nublo hike, you can do it before or after Roque Nublo since you can drive back the same way to reach your next destination, Tejeda.

Drive to Tejeda.

Panoramic photograph from a park in Tejeda, one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. In the center the Church and in the background to the left Roque Bentayga and to the right Roque Nublo

Roughly half an hour from the Degollada de La Goleta parking lot, you’ll find the beautiful town of Tejeda . 

There are two ways to get there, circling around Roque Nublo by driving either east or west.

Choose the road you prefer depending on the sequence of the hikes you choose to do.

Tejeda is a charming town surrounded by Gran Canaria’s peaks and offers spectacular views over the mountainous area.

The historical center is small but delightful, so be sure to wander around for a while and enjoy the views.

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When in Tejeda, you absolutely have to stop by Dulceria Nublo to buy local pastries.

The historic bakery is a popular spot among visitors, so you may need to stand in line for a bit, but it’s worth the wait. 

If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, or just want to have a late lunch instead, Tasca Bar La Dorotea serves delicious tapas.

Visit the historic town of Teror .

City street - Beautiful colorful typical spanish colonial architecture, Teror city, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

On your way back from Tejeda to Las Palmas, you can stop for a short visit to Teror , about 45 minutes from Tejeda. 

The town is among the oldest on the island, known for its colorful colonial houses and gorgeous churches.

Religion played a big part in the town’s foundation following the reported miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary in 1481, and Teror is still a popular pilgrimage spot.

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While you explore the beautiful historical town, be sure to visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino , and check out the lovely shops selling souvenirs and local products. 

The town boasts a variety of bars and restaurants if you want to have a coffee break or even dinner, depending on the time you get there.

However, most places are only open until late afternoon, so plan accordingly!

If you want to stay for dinner in Teror, try the tapas at La Gaveta de Cristo or Bar Nuevo Iris .

Alternatively, you can drive back to Las Palmas for a more varied choice, since the drive back only takes roughly half an hour.

Day 4 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Agaete & Parque Natural Tamadaba

Drive to agaete..

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After your last day spent hiking in the mountains, it’s time to relax by the sea!

Start your day by driving to Agaete , a coastal town in northwest Gran Canaria, roughly a half-hour drive from the capital.

Agaete is better known for the Puerto de Las Nieves , the harbor that connects the island to Tenerife… and better yet, its stunning natural swimming pools. 

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The town is fairly small, so you can drive straight to the natural pools and find a good spot. And great news — access to the pools is free!

Just south of Agaete, you can explore the Tamadaba Natural Park , an area dominated by lush pine forests, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve — that’s up next.

Before exploring the natural park, have lunch in Agaete or buy some food to carry with you.

If you choose to have lunch in Agaete, try the tapas at Bar Salsamora Boutique or grab a quick sandwich at Meson del Bocadillo Agaete .

Explore Parque Natural Tamadaba.

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The stunning Tamadaba Natural Park extends over almost 20,000 acres between the western coast and the highlands, offering beautiful hiking trails, stunning viewpoints, and remote beaches.

You can choose between two routes to explore the area, the GC-200 running along the coast and the GC-216 in the highlands.

From Agaete, the GC-200 is the fastest and most convenient.

However, the GC-216 drives through the highest points and boasts spectacular viewpoints. 

Gran Canaria, landscape of the mountainous part of the island in the Nature Park Tamadaba, hiking route to Faneque, the tallest over-the-sea cliff of Europe

Given the limited time available on this Gran Canaria itinerary, I recommend exploring the area along the coast.

Another option is that you can also spend less time in Agaete (or wake up earlier) and do both… because why choose if you don’t have to?

Begin by driving along GC-200 from Agaete. 

The first stop is Playa de Guayedra , a remote rocky black sand beach backed by mountains.

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You can climb down to the beach, only accessible on foot, or stop by Mirador de Guayedra to enjoy the view.

Keep driving south to reach one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the area, Mirador del Balcón . 

You can drive along the winding road GC-200 for more panoramic views or take the faster highway GC-2.

Mirador del Balcón looks over a rugged portion of the island’s coastline known as Dragon’s Tail , for, well, obvious reasons!

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From here, you can either drive back the same way to get back to Las Palmas or continue to La Aldea de San Nicolas de Tolentino for a short break before exploring the highlands of the natural park.

Grab some delicious churros at Cafetería Churrería Mis Niñas before you drive to Mirador Llanos de La Mimbre .

Along the way, you’ll pass by several stunning viewpoints, like Mirador del Molino .

