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30 minutes helicopter tour: Roque Nublo, valleys and canyons
30 minutes helicopter tour: Roque Nublo, valleys and canyons 30 minutes
Venture inland towards the center for stunning mountains, valleys and gorges. View the most iconic landmark - Roque Nuble - from different perspective before heading towards the pretty Puerto Mogán, Amadores beach and Puerto Rico.
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Camel Safari with BBQ, show and transfer
Camel Safari with BBQ, show and transfer 4 hours
Camel Safari fun through the beautiful “Oasis of Thousand Palms” with yummy BBQ, the “Kissing Camel” show and much more. 4 hours of awesome fun with friends and family. Free transfer at selected resorts.
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Off-road Pirate Quad Tour in Gran Canaria
Off-road Pirate Quad Tour in Gran Canaria 1 hour
Enjoy the adrenaline of Gran Canaria off-road Pirate Quad Adventure as you feast your eyes on the impressive sceneries of Fataga and its canyons.
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Discover Scuba Diving in Playa del Inglés
Discover Scuba Diving in Playa del Inglés 7 hours
Have you always wanted to try out diving? Join us a fun discovery scuba diving at Playa del Ingles, you will have a lot of joy and perhaps it will whet your appetite for more (sea)?
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Paratrike tandem flying experience in Gran Canaria
Paratrike tandem flying experience in Gran Canaria 45 minutes
Have you tried Paratrike? It’s like paragliding but with the comfort of seating. Fly like a bird over the skies of southern Gran Canaria, exploring the mountain and gorges as well as the impressive coastline neatly tugged by rolling sand dunes.
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Jetski safari in Gran Canaria
Jetski safari in Gran Canaria 1 hour
Explore the beautiful west coast of Gran Canaria on a jet ski safari adventure. Massive vertical cliff faces, sea caves and remote beaches are some of the stunning landscapes you will witness. Tours of 1 and 2 hours available.
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Water Sports ( Banana, Donut, Crazy S, Wakeboard and much more..)
Water Sports ( Banana, Donut, Crazy S, Wakeboard and much more..) 10 minutes
A wide selection of water sport activities are available at the beach of Playa de Taurito and Playa de Morgán such as Banana Boat, Donut, Crazy Shark and so on. Fun activities for the whole family.
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Skydiving in Gran Canaria
Skydiving in Gran Canaria 2 hours
Skydive in south of Gran Canaria, experience the adrenaline as you witness the dramatic Maspalomas rolling sand dunes, coastline and nearby islands.
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Travel Inspirations - Playa del Inglés
Playa del Inglés is a tourists’ playground with rows of restaurants, bars and shops of every sort, fronted by miles of sandy beach. This is the largest holiday resort in Gran Canaria and the second in all of Europe, only after Benidorm. The varied nightlife and lazy days by the pool and beach attract young couples and groups of friends, particularly during the high season of July and August. Alternatively, the huge choice of entertainment and vast pool complexes also attract many European families. The resort have also emerged as hotspot for gay travellers. The resort has been developed to cater for all. Here you can find huge shopping centres, water activities, golf courses, bars and even theme parks. Playa del Inglés is a ‘fun and sun’ resort, created in the 1960’s it has grown into a buzzing hive for tourists of all kind. Hotel complexes and the natural sand dunes, which separate the resort from the beach, dominate the dry landscape; a reminder of the barren terrain underneath the high rise hotels, that was once thought useless. Thousands of tourists swarm daily across the open dunes to reach parts of the beach. The flat landscape makes it easy to get around, with numerous buses passing through the resort, transporting tourists to many of the attractions in the surrounding area. History The history of this city only really started in the 1960’s when the area bloomed into a tourist paradise. Previously, its difficult landscape meant that it was not inhabited by ancient dwellers or anyone. Culture Playa del Inglés is not the place to go if you are looking to experience some traditional Canarian culture. You can, however, try traditional Spanish food in some of the restaurants, as well as worldwide cuisine in many different themed restaurants. The barren landscape has been transformed since the 1960’s, when the dry, unfruitful area blossomed into the biggest holiday resort in all of Spain. The holiday culture here is all about having a good time; relaxing in the sun by day and dancing away your worries come nightfall. For the more spiritual visitors, the Templo Ecuménico de San Salvador is a church which holds mass in three different languages. Economy Obviously, tourism is the major industry in Playa del Inglés. There are some other businesses in the city; however, they are mainly aids to the tourist industry. How to get there By Bus/ Taxi: The Global 66 bus leaves from the airport every 20 minutes past the hour, every hour from 07:20 until 22:20. Alternatively, a taxi will cost around €30. If traveling from Puerto de Mogán a taxi will cost around €17 and take about 15 minuets. Two buses run between the resorts. Global bus number 1 or 32 both run every 20- 30 minutes and the journey costs about €1.75. By Car: If traveling by car take the motorway GC-1, heading south towards Maspalomas .
