Day Trips, Attractions and Activities to do in Gran Canaria

Maspalomas is the place of fun and leisure. Here are things to do, other than laying down on the beach, drinking, dancing and freaking with guys, while you’re on the island…


1/ Diving and Snorkeling

Discover the most impressive snorkel spots around Gran Canaria with a local PADI instructor as your guide. A fun experience for all, the tour includes tips for safe snorkeling along with all the info you need about the island’s marine life. High quality snorkel equipment is provided, along with round-trip transport between your hotel and the dive center.

(Duration: 3 hours. From 45€. Operated by Leagues Ahead Diving and Yellow Boat Mogan)

2/ Parasailing

Parachuting over the sea, known as Parasailing, or Paragliding. Have you ever discovered the pleasure of parasailing? There is no experience necessary! Come and try it, Watersports Luis Molina has a safe and professional boat and equipment. You can fly single or double flights and enjoy the awesome views from their parasailing boats.

The pleasure of parasailing is a unique experience, full of great sensations. Enjoy the sea from above with complete security and in total comfort.

You`ll feel the adrenalin as you ascend, and then soon enjoy total relaxation and well-being that comes from flying over the sea, feeling the fresh sea breeze and wonder at the marvellous coastal views, the Anfi del Mar Beach and the sea from way up above. An experience to remember all of your life.

(Duration: 10 minutes. From 50€. Operated by Watersports Luis Molina / TUI )

3/ Ride a Camel on The Dunes.

Get adventurous with a camel ride through The Dunes of Malpalomas. In the company of a guide, ride your camel through the soft sand dunes, enjoy the sweeping panoramas, and experience this side of Gran Canaria Island.

(Duration: 30 minutes. From 15€. Operated by Camello Safari Duna Oasis)


4/ Skydive & Parachute

Conquer your fears, fulfill your dreams, live the exciting adventure over the incredible island of Gran Canaria: enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Over The Dunes, a skydive professional instructor will accompany you in the extreme and safe adventure of jumping from a plane.

The Maspalomas Dunes is a unique wild place in the Canary Islands due to its beauty and range of ecosystems. Its 400 hectares include a fantastic beach, a dynamic sand dune system, palm grove, and a brackish lagoon.

An exciting 40 seconds of free fall at more than 200 km/h is followed by an exciting parachute flight over Playa del Inglés before landing safely in the famous dunes of Maspalomas.

Surprise yourself with the spectacular views of the ocean, islands, mountains, beaches, and dunes on the 8 minutes high flight and throughout the descent back to earth.

Your squirlfriends can record your arrival at The Dunes.

(Duration: 8 minutes + 40 seconds. From 240€. Operated by iJump Gran Canaria )

5/ Coastering

Physical activity where you move along a rocky section of coastline either on foot or by swimming. You’ll visit seaside cliffs on the west side of the island, where you can jump into the water and zipline across a cave and into the ocean.

(Duration: 4 hours. From 60€. Operated by Mojo Pico Aventura)

6/ Kayaking

Take the hassle out of planning an excursion, instead opt for this 4 hour kayaking tour off the coast of Gran Canaria, led by a bilingual guide.

(Duration: 4 hours. From 62€. Operated by Mojo Pico Aventura)


8/ Surfing

Master the foundations of surfing—and hit the waves of Playa del Inglés—during this half-day, small-group surfing lesson. Courses include a mix of theory and practice, letting participants learn the ropes. All equipment (surfboard, wetsuit, fins, etc.) is included, plus snacks, bottled water, and souvenir photographs that can be downloaded free of charge.

(Duration: 4 Hours. From 55€. Operated by Surf Canaries)

9/ Ride a Jet Ski

Jetski rides are the most popular activity of all water sports and of course you can rent one in Maspalomas. We offer Jetbikes and Jetskis for one or more persons. All Jetski riders get instructions to help make their ride safe.

(From 60€ for 20 minutes. Operated by Watersports Luis Molina)

10/ See the Mountains on a Jeep Safari

Go on a Jeep Safari and visit Santa Lucía ravine de la Sorrueda, Fortaleza de Ansite, then lunch at San Bartolomé de Tirajana, then heading over to Valle de Las Mil Palmeras in Fataga, Mirador de las Moscas and then Dunas de Maspalomas.

(Duration: 6-7 hours. From 52€. Operated by Trip Canarias)

11. Race on a Kart Circuit

For Go-Kart for amateurs as well as advanced drivers who want to taste the real feeling of speed.


(From 25€ per 8 minutes. Operated by Gran Karting Club)