Get active and have fun in Gran Canaria

26 June 2019

Gran Canaria is a colourful island paradise. Perfectly positioned in a sun-soaked region of the Atlantic Ocean, gorgeous Gran Canaria offers visitors beautiful year-round weather, glorious golden beaches and a wealth of activities and attractions to keep everyone happy.

 The perfect island for sports lovers

Gran Canaria is often likened to an open-air gym, and with its favourable all-year-round weather, you can enjoy an incredible range of outdoor sporting activities - whatever the season.

Start your day with a run on the beach or a soothing yoga session on the dunes, whilst hikers will love following in the footsteps of walkers who have boldly gone before them on the exhilarating network of trails which criss-cross the island.

Cyclists will be tested by the steep climbs but rewarded with staggering views of Gran Canaria and beyond. For golf lovers, you can even practice your swing on the edge of a volcanic crater, whilst adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss the chance to rock climb, sky dive and paraglide amidst some seriously stunning scenery.

Meanwhile, the warm waters of the Atlantic are simply fantastic for those who want to surf its mammoth waves on hidden away beaches, discover the amazing marine life under the sea on a scuba diving adventure, fish for their supper or simply enjoy a tranquil swim in the ocean.

You can try almost any sporting activity that you can think of in Gran Canaria but if action-packed holidays aren’t quite your style, don’t worry as the island also enjoys a global reputation as a health destination, with an unrivalled collection of fabulous spa resorts to indulge all your senses.

“there's so many different sports and activities to take part in throughout the year. It's been named Europe's top golf destination by IAGTO Awards. If you prefer to walk there are many hiking trails that cross the island as well as cycling routes. If you like your surf the Atlantic is great for fab waves”

Kate, Travel Counsellor

A great place to have fun with family and friends

Often thought of as a continent in miniature, Gran Canaria has all the right ingredients for a varied holiday experience. In less than an hour, you can swap the golden sands and turquoise waters of the stunning coastline for the serene mountains of the lush interior; making it the perfect destination for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re coupled up, travelling with the kids in tow or enjoying a break with friends, you’ll find the island has plenty of attractions to keep everyone entertained during your stay.

With over 120 miles of stunning coastline, breathtakingly beautiful UNESCO-protected inland regions, a wealth of exclusive resorts, exciting street parties, and some of the best golf courses and wellness facilities in all of Europe, this wonderful island really does have it all.


If you’re ready to get active and have fun in Gran Canaria, contact your Travel Counsellor today and enjoy exclusive access to benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.

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