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Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

1. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching

Enjoy a 2.5-hour trip by boat along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see beautiful dolphins and whales up close. There is a bar aboard for those who wish to buy some drinks during the trip. The boat will come as close as possible to these amazing sea creatures so that you can experience their natural habitat from as close as possible. Take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play.

Agüimes Cocodrilo Park Admission Ticket

2. Agüimes Cocodrilo Park Admission Ticket

Discover the incredible animal species at the Cocodrilo Park which offers an unforgettable experience for you and your whole family. At this zoo, which extends over 22,000 square meters, find over 500 different animals including the largest exhibit of alligators in Europe. Some of the animals you can enjoy in the park are meerkats, turtles, lizards, raccoons, several birds, deer, tigers, pigs, pygmy goats, llamas, monkeys, and chimpanzees. The monkey snack-bar offers a delicious menu of hot dogs and refreshing smoothies.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

3. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on an excursion of a duration of 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected. First get acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your expert guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dirt Buggy Tour

4. Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dirt Buggy Tour

Dare to ride a dirt buggy and explore Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria like never before. Try a tour in an off-road vehicle with extreme agility and resistance, ideal for the rough terrain of the mountainous Canary Island. Follow your guide in your own buggy that’s safe and easy-to-use, even if it’s your first time. Begin your route on the south coast of the island, and climb the dirt roads up the mountains to reach some impressive viewpoints. Over 2.5 hours you’ll venture across a variety of paths that let you accelerate to the buggy's maximum power, as well as windy roads that test your skills. Your guide will be right by your side to help out and offer interesting facts about the island’s landscape and natural wildlife.

Gran Canaria: Holiday World Maspalomas Wooland Ticket

5. Gran Canaria: Holiday World Maspalomas Wooland Ticket

Explore Gran Canaria's most complete leisure space offering more than 30 attractions complemented by shows, pastimes, food areas and much more. Enjoy a great day for all the family with roller coasters for the big kids and dedicated areas for small children. Ride the Ferris Wheel for scenic views of the area, take it easy on the Carousel or feel the adrenaline on the Spin Loop. Take the little ones to the activities specially designed with them in mind and stop for some refreshments in the food court.

Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

6. Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

After meeting at Santa Águeda's beach in El Pajar (Arguinerguin), you will be provided with your safety equipment partnered with some instructions regarding your kayaking. Shortly afterwards, you will start paddling across the beach as your adventure begins while paddling through the rocks in the direction of your first stop at the Los Militares archeological site. There you will have some time to recover a little as your guide provides you with some information about Canarian culture and the last aboriginals that lived there. Getting back to your kayaks, you will continue kayaking past all the little beaches of the south-west coast before reaching Playa de Montaña Arena, one of the last virgin beaches of the island. Here you will have some free time to have a swim, lay on the sand, and rest or play beach tennis, frisbee, or snorkel. You will also be able to recover with a provided picnic consisting of fruit, chocolates, nuts, biscuits, and water.

Gran Canaria : Indoor SkyDiving Experience

7. Gran Canaria : Indoor SkyDiving Experience

Defy gravity with skill, style, and courage with indoor skydiving for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Experience the thrill of freefall without an airplane or parachute. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of indoor skydiving at SkyDiving Wind Tunnel in the Canaries. Professional tunnel instructors will give you a short theory class after you check-in.  Enter the Flying Platform with the necessary flying equipment provided to fly. Cherish the unique experience of flying safely and enjoyably with your family.  Attend a FLY exhibition from one of the professional instructors in between flights. At the end of the experience, receive a diploma certifying the skills learned.    

Maspalomas: City Bike Rental for 1-7 Days

8. Maspalomas: City Bike Rental for 1-7 Days

Embark on a self-guided and personalized tour of Gran Canara by city bike, a convenient and ecological alternative to discover the south part of the Island. Choose to rent your bike for 8 hours, or from 1-7 days.  For the duration of your tour, receive free assistance service in case of a breakdown or puncture. Start your adventure at the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas, a natural reserve since 1987, and ride along the entire coastline adjacent to the dunes with your city bike. Next, visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park which occupies an area of 12,000 square meters and houses more than 500 tropical plant species. Another point of interest is the Oasis of Maspalomas known as Charca, a small lagoon that serves as a winter destination for 40 species of migration birds, of which 23 species nest here. Continue the tour and visit the old Maspalomas Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1980 and declared as an asset of cultural interest by the government in 2005. For completing this amazing experience, ride over to the Meloneras promenade, which is considered the most beautiful and luxurious promenade in the south of Gran Canaria, with excellent views of the sea. If you are interested in history and archeology, pay a visit to the ancient archaeological site of indigenous origin "Punta de las Mujeres". The site is often populated by a peaceful and harmless colony of Gran Canaria lizards, an endemic species, considered by many an island icon.

Las Palmas: Learn to Surf with a Special Price for Two

9. Las Palmas: Learn to Surf with a Special Price for Two

Experience the thrill of surfing in this class designed for beginners and those who are still new to the sport. Learn from a professional instructor, and share the experience with a someone special in with this deal for two. Surf at a spot selected for having the best conditions for the development of the course. Let a certified instructor share their love of the sport with you during this five hour course. Get instruction in your native language with classes in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Maspalomas: 3-Hour Electric Scooter Chopper and Camel Tour

10. Maspalomas: 3-Hour Electric Scooter Chopper and Camel Tour

If you like nature and you would like to explore Maspalomas along many kilometers effortlessly and environmentally than an Electric Scooter Chopper is what you need. Enjoy an outdoor, fun and educational 3-hour experience. With the Camel Safari option, you can explore the fantastic dunes of Maspalomas for 30 minutes aboard a camel. See the monuments of Christopher Columbus at the gates of Meloneras, built in 2002, and the old lighthouse of Maspalomas which operates since 1980. Visit the area of the famous and beautiful promenade of Meloneras which is considered the most beautiful and luxurious promenade in the south of Gran Canaria, overlooking the sea. Here there will be a stop at the "Punta Mujeres" where you can visit an ancient archaeological site of indigenous origin. Here you will discover the ancient circular houses made of stone where the pre-Hispanic population "Gunaches" lived. This ancient site is often populated by a peaceful and harmless colony of lizards of Gran Canaria, an endemic species, considered by many the icon of the island. A local guide will show you a breathtaking panoramic view of Playa del Ingles, discover the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas (nature reserve since 1987) and the Maspalomas Botanical Park. This park occupies an area of 12,000 square meters with more than 500 plant species. See the Oasis, a pond destination for wintering or resting on the migration of nearly 40 species of birds, of which 23 species nest here. This is the ideal place for those who want experience birdwatching.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Lovely experience, you get trained before riding the horses while the instructions are simple they are effective and the horses are well trained. it was sooo much fun and I would do it again. The two girl instructors were lovely and kind and informative. the only thing is we would have loved a picture sitting on the horse!

It was great!!! Apart from seeing dolphins they explained everything to us !! The team is 10, highly recommended ❤️ They were super attentive and friendly!! Thank you very much

Accurately finding the dolphins. Really enough time to take pictures and look at the fascinating animals. You have to be seaworthy, otherwise you suffer a bit from the waves.

Very nice experience. Many dolphins sighted. Unfortunately, the Atlantic is not for sensitive stomachs. 80% of the passengers became seasick.

Amazing staff and even more amazing horses. Well worth the money and time spent. Would 1000% recommend to anyone costing Gran Canaria