Mirador del Molina at Presa del Marralillo, Artenara, Gran Canaria, Spain

The drive from San Nicolas to the parking lot near Mirador Llanos de La Mimbre takes roughly an hour, but it’s absolutely scenic the entire way. 

From there, it’s a 1.5-kilometer walk to the viewpoint.

The sunset from here is probably the most spectacular one you’ll see on the island, so I’d try to time your arrival to line up with sunset if possible.  

Lastly, drive back to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for one last dinner before ending your trip!

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Roxana is a Romanian-born freelance travel writer who has lived in Italy for over 15 years. She has a Master’s in Journalism and a Bachelor’s in Film Studies, and she studied at Università degli Studi di Roma Tre. Besides her native Romania, Roxana has lived in Rome, Lisbon, and Berlin, and she has traveled through much of Europe in search of hidden gems, history, and culture.

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In these times the world is going through a big change and most of us we feel like we are living in a jail. That´s why we think that a good tip for your trip to Gran Canaria , is to connect with nature and breathe pure air. This is what nature in Gran Canaria  gives you . 

When people think of Holiday in Gran Canaria, normally they think of the beach and the sun , but this island is more than that. A lot of  things to do in Gran Canaria are connected with nature. If you want to be surprised and amazed with big mountains, which have extraordinary forms, long pine tree forests, and a big diversity of fauna, don´t search more, an excursion or a private  guided  tour  in Gran Canaria to  the center of the island  with a local tourist guide is a great experience!

In Tejeda , enjoy the landscape of Roque Nublo , the natural symbol of Gran Canaria. Located 1813 mts. above the sea level, is a big rock of 80 mts. high, which has a volcanic origin and is part of the biggest protected natural space of Gran Canaria. We invite you to check our private guided tours in Gran Canaria, guided by a local tour guide , you can enjoy a day trip that includes Roque Nublo´s visit .

Don´t miss this chance to live this experience, and visit the main attractions of Gran Canaria connecting and enjoying nature. We offer you a fun full day trip in Gran Canaria, doing a private   tour in Gran Canaria full of great views and if you want more info, get your guide asking us via email. We have everything ready to guide you in Gran Canaria  and make of your holiday the best experience!

To have a walk through  Gran Canaria´s towns and Vegueta, the old city of Las Palmas  is a wonderful and fun experience for  discovering architecture, history, culture, gastronomy, and more!.

Enjoy with our local tour guide  a walking private tour along these old streets full traditional Canarian architecture that was a model to build the new cities in America. A good example is Santa Ana square in Vegueta , where you can see and visit Canarian traditional buildings  and also from the Neogotic to modernist architecture .

You have the possibility to learn about the history of the discovery of America or to enjoy the  delicious Canarian gastronomy, we recommend you to try Gofio, the tasty Flower Cheese  and to do the Gran Canaria wine tour and to taste the senses of wine from the Canarian vineyards. To have more info ask us via email and  get your guide about Gran Canaria's tours.  

There are a lot of things to do in Gran Canaria, These tips are good reasons to leave the beach  for a while and enjoy your holiday in Gran Canaria in a different way. Take the chance to discover the  activities and attractions in Gran Canaria . We invite you to click on the button below and check  our private  guided tours and excursions in Gran Canaria. We offer you to enjoy a full day trip with a multilingual travel guided service . It will be a pleasure to prepare and offer you a great and relaxing day!

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Beaches and great views

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Maybe, what you need is a place to disconnect, relax and forget everything for a while. Doing a tour in Gran Canaria and visiting the top things of this island  is a good option, for sure, you will find what you are looking for.

There are many activities to do in Gran Canaria  to disconnect. More than 60 km of beautiful beaches , Coffee and Banana plantations, wine tours , and much more are waiting for you!

From side to side, no matter in which direction you go, Gran Canaria is amazing . On the North-West side, you can enjoy spectacular views of the cliffs, Gran Canaria's banana platations or you can taste the amazing flower cheese . If you are looking for water sports,  Padelsurf and Windsurf in Gran Canaria are also possible if you move to the South-East of the island. Other activities you can do are to relax having a nice  exclusive and private wine tour and watching the sunset at Maspalomas´ dunes .

Definitely, with the extraordinary Canary Islands weather, the beach and sun are always insured. Take the opportunity to enjoy a VIP Tour in Gran Canaria with a local tour guide  or travel guided service,  don´t miss the chance to enjoy the  activities and all the  top things you can do in Gran Canaria.  Let us prepare the best Holiday for you on this marvelous island.  Ask us via our contact formular and get your guide now!