Sights Faro de Maspalomas (Lighthouse) Built in 1886, this 68m-tall lighthouse at the southern point of the Maspalomas dunes (a nature reserve since 1897) dominates the area and still serves as a beacon for ensuring the safe passage of seafarers. A long line of coastline restaurants allowing you to absorb the sea breeze serve as the ideal break from a long day's exploring in the sun. Where: Paseo del Faro, Maspalomas , 35128 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island. La Charca (Oasis) of Maspalomas This sea- water lagoon surrounded by palm trees, in-between the dunes and near the lighthouse, provides refuge to a wide range of nesting and migratory birds, such as the common snipe and the grey heron. Where: Around Paseo de la Charca, Maspalomas , 35128 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island (Southern tip of Maspalomas dunes, near the lighthouse). The Maspalomas sand dunes These sand dunes lead on to the endless beach stretching between Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas . If you travel along the beach, towards the southwest, the beach widens as the Maspalomas dunes start to appear. The walk along the sea edge of the sand dunes is very popular with tourists traveling in both directions and is the best way to experience the amazing landscape. If you don’t fancy the walk back there are frequent buses running between Playa del Inglés at one end and Las Maspalomas at the other. The dunes are part of a nature reserve and there are paths through the dunes that are marked to ensure safety of the natural phenomenon and of curious tourists. The sand dunes are also popular amongst gay tourists and the blue route, leading through the dunes, ends at the gay part of beach, where the Beach Bar 7 is located. Museums Mundo Aborigen (Aborigine World) If you are looking to get to the roots of the culture of the Canarii (the aboriginal inhabitants of Gran Canaria island), this excellent exhibition is the most comprehensive of its kind on the archipelago. It comprises a model of an entire pre-colonial village, including over 100 life-sized human figures, with accompanying domestic animal noises for added authenticity. You are led through various scenes of their everyday lives, such as the slaughter of a goat, primitive surgery, seed-sowing, and a prisoner execution. There is also a small archaeological museum for a more detailed explanation of their way of life, and also some mesmerising views overlooking the adjacent Barranco de Fataga – the deepest and most spectacular gorge of Gran Canaria island. Where: Macizo de Amurga, Carretera Playa del Inglés- Fataga, KM 6, 35108 San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 172 295 Opening hours: Daily 09:00 to 18:00 Admission: Around €10 for adults and €5 for under 12 years old.
