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Things to do in Playa del Inglés

Our most recommended things to do in Playa del Inglés

Gran Canaria: Discover Gran Canaria Day Tour

1. Gran Canaria: Discover Gran Canaria Day Tour

Discover Gran Canaria on a guided bus tour through the great green heart of the island. See why this island is sometimes called a 'miniature continent' because of the huge contrasts in habitats and landscapes.  Benefit from pickup from Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito, and Puerto Mogán. The northern middle area will amaze you with its green meadows, farming areas, forests, natural parks, mountains, impressive viewpoints, and hidden villages. Firstly, visit Telde, the 2nd most populous city on the island. It's modern but full of interesting history as it was the ancient capital. Learn about the history of its Church and about its past and present. Then, discover the charming old town of Arucas and its magnificent modernist Church of San Juan Bautista built with volcanic black stone.  After that, explore Firgas, known as "the Atlantic balcony" for its fantastic panoramic views. Find out why it is also called "the water village", for its exceptional waterfall fountain in the middle of the old town. Next, arrive in the mountain area to make a stop at a restaurant in the Valleseco surroundings for lunch (optional and not included in the price of the tour).  Continue through protected natural areas and mountains with stops at Mirador de la Cruz de Tejeda, which has beautiful views of Roque Nublo and El Teide. Finally, see the almond trees growing area of Ayacata, San Bartolomé, with fantastic views of the Santa Lucia Valley and the Caldera de Tirajana, and end the tour with an impressive panoramic route through the Fataga Valley Canyon.

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: Catamaran Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling

3. Gran Canaria: Catamaran Dolphin Watch 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.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

4. 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. 

Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

5. 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.

Gran Canaria: Stand-Up Paddle Lesson & Snorkeling Tour

6. Gran Canaria: Stand-Up Paddle Lesson & Snorkeling Tour

Join this tour and learn why stand-up paddle surfing has become on the most popular sports around! Because it is easier to learn and allows you to catch even the very small waves, stand-up paddle surfing is a perfect beginner's sport. In addition, Gran Canaria offers the ideal surfing conditions with consistent winds and temperate waters. So take the day to explore the stunning region of Gran Canaria from a multitude of views aboard your paddle. Your knowledgeable and highly skilled surfing instructors will give you introductory lessons and assist you with anything you might need for the duration of the tour. The instructors are also all surfers themselves, and hold life-guarding licenses to ensure your safety throughout the tour. So come and practice your paddle skills by weaving around the south and west coasts of gorgeous Gran Canaria. Experience one of the most ancient kinds of surfing and visit the coastline from a few different points of view.

Gran Canaria Surf Safari Course: Surf Lesson all levels

7. 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.

E-Scooter or E-Bike : 4 Hour Sightseeing Tour in Maspalomas

8. E-Scooter or E-Bike : 4 Hour Sightseeing Tour in Maspalomas

Enjoy an ecological e-Bike or e-Scooter experience outdoors and away from city traffic. Take a 4-hour guided tour with the whole family and thanks to the information provided by a local guide you will learn many curiosities and a bit of local history. Only over 16 years old can participate in this 2 by choosing between two options: either ride an electric bike with pedal assistance or ride an electric scooter equipped with an accelerator. Minors must be accompanied on the tour by at least one paying parent. The tour is absolutely safe, in fact, the route only includes the use of cycle paths and pedestrian areas far from the city traffic. You will never drive off the road or on the sand Your tour begins first in Playa del Ingles: here you will travel along the scenic waterfront called the "Costa Canaria" and see the wonderful dunes of Maspalomas. These amazing dunes have been declared a special nature reserve and protected area. Your guide will explain to you how these dunes were formed and why they are so special for the biosphere. The next stop is the Maspalomas Botanical Garden, where the local guide will teach you to recognize the endemic plants and trees of the canary islands: you will be able to see and touch banana trees, coconut palms, Aloe Vera plants up close. Then you will be shown the most important part of the Maspalomas dunes called "Charca" , a small lagoon closed and surrounded by sand where 40 types of different migratory birds land and which forms an ecosystem characterized by a strong biodiversity because it is populated by many fishes and an endemic lizard . You will arrive at the southernmost point of the island where the famous Maspalomas lighthouse is located. Here you will have about 45 minutes of free time where you can independently visit the old and iconic lighthouse. In fact, inside the Lighthouse there is an interesting ethnographic museum composed of multilingual interactive monitors touch screen and several rooms with inside the reconstruction of clothes, work tools and utensils, traditional musical instruments typical of the Canarian islands. There is also a short stop at the "Punta Mujeres" Archaeological Site: an ancient site made up of ancient circular houses made of stone only dating the pre-Columbian age. Once these primitive houses were inhabited by the Guanches, the indigenous people who populated the island before the Spanish conquest. After you will travel along the " Meloneras Promenade" bike paths along the sea that will lead you to Meloneras Beach. This is a very beautiful promenade because it runs along beautiful volcanic beach, characterized by its typical black sand At the halfway point you will stop for a short 20-minute break so have a drink on the beach before . The return will be faster and without stopping where we will drive inside the safe cycle paths immersed in the beautiful green area of Campo Internacional.

Maspalomas: Scooter 125 cc Rental in Gran Canaria

9. Maspalomas: Scooter 125 cc Rental in Gran Canaria

Discover Maspalomas on a Scooter 125 cc suitable for 2 persons. Explore 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 (not Las Palmas capital city). 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.

Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

10. Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

Pick up your Segway from the local partner’s store in Maspalomas and get acquainted with this unique and eco-friendly mode of transportation as you admire the scenic views. Follow your guide down to the charming seaside promenade and feel the wind in your hair as you effortlessly glide along. Wave to the locals going about their day as you explore Maspalomas Dunes, Playa del Ingles, Playa del las Burras, Playa de San Agustin then stop for a refreshing soft drink or an ice cream. Finally, admire a breathtaking sunset across the rolling Maspalomas sand dunes and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Playa del Inglés

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4.5 / 5

based on 625 reviews

We had a lovely time, our guide was friendly, kind and explained curiosities about the island! We absolutely recommend the tour! (and will try out other tours organized by the same agent)

Declared itinerary, amazing guide, professional driver, offered lunch for 12€, transfer everything was great! This route is highly recommended!

Really enjoyed the e scooter! Good and friendly service with clear instructions. Definitely recommend the Mountain route!

Had an enjoyable trip the captain was very friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome.

It was just wonderful and the weather was perfect!