Top 48 Things to do in Gran Canaria, Spain

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Aqualand Maspalomas
Step into a world of aquatic attractions for the entire family in Aqualand, the Canary Islands' biggest water park. Experience the thrill of your life on the sensational slides, chutes, and white-knuckle rides, meet some local sea lions, and enjoy... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Day Cruises & Water Activities

1 day

Free cancellation

$31
per adult

Botanic Marvels & Local Winetasting Tour
With a small group of 9 people, explore a beautiful botanic garden, home to a 3,000-year-old pine trunk, and then visit Bandama crater. At an old winery, sip regional vintages with fresh flavors and crisp textures before visiting a wine... Read More

$43
per adult

Camel Ride Along Maspalomas Natural Reserve
Take a camel out for a journey through the Maspalomas Natural Reserve, where a stunning natural environment awaits. Feel like Lawrence of Arabia as you ride through the magnificent sand dunes in one of the must-see attractions on the Canary... Read More

Categories: Adventures

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$15
per adult

Camel Ride Experience in the Arteara Valley
Become sultan of the sands for a day with this thrilling camel ride adventure across the dramatic landscape of the Arteara gully. This half-day tour also includes visits to a bakery, an old communal washer, and a delicious traditional Canarian... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$39
per adult

Coastal Yacht Cruise with Breakfast, Barbecue Lunch & Open Bar
Spend a day at sea aboard a modern and luxurious motor-powered yacht, cruising along the coastline and jumping off to swim, snorkel, or take ride on a banana boat. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch aboard, and sip drinks from the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$73
per adult

Cruising Experience on a Glass-Bottom Boat: _Spirit of the Sea_
Cruise over the sparkling, clear waters of the Canary Islands in a glass bottomed boat. This specially designed ship has a large glass bottom that stretches between the two hulls, making it perfect for you to observe the incredible variety... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$31
per adult

Custom Private Gran Canaria Tour
Take a break from the beaches and tourist scene to discover the hidden secrets that make Gran Canaria such a special island. With a tour guide that is ready to help you plan a trip specific to your tastes, you... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$320
per adult

Day Trip to Tenerife's Loro Park with Transportation
Spend a fun-filled day at Loro Park, an amusement park in Puerto de la Cruz covering 32 acres (13 ha). The park, one of the most popular attractions in the Canary Islands, features a variety of animals, sea creatures, tropical... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$115
per adult

Deep-Sea Fishing Experience
Grab a rod and bring your camera for an exciting day of deep-sea fishing in the waters off Gran Canaria. Sit back as you glide over the beautiful Atlantic to the fishing grounds. Then, experience the thrill of reeling in... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$82
per adult

Exploring Gran Canaria: Camels, Gardens & Winetasting Experience
Explore Gran Canaria's thriving arts and cultural scene while learning about its local legends during your stay on this enchanting island. This tour introduces you to everything the island has to offer, from camel rides to wine and cheese tasting.... Read More

$41
per adult

Exploring the Natural Wonders of Gran Canaria on Foot
A guided trek on the spectacular trails in Gran Canaria is a delightful way to discover the beauty of the island’s interior. With a choice of 2 hikes for medium experience levels, opt to explore Roque Nublo, a volcanic rock... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$71
per adult

Full-Day Guided Excursion in Gran Canaria
Sip hot mugs of delicious java at a coffee plantation, scope out the charms of frozen-in-time fishing villages, and consider a leg-pumping climb to lofty vantage points on volcanic rock formations. Explore Gran Canaria on this all-encompassing excursion around the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Full-Day Hiking Experiences through the Rural Marvels of Gran Canaria
Come and discover the true inland beauty of Gran Canaria, a hiker’s paradise full of natural and historic treasures on its many trekking trails. With 2 different hikes designed to suit every level of experience and a guide to lead... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$63
per adult

Full-Day Mountain Bike Challenge
Tackle the rugged terrain and off-road trails of Gran Canaria on a mountain bike. With an expert guide leading the way, learn about the island’s history, the cultural traditions of locals, and the healing properties of various plants and herbs... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$56
per adult

Guided Walking Tour of the Azuaje Valley
Embark on a trek through the beautiful and tranquil Azuaje Valley, located in Gran Canaria's northern region, and admire a stunning display of lush vegetation. Enjoy free time to visit historical sites in Arucas and Firgas during your guided hiking... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$37
per adult

