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Things To Do In Gran Canaria

Never one to shy away from inventive ways to get inspired and have an enlightening experience, you're eager to discover new territory like the expert traveller you are. It's not hard to fill your time, because Expedia can connect you with loads of things to do. Book your activities now, and the only thing left to do is pack your suitcase and prepare to have fun!

  • Get your favourite tour on Expedia for a great price, and you'll still have money for a top hotel or upscale dinner while you're visiting. The activities in Gran Canaria aren't only top-notch, but they won't bust your budget. We have 60 things to do here, and you can get them starting at just £9.
  • Gran Canaria is a favourite among thrill seekers similar to yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next trip to Gran Canaria to check out local hot spots and explore the best things to do. The most popular activities can catch the enthusiasm of even experienced travellers, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our collection includes an impressive array of culturally based tours and excitement. From once in a lifetime chances like a Full-Day Hiking Experience through the Rural Marvels of Gran Canaria to Gran Canaria's most visited places to stay easily entertained throughout a day like the Outdoor Cinema Night Experience, there is an abundance of opportunities at your fingertips when you peruse the activities list here at Expedia.

Our activities are the best way to organise your holiday. It takes a little planning to best get the feel for Gran Canaria, particularly when you intend to include trips to museums and outdoor activities. And it's a no-brainer that you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou are ready to get out and see what life is like for locals. You cannot wait to scope out the most essential activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is always time well spent. Book guided tours on Expedia, and you'll never get lost.

Things to Do in Gran Canaria

A vibrant and dynamic island with an incredibly varied landscape, Gran Canaria is the most populous of the Canary Islands. There are beaches, mountains, valleys and caves to explore and plenty of activities to keep you busy, including hiking, mountain biking, surfing and scuba diving. What’s more, with one of Spain’s biggest cities on your doorstep, there’s plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment to discover too.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Gran Canaria

Las Palmas – The capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas is a great destination for shopping, nightlife and culture. The city also has a choice of museums, galleries and event spaces including the Museo Canario, the Casa Museo de Colón and the Atlantic Centre of Modern Art.

Playa del Inglés – One of the most popular beach resorts on Gran Canaria, Playa del Inglés is home to some spectacular beaches, a lively nightlife and a good variety of restaurants and bars. Playa del Inglés is popular with LGBT travellers and hosts a huge Gay Pride event in early May.

Maspalomas – Maspalomas was one of the first tourist resorts on Gran Canaria. Today it’s a great place to top up your tan, enjoy a night out or try your hand at surfing. Jeep safaris, mountain biking and walking are all on offer in the area around Maspalomas.

Bandama Caldera – Part of the Tafira Protected Landscape, the Bandama Caldera is a huge volcano crater: the walk to the bottom is a fantastic way to explore Gran Canaria’s natural landscape and escape the busy tourist resorts of the coast.

Things to See in Gran Canaria

The Cathedral of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the most notable buildings on the island. Dating back almost 600 years, the cathedral boasts an ornate neo-classical façade and a gothic style interior. Another famous sight in the city is the Plaza de Santa Ana, a pretty square and popular meeting spot that traces its roots back to the 16th century. One of Gran Canaria’s most famous natural landmarks is the Roque Nublo, an imposing monolith that stands imposingly high and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Things to Do in Gran Canaria

One of the best places for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing in Europe, Gran Canaria attracts water sports enthusiasts throughout the year. There are various surf schools across the island, with a choice of waves ensuring there are conditions to suit all levels. The interior of Gran Canaria is very popular with mountain bikers, cyclists and hikers, while nature lovers will find plenty to keep them busy in Gran Canaria’s protected areas. To learn more about the early history of the island, visit the ancient Tara y Cendro Caves, which were once the centre of a thriving pre-Hispanic community on Gran Canaria. Playa del Inglés is a fantastic destination for nightlife, while a good selection of shops and restaurants can be found in Las Palmas.

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