Grand Canaria Watersports - Grand Canaria is an an ideal
place to do watersport activities all year round because of
its excellent climate.
Some of these activities are fun and cheap others will require renting more expensive equipment and training. But they will guarantee a lifetime experience...
This is my all time favorite! It's easy, fun and very
cheap. And anyone can do it...except for father that is
Memories of my brother and myself teaching him how to snorkel and then seeing him submerging himself and the snorkeling tube below the water's surface while breathing in, still makes me laugh.
Unsuprisingly there are a number of really great snorkeling beaches
here in Gran Canaria. Some of my favorite place to snorkel are:
- Playa de las Nieves (Agaete)
- Sardina (Agaete/Galdar)
- Caleta Baja (Galdar)
- Las Canteras Beach (Las Palmas de GC)
- Taliarte (Telde)
- El Cabrón (Agüimes)
- Risco Verde (Agüimes)
And all you have to do is buy a snorkeling mask and you're ready to go!
The Canary Islands form a natural reef in the Atlantic Ocean.
This acts as a home to thousands of water species including; sting rays, bottle nose dolphin, octopus, seahorses, barracudas
- Las Merinas (Agaete)
- Sardina (Galdar)
- Caleta Baja (Galdar)
- Las Canteras Beach (Las Palmas)
- Wreck "Angela Pando" (Las Palmas)
- La Catedaral (Las Palmas)
- Wreck "Kalais" (Las Palmas)
- El Cabrón (Agüimes)
- Wreck "Cermona II" (Mogán)
If you're interested in Gran Canaria scuba diving there are a number of good scuba diving schools you can dive with.
Body boarding is one of the most popular sports here in Gran Canaria.
As kids we used to spend all our summer holidays body boarding...or at least trying to.
The good thing about body boarding is that...even if you're a beginner you can have a great time on your very first wave...
All you have to do is just hold on tight to the board and let the wave push you all the way to shore.
And if you're an experienced body boarder
already know that Gran Canaria offers some of the best breaks
in the world. The 2010 World Championship was actually held in
El Confital beach.
Surfing requires a little more skill than body
boarding. But you'll be able master the basics after a few hours.
If you've never to it before and you think you might need some help...there are a few schools which can help you out.
You won't have problems finding good breaks here...as there are great places to surf throughout the island.
Some of the best locations are in the north of Gran Canaria like La Cicer, El Confital or Bañaderos.
In general the north of Grand Canaria is for surfing and body
boarding and the south-east is for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Many windsurfing pros live in Gran Canaria. That's a good sign for windsurfing lovers!
live here because Gran Canaria has some of the best beaches
and winds for windsurfing!
The annual Windsurfing Gran Prix is held in here every year.
The best beaches are on the east coast (due
to north-eastern prevailing winds) like the beaches of; Pozo Izquierdo,
Ojos de Garza or Guan Grande.
If you're a beginner you'll probably want to be looking for
milder winds in Las Palmas. And there are also a number of school that
can teach you how to windsurf here.
I must admit I still haven't tried it yet...
But it has become increasingly popular in Grand Canaria as the NE winds provide the ideal conditions for this sport!
Like windsurfing, unless you have kitesurfed before it will take some serious training before you'll be able to impress your friends with pictures of yourself flying above the sea.
If your on holidays in Gran Canaria just a few days...you might want to stick to soemthhing easier like body boarding or surfing.
However, if you really want to learn this amazing sport there are a
few schools you can go to.
A large number of Tuna species can also be caught in Gran Canaria's
There are a number of companies that offer deep sea fishing.
Most of these are located in the island's south, as its here where most tourist are. Which makes sense...
are boat trips you can go on which will take you to some of the island's
most secluded areas. Many of these inaccessible by road.
This is a truly spectacular way of discovering Gran Canaria's
There are also a number of companies which will take you right up to one of the most amazing animals dolphins!!
It's just incredible seeing them in the wild doing summersaults out
of their own will.
Grand Canaria Watersports