If you are planning your trip to Gran Canaria and you are wondering about which places to see on this wonderful island, today we want to point the compass to the south. This area has several points of interest that you can not miss and is worth exploring. Take out pencil and paper and write down the best places to visit in southern Gran Canaria.

Straight from the blog of Lopesan Group, we bring you this summary guide with a small tour, so you can enjoy the best locations of the island and make the most of your next vacation.

Enjoying the south of Gran Canaria

Maspalomas Dunes

Among all the landscapes and areas, one of the best places to visit in southern Gran Canaria is the Maspalomas Dunes. This is one of the first places that you could not miss in our itinerary.

If you want to fully explore this spectacular place, you will have to dedicate a whole day to this unique natural space that has an area of about 400 hectares.

In addition to enjoying its wonderful beach, there are many activities you can do in this  “small desert” such as, for example, enjoy the tour and the respective stops at the viewpoint and the visitor center of the reserve. But what about riding a camel?

Indeed, the camel ride is one of the most beautiful experiences offered by the Maspalomas Dunes. You will feel as if you were in the Sahara. In addition, your tour will be more placid. From their backs, you can have a privileged view of the uniqueness of this natural area. Undoubtedly, a plan that you can not miss doing in this place to visit in southern Gran Canaria.


This area has much more to offer than the Dunes, which are already a fabulous place. If you want to know a little bit more, and you are wondering which other places to visit in Maspalomas, in southern Gran Canaria, we recommend you to take a bike or buggy tour to access other truly beautiful spaces.

The Tony Gallardo botanical garden and the Pond of Maspalomas are two other places that you can not miss. Not forgetting the lighthouse, where there are beautiful views, especially at sunset. This place allows you to add a spectacular postcard to your collection of memories of your itinerary through the south of Gran Canaria.

Playa del Inglés Beach

Between Maspalomas and San Agustín we find this well-known beach. There are 3 kilometers of golden beach where you can spend a delicious day sunbathing and enjoying the soft and continuous waves that bathe the shore.

For those who go with the family, Playa del Inglés beach is the ideal place. However, if your goal is more sporty, there is also a wonderful space for you. It has a space with good wind and waves for surfing. A must-see beach in the south of Gran Canaria!

Port of Mogán

This is the ideal space for everyone: family, groups of friends or couples who want to enjoy a delicious dinner and say goodbye to the day with a good glass of wine.

The beach of Mogán is one of the most quiet and familiar beaches. It is perfect to spend the day sunbathing and enjoying the delights of the restaurants and terraces in the area.

Beyond just sunbathing, there are also plenty of water activities to do: from kayaking and pedal boating to snorkeling.

At the port, you can also watch the fishermen during their daily work. As they leave and arrive at the port, you will observe the upcoming fresh fish that you will enjoy in some of the terraces that are located all along the promenade.


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Puerto Rico

Continuing with our list of places to visit in southern Gran Canaria, we can not forget the town of Puerto Rico. If you really want to spend a few days of absolute relaxation, beach, leisure and total fun, this is your place.

If you are interested in enjoying the sun, the beach of Amadores is one of the most recommended. The main reason is the cleanliness and the quietness of its waters. Thanks to its excellent location, it is protected from currents and strong winds.

If you are interested in something much more active, a jet ski ride is what you may be looking for. However, if you want to continue the ride, but leave the water for a while, the buggy tours are another classic of the island, and here in Puerto Rico you can also find them.

Back to the port, another activity you may find interesting is a boat ride. This experience is highly recommended for those who love fishing or, even better, watch the dolphins that visit this part of the island.


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Being on one of these boats, you can enjoy tours along the coast in the late afternoon. You will be accompanied by good music and some snacks, and you will also be able to contemplate a dreamlike sunset. Feel how the sun melts into the water and gives way to the most beautiful and starry night you can imagine!

The south of Gran Canaria: a must-see destination

If we have aroused your curiosity about which places to visit in southern Gran Canaria, it is time to start planning your vacations. Maybe even that getaway weekend that allows you to enjoy all these spaces, and many others. This area of the island has the best places for you to visit

In Lopesan Hotel Group you can find some of the best hotels, so you can stay in Gran Canaria or Fuerteventura and enjoy the vacation of your dreams. Book your next getaway now!



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