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How to Spend 3 Days on Gran Canaria

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How to Spend 3 Days on Gran Canaria
You might have heard the old chestnut about Gran Canaria being like a 'continent in miniature'. Well, it’s not far from the truth. The third-largest island of the Canaries, Gran Canaria’s startling range of terrain - fertile north, arid interior, desert south – and its multiple attractions combine to make this one diverse destination.

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.
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North of Gran Canaria with Wine Tasting, Coffee Plantations & Tropical Valleys

North of Gran Canaria with Wine Tasting, Coffee Plantations & Tropical Valleys

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Check off northern Gran Canaria’s most popular sights on this full-day tour. Following pickup from your Las Palmas hotel, you’ll travel north to the pretty city of Arucas, where you’ll visit a local rum distillery, banana farm and more. Then discover the beautiful valley of the Berrazales, in Agaete.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get acquainted with the architectural beauty and rich history of Las Palmas aboard a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of the Gran Canarian capital. Climb to the top deck of a vibrant double-decker bus and listen to entertaining audio commentary as you cruise past the city’s impressive sights. With your 24-hour ticket, see highlights like the grand Catedral and El Corte Ingles, and disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. This tour is the ideal way to discover the best of Las Palmas at your convenience.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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