Water Sports that you can practice in Gran Canaria


The great variety of water sports in Gran Canaria is usually one of the great attractions that this island offers tourists and locals, without a doubt, a perfect destination for those who love adrenaline even on vacation.

In addition, it has extraordinary beaches to fully enjoy these wonderful experiences.

The weather in Gran Canaria is ideal to enjoy a wide variety of water activities thanks to its 300 sunny days and 20ºC in winter and 24ºC on average in the summer season, having also a pleasant water temperature in summer.

What are the most popular water sports in Gran Canaria?

If you have decided to come to this island, do not forget that among the things to do on vacation in Gran Canaria, you will have the opportunity to practice water sports, among which we can highlight the following:

1. Paddle surfing

Among the various water sports in Gran Canaria, this has It has been one that has gained many adherents for the tranquility of the waters in which it is practiced, which helps the board to be used very easily.

Paddle surfing is perfect for those looking to get around with walks through calm waters, with less demand than other sports such as surfing.

In this activity, you paddle standing on a board that is very similar to that of surfing but has a larger design that provides more stability, with the help of a paddle to move.

2. Jet

Among the different kinds of water sports in Gran Canaria, jet skis are a great option for those who are attracted to adventures and want to release adrenaline in the company of family, friends or partner.

This water activity in Gran Canaria is very popular and can be practiced at any time of the year, on different beaches on the island, to enjoy the incredible experience of being able to ride the soft waves of the sea.

No matter what level of experience you have, you should not have a certified license or permit to drive the jet ski. You just have to be over 16 years old and in the case of accompanying persons, they have to be at least 5 years old.

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Those who dare to do this activity will be accompanied by a monitor to guide the itinerary in which several people participate at the same time in excursions that generally last 60, 90 or 120 minutes.


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3. Water skydiving

This is one of the water sports in Gran Canaria that can become an unforgettable adventure during your holidays. It will allow you to enjoy the sensation of feeling the soft sea breeze from above while observing the different panoramic views of the coasts of this island.

In this activity, passengers are placed in the boat trailer carrying a parachute. As the ship moves away from shore and gains speed, the passenger parachute will begin to deploy and rise in height.

You will be able to feel the adrenaline as it rises and then you will have the extraordinary well-being and relaxation that the experience of flying over the sea produces.

The best thing is that you will have the guidance of monitors who will teach each passenger how to correctly adjust the harnesses and explain the various safety rules they must follow so that everything runs smoothly during practice.

However, it is important to highlight that you have to know how to swim in order to practice this sport.

4. Kayaking

This is one of the water sports in Gran Canaria that you can practice alone, with a partner or with friends. Although it requires some degree of coordination to move, is very easy to practice, either by taking a leisurely walk or surfing the waves with its most adventurous modality.

This activity can be done in a single or double canoe, with which you will have a different vision. In addition to enjoying the rowing journey, you can also disembark on beaches that are not difficult to access.

The kayak is not very demanding and does not require prior training. The instructors will give the necessary instructions to row and easily obtain a good speed with little effort.

5. Flyboard

Another of the water sports in Gran Canaria that you cannot miss is the flyboard. It is a perfect activity to practice in areas that have calm and windless waters.

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 It is one of the water sports newer and consists of “flying” upon a table adjusted to the feet that are propelled by jets of pressurized water.

With this aquatic activity, you can do 360-degree twists and turns, diving into the water and then propelled out of it like a dolphin. The flyboard is advisable to practice it with the help of a guide, who will give instructions at all times to guarantee our safety.


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6. Banana boat

Despite not being a water sport in itself, we cannot fail to mention Banana Boat, as one of the most popular water activities in Gran Canaria, also distinguished by the fact that it is one of the first practices trawling boats that are still booming today.

This activity consists of boarding an inflatable boat in the shape of a giant yellow banana that is dragged by a speedboat at high speed, while the waves ride.

The purpose of the Banana Boat is for passengers to fall into the water and cool off, and for this, the driver of the boat strives to draw very sharp curves. It is the perfect activity to enjoy among several friends or family members, who will have to exert all their strength to avoid falling off the banana.

Where to stay in Gran Canaria?

If you want to enjoy a different vacation in which you can practice the best water sports in Gran Canaria, in the Lopesan Group we have hotels in the best tourist areas of this island.

You can stay in one of our accommodations from Meloneras, Maspalomas, San Agustín, or Playa del Inglés, where we will offer you excellent leisure and entertainment services for all family members.

If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to contact us.



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