Playa del Inglés Water activities

Our most recommended Playa del Inglés Water activities

Gran Canaria:Catamaran Dolphin Search Cruise with Snorkeling

1. Gran Canaria:Catamaran Dolphin Search Cruise with Snorkeling

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.

Playa del Inglés: Surfing Class for Beginners

2. 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

3. 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. 

Gran Canaria Surf Safari Course: Surf Lesson all levels

4. Gran Canaria Surf Safari Course: Surf Lesson all levels

You don't need to be a pro to surf with this exciting surf safari! This wonderful surf safari is for beginners and intermediates alike. The entire experience is designed around your comfort and skill level. The surf groups are small, making one-one-one time and guidance from your instructor possible, and participants are grouped according to skill levels. In addition, the tours are taken to waves that suit them and their level of ability to ensure that everyone can surf to the best of the abilities. Another advantage to joining this surf safari is getting the first pick of great surfing locations. Your knowledgeable instructors will take you to the places that have the best waves and are the least crowded, which means you get less map time and more wave time.

Gran Canaria: Kitesurfing Experience Course for Beginners

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Playa del Inglés

Met all the crew at the location and they got us fitted into our suits and wet shoes with no issues, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We then all hopped into car to amadores beach where we then got dressed and headed to sea, the girl taking us explained everything for us very well and let us get accustomed to the snorkel in the sea without making us feel rushed. She then took us out for just under an hour around the bay where we spotted lots of fish, sea urchins and even an octopus! Was absolutely beautiful and would highly recommend it. Breathing in the snorkel does take some getting used to but all you need is five minutes to figure out how to breath properly and realise you’ll not drown under the water if you’re sensible and not panicking! Would absolutely do it again and would urge everyone to give it a go. You’re in safe, friendly, knowledgeable hands with the crew and I couldn’t fault a single thing.

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. :)

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!