Las Palmas
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Our most recommended Las Palmas Outdoor Activities

  • Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

    1. Las Palmas: Las Canteras Beach 3-Hour Snorkeling Trip

    Take a trip beneath the crystal clear waters of Las Canteras off the coast of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. and see a menagerie of lively ocean life. As you explore the seabed, your knowledgeable guides will make sure that you're comfortable and safe at all times. Meet your guide at Las Canteras beach. Jump into the water after putting on your equipment and receiving a brief safety tutorial. Once underwater, you’ll be immersed in a world of aquatic beauty.  See some of the octopi, parrotfish, sea cucumbers, rays, and other fish that are native to the area. Spot marine life hiding in the rocks with the help of your eagle-eyed guide. Use small identification boards to make it easier to identify different species of fish. Learn about the geology and ecosystem off of the Playa de Las Canteras. Snorkelers of all levels will find this excursion to be fun and fascinating. Spend 1 to 1.5 hours in...

    My two boys had great fun they really enjoyed it .. And our instructor Junana was great..

  • Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

    2. Las Palmas: Bandama, High Peaks, and Roque Nublo Tour

    You'll depart from the Las Palmas city center from where you will head to the center of the island towards San Mateo. There you will be able to enjoy a short break of 30 minutes, with the chance to visit the farm market which stocks plenty of local products (only open on Saturday). From there you'll continue driving to reach the summit of Gran Canaria, which sits at 1,959 meters and is referred to as “Pico de las Nieves”. From this viewpoint you will enjoy stunning views of the high peaks, and if the weather is clear you will be able to see Tenerife. After that you will move down to "The Roque Nublo”, a huge basalt monolith rock more than 65 meters high which arose as a result of volcanic activity and erosion. This unique volcanic formation is protected as a natural monument. rom there you will stop at the Cross of Tejeda and its Parador National, where you can taste plenty of local Ca...

    Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a hassle-free day out in the mountains. It’s one of the best day tours I’ve ever been on, stunning views, very small group, friendly driver, comfortable and modern coach and very knowledgable and cheerful guide. Whenever I come back to Canaria, I will, for sure do this tour again. We have been given plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the scenery as well as explore Teror and San Mateo towns.

  • Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Camel Ride

    3. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Camel Ride

    Spend an unforgettable day discovering Gran Canaria’s interior on a 4-whell drive safari that takes you along dirt paths and rural roads. You’ll travel by fully-equipped jeep with a highly skilled driver and guide, who knows every inch of the route. On this 7-hour tour, you’ll head to the very heart of the island and experience why Gran Canaria is referred to as a miniature continent. The tour offers you plenty of opportunities to take photos and also a stop for lunch to enjoy typical Canarian specialties.  You’ll feel like a desert scout or even like Lawrence of Arabia, as you ride a gentle camel through the 1000 Palm Tree Valley. You don’t need to ride on the hump, by the way, as the camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles!

    Pleasant trip, more info about the areas we were visiting would have been a nice choice (eg. S. Lucia church and the village...). The driver Gabri was fun (we were trying to understand his Spanish, answering in Italian, he was doing the opposite and the experiment was quite successful!)

  • Las Canteras Scuba Diving

    4. 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.

  • Fuerteventura: Fishing Excursion to Lobos Island

    5. Fuerteventura: Fishing Excursion to Lobos Island

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Corralejo, El Cotillo, Lajares, Majanicho, or La Oliva. Climb aboard your boat and search for the best fishing spots around Lobos Island based on the weather conditions. Try your hand at bottom fishing and see if you can reel in a big one. After fishing, drop anchor opposite La Concha beach, famous for its tranquility and turquoise waters. Watch as the landscape ebbs and flows with the tide. Enjoy your choice of water activities, including swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, or snorkeling. Ride a water taxi to El Puerito, a traditional part of the island which boasts stunning blue lagoons. Return to the boat and feed the fish, snorkel, or just daydream while soaking up the sun. Enjoy a fried-fish lunch made from the catch of the day, and papas arrugadas (boiled jacket potatoes) with Canary-Island mojo sauce. Af...

    Kathy, Frank & Hannibal all worked as a team to ensure everyone was safe and (maybe more importantly!) had fun on the trip. Recommended!

  • 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.

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What people are saying about Las Palmas

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.

Definitely take something to put on. It was a lot of fun to drive with Laura. But after that I got a total cold. Because you sweat and the jeeps are open.

Great activity. The girl was aware of us all the time and explained in detail all the things and fish that were around us. I recommend 100%

At the top I highly recommend Marina is top is the drivers also very pleasant we had a great day

Very cool spot and also the instructor is really nice