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Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

1. Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

After meeting at Santa Águeda's beach in El Pajar (Arguinerguin), you will be provided with your safety equipment partnered with some instructions regarding your kayaking. Shortly afterwards, you will start paddling across the beach as your adventure begins while paddling through the rocks in the direction of your first stop at the Los Militares archeological site. There you will have some time to recover a little as your guide provides you with some information about Canarian culture and the last aboriginals that lived there. Getting back to your kayaks, you will continue kayaking past all the little beaches of the south-west coast before reaching Playa de Montaña Arena, one of the last virgin beaches of the island. Here you will have some free time to have a swim, lay on the sand, and rest or play beach tennis, frisbee, or snorkel. You will also be able to recover with a provided picnic consisting of fruit, chocolates, nuts, biscuits, and water.

Maspalomas: Southern Coast E-Bike Tour Option Tapas Tasting

2. Maspalomas: Southern Coast E-Bike Tour Option Tapas Tasting

Explore the southern coast of Gran Canaria by electric bike. See the most spectacular sights and discover the island with a multilingual guide. Your 4-hour adventure begins with a visit to the natural reserve of Maspalomas Dunes, a small desert area made up of golden sand dunes. Stop at the Botanical Garden of Maspalomas for a short walking tour to see local flora. Then ride along beside the Atlantic Ocean, passing Meloneras Beach and Pasito Blanco Port. Stop to admire one of the few banana plantations in the south of the island. Follow the promenade until reaching the old lighthouse of Maspalomas, working since 1890 and declared a monument of historical interest by the Canary Islands Government You’ll arrive in the old fishing village of "El Pajar". Stop to visit to the village and its pretty volcanic beach. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch (for people that choose the option with tapas included) of local cuisine overlooking the sea. Later on, take the chance to admire "La Charca", a small lagoon adjacent to the dunes of Maspalomas. In this protected area there are up to 40 species of migratory birds - an ideal spot for birdswatching. Attention : the tour is not off-road.

Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

3. Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

Hop on your environmentally-friendly electric bike and explore the beauty of southern Gran Canaria. Discover the nearby Ayaguares Mountains and stop by the famous Ayaguares Dam. If the beach is more your style, ride along the southern coast until you reach the picturesque fishing village of Arguineguin. Explore the various available routes with your map of Maspalomas. You will also receive a cell phone holder that can be attached to your electric bicycle, so you can navigate using your phone. Discover the different routes on Google Maps from your phone and create a self-guided and personalized tour tailored to your needs. For the entire duration of the tour, you will receive free assistance services on the road and in the city in the case of a flat tire or if your bike breaks down. For the mountain tours or the coast tour, you will receive a free repair kit. With a battery life of about 80 km, you'll have plenty of time to explore all the spots on your checklist.

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What people are saying about El Pajar

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Was a fantastic morning spent kayaking with friends. Very enjoyable going along the coast. We went along the coast stoping at a beach along the way to look at some 13th century ruins that was very interesting to see a little history of the island. We then continued round the coast to a very nice secluded beach we’re we stopped for lunch and a rest to enjoy the surroundings. This was a fantastic 4hr experience which we really enjoyed and was a fantastic experience and different was to see and experience the island. Only do this if you have good upper body strength as it’s a physical experience but is well worth the effort as the experience is well worth the £52.11 we spent per person very enjoyable guide was really nice and engaging and knowledgeable 10/10 thanks for a fantastic time would definitely do this again thanks

Having never done kayaking before, I wasn't sure what to expect/how difficult it would be but our instructor Miguel was fantastic! He was encouraging, patient and fun! The whole morning was brilliant and I would definitely go again. One thing to note - it's quite hard work (especially if your technique isn't great!) so prepare for a bit of an upper body workout. But there were plenty of breaks and opportunities to rest, including a nice long snack-stop in a cute sandy (nudist) beach :)

Super cool experience, great to be on the water and see Gran Canaria from the water. Enjoyed it immensely, but the next day muscle pain in the upper arms ;)

Great guide, excellent trip! Very nice experience with enough time for some fun and food. Don’t forget to bring a towel and/or some dry clothes though

It's been a while back, we still remember the fun we had. Really nice guide.