Playa del Inglés is bursting with energy and gives visitors the opportunity to do almost any activity. From quad biking through the desert to pleasant, scenic walks, skydiving to deep sea diving, this resort really has it all. These are just a few of the major attractions that can be found within Playa del Inglés. If you are planning to join an excursion there are often groups especially tailored for gay visitors. Be aware of what you want to do early in your stay, as all tours and excursions get booked up quickly. Also, online booking usually has its merits in discounts and early confirmation. Promenade If the heat of the beach is getting too much, perhaps try a relaxing stroll along the Paseo Costa Canaria. This promenade is lined with glorious plants and flowers brightening the luxury villas that have been built along this exclusive walkway. It runs along the top of the beach between Playa de las Burras over to the Maspalomas dunes. Camel Riding There are a few options if you are looking for this type of activity, using the landscape of the dunes as a perfect setting for camel riding and a taste of desert life. Camello Safari Dunas Where: Paseo charca Maspalomas s/n, 35290 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 760 781 Opening hours: Daily 09:00 to 16:00 Duration of ride: 30 minutes, departs every 15 minutes Prices: Adults €12, Children (3-12 years) €8, Under 3 years old free Diving Throughout the island’s coastline there are fantastic spots for diving. Perhaps those who are more familiar with the sport would prefer to head out to the north coast, where exciting wrecks and underwater landscape make for amazing dives.If you’d rather stay closer to home, the ‘Let’s Go Diving’ company is situated in the Pasito Blanco harbor in Maspalomas . First time divers can opt for a ‘try-out dive’, sign up for the PADI course to become a certified diver or the experienced can go out in open waters for guided dives to spy the underwater treasures. A try out dive is a half day course and costs €75 and a half day trip with two dives also costs €75. Prices increase for longer and more extensive courses.Where: Pasito Blanco habour, 35290 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island (approximately 12 minutes drive westward of Playa del Inglés on GC-1 then GC-500 for Pasito Blanco). Telephone: (+34) 660 291 891.Dive Academy Gran Canaria A 5 star Padi diving centre with its private training swimming pool! Daily boat and shore dives are run from €32 per single dive. Diving at various dives sites around the island such as Sardina del Norte, The Las Palmas Wrecks, and El Cabron the Marine Reserve in Arinaga are also available. If you interested in becoming qualified, Open Diver Course starts from €360. Where: Calle La Lajilla s/n, Centro Recreativo Puesta De Sol, 35120 Arguineguin, San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 736 196 Palmitos Park This park is a treasure trove of exotic birds, fish and plants. Here you will find the biggest butterfly house in all of Europe, a cacti garden, an orchid house, parrot and bird of prey shows, Gibbon Island and a crocodile house! There are various bird shows to entertain the young and old. The most recent additions are the dolphins who perform spectacular shows twice daily to adoring crowds. A 2-park ticket, for the Palmitos Park and Aqualand, is offered for a discount price of €45 for adults and €33,50 for children for admission to both parks. Where: Barranco de Los Palmitos s/n, 35109 Maspalomas , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 797 070 Opening hours: Daily 10:00 to 18:00 Admission: Adults: €28.50, Children (4 to 12): €21.00, Children under 4: free. A 2-park ticket, for the Palmitos Park and Aqualand, is offered for a discount price of €45.50 for adults and €33.00 for children for admission to both parks. To get there by bus: Bus 45 from Playa del Inglés beach, Bus number 45 from San Agustín and Bus number 70 from Puerto Rico and Faro. Aqualand Aqualand is the biggest waterpark in Gran Canaria and has an impressive 33 slides and attractions such as a Surf beach, Congo River, Crazy Race, Kamikaze and Rapids. The park is fully equipped with restaurants, cafes, changing rooms and shops.Where: Carretera Palmitos Park, KM 3, 35100 Maspalomas , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 140 525 Opening hours: Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (except for severe weather) Admission: Adults (13 and over): €25, Children 4 to 12: €18, Children under 4: free.A 2-park ticket, for the Palmitos Park and Aqualand, is offered for a discount price of €45.50 for adults and €33.00 for children for admission to both parks.To get there by bus: Bus 45 from Playa del Inglés beach, Bus number 45 from San Agustín and Bus number 70 from Puerto Rico and Faro. Ocean Park The alternative of Aqualand is Ocean Park. This is the smaller and is located close to Holiday World amusement park. The park has 13 different slides and a number of large swimming pools, including a wave pool and many other attractions. This park also offers snack bars and