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Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class for Beginners

1. Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class for Beginners

Become a surfer for the day in the perfect year-round weather conditions of Gran Canaria. Visit the most beautiful beaches on the island, and discover the best waves for learning. Enjoy maximum fun and maximum safety as you get to grips with surfing. Classes begin with a theory lesson in the surf school at the foot of the spectacular sand dunes of Maspalomas. The video class is a fun, uncomplicated session that will soon set you up for a day in the water. Then, it's time to get wet and put theory into action. Once your instructors have located the best beach conditions, they will be in the water with you at all times, making sure that you get the most out of your session. As a mobile unit, the instructors will determine the best conditions on your lesson day, meaning you will not only learn how to surf, but will discover some of the most beautiful spots on Gran Canaria, and get to experience the island’s surf culture up close.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

2. Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

The island of Gran Canaria boasts a diverse range of African, Mediterranean, and Atlantic marine life. Rely on a knowledgeable guide to show you the best snorkel spots and encounter interesting ocean flora and fauna. Begin your snorkel adventure at the diving center in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria where you will complete basic paperwork and have a pre-snorkel briefing. After your guide prepares the wetsuits and snorkeling equipment, you will drive to one of the local beaches for a 1-hour snorkeling excursion. Learn how to use your equipment and dive in for a guided snorkeling experience during which your guide will lead to the best spots, pointing out and identifying the local marine life. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. 

Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

3. Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

Explore the island independently and without the stress of keeping up with a tour group with this easy rental. The Harley-style electric scooters are a convenient and ecologically-friendly way to effortlessly explore the south of Gran Canaria with your partner, family or friends during your holidays – only a driver's license is required. Worried about getting lost in the streets, or need inspiration on the best places to visit? That’s no problem — you’ll receive a map with mobile phone support that will show you different routes you can follow. For example, you could discover the spectacular dunes of golden sand at Maspalomas, a natural reserve. Or, you could visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park, which covers an area of 12,000 square meters and holds more than 500 tropical plant species. Another point of interest is the incredible Oasis of Maspalomas, also known as “Charca”, a small lagoon used as a migration destination for almost 40 species of birds. It’s recommended to complete your amazing experience by visiting the Meloneras promenade, considered the most beautiful promenade in the south of Gran Canaria and with excellent views of the sea.

Maspalomas: Scooter 125 cc Rental in Gran Canaria

4. Maspalomas: Scooter 125 cc Rental in Gran Canaria

Embark on a self-guided tour through Maspalomas on a Scooter 125 cc suitable for 2 persons. Discover Maspalomas Dunes, Playa del Ingles, Meloneras, and much more, as you benefit from the comfort of a two-wheel vehicle that’s easy to drive. For the duration of your renting, you receive a helmet and free assistance in case of breakdowns or punctures. No need to worry about getting lost or not knowing where to go, as your guides provide you with a helpful map with different routes that will lead you to some of the best sights on the island. Discover the amazing Maspalomas Dunes and the old Maspalomas Lighthouse. Visit the Maspalomas Botanical Garden to observe native species of birds and plants. Explore the southern regions of the island such as Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogan, or Playa de los Amadores. If you are more of a mountain person, cycle to the elevated villages of Ayagaures or Monteleon. You may also stop at the Mirador de Fataga for fantastic panoramic views.

Gran Canaria: Rent Electric Scooter Kick Start

5. Gran Canaria: Rent Electric Scooter Kick Start

Rent a speedy electric scooter as a convenient and ecological alternative to bus or car travel around Gran Canaria. With no license required, you can hop right on and get touring as long as you are over 18 years old. No need to worry about getting lost or not knowing where to go – you will be provided with a helpful map and a mobile phone app with different routes that will take you to some of the best sights on the island. Discover the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas as you drive along the adjacent seafront promenade. Visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park, which features more than 500 tropical plant species, or the incredible Oasis of Maspalomas, a small lagoon used as a winter nesting grounds by almost 40 different species of migratory birds. Stop by the old Maspalomas Lighthouse, a scenic protected cultural landmark.

Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

6. Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

Pick up your Segway from the local partner’s store in Maspalomas and get acquainted with this unique and eco-friendly mode of transportation as you admire the scenic views. Follow your guide down to the charming seaside promenade and feel the wind in your hair as you effortlessly glide along. Wave to the locals going about their day as you explore Maspalomas Dunes, Playa del Ingles, Playa del las Burras, Playa de San Agustin then stop for a refreshing soft drink or an ice cream. Finally, admire a breathtaking sunset across the rolling Maspalomas sand dunes and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

Gran Canaria: Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling Stop

7. Gran Canaria: Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling Stop

Board a catamaran in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria and head out into the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins and whales. Marvel at picturesque views of Gran Canaria's coastline from the water, sip on complimentary soft drinks, and go snorkeling or swimming in the ocean. Your cruise begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel and transportation to the Puerto Base harbor, where you'll board your boat. Then, set sail to explore the waters off the coast of Gran Canaria, going in search of dolphins, pilot whales, minke whales, and more. Watch from the deck or through the glass panels below deck, keeping an eye out for these magnificent creatures and other aquatic life. Then, get ready to experience the ocean firsthand as your boat anchors in one of the small bays along the coastline. Go for a swim, enjoy some snorkeling, or make use of the onboard toboggan slide. If you prefer not to get wet, just sit back and relax, admire the view, and sip on a complimentary soft drink. Spend around 45 minutes enjoying the ocean before your cruise continues with a return journey to the harbor. Your bus will be waiting here to take you back to your accommodation.

Maspalomas: E-Bike Tour with soft drink

8. Maspalomas: E-Bike Tour with soft drink

Marvel at the most spectacular sunset views in Gran Canaria on an e-bike tour, and enjoy an unforgettable outdoor adventure. First stop: Maspalomas Dunes. Admire the impressive dunes of this nature reserve and a variety of native plants. Then, try your hand at some birdwatching at the Maspalomas Oasis. Hear local history as you explore the Punta Mujeres Archaeological Site from your expert guide. Then, continue to the old Maspalomas Lighthouse, a national monument located at the southernmost point of the island. Next, turn onto the Meloneras Promenade and ride beside the sea before hopping off your bike for 20-minutes to relax. Step into a cool bar with ocean views and try some delicious tapas with a soft drink.

Gran Canaria: Kitesurfing Experience Course for Beginners

9. Gran Canaria: Kitesurfing Experience Course for Beginners

Try out one of the fastest growing water sports on your Gran Canaria holiday. A team of dedicated and experienced instructors will teach you the basics of kitesurfing or help improve your skills if you’re a more experienced kitesurfer. On this 2-hour program, you’ll start out with theoretical lessons in the shop and then head to the beach, where you’ll get to practice in safe wind conditions. Please note, there will be extra time added on for pick-up, driving etc.  During the summer the Canary Islands enjoy favorable winds, making it an ideal place to learn kitesurfing. The experienced instructors have your safety as a top priority, and only operate beginner lessons in conditions that are suitable and safe. The course is suitable for both beginning and experienced kitesurfers, as the instructors will customize the offering with advice and technique improvements for more advanced students. Your program begins at 10:00, when the wind starts picking up. The first 3 sessions are held on land, when you’ll learn to control the kite and understand wind dynamics. At the end of the course, get your official IKO program certificate.

Maspalomas: City Bike Rental for 1-7 Days

10. Maspalomas: City Bike Rental for 1-7 Days

Embark on a self-guided and personalized tour of Gran Canaria by city bike, a convenient and ecological alternative to discover the south part of the Island. Choose to rent your bike from 1 until 7 days.  For the duration of your tour, receive free assistance service in case of a breakdown or puncture. Start your adventure at the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas, a natural reserve since 1987, and ride along the entire coastline adjacent to the dunes with your city bike. Next, visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park which occupies an area of 12,000 square meters and houses more than 500 tropical plant species. Another point of interest is the Oasis of Maspalomas known as Charca, a small lagoon that serves as a winter destination for 40 species of migration birds, of which 23 species nest here. Continue the tour and visit the old Maspalomas Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1980 and declared as an asset of cultural interest by the government in 2005. For completing this amazing experience, ride over to the Meloneras promenade, which is considered the most beautiful and luxurious promenade in the south of Gran Canaria, with excellent views of the sea. If you are interested in history and archeology, pay a visit to the ancient archaeological site of indigenous origin "Punta de las Mujeres". The site is often populated by a peaceful and harmless colony of Gran Canaria lizards, an endemic species, considered by many an island icon.

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What people are saying about Playa del Inglés

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 393 reviews

The staff were super friendly and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. The diving was very exciting. We even had the opportunity to borrow a Go Pro (for €25 with 8GB) to record our trip. We took this chance and got great results. They even gave us a free ride to our hotel which was close to the beach where we were diving. I can warmly recommend. :)

I am very pleased. The man from the bike rental is very nice and takes care of everything so that it fits. I was glad that I got rental bikes for children because this is always very difficult. The shop is very well located 10 minutes to Playa del Ingles about 10 minutes to the Dunas de Maspalomas. Can't recommend it warmly, hence 5 stars.

Great first time snorkelling was really enjoyable and the instructor Erin made it really easy and put us at ease

The girls there are really nice and helpful. Snorkeling is really awesome

Practical lesson! Very mocht time to practise and nice instructors!