Best Things To Do in Gran Canaria, Spain

Whether you're visiting Gran Canaria for a few days or are a localite, Gran Canaria is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Gran Canaria. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Gran Canaria. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Gran Canaria. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Gran Canaria keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Gran Canaria listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Gran Canaria which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Gran Canaria will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Gran Canaria recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Gran Canaria

Here is the list of things to do in Gran Canaria and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Puerto De Mogan

    Tags: Island, Water Body, Waterfront, View Point

    Puerto de Mogan is situated on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria and is the most picturesque resort on the island. Residents claim that the Puerto de Mogan weather is the best in the world! This is a pedestrianised (closed to vehicles, open to pedestrians) town of two-storey apartment buildings with roof terraces and small gardens bursting with bougainvillea, palm trees, bird-of-paradise flo...Read more
  2. Vital Suites Spa Centre

    Tags: Hotel, Entertainment, Spa

    The Vital Suites Residence, Health & Spa is a luxurious 4-star hotel in Playa del Ingles which offers unbeatable views of the dunes, the lighthouse and the nearby golf course of Maspalomas. The Spa at the hotel offers relaxing services. After your tour of Gran Canaria- trekking, shopping, partying and exploring, head over to this spa for a soothing massage.
  3. Holiday World Maspalomas

    Tags: Amusement Park, Water Body, Waterfront, Entertainment

    The Holiday World leisure complex in Maspalomas is popular with both, locals as well as tourists. It offers visitors a dizzying array of amusement options. It is the largest funfair on the Canary Islands and features exciting attractions such as the classic Ferris wheel, a rollercoaster, dodgems, shooting stalls, seal and parrot shows, skydrop, pony riding, a bowling alley, gaming arcades along...Read more
  4. Eiffel Bar

    Tags: Bar, Winery, Entertainment

    To experience Gran Canarias’s nightlife, head over to the Eiffel Bar. It was opened in August 2011 and is situated in the very popular Yumbo Commercial Centre in the heart of Playa del Ingles. Along with great ambience, the place serves intoxicating drinks along with good finger food.
  5. Vegueta

    Tags: Historical Site

    A historic district situated in the capital city of Las Palmas, everything about the bygone days can be found in Vegueta. The layout of the district has been the same for ages- narrow stone streets bordered with the patios of the oldest houses of the island. While in the district, check out the Plaza Santa Ana, the Casa Regental, the elegant 19th-century building of the Casas Consistoriales (To...Read more
  6. Calle Triana

    Tags: Entertainment, Shopping Center, Exhibition

    For shopping in Gran Canaria, head over to Calle Triana. It is the main shopping avenue in Gran Canaria and has everything, from high end brand boutiques to budget stores. And since it is an old district, it is a showcase of the city with several architectural stunning buildings. The street is a pedestrianised zone. 
  7. Jardin Botanico Canario Viera Y Clavijo

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Photo Gallery

    About 15 minutes southwest of the capital city of Gran Canaria lies the vast botanical garden Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo. It is Spain’s largest botanical garden encompassing 27 hectares. Famed botanist José de Viera y Clavjio (1731-1813) had a dream. It was to establish a botanic garden on Gran Canaria. However, this goal wasn't realized until more t...Read more
  8. Ingenio And Aguimes
    The town of Ingenio is a beautiful town situated in Gran Canaria. It is well known for its handicraft industry- namely its lace work, ceramics and pintadera (aboriginal painted symbols). While exploring this town, do pay the Town Hall and the Church of La Candelaria a visit. In the city centre, you can also visit the Casa del Reloj (Clock House). Visitors should also explore...Read more
  9. Casa-museo De Colon

    Tags: Exhibition

    The Casa de Colon (Columbus House) is one of Las Palmas’ most attractive buildings. With ornate doorways, beautiful latticed balconies, large courtyards and carved wooden ceilings, it is claimed that Christopher Columbus stayed here in 1492 while one of his ships was repaired. The house represents numerous aspects of the island’s architecture. This picturesque bu...Read more
  10. Pico De Las Nieves

    Tags: Entertainment, Adventure, Sports Camp

    Pico de las Nieves is the highest point of the island of Gran Canaria and also its centre. At 1,949 metres, the spot is a paradise for trekkers and hikers. It is often much cooler after the climb up and it can get quite misty. But when the weather is good you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the island.
  11. Playa Del Ingles

    Tags: Hotel, Shopping Center

    Playa del Ingles is situated on the southernmost tip of Gran Canaria. It is sandwiched between Maspalomas and San Agustin. From apartment complexes and hotels to shopping streets, famous nightclubs, gay bars and a huge stretch of beach, this place is often called the party capital of the island. During the day, it is a family town, but come evening and the area turns into a wild party! Waterspo...Read more
  12. Museo De La Cueva

    Tags: Museum, Archaeological Site , Photo Gallery

    The Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Reserve is actually an artificial cave dug out of the toba volcanic rock and whose walls are decorated with geometrical frieze motifs. The Cueva Pintada was discovered over a century ago and after more than 20 years of extensive archaeological excavation work, ruins were uncovered. Visitors can view remains of houses, wall paintings and get an idea of...Read more
  13. Corallium Spa At Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort

    Tags: Hotel, Restaurant, Spa, Resort

    The unique and innovative Corallium Spa is situated in the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino, south of the island of Gran Canaria, Maspalomas. The spa has modern facilities and visitors can enjoy a complete hydrothermal circuit, specially designed to eliminate toxins, promote relaxation and harmony and strengthen the cardiovascular and immune systems. It also has a well equipped ...Read more
  14. Maspalomas Dunes

    Tags: Nature

    Maspalomas Dunes, formed during the ice age, are one of Spain’s well-preserved treasures. Designated as a protected space, the sand dunes are spread over around 1,000 acres on the south coast of the island. You can walk around this impressive area to soak in all the natural beauty. As the dunes are located near the beach, you will also come across a couple of naturist areas along. If you ...Read more
  15. Mirador Pico De Los Pozos Image
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    Trevor Thwaites

    Spectacular views from the island's highest point, and you can drive there! The car park is relatively small compared to the number of visitors, but most people don't stay long ...

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Activities And Tours

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