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Maspalomas Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Maspalomas Safaris & wildlife activities

From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

1. From Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria: Dolphin Watching Cruise

Head out on a journey from the Puerto Rico harbor to spot whales, dolphins, and other marine animals in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. Get up close to the animals from your glass-bottom boat with unlimited drinks. Sail along the southwest coast of the island in search of marine mammals and benefit from the services and expertise of the friendly multi-lingual crew. Get up-to-date information about the sightings and different species. Avail of a boat equipped with a large glass bottom in both keels to experience life below the ocean waves without getting wet. Encounter a great diversity of animals including pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, and flying fish. 

Gran Canaria: Camel Ride Safari w/ Optional Food & Transport

2. Gran Canaria: Camel Ride Safari w/ Optional Food & Transport

Visit the Camel Safari Park in Maspalomas and take a camel ride through the 300-year-old Oasis of the 1,000 Palms. Visit and feed the camels. On this 4-hour program you’ll also explore the tropical gardens with your guide, and see a variety of fruit trees such as papaya, mango and guava. You’ll come across a variety of farm animals in this natural oasis that covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and have the opportunity to feed and interact with these friendly creatures. Afterwards, if option selected, you’ll enjoy a tapas meal in a museum-like setting that features displays of antique farm implements of the Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

3. Gran Canaria: Luxury Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria on a luxury catamaran with hotel transfers from Las Palmas included. Relax in style and take in views of beaches, cliffs, and coves. Enjoy unlimited drinks and a buffet meal onboard. Take a speedboat to snorkel or join water sports activites. Set sail from Las Palmas and cruise along the coastline of Gran Canaria on a catamaran. Next, head out with the captain on a speedboat ride. Swim and snorkel with the gear provided, or take advantage of discounts on donut rides, or jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Savor a buffet meal prepared for you by the crew. Savor traditional potatoes served with mojo sauce, chicken meatballs, and a choice of salads and bread rolls. Enjoy unlimited beer, sangria, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and water from the onboard bar.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

4. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a trip along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see dolphins and whales up close on a dolphin and whale-watching cruise. Relax on board and snap photos of the idyllic scenery during the journey. Get as close as possible to the majestic dolphins while on the boat so that you can experience their natural habitat in an intimate manner. You can take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play. Sit back and enjoy the experience with refreshments purchased from the cash bar available on board — and bring the children along for a fun family outing.

Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

5. Gran Canaria: Horse Riding Excursion

Embark on a horseback riding excursion in Gran Canaria for 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the option selected, with an instructor and all safety gear included. Meet your horse, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horse riding ability. Upgrade by choosing hotel transfers. Start off by getting acquainted with your surefooted and gentle horses, with companions suitable for all ages and levels of horseriding ability. With your guide, set off on the mountain trails and discover the beautiful and rugged volcanic landscape of Gran Canaria. See tropical plantations, the sight of large sand dunes in the distance, and admire the vista of Maspalomas Beach. Arrive back at the ranch, where you can purchase a refreshing drink and some snacks. Feel free to visit the farm animals who live onsite, before your activity finishes.

Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Palmitos Park

6. Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Palmitos Park

Visit the new dolphinarium, with its spectacular show, as well as the aquarium, the butterfly house, the incredible show of birds of prey, the show of parrots, meerkats, caimans and much more. In the reptiles section you will find a komodo dragon belonging to the first generation raised in captivity in Europe, the biggest species of the lizard group reaching up to 3 meters in height and weighing some 90 kilograms. In the Caiman Lake you may find the Spectacled Caiman, Californian Turtles, and the Gran Canaria Giant Lizard living in perfect synchrony. The Island of Primates is undoubtedly a must-see. Among the many species you will find at the park the most notorious are aardvarks, wallabies, meerkats and talapoins.

Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

7. Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover the amazing world beneath the surface under the supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor in the calm and clear waters of Gran Canaria. Master the basics of scuba diving in a 3-hour lesson. After a brief introduction about the basic safety points from your diving instructor, you will be provided with top of the range equipment and dive outfits. Then, you will head to a local dive site for a detailed briefing on everything you need to know to enjoy your first experience of scuba diving. Enter the water at your own pace and learn a few basic skills before going on a guided dive. After you've become familiar with the breathing techniques used, guided by qualified instructors, get ready for your first dive. In small groups of no more than 2 people per instructor, begin your discovery of the life below the surface. Experience the incredible sensation of weightlessness as you dive in a safe and controlled environment.

Gran Canaria: Catamaran Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling

8. Gran Canaria: Catamaran Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling

Board a catamaran in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria and head out into the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins and whales. Marvel at picturesque views of Gran Canaria's coastline from the water, sip on complimentary soft drinks, and go snorkeling or swimming in the ocean. Your cruise begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel and transportation to the Puerto Base harbor, where you'll board your boat. Then, set sail to explore the waters off the coast of Gran Canaria, going in search of dolphins, pilot whales, minke whales, and more. Watch from the deck or through the glass panels below deck, keeping an eye out for these magnificent creatures and other aquatic life. Then, get ready to experience the ocean firsthand as your boat anchors in one of the small bays along the coastline. Go for a swim, enjoy some snorkeling, or make use of the onboard toboggan slide. If you prefer not to get wet, just sit back and relax, admire the view, and sip on a complimentary soft drink. Spend around 45 minutes enjoying the ocean before your cruise continues with a return journey to the harbor. Your bus will be waiting here to take you back to your accommodation.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

9. Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

The island of Gran Canaria boasts a diverse range of African, Mediterranean, and Atlantic marine life. Rely on a knowledgeable guide to show you the best snorkel spots and encounter interesting ocean flora and fauna. Begin your snorkel adventure at the diving center in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria where you will complete basic paperwork and have a pre-snorkel briefing. After your guide prepares the wetsuits and snorkeling equipment, you will drive to one of the local beaches for a 1-hour snorkeling excursion. Learn how to use your equipment and dive in for a guided snorkeling experience during which your guide will lead to the best spots, pointing out and identifying the local marine life. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. 

Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

10. Gran Canaria: Off-Road Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Spend an unforgettable day discovering Gran Canaria’s interior on a 4-wheel drive safari that takes you along dirt paths and rural roads. You’ll travel by a fully-equipped jeep with a highly skilled driver and guide, who knows every inch of the route. On this day tour, you’ll head to the very heart of the island and experience why Gran Canaria is referred to as a miniature continent. The tour offers you plenty of opportunities to take photos and there is a stop for an optional lunch to enjoy typical Canarian specialties (costs not included). 

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Maspalomas?

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What people are saying about Maspalomas

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 81 reviews

Horses are allocated according to level of experience, which is reassuring for novices. The walk was very nice and with the sunset in the mountains at the end of the day. The instructors are at the top and the horses are very well cared for. To recommend

Had an enjoyable trip the captain was very friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome.

awesome park with great dolphin and bird shows. highly recommend.

Much fun, nice trip in the ocean and.... we have seen dolphins!

Really great horses and very organized. I enjoyed it!