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 Caracas | Venezuela

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London | UK

An amazing day for us, we visited the north of the Island in an all-inclusive private guided tour, and was everything perfect! My boyfriend and I, we thanks Blick Gran Canaria´s team, we had enjoyed this day a lot.

Eduardo Molina

Madrid | España

Un buen servicio, mi mujer y yo quedamos muy contentos, nos recogieron en nuestro hotel a la hora acordada, y disfrutamos de la isla como lo habíamos pensado, todo ajustado a lo que queríamos. Sin duda escoger un tour privado fue la mejor opción para visitar Gran Canaria.

We had a wonderful day with Israel, who showed us beautiful places in the North West of this impressing island. For our lunch he found a cozy place with authentic food. Israel was not just a really kind guide, but also a safe driver. We look back to this particular day with a smile and a tear in our eyes.

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Boat Trips in Gran Canaria

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Join us on Europe´s Largest Catamaran, The Supercat. Allow our very experienced Captain and his crew take you on a wonderful trip off the coast of Gran Canaria in search of the most fascinating mammal of the sea, The Dolphin.

Supercat Boat Trip Gran Canaria

The Supercat Gran Canaria, step on-board Europe’s biggest catamaran with two levels and has its own luxury Jacuzzi on-board. Enjoy this all inclusive 4 hour boat trip including all your drinks and lunch. The boat trip has a dolphin & Whale search and swim stop and half price water sports.

Catamaran Trip Gran Canaria

This All Inclusive Catamaran trip in Gran Canaria is the perfect thing to do for those of you who would like a fun-filled day out and wish to sample many different Watersports at great discounted rates.

Private Yacht & Captain

VIP private yacht experience live like a Movie Star for the afternoon and enjoy Gran Canaria's beautiful beaches and coastline. You can experience this with your family or friends from only €379 for 3 hours for up to 8 people or €490 for 3 hours for up to 12 people on our bigger yacht. we also have 5 and 6 hour slots available.

Dolphin Boat Trip and Puerto de Mogán Market

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Gran Canaria where you can witness dolphins in their natural habitat, explore Little Venice, and much more.

Afrikat Boat Trip Gran Canaria

The Afrikat Catamaran Gran Canaria departs several days a week from the port of Puerto Rico. The Afrikat boat trip has got an extremely good reputation and has won several awards in Gran Canaria.

Volcanic Boat Party Gran Canaria

Volcanic Boat Party Gran Canaria is the ultimate party boat experience on-board the amazing two-level purpose-built party boat and get ready to experience an explosive fusion of music, dancing, and adventure under the sun!

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Captain your own stylish catamaran, revel in breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in the freedom of exploring pristine beaches, all without a license!

Glass Bottom Dolphin & Whale Trip

The Glass Bottom Dolphin & Whale Boat Trip Gran Canaria come and join us on this spectacular 2.5 hour glass bottom Dolphin and Whale search in Gran Canaria. One of the longest running dolphin boat trips in Gran Canaria.

Fivestar Boat Gran Canaria

Prepare to be amazed when you set foot on this stunning Five Star floating Beach Club new to Gran Canaria, after previous summer seasons spent in Ibiza and Barcelona.

Aphrodite Sailing Boat Gran Canaria

The Aphrodite Gran Canaria is a stunning Turkish Gulet and is the perfect day out for those who like a bit of luxury. This is the ultimate sailing experience! The capacity is 70 people, however to ensure that each traveller has ample space and comfort, we only allow 40 passengers on each trip.

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Would you like to discover 7 unique beauties in one day ?

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1. Full Day Rainforest Tour with Tasting and Swimming Time

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2. Firgas, Tejeda, Guayadeque - VIP Tour Gran Canaria

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3. The Volcano Heart Tour: Hiking, Tasting and Sunset Experience

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8. Guided Tour With Electric Moped

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13. Las Palmas City Tour and Surroundings

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19. Hiking in Waterfalls & Rainforest by 2 native guides

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21. Private Tour from the Port of Las Palmas to Teror Firgas Arucas

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24. Sea and Mountain Full Day Tour with Lunch

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25. Southern Treasures of Gran Canaria

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26. Gran Canaria Treasures Tour

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27. Las Palmas, Botanical Garden & Bandama Crater tour - Gran Canaria

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29. Rent an E-Scooter Chopper 2 seater : Playa del Ingles,Maspalomas and Meloneras

