Puerto de Mogan
Puerto de Mogan a picturesque harbor town designed by the artist Ralph Neville, is located in the most western part of the south of Gran Canaria. Puerto de Mogan is actually the beach, marina and fishing port of the municipality of Mogán and about 180 years old. This seaside resort is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by mountains. As a result, the tourist fishing village with cozy shops is located in a valley.
In the old town of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the north of the island, is the beautiful colonial building known as the House of Columbus. Open to the public every day, this mansion offers three exhibition halls dedicated to the history of the Canary Islands and its relationship with America. It is the best place to discover Canary and American culture from before the arrival of Europeans; but also to discover in person what the life of these adventurers and their sea voyages was.
Teror is a small but very beautiful municipality on the holiday island of Gran Canaria. It is situated inland in the north of Gran Canaria. Agriculture, livestock farming and tourism provide the income. Steep slopes and deep valleys adorn the location of Teror. Teror has a lot of architecture and is known to pilgrims all over the world. During the summer months, the temperature can get high, while during the winter the temperature can drop sharply. As the oldest village, it is certainly worthy of your visit.
In the central municipality of Tejeda, on the island of Gran Canaria, the Rock of Nublo occupies a special place for the islanders, as one of the most beautiful natural rock formations in the world. The rock of volcanic origin rises eighty meters high from the landscape. The entire area around it has been declared a protected nature reserve. Its impressive presence in the landscape is surpassed in height only by the peak of Las Nieves, with its 1949 meters the highest point in Gran Canaria.
Route Valle de Agaete
The northern route ends in Agaete, which is located 30 kilometers from the capital on the coast. The village center is only 43 meters high. Further inland, Agaete's topography is characterized by steep slopes and deep valleys. The three main cymbals are; El Risco, Guayedra and Agaete, which inland reaches an altitude of 1180 meters in the mountain area with the pine forest 'Pinar de Tamadaba'.
Playa de las Canteras
One of the most famous urban beaches in Europe: Las Canteras. The beach owes this honor not only to its natural charm, but also to the quality of its service and the lively boulevard in the center of the city. At Las Canteras you can enjoy a pleasant climate and calm waters all year round. The characteristic dam acts as a natural breakwater and offers several zones full of marine flora and fauna, ideal for snorkeling.
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Mogán is an artificial beach in the southwest of the island of Gran Canaria. Embedded in breathtaking scenery, the sandy beach offers incredible views in all directions. When you look at the sea, you almost feel that there is a lake in front of you. Because the water for the golden brown sand is calm and clear, the palm-lined boulevard invites you to shop, party and walk.
That is a good start of the holiday. The quiet bay of Tauro is located between Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán. In the small center you will find a supermarket and a few restaurants and bars. From Tauro, the sandy beach of Tauro Beach is within walking distance.
Surfing Gran Canaria
Windsurfing or kite surfing are both popular in Gran Canaria. You can practice all water sports here at various places along the coast and on the beach. Rent pedal boats or go on the banana behind the speedboat.
One of the most popular day trips from Maspalomas is Aqualand. This water amusement park is a family-friendly attraction and offers plenty of splashing fun for young and old.
Dunes of Maspalomas
Las Dunas de Maspalomas is a unique nature reserve in the Canary Islands because of its beauty. The protected area by the government of the Canary Islands is a special nature reserve, the 400 hectares include a beautiful beach, living dunes of organic sand, a palm tree forest and a lagoon with brackish water. This mixture of desert and oasis is located on the coast in the far south of Gran Canaria and is surrounded by the famous hotels of the large tourist core Maspalomas.
Golf on Gran Canaria
The island of Gran Canaria has a variety of golf courses.
Golf club Salobre
You will find Salobre Golf, one of the newest 18-hole golf clubs in Gran Canaria in a breathtaking setting with gorges and typical of the south of the island with volcanic landscapes. The lush greenery of the golf course contrasts sharply with the surroundings. The resort has a golf school, training area, driving range, green, club rental, hydromassage, professional shop and a restaurant with terrace.
Anfi Tauro Golf
You can find Anfi Tauro Golf in the municipality of Mogán, on the south side of the island. With a 9-hole Pitch & Putt, opened in 2001, and a recent 18-hole, this golf club is located in beautiful surroundings.
The golf courses feature spectacular lakes with crystal clear water and a wide variety of plants and flowers. In addition, you have a beautiful view of the mountains. In addition to a green and a practice area, there is a cafeteria and a driving range.
Rent a Boat
In Gran Canaria you can rent a boat in different places.
Take a look at Gran Canaria from the water, a whole new world will open up to you. Put your boat anchored and take a nice dip in the clear water in between. Tip: Take snorkel gear with you, because underwater it is almost even more beautiful.
Hiking on Gran Canaria
Walking hotspots Gran Canaria:
1.Give yourself a scent as a gift with the hiking paradise Parque Natural de Tamadaba. Fresh smelling pine trees and beautiful viewpoints (our favorite: El Balcón).
2. The dazzlingly tall monolith Roque Nublo rises lonely from the volcanic landscape. The five-kilometer mountain hiking route also gives a view of impressive dams.
3. You are probably not the only hiker in the dunes around the tourist resort of Maspalomas. What does it matter? You imagine yourself in the middle of a desert and that is quite special on a Spanish island