Half-Day Cruise Exploring Las Palmas Coastline
A cruise is great fun for all ages and you have a choice of 2 routes in the waters off Las Palmas. Hop aboard and enjoy a fascinating excursion. See dormant volcanoes, historic castles, and if you're lucky, you may... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per adult

History & Traditions of Gran Canaria Tour with Lunch
Explore all the hidden corners of Gran Canaria, widely considered among the most beautiful islands in the Canaries. This tour lets you walk the winding streets of quaint villages, see an aloe very plantation, and enjoy a mouthwatering lunch inside... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per adult

Holiday World Amusement Center
Walk through the gates of Holiday World Fun Park to find a world of action-packed excitement. Hop aboard the big wheel at the fun fair and enjoy the best views of Maspalomas, hold on tight on the exciting rides, or... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Attractions

8 hours

Free cancellation

$26
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Cruise the largest city in the Canary Islands—Las Palmas de Gran Canaria—from atop a double-decker bus. This flexible, fully-customizable tour allows you hop on or off at any point along this storybook island. Climb on for 360-degree views, and step... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$20
per adult

Hop-On, Hop-Off Blue Bird Cruise to 4 Beautiful Ports
Get to know the charming port towns and beautiful scenery of Gran Canaria with a full day's worth of short cruises along the island's southeastern coast. Choose between 4 different routes that you can hop on and off to explore... Read More

$11
per adult

Horseback Riding Experience
Escape the hustle and bustle of tourist-packed beaches and head into the hills for a day spent exploring verdant valleys and tranquil forests on horseback. With expert guides and laidback animals, this is the perfect way to explore Gran Canaria's... Read More

Categories: Adventures

2 hours

Free cancellation

$71
per adult

Jeep Safari Adventure
Embark on an off-roading Jeep excursion to discover the hidden secrets of the volcanic island of Gran Canaria. Whether you’re the driver or passenger, you can feel the rush of adrenaline from the ride and appreciate the starkly contrasting scenery... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$56
per adult

Kitesurfing Experience in Gran Canaria
Take to the air with a kitesurfing lesson off the spectacular coast of Las Palmas. With certified instructors and pioneering techniques, you can soon pick up the skills you need to master the sport and take your kitesurfing worldwide. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$205
per adult

Las Palmas' _Vegueta_ Walking Tour
Explore Vegueta (the old district) of Santa Ana as you stroll down its cobbled alleys that are rich with culture and historical significance. Follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus while your knowledgeable guide provides interesting facts about influential characters... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$11
per adult

Livin' Mojito Cruise with Buffet Dinner
Board a sailboat and take a relaxing cruise along the southern coast of Gran Canaria, munching on regional fare from a buffet and taking in spectacular island scenery all along the way. It's a unique trip that includes everything you... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$75
per adult

Markets of Mogan Walking Tour & Glass Bottom Cruise
Come and discover the enchanting fishing village of Puerto de Mogan on this relaxing boat trip along the rugged south-western coast of Gran Canaria. Watch for whales and dolphins, then stroll down the cobbled streets and, if you’d like, grab... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Music Hall Tavern Extravaganza Show
Come along for a night of magical comedy and be enraptured and in stitches from start to finish. Join Mrs. Titti Trollop, Ms. Peggy Lee, Dame Nelly Pledge, and the rest of the cast for the best drag show in... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Outdoor Cinema Night Experience
Head out for a night at the movies, getting cozy on comfortable couches and watching the opening credits begin to roll on a massive screen framed by twinkling stars. Enjoy watching top films at Europe's only permanent outdoor cinema on... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$15
per adult

Palmitos Park Ticket
Explore a subtropical oasis filled with exotic birds, dolphins, and spectacular scenery on a visit to Palmitos Park. With a location amid a lush valley of palm trees, the park offers you a chance to admire the scenic interior of... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

1 day

Free cancellation

$40
per adult

Paragliding Experience
Experience the thrill of soaring high above the magnificent landscape of Gran Canaria during this thrilling paragliding adventure. Whether you've glided many times before or have never even heard of the activity, trained guides make sure you have a memorable,... Read More

Categories: Adventures

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$114
per adult

Parasailing or Jet Ski Adventure
Looking for something more active than lounging on the beach? Have some adrenaline-packed fun with your family and friends as you speed through the water on a 2-person jet ski or get a bird's-eye view of the shore as you... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

