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The town council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has commenced stabilisation and beautification work on the slope that supports the Costa Canaria promenade in the El Veril area, above Playa del Cochino, near Playa del Inglés.
The new aquarium “Poema del Mar” (Poem of the Sea) being built in the port area of ​​Las Palmas is being positioned to stand as one of the most modern and spectacular aquariums in the world


Water Sport Activities


Water Activities in Gran Canaria

If you are into sea activities, there is a marine world crammed around the island’s beaches. In Puerto Rico, in Amadores, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Patalavaca, Puerto de Mogán, Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas… there are a thousand harbours in which visitors have an almost endless list of things to do. From diving to sailing, from surfing to aquabikes, plus whale spotting trips and kayak rowing. Water sports are very popular in Gran Canaria. From water-ski-ing to surfing, deep sea fishing to paragliding, it’s all here for you water babies! Many of the beaches in the more popular resorts offer holidaymakers the chance to hire jets skis, pedal boats, surf boards, or the easier option of body boards.

Weather conditions all year round make Gran Canaria the perfect destination for those looking for plenty of fun in the sea. Sea temperatures rarely drop below 18ºC in winter, the average temperature for the rest of the year being around 23°C.

The warm waters and weather favour all types of pursuit from sailing to scuba diving, and if you just want a one-off adrenalin rush, many beaches offer parascending, jet skis and water-skiing. For windsurfing beginners, Puerto Rico is a fine spot, whilst divers can enjoy a wonderful underwater world of subtropical fish, shipwrecks and caves, together with instruction from diving schools at all the principal resorts. Sailing and deep-sea fishing are also hugely popular, with sailing schools in most resorts and game-fishing boats leaving from all the main harbours to fish for species like swordfish, tuna and blue marlin.

Sailing is a particular favourite watersport in Gran Canaria – several sailing champions have hailed from the island. Sailing centres abound in sailing hotspots like Las Palmas, Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogan, Arguineguin and Pasito Blanco. Puerto Rico particularly offers numerous sailing and boat trip opportunities for holidaymakers.

Windsurfing hotspots on Gran Canaria include Las Canteras beach at Las Palmas, the island’s capital. They get good winds and some nice surfing waves here too. Gran Canaria’s top windsurfing hub is Pozo Isquierdo just south of Vecindario and Playa de Vargas (see weblink right) where the big windsurfing grand prix is held annually. There’s plenty of lower key, beginner oriented windsurfing to be had around Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan too!

Surfers and bodyboarders need to head north around the Galdar area and on the northern coast towards Las Palmas. There’s some good beginner surfer waves at Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas too.

Diving excursions are numerous and easilly accessed from Gran Canaria’s main resorts. Diving hotspots include Arinaga and the protected Playa del Cabron and El Cabron Marine Reserve (see diving weblinks right).

Fishing fans, deep sea or angling, head to Puerto Rico to hook into the choice of numerous deep sea fishing trips from the little harbour. Boat trips and marine excursions are particularly good from Puerto Rico and increasingly Puerto de Mogan – you’ll often be bused to Puerto Rico from Maspalomas/Playa del Ingles for Catamaran excursions and other marine excursions. Other good choices for deep sea fishing include Pasito between Meloneras and Arguineguin on the south coast. 

Watersports like jet skiing, water skiing and parascending are all available galore in the main southern resorts of Gran Canaria.

AquaSports in Gran Canaria

Bodyboarding & Surfing

You can best enjoy these water sports on the north coast, between Las Palmas and Gáldar. Constant on-shore winds provide surfers with ideal conditions and waves that can be up to 5 metres high. Read More…


Gran Canaria is considered one of the best places in the world for windsurfing. You can windsurf all along the coast from the east to the south, but there’re also very good conditions in Las Palmas and at Gáldar in the north west. Read More…

Boat Trips


Enjoying kite surfing, the best sports ever invented for adrenaline junkies such as myself. A sport tailored to the island of Gran Canaria.
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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Gran Canaria has a great reputation. The subtropical waters of the Gulf Stream allow diving all year round, and meet a mixture of sub-tropical and temerate species. Read More…

Jet Skiing

Explore the Gran Canaria South coast-line driving a jet-ski, viewing beatiful caves with crystal blue water, visiting local beaches and feeling the motion of the speed!
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Boat Trips

Water Skiing

The weather conditions all year round make Gran Canaria the perfect destination for those looking for waterskiing and watersports and sunshine.
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Gran Canaria is a sailor’s dream, especially from April to October. The sailing centres can be found in Las Palmas, where the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) departs from. Read More…

Sail Hobie Cat

A great hour or two of total relaxation in Gran Canaria, gently sailing and lounging in the sun on the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying great photo opportunities of the coast of Gran Canaria.
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Parasailing is about fitting you to a parasailing wind (a kind of parachute) and then attaching it to a boat. You’ll be pinching yourself to find out if you’re dreaming as you feel the wind on your face. Read More…

Watersports Centres

Jetovator & Flyboards

A flying board with adjustable boots, where you just have to maintain balance and fly over the sea. It’s very easy, 95 % of users get flying the first attempt.
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Bananas & Donuts boats

The warm waters and weather favour all types of pursuit from banana boats to aquabikes, plus whale spotting trips, pedal boats and sea kayaks with your children.
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Jet Boats, Kayak

The warm waters and weather favour all types of pursuit from banana boats to aquabikes, plus whale spotting trips, pedal boats and sea kayaks with your children.
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Boat Trips

Enjoy boat trips in Gran Canaria to see dolphins, on a pirate ship, in a submarine, tours along the south coast,…
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Sport Fishing

If you are into big-game fishing, this is the place to come – especially during the main season from May to September. Gran Canaria also provides ample opportunities to bottom-fish.
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Boat & Yacht Rentals

The circular island of Gran Canaria with its warm trade winds, is ideally suited to explore by pleasure boats and yachts. You can sailing yachts as bare boat charter or charter with crew.
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