Las Palmas
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  • From Las Palmas: Treasures of Gran Canaria Tour

    1. From Las Palmas: Treasures of Gran Canaria Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at one of several meeting points in Las Palmas, and then get back to nature in the amazing Guayadeque ravine at Agüimes. Learn more about the original inhabitants of the island and travel back in time more than 600 years to visit one of the original cave houses. Continue to the pretty town of Mogán on the southwest coast and take a stroll around the town center and port area. Discover why it is known as the Venice of the South to the locals and get some free time for lunch. End with a visit to the popular resort town of Maspalomas, known for its stunning dunes and natural reserve. Hear about the history of the island and its places along the way. Return to Las Palmas and get dropped off in the afternoon.

    This was my first visit to Gran Canaria, for number of reasons I decided to stay in the north (Las Palmas) and bought 2 (+1) tours around the island to get better idea of different regions and places of importance. All of the tours were amazing: small groups, the routes were planned with great detail and knowledge of the island, they well-balanced nature, towns/villages and museums (!); stops to enjoy sights, have coffee or lunch were adequate; and equally important: the guides were fantastic! I have trully enjoyed their talking on all kind of topics related to local history, fauna, flora, geology, archeology, customs, legends, social specifics related to current life incl. "covid times" and impact on tourims (seeing empty hotels in Maspalomas), and the like. Excellent.

  • From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

    2. From Las Palmas: Full-Day Tour of the North

    See some of the highlights of northern Gran Canaria on a 7.5-hour tour departing from Las Palmas. With your Canarian guide, make your first stop in the charming village of Arucas, known for its magnificent neo-gothic church of St. John. Next, learn about the island's popular exports, while visiting the banana farms.     Then, discover the beautiful valley of the Berrazales in Agaete, where you can try unique arabica coffee and enjoy a wine tasting. Also, enjoy lunch at the port of Las Nieves. Finally, pass through Guía which is a famous area for flower cheese. You might have the opportunity to try some (for an optional €3 euros per person).

  • Las Canteras Scuba Diving

    3. Las Canteras Scuba Diving

    Suitable for beginners, learn to scuba dive off in one of Gran Canaria's best diving spots. Meet your guide at the local partner's office and receive an introduction to scuba diving. Learn more about the various marine species you will discover during the day. From there, travel to Las Canteras. Once you arrive be equipped with all the necessary equipment as well as material to help you identify the species in the area. Then enter the water and begin your diving adventure.

  • Gran Canaria: Customized Private Small-Group Tour

    4. Gran Canaria: Customized Private Small-Group Tour

    Our local and official guide will pick up your family or group at your hotel/address located on the island. It will depend on your wishes with how the itinerary is adapted for your desires, with full commentary about history, gastronomy like local wine or cheese and culture and museums always available for your selection. Gran Canaria is unique for its volcanic nature, mountains, vineyards and beaches, an eclectic array of scenery not to be missed. You will be part of a private tour with a maximum of 7 people, or you will also have the opportunity to choose a minibus if your group exceeds 8 passengers. The tour lasts about 8 hours, please inform previously of what you would like to include and what you would like to omit from the tour. There are normally two types of itineraries, combining culture, vineyards, mountains, which are placed at north and western areas. It is also possible ...

    My guide was Bruno. He was both knowledgeable and honest. I felt we really do two tours in one. I think the highlight for my husband was the coffee farm and winery. Mine was the visit to the town Teror. He mentioned he was married in the church there. Everywhere we went he had a connection. He was also able to answer related questions. All and all it was a good day.

  • Las Palmas: Tapas and Drinks After Sunset

    5. Las Palmas: Tapas and Drinks After Sunset

    Escape the tourist crowds and experience the nightlife of Las Palmas like a local. Chat with the bar staff and meet the owners at some of the best sites in the city.  Discover special chill out zones at various districts on an itinerary that is different every night and can change depending on the scene and your preferences. Encounter new surprises and different events with lively atmospheres and emotions. Relax and go with the flow. Get the chance to join in at different times and places depending on your plans. Get a little night fever from 09:00 PM till 01:00 AM every day.

  • Canteras Beach: Scuba Diving Discovery Tour

    6. Canteras Beach: Scuba Diving Discovery Tour

    Arrive at the dive center, and participate in a theory class which will introduce you to the main concepts of diving. Watch a short DVD that will explain important safety-related information before you get into the water. After that, learn how the diving equipment works, what safety exercises you will perform in the water, and receive information about the marine life you will see. After this, make your way to the water where you will take your first breaths underwater in the first protected micro-area in Gran Canaria. Take part in some safety exercises before embarking on a 45-minute guided dive. Discover the incredible marine life of the Canary Islands and be amazed by the colorful fishes. At the end of the tour, return back to the diving center with incredible memories and fantastic new skills.

