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Gran Canaria Zoos & aquariums

Our most recommended Gran Canaria Zoos & aquariums

Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

1. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride in the Dunes of Maspalomas

Ride through the rolling dunes of Maspalomas on camelback and admire the unique landscape of Gran Canaria. Enjoy the support of your Sahawari guides during your 30-minute experience. Feel like a desert scout as you ride a gentle camel along the seemingly endless dunes of Maspalomas. The camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles, so you don’t need to ride on the hump. The ride on these gentle giants lasts for around 30 minutes and you’ll be accompanied by Saharawi guides. Enjoy this unique way to discover the desert landscapes of Gran Canaria. 

Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Skip-the-Line Ticket

2. Gran Canaria: Poema del Mar Skip-the-Line Ticket

Discover the secrets of the Blue Planet with a skip-the-line ticket to Poema del Mar. Journey across the five continents and learn about diverse species and habitats. Stroll through La Jungla which is home to goliath groupers, freshwater turtles, and crocodiles. See Nemo's world in the Beach Zone where the clownfish live.  The final stop is the Deep Sea, an area with the largest curved window in the world. Its 36-meter-wide by 7-meter-high windows are perfect for observing the sharks.

Las Palmas: Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Entrance Ticket

3. Las Palmas: Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Entrance Ticket

Make your way to Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura and journey through some of the most exciting regions of the world. Discover a refuge that enhances the survival of the ecosystem in a real oasis. See striking flora in various parts of the park and at the only botanical garden on the island. Fall in love with tropical succulents and native plants.  Attend the live demonstrations by sea lions, reptiles, birds of prey and parrots and their handlers, and interact with lemurs and sea lions in the water. Nourish yourself at the park's 3 restaurants and enjoy exquisite cuisine in a unique environment. Follow a route through the park to discover some 3,000 animals from 250 different species. Go on a camel safari at the largest camel reserve in Europe, look into the bright eyes of the curious lemurs from Madagascar or get your photo taken with a friendly giraffe.

Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Palmitos Park

4. Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Palmitos Park

Visit the new dolphinarium, with its spectacular show, as well as the aquarium, the butterfly house, the incredible show of birds of prey, the show of parrots, meerkats, caimans and much more. In the reptiles section you will find a komodo dragon belonging to the first generation raised in captivity in Europe, the biggest species of the lizard group reaching up to 3 meters in height and weighing some 90 kilograms. In the Caiman Lake you may find the Spectacled Caiman, Californian Turtles, and the Gran Canaria Giant Lizard living in perfect synchrony. The Island of Primates is undoubtedly a must-see. Among the many species you will find at the park the most notorious are aardvarks, wallabies, meerkats and talapoins.

Agüimes Cocodrilo Park Admission Ticket

5. Agüimes Cocodrilo Park Admission Ticket

Discover the incredible animal species at the Cocodrilo Park which offers an unforgettable experience for you and your whole family. At this zoo, which extends over 22,000 square meters, find over 500 different animals including the largest exhibit of alligators in Europe. Some of the animals you can enjoy in the park are meerkats, turtles, lizards, raccoons, several birds, deer, tigers, pigs, pygmy goats, llamas, monkeys, and chimpanzees. The monkey snack-bar offers a delicious menu of hot dogs and refreshing smoothies.

From Gran Canaria: Day Trip to Loro Parque Tenerife

6. From Gran Canaria: Day Trip to Loro Parque Tenerife

Spend the day at the best zoo in Europe on a day trip from Gran Canaria to Loro Parque in Tenerife. Benefit from pick-up in the south of Gran Canaria or Las Palmas, and then take the 8:00 AM ferry from Agaete to arrive in Santa Cruz de Tenerife approximately 72 minutes later. Upon arrival, a bus will be waiting to take you to Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz. Discover everything the park has to offer at your own pace. Watch live animal shows and marvel at the antics of sea lions and dolphins. Get up close to parrot species, including parakeets and macaws and see exotic fish, giant Galápagos tortoises and much more.

Maspalomas: E-Bike Tour with Camel Ride

7. Maspalomas: E-Bike Tour with Camel Ride

Take this 4-hour adventure tour and experience Maspalomas by e-bike, then cross the sand dunes on the back of a camel. Enjoy a fun tour, suitable for all ages. Discover the area along quiet pedestrian routes with a local guide. First you'll cycle to the Botanical Park of Maspalomas. Stop for a short walking tour to see some of the 500 species of plant within the park. Afterwards, ride a camel through the Dunes of Maspalomas to visit the most spectacular parts of this nature reserve. Stop to admire the oasis, a small lagoon where migrating birds nest. Along the route you'll also see the statue of Christopher Columbus and the Maspalomas lighthouse. Visit the famous promenade in Meloneras, considered the most beautiful in the south of Gran Canaria. Stop at an archaeological site to see houses built by the first inhabitants of the island, before the Spanish conquest. After visiting the promenade, stop for a soft drink at a bar with panoramic sea views. The return journey follows bike lanes through Parque de la Paz, back to the original starting point.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 69 reviews

A little tricky to find but once we did it was amazing! short, easy ride . Sit and enjoy! great price and perfect for our family aged 5+

Overall very happy with the experience and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend it

Walk away is perfect market place with a lot of tapas and perfect coffe

Amazing Acuarium. One of the best I have been. Highly recommended.

awesome park with great dolphin and bird shows. highly recommend.