10 minutes

Free cancellation

$51
per adult

Relaxing Cruise Aboard the _SuperCat_
Embark on a well-equipped catamaran decked out with upscale amenities for the ultimate relaxing day in paradise. Chill in the hot tub as you cruise atop sparkling water and along the pristine coastline. Then, feast on a delicious meal while... Read More
Sailing Adventure Aboard a Pirate Ship
Step aboard the Timanfaya, a replica of a pirate ship from the 17th century, and set sail in search of treasure and adventure on the high seas. This swashbuckling pirate show is a fabulous opportunity that lets the whole family... Read More
Sailing Experience aboard Aphrodite, a Turkish Gulet
Step aboard a luxurious Turkish sailing vessel for a voyage along the beautiful coast of Gran Canaria. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters off the secluded beach of Guigui and enjoy a savory traditional Spanish meal with wines... Read More
Santa Brigida, San Mateo & Teror Markets Tour
Haggle with the best of them at 3 of the most popular street markets in Gran Canaria. At Santa Brigida, San Mateo, and Teror you experience first-hand the true vibrancy and color of the island and its people. Try some... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

Scuba Diving or Snorkeling with PADI Instructors in Playa Taurito
Hit the sugary sands along sun-soaked Playa Taurito for a day spent exploring an underwater world just steps from the shore. Swim with exotic tropical fish, glide over thriving beds of colorful coral, and keep your eyes peeled for the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$37
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Gran Canaria Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Gran Canaria Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$5
per adult

Shopping Experience in Las Palmas
Explore Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a modern Spanish city and the capital of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. On this day trip with a local guide, you receive advice on the best shops to find excellent bargains, quality... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$30
per adult

Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Hop off your cruise ship and onto a double-decker bus to discover all the major sights of the largest city in the Canary Islands. This flexible, fully-customizable tour allows you hop on or off at any point along this storybook... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$20
per adult

Small-Group Day Trip to Charming Villages of the North
Led by a local guide, explore the town of Arucas and try locally produced rum with a small group of up to 9 people. In Firgas, admire the fountain in the town square and learn about Canarian mojos before you... Read More

$53
per adult

Speedy Shuttle: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)
Arrive at your hotel quickly by taking a shared Speedy Shuttle, which makes makes a maximum of 4 stops. For transfers to and from Gran Canaria Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

50 minutes

Free cancellation

$9
per adult

Surf, Bodyboard & Standup Paddleboard Courses
Learn the tricks of surfing, bodyboarding, and standup paddleboarding in the beautiful waters on the coast of Gran Canaria. Join some of the best wave riders in the Canary Islands and pick up the techniques you need to tackle the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

Surfing & Bodyboarding Lessons in Maspalomas
Have a great time and learn to surf like a pro. You start by learning the theory and basics of surfing, how to catch waves faster, and how to stay safe. Once you're done practicing on dry land, head for... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$39
per adult

Tandem Skydiving Experience
Experience the thrill of hurling through the sky above Gran Canaria's coastline during this skydiving session. Strapped to an expert guide via high-quality harness, enjoy the magnificent view and rush of adrenaline as you free fall for 30–45 seconds before... Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$325
per adult

Thalassotherapy Revitalizing Experiences
Feel the healing properties of seawater in an oasis of relaxation. Enjoy a full-body wrap, unwind in the sauna, or treat yourself with a massage. Embark on a day of Thalassotherapy—great for treating health issues related to stress such as... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$27
per adult

Thrilling 4x4 Safari & Camel Ride Adventure
Spend a day on the wild side on this thrilling adventure as you drive your own 4x4 through parts of the island few tourists get to see. Speed down dusty tracks through fragrant forests and across rocky ravines. Discover secluded... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$59
per adult

Yellow Submarine Underwater Adventure
Enjoy a unique dive under the sea in a classic yellow submarine as you explore the turquoise waters off the coast of Mogan. Submerse yourself in an underwater wonderland, surrounded by schools of tropical fish visible through the submarine’s specially... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$35
per adult

_Vegueta_ Walking Tour & Tapas
Discover the old district of Santa Ana as you stroll down its cobbled streets that are rich with culture and historical significance. Follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus while your knowledgeable guide provides anecdotes about influential characters and artwork... Read More

$31
per adult

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