restaurants.Where: Avenida Touroperador Tui 18, 35100 Maspalomas , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 764 361 Opening hours: Daily 10:00 to 18:00 Admission: about €18 for adults and €10 for children. Holiday World and Punta Zero Bowling This is just one of the theme parks in the resort and boasts roller coasters, a sky drop, autoscooter, swinging pirate ship and children rides. There is also a big wheel, giving the best views over Playa del Inglés. Entrance is free and rides are priced by credits. Special cards are used to pay for the rides, varying in credit value. The more expensive cards are better value. The cards can be used by more than one person and last for a month.Holiday World also houses Punta Zero, a 16 lane bowling alley. Here you will find equipment hire, a bar, a restaurant, special deals and a café.Where: Holiday World, Avienda Touroperador Tui, 35100 Maspalomas , Gran Canaria island. Opening hours: Holiday World: Daily 17:00 to 23:00 (winter), 18:00 to midnight (summer). Punta Zero Bowling: Thursdays - Sundays 10:00am - 02:00am, Fridays 10:00am - 03:00am and Saturdays 10:00am - 04:00am. You can reach Holiday World by bus number 25, 30, 32, 36, 45, 52, 66, 70. Sioux City (Western Theme Park) An exciting wild west theme park providing ongoing shows from 10am to 5pm, including visitors being caught up in bank hold-ups or saloon shoot-outs, hangings, and riots. On Friday nights there is a Wild West Barbecue organised with a hearty meat-laden grill, fruit selection, and an open bar, including after-dinner bank robbery and lasso performances. Where: Barranco del Águila, s/n, 35100 San Agustín, Maspalomas , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 762 573 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00, closed on Mondays. Entry fee: Adults €21, Children €15; Friday’s entrance with BBQ: Adults €52, Children €22. Jeep Safaris Some of the most breathtaking views of the island, along windy roads that lead through the arid gorges of the area surrounding Mount Tejeda, are most effortlessly enjoyed from the comfort of a back seat of a 4X4. You will gain access to some pristine countryside with stunning views over the refreshingly green pine woods, seductive reservoirs, and volcanic mountain tops – just beware of the sometimes extreme drops in temperature (from 20-30° to -2/3°) that occur with altitude rises of up to 2,000m between the beaches and the mountain peak. UnisafariWhere: 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 769 375 Tour departs daily for Guanche Route (approximately 6 hours) Prices including lunch: Adults €55, Children €35 (including lunch) Golf There are three world-class golf courses in its vicinity for your enjoyment – the 18-hole, par 73, Maspalomas Golf Club (next to the Dunas de Maspalomas on the Avenida Neckermann, affording splendid views on on the surrounding dunes and underlying sea; phone: +34 928 762 581), the 18-hole, par 71, Meloneras Golf Club (west of the Gran Hotel Lopesan Villa de Conde on GC-500 road, with lush greens and many palm trees; phone: +34 928 145 309), and 18-hole, par 71 Salobre Golf Club (10 minutes drive out from the town centre, by the Barranco de Arquinegin on GC-1 Motorway, km53); a modern golf course with a golf school, driving range, hydro-massage and even its own hotel - the Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa; phone: +34 928 010 103). Watersports This is a popular destination for surfing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing, scuba diving, and recreational shoreline angling alike. Boat excursions There is a wide range of leisure boat trips you can choose from – whether you want to take part in an all-day booze cruise on the sun deck of an ocean liner, or want to go whale and dolphin watching on one of the smaller yachts, catamarans, or want to explore the underwater world with a glass-bottom boat, you won't be short of options. Most of these also provide ample chances to go for a swim, snorkel, or take a banana boat or jet ski ride, or even do para-sailing off the deck. Deep Sea Fishing The island's southern coastline is home to some of the world's prime big game fish, and people fish for blue marlin, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, barracuda, and also mako and hammerhead sharks. With a well-equipped, fully-professional boat crew to take care of all your needs on deck, such as preparing the fishing tackle, you could be enjoying an outstanding day's fishing all through the year from €45 per rod (usually half that for spectators). The period between May and November is the best for marlin and tuna, with blue marlins averaging between 331 and 496, and the record standing at 794 lbs. Blue Marlin Sport Fishing Charters Office: Carretara Fataga, km 6, San Bartolomé de Tirajana . Telephone: (+34) 607 626 237 Opening hours: Daily 09:00 to 18:00 Standard fishing trip (from 09:00 to 15:00): Adults €55, Adult watching €45, Children under 12 years old €40. Boats departs leave at 9am from the left-hand side of Port Nova in Puerto Rico (approximately 20 km westwards of Maspalomas ).
