If you still don’t know where to go on your next holidays, in this post we are going to talk about some of our suggestions to have a great time and enjoy all the relax and disconnecting with an irresistible list of things to do in Gran Canaria.

You will be surrounded by the sea, striking contrasts of landscapes, welcoming people, and the perfect atmosphere for the party on any day of the week. All of these, together with delicious cuisine and an ideal time all year round. There are many things to do in Gran Canaria, so that moments of boredom do not exist in your next days of rest.

At Lopesan Hotel Group, we are aware of all that travellers want to enjoy an unforgettable stay while they are visiting new places, and that is the reason why we have created leisure and personal care programmes at the level of our most demanding clients. However, we are alsogoing to tell youabout many other things to do in Gran Canaria.

Here you will find interesting proposals to relax, enjoy all kinds of sports, excursions, visits to theme parks, gastronomic and wine tourism, shopping and parties, among the many things to do in Gran Canaria.

⇨ Sports that you can practice in Gran Canaria

Water sports

Lovers of diving and scuba diving are well aware of the possibilities offered by our coastline when it comes to making dives to enjoy an impressive underwater life, mainly in the Reserve of Cabrón and Pasito Blanco, which you can easily reach from anywhere on the island.

Gran Canaria is a paradise for lovers of these sports with its large number of caves and volcanic rock barriers where many species live. If you are new to this sport, you don’t have to worry! You will also find spots where you can get started in this exciting activity.


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In addition, there are sailing centers in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and in several of the tourist areas of Gran Canaria at the south of the island, in ports such as Pasito Blanco, Mogán, Puerto Rico or Arguineguín where you will find many schools to get you started in this sport.

The best areas for body boarding, surfing and windsurfing are located at the north and east of the island, very close to Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles. Moreover, if you want to practice deep sea fishing, or enjoy beautiful sea excursions, you will find the best offer in the port complexes to the south of the island and in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Water skiing, renting jet skis, boats, kayaks, or getting the adrenaline rush on the typical bananas are just some of the many things you can do in Gran Canaria to enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

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▼ Playing golf and other sports

A great variety of golf courses in Gran Canaria and a perfect temperature await you to enjoy this fantastic sport! Choose your accommodation area next to the best courses of Meloneras, Maspalomas and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, climbing or even other risky sports such as parachute jumping, paragliding or bungee jumping can also be found in Gran Canaria, as it offers the best conditions for this type of sport.

But if you don’t feel like a lot of action on your days off, don’t worry, because there are many things to do in Gran Canaria to have fun in a more relaxed, but equally rewarding way.

▼ Excursions to explore the island

When it comes to discovering places to visit in Gran Canaria and discovering its fantastic contrasts of landscapes, its sunsets, its charming towns of popular architecture, museums, traditional festivals and so much more, the island offers a great number of possibilities, of which we present a small sample.

The most common options to visit different places are to hire excursions or organized tours, of which you can find information in hotels and tourist offices, but you can also tour the island at your own pace by renting cars, motorcycles, or bicycles.


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Do not miss some of the following points to see in Gran Canaria:

Barrio de Vegueta and Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas, Telde, Puerto de Mogán, Dunas de Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Parque Natural de Tamadaba, Parque Natural de Doramas, Teror, Arucas, Roque Nublo, Cueva Pintada archaeological site, Agaete salt flats, and the natural swimming pools found at various points on the island, such as Agaete.

Also within the things to do in Gran Canaria, you will find camel rides through the Dunes of Maspalomas to explore in a fun way this magnificent natural park, and quad rental to enjoy other parts of the island.

▼ Oenological Routes

Lovers of good wine also have an appointment in Gran Canaria, where they can make routes to visit plantations and wineries with tastings of the particularities and exquisite Canarian wines, awarded internationally.

▼ Museums

Learn about our history and customs, enjoying one of the many museums that you can visit, such as the Canarian Museum of Las Palmas, where you will find sacred rites, pre-Hispanic lifestyles and funerary customs — the house of Columbus, or the Elder Museum of Science and Technology, located in the capital too.

In other parts of the territory you will find the rum factory in Arucas, the ethnographic museum Cuevas de Artenara, or the indigenous art centre of Gáldar, among many other examples of historical and cultural exhibition.

▼ Theme parks

Another thing to do in Gran Canaria if you come with your family, or if you are a great fan of this type of leisure facilities, is to enjoy one of the many options that our island offers:


  • Palmitos Park is one of the places to visit for nature and wildlife lovers.
  • Aqualand Maspalomas and Lake Taurito Water Park to spend a day in style without getting out of the water.
  • Sioux City, Gran Karting Club, Karting Maspalomas are just some of the many options that we are sure you will find difficult to decide between.


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In addition to all these things to do in Gran Canaria, we cannot finish this brief summary without talking about the entertaining and picturesque markets that you will find in different localities, or the beach parties and pilgrimages in villages in the interior of the island at all times of the year.

Of course, we cannot stop encouraging you to taste the exquisite local cuisine among one of the things to do in Gran Canaria to enjoy the richest local dishes, fresh fish and meats, along with fruits and vegetables native to natural cultivation.

We have shown you a fun variety of things to do in Gran Canaria in your next holidays, but as you have the last word, we strongly recommend you to go to our website in order to discover many other surprises that you will find when you stay at Lopesan Hotel Group.


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