04:09:05 Monday, 6th February 2023

If you’re more of the adventurous type and love the feel of freedom and weightlessness, there are plenty of companies on the island, which offer these exhilarating sports, very often including courses for beginners as well as the more advanced.

For flying, parachuting, hang-gliding or paragliding contact either the Club de Parapente Las Palmas or the Club Deportivo Siroco, both in Las Palmas, or the Paraclub Gran Canaria in the south.

For skydiving – a 20-minute flight over the Maspalomas dunes and a jump in tandem with an instructor – contact Skydive Gran Canaria (this company operates from the far end of the Paseo Marítimo, where the dunes begin).