Feel the wind in your hair as you ride the waves in the blue sea at Pro Surfing Gran Canaria. Enjoy surfing and kite-surfing in the breath-taking waters. Allow the staff to pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the beach. Tourists can enjoy the various water sports that are offered along with tuition from experienced professionals.
Widely considered one of the best beaches in the area, this four kilometer stretch of sand is protected from the Atlantic's fury by an attractive rock and sandstone breakwater. It is the ideal place to watch the sun set and one of the few public open spaces in the vicinity. It has been awarded the EU "Blue Flag" category in recognition of its excellent facilities and services, including daily cleaning, lifeguards, water sports zones, bars, restaurants and night clubs. Come at night as well as during the day for a truly magical atmosphere.
Formed thousands of years ago, the Bandama Caldera is a giant bowl of wonder and a reminder of the volcanic origins of the Canary Islands. The volcanic crater shelters a diverse collection of native flora and fauna, several of which are unique to the Canary Islands. 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) wide and over 200-meters (656-feet) deep, the caldera is a natural wonder that is easily accessible from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Bandama Caldera lies at the heart of one of the Gran Canaria's oldest wine regions, its bodegas and wineries havens of epicurean delights, while challenging hiking trails lead past scenes of natural splendor. Along the way are caves once inhabited by the island's natives, abandoned farmhouses and a secret bunker in the guise of a visitor's center. Hikers will find that there are several avenues to explore, the most popular beginning at the Pico de Bandama Viewpoint, leading down into the depths of the caldera. Other interesting sites include the pond of El Culatón and the cross of the Tres Piedras.
Enjoy a cycling tour of the Gran Canarias after renting a cycle from the popular Free Motion. It offers a range of cycles and biking gear that enable one to embark upon a private tour of the area. Guided tours are also offered under expert supervision where o0ne can join a group of enthusiastic cyclists traversing the rugged outdoors.
This natural attraction is a magical 12 kilometer-long ravine through which water flows all year, forming impressive gorges and waterfalls. At the bottom of the gorge are authentic little reed beds full of maiden hairs and watercress, and home to many animals, including a wide range of birds of prey from Cernícalo (sparrow hawk) to reptiles, and of course a wide variety of insects and amphibians. Bathing in the waterfalls, after walking a distance along the ravine, is an unforgettable and refreshing experience. For more information, call the Tourism Office.
This park is found in the midst of mountains and an area of beautiful vegetation. It's famous for its animals, including 200 crocodiles, tropical fish, piranhas and a big variety of tortoises, parrots and cockatoos, different types of monkeys, zebras, leopards, deer, llamas and ducks. You can also visit la Isla del Tesoro (Treasure Island), the cactus garden, the beer tent and the souvenir shop. There are shows with parrots (at 11a, 1p, 3p and 5p) and the crocodiles (noon, 2p and 4:15p). They have their own bus service collecting people from the various hotels in Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés.
A significant stone cross sculpture connecting the whole island is a central meeting point for many tourists. It is one of the highest points on the island of Gran Canaria surrounded by pine forests and offering spectacular natural views. There are small shops, restaurants and hotels with free parking in the surrounding area. The weather conditions may vary at this location sometimes foggy and at times extremely cold.