You have made a good choice if you decide to go on holiday to the Canary Islands. For example, the island of Gran Canaria is a very popular holiday destination for residents of the Nordic countries. What will you do during your vacation?
Tourism in Gran Canaria is mostly beach tourism, but spending most of the time on the beach is pretty boring. You can make your holiday in Gran Canaria more interesting.
Here are the activities you may be interested in: short cruises, water sports (scuba diving, snorkelling), sightseeing tours, hiking, golf.
Examples of tours and activities in Gran Canaria
Sightseeing tour of the island of Gran Canaria. The route usually includes: the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Roque Nublo rock, the Barranco de Guayadeque gorge.
Tour to the crater of the Caldera de Bandama volcano. This is the largest crater of a long-extinct volcano on the island. It can be a good adventure for lovers of nature walks.
Short sea cruise with dolphin watching. The opportunity to see whales is also available. It's almost guaranteed that you'll see dolphins, but whale watching in Gran Canaria is always a matter of luck. There is no specific season when the chance of whale watching is higher.
Cruises depart from many places that are popular with tourists.
Prices start (for example, 2022) from 35 euros approximately.
Short sea cruises that may include diving, snorkelling, picnicking or fishing. Travel companies offer different options for such cruises.
Guided visit to the dunes of Maspalamos. It can be hiking, horseback riding and camel riding.
Prices start (for example, 2022) from 13 euros approximately.
Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands and a very popular winter holiday destination for the Nordics. The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the administrative center of the island.
In addition to the capital, the main tourist centers of the island are San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Puerto Rico. You will surely find offers of tours and activities that are interesting for you there.