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Hiking in Gran Canaria: we uncover hidden treasures in a wild and welcoming land

We head to Gran Canaria and discover why this island has been captivating adventurers for centuries

Julia Clarke hiking in Gran Canaria

Arriving at Roque Nublo, a 260-foot high monolith that sits atop a broad expanse of volcanic rock in the center of Gran Canaria, feels a bit like landing on the moon. From this viewpoint, panoramic views of the Tejeda Caldera reveal a wealth of geographical treasures: to the northeast, the lush, pine-covered mountains of Pico De Las Nieves. To the south, a glimpse of the famous Maspalomas Sand Dunes, a 400-hectare desert oasis. To the west, on a clear day like today, the distinctive peak of Teide on Tenerife Island – the highest point in all of Spain.

The iconic landmark that towers over me now is named “cloudy rock” because it is often blanketed in clouds that roll like a slow river over the nearby mountains. Today, however, there's an unblotted sky and I’m glad I dressed lightly in hiking shorts and breathable trail running shoes for the short but steep climb from El Garañon, an outdoors camp that sits at 5,577 feet above sea level and serves as a base for outdoor adventurers.

Roque Nublo is the tallest of several rock towers along the rim that remained standing when a volcano that formed the island collapsed in on itself some 15 millions years ago. The large basin stretches from this central point down to the Atlantic via the westernmost tip of the island. Gazing down there now, I can see the point where I stood less than 24 hours ago after hiking a desert trail in Parque Natural de Tamadaba where the arid landscape suddenly drops off into the glittering ocean via dramatic cliffs where foamy waves crash below.

Hiker looking at Roque Nublo

I’m quickly learning that surprises and fascinating contrasts lie round every corner on this island. Yesterday, I stood at a cliff edge where the cool tradewinds were strong enough whip my hat off. I took just one step backwards and found myself enveloped in a warm stillness disturbed only by the lazy buzzing of a fly and occasional chirp of a native canary bird. 

The day prior, when I arrived to the agricultural town of La Aldea, the surrounding mountainsides appeared barren and parched. Once I started out on the hiking trail, however, my knowledgeable guide Guillermo from Gran Canaria Natural and Active showed me signs of life at every turn. The seemingly dead vegetation turned out to be balsam spurge dotted upon closer inspection with tiny yellow flowers and the dark coastal rocks turned out to be blanketed with an unassuming lichen that was historically mixed with ammonia to make purple dye used in clothing.

I’ll admit that prior to this trip, I was ignorant about Gran Canaria. I knew that reliably warm winter temperatures mean British tourists flock here from December to March, fed up of the long, dark winter back home and I assumed that sunshine, beaches and cheap booze were the main draw. Instead, I discover an island that is both welcoming and wild, mysterious and accessible, and very much ready for adventure whether you want to pull on a wetsuit or hiking boots , go bird watching or wine tasting. 

Off the coast, there’s diving and surfing (two windsurfing world champions hail from here) and inland you’ll find via ferrata routes and a plethora of hiking trails that draw people from all over the world during the island’s annual October walking festival.

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Roque Nublo in Gran Canaria

People have lived on Gran Canaria for 2,000 years when the first settlers arrived from northern Africa. Their descendants lived here harmoniously until the 1400s, when they fought off two invasions by the Normans and two more by the Portuguese before finally succumbing to the Castillans in 1496 after years of bloody battle. 

The celebrated Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno was exiled to the Canary Islands in 1930 and had the last laugh, falling in love with the landscape and urging those traveling across the ocean not to bypass the islands, writing: “Don’t miss out on stepping onto dry land and if you have time, make your way inland. You won’t be wasting your time, I assure you”. 

Getting there: Regular flights into the international airport then a 20 minute drive to Las Palomas, 45 minutes to Agaete and an hour to Tejeda. Ferries depart from Tenerife every two hours. Accommodations: Hotel La Aldea Suites provides delightful accommodations in the agricultural town of La Aldea; Hotel Rural Las Longueras is a rustic retreat in Agaete; Hotel Fonda de la Tea is an idyllic spot in a protected mountain village. Where to eat: Las Nasas in Agaete for freshly caught fish in a breezy seafront setting and Cueva de la Tea Restaurant in Tejeda for nourishing lentejas Lanzarote. What to do:  Gran Canaria Natural & Active organizes many activities and itineraries to get to know the natural side of Gran Canaria with knowledgable guides.

