Gran Canaria is the perfect place for beach and sea sports.
Nov. 10, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
The beaches of Gran Canaria offer a comprehensive proposal for travellers who enjoy outdoor activities both at sea and on the beach. A superb plan for your especial holidays. Many tourists come to the island in search of sun and tranquility, but others do it to practice different sports and enjoy their holidays in a different way. The island sport opportunities are many, and this includes windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, paddle surfing and sailing.
In Gran Canaria the climate is mild and pleasant throughout the year, so any time you'd like to come is a good one to enjoy new experiences on the coast. The sea has perfect conditions for many sports, not only for swim crossing - very recommended to those who usually practice swimming - but also for windsurfing, surfing or kite boarding. There are beaches where the conditions are just perfect for learning new sports, as the wind and wave’s size are appropriate for it. It is said that at least once in life time we have to take some risks and so we encourage you trying these activities, since the shot of adrenaline is sensational. There are also other kinds of sports for those with higher experience and level. These sort of sports are often found in special and hidden corners, most of them of difficult accessibility. But if what you are looking for is quality sea conditions, there are also great places to practice many other activities. One of the highly recommended spots on the island for these sports is Pozo Izquierdo, in the southeastern part of the island. Important international championships are held here, as the conditions are perfect for it.
If you’d like to practice paddle surf or kayak, Playa de Las Canteras is a great place to do so; its waters are very calm. There are also other places like southern beaches of the island such as El Pajar (Arguineguín), Playa de Mogan ... One more sport you can practice in Gran Canaria is sea fishing. In Puerto de Mogan there are many training boats to enjoy an amazing journey around the south waters of the island. Expert crews and great fishing days off in the sea.
One other great attractions to keep in touch with the sea, is diving. Many tourists come to Gran Canaria exclusively for diving courses in the calm but extravagant waters of the island. Both north and south, there are impressive corners to enjoying this sport to the max'. The number of species and formations under the sea of Gran Canaria are almost as many as there are out of it. Some of the most recommended beaches for this are Playa del Cabrón (Arinaga) or Sardina del Norte. Besides, did you know you can take some scuba diving lessons while staying in our hotels?
And this is not all! You can also enjoy a day on the beach playing volleyball, blades (the local island sport par excellence), football, etc. ...
If you are interested in any of these sports we recommend you ask at the hotel, we will give you all the necessary information about schools or offices where you can go.
Gran Canaria is the perfect place for beach and sea sports. Would you like to join us in these adventures?
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