Do not want to hang around on the beach alone? Gran Canaria has a lot to offer in the field of active holidays! Here are our suggestions:
Free Motion is not only the number 1 bike rental in the Canary Islands, but also one of the best rental stations in Europe. Choose the latest models from Cannondale, Specialized, Pinarello, BH or Haibike. Prefer an E-bike? Free Motion has a bike that is fully equipped for your needs. Whether you’re on a road bike, mountain bike or e-bike, cycling tours with like-minded people make the whole experience more fun. Their passionate guides know the best training routes, MTB routes and have all the important local knowledge to help you make the most of your time in Gran Canaria. www.free-motion.com
Deep sea diving
The deep sea off the coast of Gran Canaria is considered one of the best diving areas in Europe. Possibilities to discover this mysterious water world: Sea urshin, stingrays, seahorses, dolphins, parrotfish or even a sea turtle or octopus. A beginner? Scuba diving lessons can be followed at the Dive academy of Gran Canaria.
For experienced windsurfers and sailors, there are plenty of opportunities to find the limits of their abilities. Pozzo Izquierdo is the ultimate in defying huge waves. For beginners there are windsurf schools in Puerto Rico.
If you want to hit a giant fish from the sea, then you have to be in Puerto Rico, one of the best places in the world to catch big fish. More than 30 world records are located here. In the waters off south coast several tuna species swim, such as bonito’s, barracudas, swordfish, sharks and wahoos, but the ultimate catch is the blue marlin, which weighs up to 500 kg. Most tours depart around 9 am and return at 3 pm, but there are also tours at sunset. Reservations are necessary.
Looking for some adventurous water sports such as a bananaride, jet ski, parachute hover etc? You can enjoy this entertainment along almost all beaches on the south coast. With usually also the possibility to have pictures taken to look back at home. Fun !!
Golfing is becoming increasingly popular, with golfers from northern Europe, who flee the frost and winter golf courses for the whole year of spring on Gran Canaria. The island has no less than 8 golf courses. Near La Casa Canaria you have the choices of Maspalomas golf and El Salobre. Worth it for every golf enthusiast.