3 Days in Gran Canaria: Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, February 2015
Get ready for sun-drenched beaches, a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, and endless outdoor activities. From its vibrant colonial capital Las Palmas to its rugged interior, Gran Canaria has a lot more going for it than package resorts.
Day 1: City Bustle and Beachside Bliss
You’ll never be bored in busy, happening Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Historic Barrio Vegueta provides a glimpse into Spain’s illustrious past, as does Christopher Colombus’ House with its fascinating museum. Bars and restaurants abound here too. Shop til you drop, stroll Ciudad Jardin’s leafy streets, then wind down with sun, surf and golden sands at Playa de las Canteras.
Day 2: Inland Surprises
Seemingly light-years from the hedonistic coastal resorts, Gran Canaria’s mountainous interior makes for a wonderful day trip. Ingenio is known for its ceramics and embroidery, while Agüimes boasts a delightful old center. Further north, Tafira’s botanical garden is a popular stop; nearby is Caldera de Bandama, a huge volcanic crater with spectacular views. The wild terrain around Cruz de Tejeda is dotted with jagged ravines, cute villages and snaking roads.
Day 3: Water and Westerns
You’re on an island, surrounded by water…time to mingle with the local aquatic population! Why not take a dolphin-spotting cruise in a glass-bottomed boat off the coast of Puerto Rico, or an underwater tour leaving from the pretty resort town of Puerto de Mogán? You might even meet some finned friends while windsurfing off the southeast coast! Prefer your adventures on firm ground? Indulge your Spaghetti Western fantasies at the surreal Sioux City Theme Park, or go horseback riding through the lush countryside of Salobre.
Tours & Tickets
See some of the highlights of northern Gran Canaria on a 7.5-hour tour from Las Palmas! With an expert local guide, travel to the charming village of Teror for ... Read more
Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Head to Tenerife’s popular animal kingdom at Loro Parque and enjoy a day of adventure and fun for all the family! After traveling to the site by ... Read more
Experience the perfect introduction to Las Palmas aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour! You'll see all the beautiful sights of the city in a ... Read more
Gran Canaria, Spain
Revel in Wild West–style fun with dinner and hours of entertainment at a ranch restaurant in Lanzarote! A laughter-filled evening out for all the family, the ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)