Discover the best parasailing spots on the island.
All those who decide to spend a few days of rest in Gran Canaria, come looking for the island's benefits. The main attractions are the mild temperatures, the hours of sunshine and the wide range of leisure and culture on offer. Also, people are attracted by water sports, such as parasailing in Gran Canaria.
Among the water sports that are practised on the island, parasailing has become very popular over the last few years, causing numerous visitors to become curious and want to try this new modality
As a consequence of this growing demand, new schools dedicated exclusively to this modality have opened on the island, especially in the south of the island. Furthermore, other windsurfing or bodyboarding schools have seen the opportunity and have decided to add parasailing as another activity.
That is why today, with this article, we want to offer you all the information about parasailing: what it really is, how to do it or where to parasail in Gran Canaria.
What is parasailing?
Parasailing is an aquatic activity in which one or several people, attached to a parachute, are pulled by a boat.
The high speed at which the boat travels causes the parachute to rise, carrying the people on board over the water in an average flight, which can vary between 75 and 300 metres in altitude.
5 places to go parasailing in Gran Canaria
Within the water sports that we can find on the island, such as bodyboarding, surfing or windsurfing, all of them are very popular and have hundreds of followers and people who want to discover these adrenaline-charged sports.
However, in the last few months, another more recreational activity has been gaining ground, which allows you to get in touch with nature differently: parasailing in Gran Canaria.
Parasailing allows you to discover a very pleasant sensation of peace and tranquillity, at an altitude of 200 metres, with an estimated duration of between 15 and 20 minutes. You’ll be able to enjoy the views of the southern part of the island of Gran Canaria from a different perspective.
We’re going to show you where to go parasailing in Gran Canaria to enjoy a different day, full of emotions and that you’ll surely want to repeat.
The main tourist enclave on the island and where most of the leisure activities in the south of Gran Canaria are concentrated.
It’s a privileged area due to its geographical location, where you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings of the Charca de Maspalomas (a proctected Pond), the Maspalomas Dunes and the Maspalomas Lighthouse.
It’s also an area where the presence of the wind during most of the year favours the practice of parasailing, as it’s easier to raise the parachute and keep it in the air for a longer period of time.
Puerto de Mogán
One of the most beautiful and charming areas of the island. In Puerto de Mogán you’ll be able to find all kinds of water activities such as jet skiing or buggy riding.
However, here you can also practise parasailing in Gran Canaria, with all the guarantees of safety.
If you want to enjoy privileged views, from a different perspective, of the whole of Puerto de Mogán and the cliffs of the Taurito area, this is the best place to do so.
Anfi del Mar
An idyllic setting for all those who love water sports, relaxation and tranquillity as well as the beach.
Located between Arguineguín and Puerto Rico, Anfi del Mar stands out for its beauty that emulates the Caribbean beaches and that seen from the heights is not to be missed.
Here you can enjoy parasailing individually, in tandem with your partner or friend or with a triple parachute and enjoy the views and experience together with the people you love the most.
Continuing along the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, we come across the legendary village of Arguineguín.
This area of fishermen, in recent years, has also seen the inclusion of water sports, in this case parasailing, as another activity to offer to those who want to get to know this practice and the area from an aerial perspective.
Here, you’ll be able to enjoy this unique experience that parasailing in Gran Canaria offers you alone, as a couple or if you come with a group of friends or family, you’ll be able to enjoy up to 6 people at the same time under the supervision of professional and qualified instructors.
This is perhaps one of the most unknown areas of the island for the ordinary tourist and for parasailing.
Pasito Blanco is characterized for being the place where lovers of sailing and water sports meet to enjoy a day of relaxation and tranquillity.
From its small but charming harbour, you can enjoy a pleasant parasailing trip around the beach. You can admire the magnificent views of points such as Meloneras, the Maspalomas Lighthouse or Puerto Rico.
Parasailing in Gran Canaria: a different way to see and experience the island
As you’ve been able to see, parasailing is becoming a very popular leisure activity in the south of the island of Gran Canaria.
It’s not a very expensive activity, nor does it require physical skill or optimal conditions to practice this sport. All you need is wanting to have a good time, enjoy the landscapes of the island from a different perspective together with family or friends and, above all, relax.
In short, if you’re going to spend your holidays on the island, in one of our Dunas Hotels & Resorts, you’ll be able to enjoy parasailing in Gran Canaria and one of the best experiences you can have on the island.