Botanical Garden, Maspalomas

Botanical Garden, Maspalomas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

1. 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: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

2. Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

After meeting your expert guide in Maspalomas, hop on your electric-powered e-bike for a tour of the city’s stunning environs. Bound for Ayagaures, a small village nestled in the hills, cross a lush valley adorned with palm trees, cacti, wildflowers, and other native Canarian flora. Stop by a wild goat farm on the way, learning about how the animal has become an icon for Gran Canaria. As you head toward the top of Ayagaures, explore the Maspalomas, Gran Canaria's immense golden sand dunes situated directly against the brilliant blue sea. Then, head to the Maspalomas Botanical Garden for a walking tour, where you'll learn to identify the main species of tropical plants that call the island home. Once you reach the top of Ayagaures mountain, stop for a half-hour break, during which you’ll sample traditional Canarian tapas in a bar built inside an ancient aboriginal cave (if option selected). Afterward, continue to the vast Ayagaures Dam, where you’ll stop at a picturesque bridge for the perfect view of the massive reservoir.  The return trip is all downhill, so get ready for a little bit of adventure. As you zip down the hill, you’ll pause at a camel farm to meet a few of the curious beasts, and learn of their significance in the culture of the Canary Islands and beyond. Later, you’ll return to the meeting point, having seen some of the most beautiful natural sights that Maspalomas has to offer.

Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

3. Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

Hop on your environmentally-friendly electric bike and explore the beauty of southern Gran Canaria. Discover the nearby Ayaguares Mountains and stop by the famous Ayaguares Dam. If the beach is more your style, ride along the southern coast until you reach the picturesque fishing village of Arguineguin. Explore the various available routes with your map of Maspalomas. You will also receive a cell phone holder that can be attached to your electric bicycle, so you can navigate using your phone. Discover the different routes on Google Maps from your phone and create a self-guided and personalized tour tailored to your needs. For the entire duration of the tour, you will receive free assistance services on the road and in the city in the case of a flat tire or if your bike breaks down. For the mountain tours or the coast tour, you will receive a free repair kit. With a battery life of about 80 km, you'll have plenty of time to explore all the spots on your checklist.

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.

Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

5. Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

Explore the southern coast of Gran Canaria by electric bike. See the most spectacular sights and discover the island with a multilingual guide. Your 4-hour adventure begins with a visit to the natural reserve of Maspalomas Dunes, a small desert area made up of golden sand dunes. Stop at the Botanical Garden of Maspalomas for a short walking tour to see local flora. Then ride along beside the Atlantic Ocean, passing Meloneras Beach and Pasito Blanco Port. Stop to admire one of the few banana plantations in the south of the island. Follow the promenade until reaching the old lighthouse of Maspalomas, working since 1890 and declared a monument of historical interest by the Canary Islands Government You’ll arrive in the old fishing village of "El Pajar". Stop to visit to the village and its pretty volcanic beach. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch (for people that choose the option with tapas included) of local cuisine overlooking the sea. Later on, take the chance to admire "La Charca", a small lagoon adjacent to the dunes of Maspalomas. In this protected area there are up to 40 species of migratory birds - an ideal spot for birdswatching. Attention : the tour is not off-road.

Maspalomas: 4-Hour Electric Scooter Chopper and Camel Tour

6. Maspalomas: 4-Hour Electric Scooter Chopper and Camel Tour

If you like nature and you would like to explore Maspalomas along many kilometers effortlessly and environmentally than an Electric Scooter Chopper is what you need. Enjoy an outdoor, fun and educational 4-hour experience. With the Camel Safari, you can explore the fantastic dunes of Maspalomas for 30 minutes aboard a camel. See the monuments of Christopher Columbus at the gates of Meloneras, built in 2002, and the old lighthouse of Maspalomas which operates since 1980. Visit the area of the famous and beautiful promenade of Meloneras which is considered the most beautiful and luxurious promenade in the south of Gran Canaria, overlooking the sea. Here there will be a stop at the "Punta Mujeres" where you can visit an ancient archaeological site of indigenous origin. Here you will discover the ancient circular houses made of stone where the pre-Hispanic population "Gunaches" lived. This ancient site is often populated by a peaceful and harmless colony of lizards of Gran Canaria, an endemic species, considered by many the icon of the island. A local guide will show you a breathtaking panoramic view of Playa del Ingles, discover the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas (nature reserve since 1987) and the Maspalomas Botanical Park. This park occupies an area of 12,000 square meters with more than 500 plant species. See the Oasis, a pond destination for wintering or resting on the migration of nearly 40 species of birds, of which 23 species nest here. This is the ideal place for those who want experience birdwatching.

Gran Canaria: Rent Electric Scooter Kick Start

7. 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: E-Bike Tour with Camel Ride

8. 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.

Maspalomas: E-Bike Sightseeing Sunset Tour or Morning Tour

9. Maspalomas: E-Bike Sightseeing Sunset Tour or Morning Tour

Marvel at the most spectacular panoramic points of views in Gran Canaria on an e-bike tour, and enjoy an unforgettable outdoor adventure. You can choose to take the 4-hour morning tour or you can choose to try the 3-hour sunset tour option. First stop: Maspalomas Dunes. Admire the impressive dunes of this nature reserve and a variety of native plants. Second stop: visit the beautiful Maspalomas Botanical Garden and learn to recognize the endemic plants and cacti of the canary islands. 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. On the sunset tour option, the visit to the lighthouse will last a maximum of 10 minutes. Only If you choose the Morning Tour option you will have an hour of free time to visit the old Masapalomas lighthouse and its interesting Ethnogracio Museum located inside. 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 soft drink.

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 Botanical Garden, Maspalomas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 121 reviews

È stata un’attività davvero entusiasmante per gli amanti come noi dell’acventura!Fortunatamente abbiamo trovato una guida italiana Lorenzo, che con tanto entusiasmo, passione e dedizione ci ha accompagnato per le vie di maspalomas e spiagge della melonera! A dire il vero è stato un tour privato perché una coppia non si è presentata e ciò lo ha reso ancora più entusiasmante e avventuroso…Lorenzo una persona disponibilissima e preparata ci ha fatto scorgere viste meravigliose e tramonti indimenticabili.. 3 h sono volate e ci siamo molto divertiti

Super fun trip!! Lorenzo is the owner and also the guide. He told us about the island with great enthusiasm and took us on a beautiful bike ride. The bikes are almost new. You can effortlessly cycle up the mountain with it. Really top material. We ate tapas at an idyllic restaurant and cycled back just as it started to get dark. Enjoyed immensely!!

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.

This was absolutely amazing and I’m so glad we did this tour on the first day. The guide Lorenzo, was fantastically knowledgeable, really interesting to listen to and such a lovely person. I would recommend this tour to everyone! Especially with the tapas, that was sensational!

Super helpful staff and very good scooters!! They give you a map with the best places to go. Would 100% recommend!!