Activities and Family Activities in Gran Canaria
Discover Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria has perfect weather conditions for all kinds of outdoor sports all year round, helping you get fit rather than fat. Whatever your favourite sport or pastime on your holidays, you’ll find the opportunity to do it here.
Water sports are very popular in Gran Canaria. From water-skiing 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.
Gran Canaria offers ample opportunity to enjoy some serious fun on the sea.
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.
Resorts like Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Puerto Mogan and Puerto Rico, offer all types of excursions including taking a trip on a yellow submarine, whale and dolphin watching boat trips and much more.
Gran Canaria is a golfer’s paradise, with a climate virtually tailor-made for the sport as well as some tempting world-class courses. The sunshine means that whenever you’re here, you’re pretty certain to be able to play every day; and since most courses are modern they provide plenty of challenge.
Diving in Gran Canaria
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 temperate species
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.
The warm waters and weather favour all types of pursuit from banana boats to aqua bikes, plus whale spotting trips, pedal boats and sea kayaks with your children.
Ideal climatic conditions make Gran Canaria a perfect golfing destination, with the possibility of practicing your favourite sport 365 days a year, with golf courses that are veritable oases of tranquillity.
If you’re more of the adventurous type and love the feel of freedom and weightlessness, there are plenty of companies on the island, which offer these exhilarating sports.
Water and Theme Parks Gran Canaria
There many great theme parks and funfair attractions, that include; classical 27 mt. ferris wheel, rollercoaster, dodgems, shooting stalls, seal, parrot shows and more.
Dolphin & Whale watching
Seeing these creatures in the wild is a show that both young and old will enjoy. Enjoy a boat trip on the Spirit of the Sea to see dolphins, whales, and cetaceans in Gran Canaria.
Enjoy the sun, the sea breeze, the scenery from the sea and relax on a boat trip. Enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the coast of Gran Canaria between Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan on board of a glass bottom Ferry.