Welcome to Gran Canaria


Contrasting with these unspoiled peaks and valleys is a rugged coastline interspersed with white sandy beaches and, more famously (and depressingly), a garish tiara of purpose-built holiday resorts.

Beyond the sands, though, Gran Canaria can keep the adrenalin pumping, with scope for hiking, cycling and watersports, while culture-vultures can be similarly satiated, particularly in the historic cosmopolitan capital of Las Palmas.


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$45.11 Tours & Sightseeing

North Gran Canaria Highlights Full-Day Tour from Las Palmas

Begin the adventure by meeting up with an experienced guide in the busy town of Las Palmas. Head first to Teror, an important religious center known for its beautiful basilica and well-preserved old quarter. Admire the traditional wooden balconies and romantic corners of the village before continuing on to the mountains. Visitors who are up for a hike can head to Roque Nublo for an adventurous 1-1.5-hour trek to the fabled mountain. Guests staying behind can eat some almond sweets and enjoy the fantastic mountain views while waiting for the group.In the lovely mountain village of Tejeda you will have a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious picnic in a local restaurant with great views (6€/person, includes chicken or cheese sandwich + 1 tapa + 1 soft drink/small beer/coffee + a surprise dessert).Then head to the fertile valley of Valle de Agaete for a tour and tasting of unique Canarian coffee at a family-run coffee plantation. Learn how the local coffee is produced in a traditional way and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee with your included entrance ticket. End the day in the picturesque fishing port of Puerto de las Nieves by a nice walk along the beautiful seafront promenade or go swimming at the volcanic beach or natural salt water pools.

$56.18 Private & Custom Tours

Las Palmas Volcanic Site, Teror Village, Wine-Tasting Tour

Leave the Port of Las Palmas by air-conditioned minivan, and travel out of the city to the traditional Canarian village of Teror, some 14 miles (22km) from Las Palmas. Almost unchanged for centuries, the charming village is home to colonial architecture, markets and history-rich churches. On a walking tour, learn how Teror is recognized as a place of Christian pilgrimage, and see the famous Baroque church — Basilica de la Virgen del Pino — built to celebrate the Virgin Mary, who locals refer to as 'our lady of the pines.'In the afternoon, hit the highway and travel to Bandama Caldera. The 4,000-year-old volcanic crater measures some 656-feet 200-meters deep and is covered in volcanic ash as well some interesting species of Gran Canaria plants. Enjoy some free time to take photos of the impressive natural feature and maybe enjoy a coffee at a nearby golf course.Before returning to the Port of Las Palmas, call in at a local wine cellar near the caldera. Enjoy a tasting of local red and white wine alongside a selection of artisan cheese. After learning about wine production in Gran Canaria and the mineral-rich volcanic soil, return to your minivan, and then finish you day with a drop-off at the port.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Port of Las Palmas for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call.If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$23.13 Tours & Sightseeing

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Sightseeing Bus Tour

See the best of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this tour is the best and easiest way to see the sights of Las Palmas! The tour begins at Parque Santa Catalina, continuing to popular tourist hotspots such as the Vegueta, Playa de Las Canteras and Teatro Perez Galdos. In Las Palmas, there's something for everyone. If you'd like to explore the city's historic and cultural sights, hop-off at the Las Palmas Cathedral and admire its beautiful range of architectural styles, from Gothic architecture to Neoclassical. The Auditorio Alfredo Kraus is another outstanding sight along the route for it's contemporary fortress-like exterior - as you pass it, enjoy panoramic views of the coast from our open-top deck! If you're a shopaholic, hop-off our tour at the El Corte Ingles (Stop 2) and enjoy a shopping spree in one of the city's largest department stores, boasting hundreds of designer brands. As the tour comes to an end, hop-off at Playa de Las Canteras and enjoy sunbathing on Las Palmas' beautiful beach whilst soaking up the sea views. This popular tourist resort is also home to many popular eateries and bars, it also has a great reputation for nightlife! The tour stops along this route are as follows:1. Parque Santa Catalina2. El Corte Ingles2b. Auditorio Alredo Kraus3. Paseo de la Cornisa4. Pueblo Canario 5. Vegueta / Catedral6. Teatro Perez Galdos7. Estacion de San Telmo8. Muelle Deportivo9. Muelle de Santa Catalina10. Playa de Las CanterasPassengers can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 10 tour stops along the route. As you travel, you can also enjoy our wonderful on-board audio commentary relaying the most informative and funnest facts there are to be heard about Gran Canaria! These are accessible in several languages.

$23.13 Shore Excursions

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Sightseeing with Port Pickup

When your cruise ship docks in Las Palmas, climb on board this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour to see the best of this destination at your own pace. It’s a relaxing shore excursion that allows you to see what you want, when you want. Discover the best of what Las Palmas has to offer, including Santa Catalina, Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, Las Palmas Cathedral, Playa de las Canteras and much more. Customize your tour by hopping on and off the bus at any of the 10 tour stops along the route. If you'd prefer, stay on the bus for the full 90-minute loop.  Hop-on Hop-off Tour Stops1. Parque Santa Catalina 2. El Corte Inglés 2a. Auditorio Alfredo Kraus 3. Paseo de la Cornisa 4. Pueblo Canario 5. Vegueta /Catedral 6. Teatro Perez Galdós 7. Estacion de San Telmo 8. Muelle Deportivo 9. Muelle de Santa Catalina 10. Playa de Las Canteras

$14.80 Outdoor Activities

Camel Riding in Maspalomas Dunes

You’ll feel like a desert scout, or even like Lawrence of Arabia as you ride a gentle camel along the seemingly endless dunes of Maspalomas. You don’t need to ride on the hump, by the way, as the camels are fitted with comfortable 2-seater saddles!The ride on these gentle giants lasts for around 30 minutes and takes place in the desert landscapes of Gran Canaria. Imagine that you’re in the Sahara desert on this ride that’s accompanied by Saharawi guides.Enjoy this unique way to discover the interior landscapes of Gran Canaria. Note that children younger than 3 years of age can ride with their parents for free.

$92.53 Water Sports

Gran Canaria Puerto Rico Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

Start this 3-hour scuba diving experience with a hotel pick up (only from selected hotels) or make your own way to the meeting point.After greeting your instructor, you will start your training with a theoretical class followed by a practical one at the local confined water site. Experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of your PADI instructor and learn some basic concepts and scuba skills.Once the instructions have finished you will head towards one of the diving areas in Puerto Rico to practice what you learned in open waters for around 1 hour. Your instructor will be with you at all times and will guide you to make the most of this experience.When the activity comes to an end you will be on your way to obtaining a PADI certification, as through this activity you will have gained skills transferable towards this qualification.