Water Sports in Southern Gran Canaria

Dec. 23, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Water sports in Gran Canaria are a great option for those who want to enjoy their holidays to the fullest and experiencing all kinds of sensations. The better part of it is that this ‘miniature continent’, as the island is also known by its diversity of landscapes, has an eternal summer.

In fact, the Gran Canaria weather attracts millions of visitors each year, especially when the rough European winter is at its peak. Who wouldn’t like lying on the beach and having a dip while back home cold is all that is?

Obviously, one of the main reasons tourists come to Gran Canaria is its beaches. This destination, located 100 kilometers off the North African coast is just a couple hours flight away from the main European cities, has beaches for everyone.

Do you fancy a long beach with golden sand? Or are you more of a black sand lover? Do you prefer a small cove? Or even one full of stones or a natural swimming pool? Do you know what? Gran Canaria has all of them! Get a quick look at the best beaches in Gran Canaria to get a hint.

Most of them have water sports services aimed at tourists who are looking to feel the adrenaline first hand, so if you fall in this category, don’t hesitate to come to Gran Canaria to enjoy another kind of tourism.

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Best Water Sports in Gran Canaria

Southern Gran Canaria is, undoubtedly, the most visited area of the island. Not in vain, here you can visit amazing places like Holiday World Maspalomas, Sioux City Park, Aqualand Maspalomas, Palmitos Park, Amadores Beach or Taurito Beach, among others.

Obviously, the southern beaches have a wide and complete water sports offer that covers most of the visitors interests. Do you know what are the most practiced water sports on the island? Keep reading to discover them.


Kiteboarding is one of the most exciting and fun water sports that can be practiced in Gran Canaria. Surfing the waves with your board thanks to the strength of the wind and your kite is an experience you must do!

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving in Gran Canaria is one of the most demanded aquatic activities. If you want to explore and discover the beauty of the underwater world of Gran Canaria, here you have an excellent variety of diving schools at your disposal.


Snorkeling in Gran Canaria is an impressive chocie to enjoy the beautiful underwater flora and fauna of the island. In fact, the rich biodiversity of Gran Canaria can be seen throughout the coastline with endless spots full of marine life.

Surf & Windsurf

If you prefer to ride the waves, surf in Gran Canaria is an excellent option due to its many spots that can be found along its litoral. In fact, the Canary Islands is a top surf and windsurf destination where many competitions are held every year.

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Hotels to Enjoy Water Sports in Gran Canaria

Of course, those fun beach days wouldn’t be the same if you don’t stay at the accommodation that you deserve. That’s the reason why Dunas Hotels & Resorts is the best choice for resting from a exhausting day at the beach.

Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas

Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas is an amazing all-inclusive hotel in Gran Canaria especially aimed at families. Here, while children have a great time with the hotel mascots Duni and Dunita and the animation team that, adults can relax at its Wellness Center or tasting the delightful gastronomy.

Its location is another plus, as it is just a few minutes away from the famous Maspalomas Beach, Maspalomas Dunes, Maspalomas Pond, Maspalomas Lighthouse and Meloneras Beach, among others.

Suites & Villas by Dunas and Maspalomas Resort by Dunas

Suites & Villas by Dunas and Maspalomas Resort by Dunas are two ideal hotels for sports lovers, such as golf or cycling. Is there a better plan than relaxing at its Wellness Center after a day practicing aquatic sports?

Moreover, strolling through its beautiful and well-kept gardens in the middle of perfectly private and equipped villas and bungalows is a feeling that you should experience no matter what.

Don Gregory by Dunas

Don Gregory by Dunas is an adults only hotel in Gran Canaria located in San Agustín Beach, next to Las Burras Beach and Playa del Inglés Beach. Its Wellness Center and Nordic style invites to relax and enjoy the sun by the solarium while drinking a select cocktail.

Bottom line, practicing water sports in Gran Canaria is a great choice for all those people who want to enjoy their 3S holidays (sun, sea and sand) to the fullest.

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