Playa del Inglés The beach front of this resort is 3km long, running between Maspalomas and San Agustín. The beach is divided into different sections, each section has its own bar and medical hut but most of the beach restaurants are at the Annexo II. The beach features a family section, a mixed adult section, a nudist section, and a gay section. The part directly in front on Playa del Inglés is suitable for families and the area closer to the dunes are popular amongst gay tourists.
Restaurants There are a huge number of restaurants offering food of every kind. In fact, it is entirely possible to have a different nationality of cuisine every evening of your stay in Playa del Inglés. The restaurants can be found in the town centre and also within the entertainment complexes of Yumbo, Kasbah and Anexo II. For more relaxed and traditional dining you may wish to head to the neighboring town of Maspalomas , where the restaurants are more peaceful. Yumbo shopping and entertainment centre At Yumbo, during the day, you will find shopping of every kind as well as street performers and bazaar style stalls. By early evening, continuing through until the early hours of the morning, the abundance of bars and clubs in this centre come to life. This is a major destination for gay tourists however many of the themed bars are popular with all visitors. There is also a wide range of entertainment in the way of dance performance and singing. Where: Avenida E. E. U. U. No 54, 35100 Playa del Inglés, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 764 196 Kasbah shopping and entertainment centre Kasbah is a similar leisure centre with plenty of shopping opportunities. The night life here is geared towards the general tourist with a number of bars with every type of music, including a salsa bar providing lessons throughout the evening. More lively bars are a target for the younger tourist and play a wide range of music, drinks and price offers. If you are out for a good time the Kasbah will not disappoint. Be aware of touts who will be on a mission to get you to their establishments, particularly men, who will be targeted by the strip bar touts. Where: Calle de Málaga, Playa del Inglés, 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 776 399 Anexo II shopping and entertainment centre Anexo II is an entertainment centre, like Yumbo and Kasbah but is on the beach front, giving it a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. The shops are filled with beachwear and you will also find a pool and a gym within the complex. The centre is situated at the North end of Playa del Inglés making it a very busy area day and night. If you are looking for a little more adventure during lazy beach days the Anexo II is the water sports hub of the beach. Prices vary but there are jet skis available, costing between €25 and €40, as well as pedalos and banana boat rides. If those are not daring enough, skydiving and paragliding are also available. Nightlife As a self confessed ‘sun and fun’ resort, Playa del Inglés has a huge choice if you want to party the night away. Most of the bars and clubs can be found in the Kasbah or the Yumbo centre. In both centres there are a variety of choices and in Yumbo there is a predominant gay scene. Very recently, the famous Pacha nightclub opened its doors, adding to an already extensive choice in clubs. Yumbo shopping and entertainment centre At Yumbo, during the day, you will find shopping of every kind as well as street performers and bazaar style stalls. By early evening, continuing through until the early hours of the morning, the abundance of bars and clubs in this centre come to life. This is a major destination for gay tourists however many of the themed bars are popular with all visitors. There is also a wide range of entertainment in the way of dance performance and singing. Where: Avenida E. E. U. U. No 54, 35100 Playa del Inglés, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 764 196 Kasbah shopping and entertainment centre Kasbah is a similar leisure centre with plenty of shopping opportunities. The night life here is geared towards the general tourist with a number of bars with every type of music, including a salsa bar providing lessons throughout the evening. More lively bars are a target for the younger tourist and play a wide range of music, drinks and price offers. If you are out for a good time the Kasbah will not disappoint. Be aware of touts who will be on a mission to get you to their establishments, particularly men, who will be targeted by the strip bar touts. Where: Calle de Málaga, Playa del Inglés, 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 776 399 Anexo II shopping and entertainment centre Anexo II is an entertainment centre, like Yumbo and Kasbah but is on the beach front, giving it a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. The shops are filled with beachwear and you will also find a pool and a gym within the complex. The centre is situated at the North end of Playa del Inglés making it a very busy area day and night. If you are looking for a little more adventure during lazy beach days the Anexo II is the water sports hub of the beach. Prices vary but there are jet skis available, costing between €25 and €40, as well as pedalos and banana boat rides. If those are not daring enough, skydiving and paragliding are also available.