28 Things to do in Gran Canaria

Sunshine, sandy beaches and top-quality attractions: you couldn't ask for more! With so much to do and so many places to visit, there’s a side to Gran Canaria for couples, families and friends of all ages. So, what exactly are the best things to do in Gran Canaria?

Top Gran Canaria things to do

• Las Palmas: The island’s capital buzzes with local life traditional and modern, from its quaint Old Town alleyways to mouthwatering dining and frequent weekend regattas.

• Aqualand and Sioux City: Two of the best days out with kids in Gran Canaria!

• Maspalomas Sand Dunes: They have to be seen to be believed. Unmissable.

• Nightlife: Whether you’re into waterfront bars, clubbing or drag shows, Gran Canaria delivers in spades! For the biggest nights out, Playa del Ingles is the place to be.

• Sandboarding: The high-thrill way to do the Maspalomas Dunes! Other adrenalin-junkie faves include scuba diving, paddle surfing and scaling Roque Nublo.

• Bandama Caldera: Update your Insta with a snap from the top or trek off on a hike along the crater floor.

• Golf: Gran Canaria’s a fantastic place to test your handicap with a magnificent eight courses to work your way around.

Things to do

Best hotels in Gran Canaria

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas

Dunas Mirador Maspalomas

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Maspalomas

Mur Hotel Neptuno

Mur Hotel Neptuno

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles

Servatur Waikiki

Servatur Waikiki

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles

Labranda Marieta

Labranda Marieta

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles

Babalu Apartment

Babalu Apartment

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico

Corallium Dunamar by Lopesan Hotels

Corallium Dunamar by Lopesan Hotels

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles

IG Nachosol Atlantic & Yaizasol by Servatur

IG Nachosol Atlantic & Yaizasol by Servatur

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico

Abora Continental by Lopesan Hotels

Abora Continental by Lopesan Hotels

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles

Hotel Livvo Anamar Suites

Hotel Livvo Anamar Suites

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles

Arguineguin Park By Servatur

Arguineguin Park By Servatur

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Arguineguin

Hotel LIVVO Lago Taurito

Hotel LIVVO Lago Taurito

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Playa de Taurito

Servatur Puerto Azul

Servatur Puerto Azul

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico

Bluebay Beach Club

Bluebay Beach Club

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Bahia Feliz

Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel

Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Amadores

Myriam

Myriam

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico