Gran Canaria has perfect weather conditions for all kinds of outdoor sports all year round, helping you get fit rather than fat. Whatever your favourite sport or pastime on your holidays, you’ll find the opportunity to do it here.
If you are the type of person who likes to compliment your relaxation on the beach with a little light exercise, not to mention bags of fun, then Gran Canaria has a catalogue of sports and leisure activities on offer.
Let’s start with water sports. As you can imagine the list is endless… from water-ski-ing to surfing, deep sea fishing to paragliding, it’s all here for you water babies! Many of the beaches in the more popular resorts offer holidaymakers the chance to hire jets skis, pedal boats, surf boards, or the easier option of body boards. And resorts like Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Puerto Mogán and Puerto Rico, offer all types of excursions including taking a trip on a yellow submarine, whale and dolphin watching boat trips and much more.
For the really active among you there are other sports available on the island. Fancy a bit of rock Climbing? Maybe a spot of horse riding? It’s a not a problem, we can direct you to the places where these kind of sports are available.
Walking and rambling is big on the island too. There are plenty of specific routes you can follow – some of them require you to be pretty energetic and have the right kind of footwear, especially when you go up into the mountain regions. Other routes require less exertion and offer you some breathtaking views.
In total contrast, maybe your idea of leisure activities is less sport orientated and the only walking involved is strolling around the shops! Well, there are plenty of chances for a spot of retail therapy too.
Just browse through these pages and find out about everything this amazing island has to offer.