Rather than the hot summers and mild winters I’m familiar with on mainland Spain’s Mediterranean coast, the island enjoys pleasant temperatures hovering around 70 degrees year-round, providing a welcome break from winter’s cold but largely remaining extremely hospitable to those of us who like to hike and bike.

La Aldea is a lively agricultural town that probably isn’t yet on the typical tourist’s radar – I have one of its utopian black sand beaches to myself for hours on a sunny Saturday afternoon. However it seems unlikely things will stay that way for long. The town is surrounded by the three oldest mountain ranges on the island which are already mapped out for explorers with well-cut trails and viewpoints equipped with visual guides for stargazing , something these islands are world-famous for.

Gran Canaria coastline

After a night at the town’s only hotel, Hotel La Aldea Suites, where I encounter rustic charm and a sparkling pool with rugged mountain views to cool off by after hiking, we drive north along the exhilarating GC-200, a rugged coastal highway (a fast, replacement road is under construction, with plans to turn this one into a stunning walking and cycling route). By lunchtime, we’re wandering along the seafront of Agaete, a picture-perfect seaside town where all but three of the low-lying buildings are painted white with cobalt trim in pleasing contrast to the black volcanic rock surroundings. From here, looking south, is the best view of the west island’s stunning rugged coastline, known affectionately as “the dragon’s tail.” 

It’s Sunday, and locals sun themselves on pebble beaches in preparation for a traditional family lunch while the ferry waits to whisk people across to Tenerife, a short 90-minute journey away. The port provides a sheltered bay perfect for recreational use, and the infrastructure put in place for the fishing boats that used to bring their hauls in here has been adapted so that open water swimmers and kayakers can easily access the crystal clear waters.

Kayaking in Gran Canaria

After a feast of smoky green peppers and freshly-caught white Sama fish washed down with a dry Canarian white wine – the grapevines in the Canary Islands were spared the decimation of the 1858 phylloxera plague and the islands boast Europe’s only heirloom grapes – we drive a couple of miles up valley where Hotel Rural Las Longueras delivers another bewitching surprise.

One of only four hotels in town, this handsome 19th century house is painted red and sits in several acres of manicured grounds at the edge of one of Europe’s few coffee plantations. Settling into the sun room to enjoy the last of the rays over the sea, it’s the type of place I can imagine coming to convalesce or writing a novel.

Hotel in Gran Canaria

In the morning, I breakfast with views of the Tamadaba mountain range and I’m a little bereft to be leaving my tranquil retreat so soon, but we begin another scenic drive around the northwest corner of the island before turning inland to climb a winding road. On route, the arid terrain falls away and is replaced by green pine forest thanks to the constant moisture that gets trapped between the trade winds and the mountains, just one of many microclimates that grant the island its nickname of “the miniature continent.” 

My final destination is the idyllic mountain village of Tejeda. At 3,400 feet above sea level and flanked by the two tallest mountains in Gran Canaria, this enchanting town manages to live up to the billboard proclaiming it as “one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.” 

Hotel Fonda de la Tea is a rustic retreat where my room opens out onto a terrace with stunning views up towards Roque Nublo and I rest here before driving up to the alpine camp to begin my hike to the rock. I’m met by Jaime from Vivac Aventura, a company that specializes in guided outdoor adventures, and he leads me on the three-kilometer rocky trail through the trees that suddenly opens up onto a wide, flat summit. Here, the absence of any breeze and late afternoon sun have me reaching for my water bottle , but as soon as we begin our descent, the temperature seems to drop 10 degrees thanks to what Jaime calls the “magic of the pine trees” and I’m comfortable again.

View of Roque Nublo

A winding six-kilometer descent back to town guides us down the trail used by the world’s most elite trail runners in the Transgrancanaria race. We make it in time for one more dreamy sunset that makes the otherworldly landscape seem all the more magical before the view slips into the velvety darkness and twinkling constellations emerge overhead. I can’t help thinking there’s so much more waiting to be discovered here.

Views in Gran Canaria

What to pack for hiking in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria maintains a very consistent temperature throughout the year, but within this small island are many microclimates and it’s worth packing layers for ocean breezes and cold nights in the mountains. I packed very light for my hiking adventure to avoid checking a bag, and relied on natural materials so I could wear the same clothes multiple times.

