Natural Dune Reserve of Maspalomas

Natural Dune Reserve of Maspalomas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

1. Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

Explore the island independently and without the stress of keeping up with a tour group with this easy rental. The Harley-style electric scooters are a convenient and ecologically-friendly way to effortlessly explore the south of Gran Canaria with your partner, family or friends during your holidays – only a driver's license is required. Worried about getting lost in the streets, or need inspiration on the best places to visit? That’s no problem — you’ll receive a map with mobile phone support that will show you different routes you can follow. For example, you could discover the spectacular dunes of golden sand at Maspalomas, a natural reserve. Or, you could visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park, which covers an area of 12,000 square meters and holds more than 500 tropical plant species. Another point of interest is the incredible Oasis of Maspalomas, also known as “Charca”, a small lagoon used as a migration destination for almost 40 species of birds. It’s recommended to complete your amazing experience by visiting the Meloneras promenade, considered the most beautiful promenade in the south of Gran Canaria and with excellent views of the sea.

Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

2. Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

After meeting your expert guide in Maspalomas, hop on your electric-powered e-bike for a tour of the city’s stunning environs. Bound for Ayagaures, a small village nestled in the hills, cross a lush valley adorned with palm trees, cacti, wildflowers, and other native Canarian flora. Stop by a wild goat farm on the way, learning about how the animal has become an icon for Gran Canaria. As you head toward the top of Ayagaures, explore the Maspalomas, Gran Canaria's immense golden sand dunes situated directly against the brilliant blue sea. Then, head to the Maspalomas Botanical Garden for a walking tour, where you'll learn to identify the main species of tropical plants that call the island home. Once you reach the top of Ayagaures mountain, stop for a half-hour break, during which you’ll sample traditional Canarian tapas in a bar built inside an ancient aboriginal cave (if option selected). Afterward, continue to the vast Ayagaures Dam, where you’ll stop at a picturesque bridge for the perfect view of the massive reservoir.  The return trip is all downhill, so get ready for a little bit of adventure. As you zip down the hill, you’ll pause at a camel farm to meet a few of the curious beasts, and learn of their significance in the culture of the Canary Islands and beyond. Later, you’ll return to the meeting point, having seen some of the most beautiful natural sights that Maspalomas has to offer.

Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour of the South

3. Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour of the South

Discover the south of the island of Gran Canaria on this guided day tour. Explore its popular destinations and be one with nature as you stop by the Maspalomas Dunes natural reserve and Mogán port. After being picked up at your hotel, head to the Maspalomas Dunes lookout. Enjoy some time for photos before continuing to the Maspalomas Lighthouse to visit its museum and admire the views from the terrace. Next, embark from Puerto Rico to Mogán on a glass-bottom ferry (tickets not included) and take in the views of the underwater world. Upon arrival at the famous port of Mogán, visit its small canals and take photos of one of the most beautiful tourist corners of the Canary Islands. After lunch, return to your hotel.

Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

4. Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

Hop on your environmentally-friendly electric bike and explore the beauty of southern Gran Canaria. Discover the nearby Ayaguares Mountains and stop by the famous Ayaguares Dam. If the beach is more your style, ride along the southern coast until you reach the picturesque fishing village of Arguineguin. Explore the various available routes with your map of Maspalomas. You will also receive a cell phone holder that can be attached to your electric bicycle, so you can navigate using your phone. Discover the different routes on Google Maps from your phone and create a self-guided and personalized tour tailored to your needs. For the entire duration of the tour, you will receive free assistance services on the road and in the city in the case of a flat tire or if your bike breaks down. For the mountain tours or the coast tour, you will receive a free repair kit. With a battery life of about 80 km, you'll have plenty of time to explore all the spots on your checklist.

Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

5. Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

Explore the southern coast of Gran Canaria by electric bike. See the most spectacular sights and discover the island with a multilingual guide. Your 4-hour adventure begins with a visit to the natural reserve of Maspalomas Dunes, a small desert area made up of golden sand dunes. Stop at the Botanical Garden of Maspalomas for a short walking tour to see local flora. Then ride along beside the Atlantic Ocean, passing Meloneras Beach and Pasito Blanco Port. Stop to admire one of the few banana plantations in the south of the island. Follow the promenade until reaching the old lighthouse of Maspalomas, working since 1890 and declared a monument of historical interest by the Canary Islands Government You’ll arrive in the old fishing village of "El Pajar". Stop to visit to the village and its pretty volcanic beach. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch (for people that choose the option with tapas included) of local cuisine overlooking the sea. Later on, take the chance to admire "La Charca", a small lagoon adjacent to the dunes of Maspalomas. In this protected area there are up to 40 species of migratory birds - an ideal spot for birdswatching. Attention : the tour is not off-road.

Maspalomas: 4-Hour Electric Scooter Chopper and Camel Tour

6. Maspalomas: 4-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 4-hour experience. With the Camel Safari, 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.

