Villas in Gran Canaria Maspalomas
Boat trips can be found all along the coast, ranging from luxury catamaran cruises to deep sea fishing boats to dolphin watching excursions.
For lovers of nature, a 50 minute drive will take you up to the north of the island where the botanical gardens 'Viera y Clavijo' are located, established in 1952. There are many species of flora and fauna grown here, a paradise for nature enthusiasts. You will enjoy wondeful views of these colourful gardens at the sites' restaurant, located at the entrance.
Angry Birds Activity Park - feauturing a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, based on the popular game.
Palmitos Park - One of the best wildlife and botanical parks in the Canary Islands. You can enjoy displays of Raptors, Parrots and exotic bird shows, and you can admire the spectacular dolphin shows, even swim with them, plus visit the aquarium, and the largest collection of orchids in Europe.
The Sioux City, which is a great western style theme park located in San Bartolome de Tirajana, nearby San Agustin. Visitors can experience the wild wild west with exciting and interactive shows.
There are three waterparks to choose from in the area; Aqualand in Maspalomas is the biggest in the Canary Islands, Ocean Park in Maspalomas with it's 13 water slides and Atlantida in Puerto Rico has the longest and fastest water slide on the island.
Regions to visit
Head to Puerto Rico for a change of scenery with it's relaxed eateries and duty free shopping centre. The beach at Puerto Rico has plenty of watersports and lined with snack bars and family-friendly restaurants. Drive a little further and find a great man-made beach called Amadores, a longer beach with yellow sand, shops and restaurants.
You cannot visit Gran Canaria without seeing the Maspalomas Natural Dune Reserve, over a kilometre of sandy dunes running parallel between the town centre and the sea. The dunes gradually descend into lovely beaches, and you can take a camel ride over the peaks of the rippling sand.
Other Places of interest
Puerto Mogan is a charming place, just a 25 minute drive away with a sandy beach and quaint selection of bars and restaurants along the sea front. It is nick-named "Little Venice" for it's canals and bridges in the streets, and truly is a pretty and authentic Canarian village.
Cosmopolitan Las Palmas - In under an hour’s drive you can visit the Island’s capital city Las Palmas. Its a bustling city overflowing with Spanish ambience, history and culture, plus a harbour and two beaches – Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. Its great for shopping with lots of high end shops and boutiques, side streets laden with cafes and great places for tapas and drinks whilst strolling along the streets.