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10 Top Things To Do In Gran Canaria, Spain

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    Jonathan Chum


Gran Canaria is a beautiful island that is located off the coast of Africa. It has many things to do and see, including some amazing beaches and water parks.

Paseo de las Canteras

The Paseo de las Canteras is Gran Canaria's main tourist area, and it stretches along the coastline. It's home to many hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, and nightclubs.

The Paseo has a lot to offer visitors: you can shop at its many boutiques; enjoy a cocktail or try some tapas in one of its many restaurants; go dancing at one of the clubs, or just watch people go by from one of its cafés.

If you're looking for something different from the usually sandy beach holiday experience in Gran Canaria then this may be what you've been searching for!

Dunas de Maspalomas

As the name suggests, Dunas de Maspalomas is a great beach. It's one of the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria, especially for families.

You can enjoy windsurfing, kite surfing, and paragliding on this beach. There are also several restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner while enjoying the sea view and sunset.

If you like to dive into the ocean waters then there are many diving sites here too!

Las Palmas Old Town

The historic district of Las Palmas is a must-see for any visitor to Gran Canaria. The town itself has many attractions, including its old city walls, which have been restored and converted into a promenade along the coast. There are also plenty of historical buildings worth exploring in the area.

The highlight is undoubtedly the Cathedral of Santa Ana (named after Saint Anne), which dates back to 1595 and houses many historic relics from 1500's colonial times as well as some fabulous artwork depicting saintly scenes. In addition, there are numerous museums featuring artifacts from early settlers' lives on the island as well as more recent historical periods such as World War II and Spanish Civil War era artworks.

At nightfall you can enjoy live music at one of two main squares: Plaza del Ayuntamiento or Plaza de España; both are packed with people enjoying food stalls selling traditional Spanish treats like churros con chocolate or tortilla española alongside drinks like sangria or beer served by waiters dressed in traditional garb complete with colorful sashes around their waists - it's quite an experience!

Catedral de Santa Ana

The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Palmas, and it's also a Neo-Gothic building. It was built between 1894 and 1927, and it has a neo-gothic design.

The building is decorated with stained glass windows and statues of Jesus Christ. It has a neo-Gothic style, which means that it was made in an architectural style that combines elements of gothic architecture with other styles.

Teatro Perez Galdos

Teatro Perez Galdos is a theatre in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. It was named after the Spanish writer Benito Perez Galdos who wrote many books set in the Canary Islands. The theatre was built in 1903 and it's currently home to several different performing arts companies including Teatro Principal de Las Palmas, Ballet del Teatro de la Maestranza de la Ciudad de Gran Canaria, and Trío Alcaraz.

Museo Elder De La Ciencia Y La Tecnologia

The Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología is a great place to learn about the science behind several things, from gravity to superconductors. It's also got interactive exhibits that are fun for all ages, from a planetarium show to an aquarium and even a butterfly house!

Located at Avenida Galilea 2 in Las Palmas, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am-8 pm (closed Mondays). Admission costs approximately 7peradultand7 per adult and 5 per child under 12 years old; tickets must be purchased in advance online or at their ticket office near the entrance.

Palmitos Park

If you're looking for something to do on a hot summer day in Gran Canaria, Palmitos Park is the place to be. It's a theme park with a variety of rides, games, and attractions that are sure to keep any family or group entertained.

Located in the city of Playa del Ingles, Palmitos Park has been around since 1970 when it was originally built as an amusement park for children. Today it also has a water park that features five swimming pools including one with slides and another one specifically for children. There are also restaurants within the park so you can enjoy your meal without having to leave if you don't want to!

If you're looking for somewhere fun and unique but not too far from where you're staying then this might be your best bet!

Meloneras Beach

Meloneras Beach is a great place to go if you're looking for some good food and drinks. Several restaurants serve up fantastic seafood dishes, as well as an ice cream parlor where you can grab your favorite flavor after a long day of sunbathing.

The beach itself is quite wide, so there's plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy their time there. The promenade has lots of shops along it where tourists can buy souvenirs or other items they may have forgotten to bring with them on vacation. There's also a bar and cafe where visitors can grab a drink before heading home from the beach or taking their children back into town for dinner at one of many restaurants nearby


Aqualand is a water park on Gran Canaria, and it's popular with locals and tourists alike. The water park has a variety of water rides and activities, including a wave pool, lazy river, slides, and more. There's even a beach!

The park is open from March 1 to October 15 each year. The best part? It's right near the airport so you can easily get there if you're flying into Gran Canaria!

There are also several hotels nearby if you want to stay nearby for an extended period or make it your base for exploring other parts of the island (see Step 2).

Museo Y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada

The Museo Y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada is a cave museum that features prehistoric paintings. It's located near the town of Agaete and in the northeast of Gran Canaria, Spain. The museum is open from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.

The museum is home to a variety of animal and human figures, together with geometric patterns and other motifs. The cave was discovered in 1976 by two local farmers who were clearing land for cultivation.


If you want to visit Spain, Gran Canaria is a great place to start. It's a beautiful island with lots of things to do, and it offers some of the best weather in Europe!