E-Scooter or E-Bike : 4 Hour Sightseeing Tour in Maspalomas

7. E-Scooter or E-Bike : 4 Hour Sightseeing Tour in Maspalomas

Enjoy an ecological e-Bike or e-Scooter experience outdoors and away from city traffic. Take a 4-hour guided tour with the whole family and thanks to the information provided by a local guide you will learn many curiosities and a bit of local history. Only over 16 years old can participate in this 2 by choosing between two options: either ride an electric bike with pedal assistance or ride an electric scooter equipped with an accelerator. Minors must be accompanied on the tour by at least one paying parent. The tour is absolutely safe, in fact, the route only includes the use of cycle paths and pedestrian areas far from the city traffic. You will never drive off the road or on the sand Your tour begins first in Playa del Ingles: here you will travel along the scenic waterfront called the "Costa Canaria" and see the wonderful dunes of Maspalomas. These amazing dunes have been declared a special nature reserve and protected area. Your guide will explain to you how these dunes were formed and why they are so special for the biosphere. The next stop is the Maspalomas Botanical Garden, where the local guide will teach you to recognize the endemic plants and trees of the canary islands: you will be able to see and touch banana trees, coconut palms, Aloe Vera plants up close. Then you will be shown the most important part of the Maspalomas dunes called "Charca" , a small lagoon closed and surrounded by sand where 40 types of different migratory birds land and which forms an ecosystem characterized by a strong biodiversity because it is populated by many fishes and an endemic lizard . You will arrive at the southernmost point of the island where the famous Maspalomas lighthouse is located. Here you will have about 45 minutes of free time where you can independently visit the old and iconic lighthouse. In fact, inside the Lighthouse there is an interesting ethnographic museum composed of multilingual interactive monitors touch screen and several rooms with inside the reconstruction of clothes, work tools and utensils, traditional musical instruments typical of the Canarian islands. There is also a short stop at the "Punta Mujeres" Archaeological Site: an ancient site made up of ancient circular houses made of stone only dating the pre-Columbian age. Once these primitive houses were inhabited by the Guanches, the indigenous people who populated the island before the Spanish conquest. After you will travel along the " Meloneras Promenade" bike paths along the sea that will lead you to Meloneras Beach. This is a very beautiful promenade because it runs along beautiful volcanic beach, characterized by its typical black sand At the halfway point you will stop for a short 20-minute break so have a drink on the beach before . The return will be faster and without stopping where we will drive inside the safe cycle paths immersed in the beautiful green area of Campo Internacional.

Maspalomas: E-Scooter Chopper Sunset Tour or Morning Tour

8. Maspalomas: E-Scooter Chopper Sunset Tour or Morning Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet with your local guide at the rental center before being assigned your e-scooter chopper. From here you will depart the facility, embarking on your way to discover the amazing panoramic sunset view of Playa del Inglés. You will travel along the Campo Internacional bike path until you reach the old Maspalomas Lighthouse.By choosing the option of the morning tour you will have an hour of free time to visit the old Maspalomas lighthouse and its interesting ethnographic museum located inside the lighthouse. By choosing the option of the sunset tour, the stop at the lighthouse will be short of maximum 10 minutes. You will then visit the most exclusive area of the south, which is the beautiful promenade of Meloneras. It will be from here that you will enjoy a splendid ocean sunset view. You will then park your electric scooters for 15 minutes to relax a bit, before sampling a non-alcoholic drink at one of the most exclusive VIP bars in Meloneras.

Gran Canaria: Rent Electric Scooter Kick Start

9. Gran Canaria: Rent Electric Scooter Kick Start

Rent a speedy electric scooter as a convenient and ecological alternative to bus or car travel around Gran Canaria. With no license required, you can hop right on and get touring as long as you are over 18 years old. No need to worry about getting lost or not knowing where to go – you will be provided with a helpful map and a mobile phone app with different routes that will take you to some of the best sights on the island. Discover the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas as you drive along the adjacent seafront promenade. Visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park, which features more than 500 tropical plant species, or the incredible Oasis of Maspalomas, a small lagoon used as a winter nesting grounds by almost 40 different species of migratory birds. Stop by the old Maspalomas Lighthouse, a scenic protected cultural landmark.

Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

10. Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

Pick up your Segway from the local partner’s store in Maspalomas and get acquainted with this unique and eco-friendly mode of transportation as you admire the scenic views. Follow your guide down to the charming seaside promenade and feel the wind in your hair as you effortlessly glide along. Wave to the locals going about their day as you explore Maspalomas Dunes, Playa del Ingles, Playa del las Burras, Playa de San Agustin then stop for a refreshing soft drink or an ice cream. Finally, admire a breathtaking sunset across the rolling Maspalomas sand dunes and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Natural Dune Reserve of Maspalomas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 133 reviews

È stata un’attività davvero entusiasmante per gli amanti come noi dell’acventura!Fortunatamente abbiamo trovato una guida italiana Lorenzo, che con tanto entusiasmo, passione e dedizione ci ha accompagnato per le vie di maspalomas e spiagge della melonera! A dire il vero è stato un tour privato perché una coppia non si è presentata e ciò lo ha reso ancora più entusiasmante e avventuroso…Lorenzo una persona disponibilissima e preparata ci ha fatto scorgere viste meravigliose e tramonti indimenticabili.. 3 h sono volate e ci siamo molto divertiti

Tour guide was excellent and friendly Whole trip was enjoyable to Maspalmas dunes , and view from mountains Highlight of the day was Mogan so pretty there from the buildings to the lovely beach where you could swim which I did Also nice restaurants and shops there for gifts However stop at Arguineguin market was not very good and others thought so to so think should be left out and other stop included instead or longer stay at Mogan in future

Super fun trip!! Lorenzo is the owner and also the guide. He told us about the island with great enthusiasm and took us on a beautiful bike ride. The bikes are almost new. You can effortlessly cycle up the mountain with it. Really top material. We ate tapas at an idyllic restaurant and cycled back just as it started to get dark. Enjoyed immensely!!

I am very pleased. The man from the bike rental is very nice and takes care of everything so that it fits. I was glad that I got rental bikes for children because this is always very difficult. The shop is very well located 10 minutes to Playa del Ingles about 10 minutes to the Dunas de Maspalomas. Can't recommend it warmly, hence 5 stars.

This was absolutely amazing and I’m so glad we did this tour on the first day. The guide Lorenzo, was fantastically knowledgeable, really interesting to listen to and such a lovely person. I would recommend this tour to everyone! Especially with the tapas, that was sensational!