Things to Do in Gran Canaria

Tourist information and guide to attractions and things to do in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain...


Holidaymakers may find great day out attractions in Gran Canaria. As for things to do in Gran Canaria; holidaymakers may relax while enjoying the beaches, the sea and the sun at any of its seventy beautiful beaches. Also visitors may simultaneously delight in the island’s exotic and varied scenery.


Gran Canaria is a paradise island located in the Atlantic Ocean and offers the best beaches together with great nature for the holidaymakers. Gran Canaria is the third biggest of the Canaria Islands and the beautiful landscape with great diversity of climate, flora, fauna, golden sandy beaches, best hotels, clubs, bars and cafes make the island one of the best holiday destinations in Europe and in the world.

As for Gran Canaria beaches; the Playa del Ingles (English Beach) and Maspalomas Beach are the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria, with its 250 hectares of shifting dunes and palm tree oasis and they are internationally known for their unrivalled beauty.

There are lots of places to visit and see in Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital city and more the half of the people are concentrated in Las Palmas. The city is also one of the most important ports on the Atlantic. As for Gran Canaria resorts; Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan are the most popular holiday resorts in Gran Canaria.

As for waters ports in Gran Canaria; there are variety of water sports activities to choose from such as sailing, yachting, windsurfing, out boarding, waterskiing, paragliding, scuba diving and more. Windsurfing is the most popular water sports activity since the naturally warm air and water temperature conditions are complemented by the presence of the trade wind that blows mainly on the eastern side of the island.

As for water parks in Gran Canaria; Aqualand is a popular water park in Gran Canaria located in Maspalomas. Aqualand is a great place to spend time and have fun with your children in Gran Canaria.

As for nature activities; excursions to Bandama Volcano, Viera y Clavijo Botanical Gardens, Tamadaba Pinewood and Nublo is a must for the nature lovers.


As for theme parks in Gran Canaria; Aqualand, Palmitos Park, Holiday World, Sioux City and Aqua Sur around Maspalomas, Crocodile Park in Villa de Aguimes and Cactualdea Park in San Nicolas de Tolentino are the best options and a must visit places for the families with kids.

As for the museums in Gran Canaria; the Casa de Colon and Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) in Las Palmas are the museums that may be visited.

Eating out in Gran Canaria is also great. Holidaymakers may find variety of cafes and restaurants in Gran Canaria along the beautiful coastline and promenade area of the resorts of Gran Canaria and enjoy the local cuisine, traditional tapas, international dishes and fresh seafood.

Nightlife in Gran Canaria is lively. Playa del Ingles is the centre of lively nights in Gran Canaria. Along with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, it is the most popular nightspot with the islanders themselves. Playa del Ingles is very lively during the night with neon lights of the many discos. There are more than 300 restaurants and 50 discos at the town which is very notable.

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