Gran Canaria’s surroundings are one of its great attractions. It is an island with a coast of 256 kilometres. The perfect place to enjoy many nautical activities.
There are those who come on holidays to Dunas Hotels & Resorts willing to know Gran Canaria from a different perspective: The sea.
Thanks to such long coastline, it is the perfect place to be enjoyed from the sea. Therefore, many Europeans who travel to Gran Canaria come to this stunning island with the intention of enjoying the great benefits of the Ocean.
Sailors, divers, surfers, fishermen… all of them are attracted to the sea of Gran Canaria. The ocean and its perfect conditions are a plus to enjoy it throughout the year.
Marinas in Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria welcomes a large number of boats. It is the largest port in the Canary Islands. The city’s marina offers a large number of services, so if you’d like to spend some sailing days, there will be nothing you will miss. There is a shipyard, spare parts stores, restaurants ... Anything and everything you need to sailing safely you’ll find it in the Marina of Gran Canaria.
In the south of the island you have other marinas:
El Pasito Blanco Yacht Club, Anfi del Mar Marina, Puerto Rico Marina and Puerto de Mogán are some of them.
Maritime tours in Gran Canaria
For those who’d like to enjoy the sea without practising any sports, but would like to enjoy sailing with friends and family, this is the perfect plan.
There are different options, and any of them are great to enjoy some family days by the sea at Dunas Hotels & Resorts. There are tours which depart from Puerto Rico, Pasito Blanco, Puerto Mogán, Anfi del Mar ... and also from the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Each of them offers diverse activities which will definitely be perfect to make you enjoy a perfect day at sea.
Cetacean watching in Gran Canaria
Among these tours, one of the greatest ones is the cetacean watching. You will be sailing to the areas where these wonderful creatures are, to discover how amazing life in the sea is.
Surfing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing in Gran Canaria
Some courageous ones, come to Gran Canaria to dance with waves, the strong tides, and pumping adrenaline as they fly among the Atlantic Ocean waters.
Those who have done it in Gran Canaria say, that everyone should ride on a surfboard at least once in lifetime. So my suggestion will be that you come to Dunas Hotels & Resorts and go for it!
Every year, more and more people are joining these sports, and so, there are many schools well equipped to welcome newbies and not so newbies and teaching them how to manage themselves at sea.
Due to the popularity of this sport, Gran Canaria has become one of the places where the World Windsurfing Championship is held.
Snorkelling and Scuba diving schools in Gran Canaria
Those who visit Dunas Hotels & Resorts and practice diving are always extremely impressed. They discover such new world under the sea, a world with plenty of flora and fauna that brings back the feelings from their child within to the surface. Silence, perfection, tranquillity, life ... In Gran Canaria there are many places where you’ll switch off from your daily routine to jump in a wonderful and new world altogether.
Do not hesitate in contacting any of these schools to discover many corners of the coast of Gran Canaria being accompanied by professionals who will take care of you.
Sailing in Gran Canaria
Sailing, is a very popular sport among families from Gran Canaria. There are those who go for a nice slow sailing pace and, on the contrary, others that bring their adventurous spirit signing for super-fast speed boats.
Additionally, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the home port of one of the World’s most famous sailing gatherings which departs from the capital of the island. The ARC regatta started back in 1986. More than 300 boats from all over the world sail from the Port of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria across the Atlantic Ocean, drawing the most beautiful sailing boats picture you may ever see.