  • Bandama Caldera, Botanic Garden and Old Town from Las Palmas

    7. Bandama Caldera, Botanic Garden and Old Town from Las Palmas

    Be collected at your accommodation in Las Palmas. Explore the historic city center and spend free time visiting a couple of museums or stroll through the traditional shopping area or market. Travel in a bus towards the volcanic mountain of Bandama, in the protected landscapes of Tafira. Journey past some of the island's vineyards as you make your way to the top of Bandama Mountain. Admire the stunning view over the whole northeast of the island and see the incredible caldera of the volcano. Drive through a residential area to the Botanical Garden of the Canaries, where your guide will teach you about the different kinds of plants and trees. Visit the ancient laurel forest and pine tree forest and marvel at the amazing cacti of different sizes in the cactus garden. You will be dropped off in the Old Town, at Santa Catalina Park, or in Maspalomas.

  • Las Palmas: Old City Private Walking Tour

    8. Las Palmas: Old City Private Walking Tour

    Visit your choice of great tourist places, combining culture and fun, such as the Columbus House, cathedral and shopping area.  Get a personal service from a real live local, official, and professional guide. They will help guide you to the local secret and best-loved places of Las Palmas and answer all your questions.

    It was just only us. our guide was really friendly. He took us to the market, I enjoyed a lot there. Fruits is amazing,delicious! I recommend that you take tours in the morning because the market close at 14:00.

  • Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

    9. Gran Canaria: 8-Hour Lazy Wednesdays Tour From Las Palmas

    Head to the Bandama volcano, the first stop on this 8-hour tour. See the largest crater of an extinct volcano on the island and enjoy views of the east coast, mountains and Las Palmas. Continue to Santa Brígida, admire its historical center and grab a coffee at a traditional coffee shop. Continue up to Pico de las Nieves, the island’s highest point. Take in views that often include the neighboring island of Tenerife. Visit San Bartolomé, a mountain village with an ethnographic museum that you can visit free of charge. Stop for lunch at a traditional taverna in the village of Fataga (additional cost). Afterwards, head to the beach at the edge of the Maspalomas sand dunes.

    The guide was very well informed, interesting, helpful and cheerful, without being “in your face”. I had arrived at the tour meeting point by rental bike, and at the end of the tour he insisted on accompanying me to where I had parked it to make sure it was still there (it was!)

  • Las Palmas: 3.5-Hour Full City Guided Taxi and Walking Tour

    10. Las Palmas: 3.5-Hour Full City Guided Taxi and Walking Tour

    Take a guided tour of the volcanic isle departing from the Port of Las Palmas to experience the stunning nature, buildings, and panoramic views of the island. Visit three hot spots where you can feel the lively heart of the city. The beach is like a city park that is active the whole day with tens of thousands of locals enjoying a nice walk along the promenade.   While enjoying the panoramic views over the bay, try to spot your ship. Visit a park filled with tropical flowers and plants, and see also the oldest hotel on the island. Then, you’ll visit the harbor where many people prepare to follow the route of Columbus. There will be a long stop in the Old Town where your guide will lead you through the colorful streets visiting key places and introducing friendly locals who work in the area. You may also have time for some museums or relaxing before heading back to the ship.   Alternat...

    Manuel was an excellent guide for our first visit to Las Palmas. He showed us a great variety of interesting aspects of the city and answered all our questions. Using taxis and walking was a perfect combination to see the city. Thoroughly recommended.

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What people are saying about Las Palmas

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 332 reviews

Absolutely incredible first approach to the world of diving. Truly TOP instructor who does not hesitate to take her time to give explanations and rehearse if necessary. Very welcoming once in the water and reassuring, it goes at our pace. I would not hesitate if I were you, to do it again !!! We laughed a lot and had a great time. (explanations in English but very easy to understand). Magnificent photos surrounded by fish as souvenirs.

Very nice trip with a good mix of culture and nature. One of the highlights was the visit to the cave where someone actually lives. The guide was very nice and helpful. You can ask him anything about Gran Canaria, from nature, history, politics or culture. Measures about Covid-19 are maintained very well. There is also sufficient distance in the car.

Totally recommendable. Very attentive both Juan Carlos and Yemi. All very safe, and the immersion very fun. They are always attentive that you are comfortable and feel safe. Without a doubt we will repeat a new dive with them.

Beautiful overview of the different landscapes and points of interest in the south of the island. Many details given by our guide Bruno. We had a great day.

Great tour with a very dedicated and nice guide who you can tell the fun. Thank you Bruno!