  • Tifosi Swank Polarized Single Lens Sunglasses
  • Smartwool Women's Active Lined 4" Shorts
  • Smartwool Women's Active Ultralite High Neck Tank
  • Merrell Long Sky 2 Matryx trail running shoes
  • Keen Women's Elle Backstrap Sandals
  • The North Face Trail Lite Speed 20-Litre Backpack
  • Best hiking boots: hit the trails

Julia Clarke is a staff writer for Advnture.com and the author of the book  Restorative Yoga for Beginners . She loves to explore mountains on foot, bike, skis and belay and then recover on the the yoga mat. Julia graduated with a degree in journalism in 2004 and spent eight years working as a radio presenter in Kansas City, Vermont, Boston and New York City before discovering the joys of the Rocky Mountains. She then detoured west to Colorado and enjoyed 11 years teaching yoga in Vail before returning to her hometown of Glasgow, Scotland in 2020 to focus on family and writing.  

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    Gran Canaria Highlights - Arucas, Teror, Roque Nublo, Valley of the thousand palms, ... 4.3/5 - 426 reviews. 44.00€. 26.00€. Tour through the center of the island and get to know its most emblematic sites. Free cancellation: up to 36 hours in advance. Languages: Days of the tour: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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    The best Day Trips in Gran Canaria according to Viator travelers are: The Red Canyon Tour - Small Groups Trip with Local Products Tasting ツ. Firgas, Tejeda, Guayadeque - VIP Tour Gran Canaria. Full Day Across the Island Tour from Las Palmas. The Volcano Heart Tour: Hiking, Tasting and Sunset Experience.

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    6. Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria's iconic rock. Roque Nublo is one of the must-see places in Gran Canaria. Situated inside Nublo Rural Park, Roque Nublo is yet another symbol of Gran Canaria, seen on many postcards and souvenirs sold on the island. Trekking to see Roque Nuble is easy and the route starts from the main road.

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    3 of the best things to do in Gran Canaria. 1. See the waves of sand. The rolling, shapeshifting, undulating dunes of Maspalomas should be on anyone's must-visit list. These mountains of golden sand were here long before any development started in the resorts that now surround the protected space.

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    Palmitos Park is a botanical zoo-themed park located 10 km from the Faro de Maspalomas. A subtropical oasis nestled in a wonderful natural environment of the island. His collection includes species of animals and plants from 5 continents. Best of nature concentrated in one place.

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    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Free cancellation. Explore the peaks of Gran Canaria on this trip to Roque Nublo, the Bandama Caldera & Pico de las Nieves. You'll also visit the villages of Teror & San Mateo! 7 hours 30 minutes English Day trip. US$ 49.90.

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    The best tours in Gran Canaria according to Viator travellers are: Dolphin and whale Safari in Gran Canaria. Private 4 hour Catamaran cruise in south coast of Gran Canaria. Morning cruise. Dolphin and Whales watching cruise from Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria. 4 Hour Boat Tour with Snorkeling from Puerto Rico and Mogan.

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    4,5 h Catamaran Afternoon Tour Gran Canaria. From € 73,00. 4.86 out of 5. Select options.

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    Where to Stay in Gran Canaria. Day 1 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Las Palmas. Day 2 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Dunas de Maspalomas & Puerto de Mogán. Day 3 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Pico de las Nieves & Roque Nublo. Day 4 of Your Gran Canaria Itinerary: Agaete & Parque Natural Tamadaba.

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    To have a walk through Gran Canaria´s towns and Vegueta, the old city of Las Palmas is a wonderful and fun experience for discovering architecture, history, culture, gastronomy, and more!.. Enjoy with our local tour guide a walking private tour along these old streets full traditional Canarian architecture that was a model to build the new cities in America.

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    Supercat Boat Trip Gran Canaria. 4.7 out of 5. The Supercat Gran Canaria, step on-board Europe's biggest catamaran with two levels and has its own luxury Jacuzzi on-board. Enjoy this all inclusive 4 hour boat trip including all your drinks and lunch. The boat trip has a dolphin & Whale search and swim stop and half price water sports.

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    TRAVELING BY MINIBUS. makes the trip more personal, flexible and unique, away from mass tourism. Comfort, accuracy, reliability and much more experience. We believe this is the best way to show YOU the real Gran Canaria. We CAN provide you this service. Real and unique private tours, a holiday rich in experiences.

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    Arriving at Roque Nublo, a 260-foot high monolith that sits atop a broad expanse of volcanic rock in the center of Gran Canaria, feels a bit like landing on the moon. From this viewpoint, panoramic views of the Tejeda Caldera reveal a wealth of geographical treasures: to the northeast, the lush, pine-covered mountains of Pico De Las Nieves.