Our most recommended things to do in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Gran Canaria: Catamaran Dolphin Watch Cruise with Snorkeling

1. 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.

From Mogán/Maspalomas/Arguineguín: Gran Canaria Day Tour

2. From Mogán/Maspalomas/Arguineguín: Gran Canaria Day Tour

Discover Gran Canaria on a guided bus tour through the great green heart of the island. See why this island is sometimes called a 'miniature continent' because of the huge contrasts in habitats and landscapes.  Benefit from pickup from Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz, Puerto Rico, Arguineguín, Taurito, and Puerto Mogán. The northern middle area will amaze you with its green meadows, farming areas, forests, natural parks, mountains, impressive viewpoints, and hidden villages. Pass through Telde, the 2nd most populous city on the island. It's modern but full of interesting history as it was the ancient capital. Learn about the history of its Church and about its past and present. Then, discover the charming old town of Arucas and its magnificent modernist Church of San Juan Bautista built with volcanic black stone.  After that, explore Firgas, known as "the Atlantic balcony" for its fantastic panoramic views. Find out why it is also called "the water village", for its exceptional waterfall fountain in the middle of the old town. Next, arrive in the mountain area to make a stop at a restaurant in the Valleseco surroundings for lunch (optional and not included in the price of the tour).  Continue through protected natural areas and mountains with stops at Mirador de la Cruz de Tejeda, which has beautiful views of Roque Nublo and El Teide. Finally, see the almond trees growing area of Ayacata, San Bartolomé, with fantastic views of the Santa Lucia Valley and the Caldera de Tirajana, and end the tour with an impressive panoramic route through the Fataga Valley Canyon.

Gran Canaria: Fun Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

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

Cruise along the southwestern coastline of Gran Canaria on a luxury catamaran. Relax in style and take in views of beaches, cliffs, and coves. Enjoy unlimited drinks and a meal onboard. Take a speedboat to snorkel or join water sports activites. Set sail and cruise along the coastline of Gran Canaria on a catamaran. Next, head out with the captain on a speedboat ride (optional). Swim and snorkel with the gear provided, or take advantage of discounts on donut rides, or jet skiing and parasailing experiences. Savor a 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: Camel Ride Safari w/ Optional Food & Transport

4. 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.

South Gran Canaria: Off-Road Valleys & Villages Jeep Tour

5. South Gran Canaria: Off-Road Valleys & Villages Jeep Tour

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Gran Canaria on an off-road jeep adventure. Discover a mix of history and beautiful natural scenery as you explore sights like Salobre, Lake Chira, and Fataga by being driven off the beaten track. Get picked up from your accommodations and go off-road in a jeep from Salobre to Lake Chira. Take in the spectacular views of Roque Noblo as you embark on a thrilling drive. Marvel at the mountains, lakes, and dramatic scenery. Rest up with a coffee break in Tirajana and visit the town's historic church. Drive through the Valley of the Thousand Palms to the captivating village of Fataga. Feel the thrill of driving off-road as you explore Gran Canaria's exceptional natural landscape. Make a final stop at Mirador Las Moscas before benefitting from drop-off back at your hotel.

Las Palmas: Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

6. Las Palmas: Gran Canaria Guided Buggy Tour

Experience the thrill of off-road driving on a buggy tour in Las Palmas. Drive along rugged trails as you explore the mountains of southern Gran Canaria with a guide. Begin your outdoor adventure with a convenient pickup from your selected location and get ready to have some fun. Arrive at the activity provider's facility and get kitted out for your tour. Then, hop into your buggy and set out along off-road trails through the mountains. Stop along the way to admire the view and be sure to capture plenty of memories of this experience with your camera. At the end of your buggy tour, enjoy a convenient transfer back to your original pickup location.

Las Palmas: North to South Highlights Guided Day Trip

7. Las Palmas: North to South Highlights Guided Day Trip

Gran Canaria is known as the miniature continent. On this tour we will explore the center and the high mountains of the island, as well as the Dunes of Maspalomas. The absolutely stunning views during the tour will captivate you. We will visit inland viewpoints, charming towns such as Fataga or Tejeda, as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. This tour starts from Las Palmas GC capital picking up a few clients and heading south to pick up a few more clients in San Agustín or Maspalomas. From there we will go to the viewpoint of the Dunes of Maspalomas nature reserve, a protected space that will transport you to the Sahara desert. We will continue climbing to stop at the viewpoint of Las Yeguas, we will admire the great canyon of the island or caldera of Tirajana of 22 square km. We will stop in Fataga, a charming little town at the foot of this great volcanic enclave. We will continue towards the summit, until we reach the town of Tejeda, one of the most spectacular enclaves in the Canary Islands, cited by Miguel de Unamuno as "Petrified Storm". There we will rest, time for lunch and then return to the city, but before that we will stop at the town of Santa Brígida, capital of the island in 1599 during the Dutch occupation of Pieter Van der Does

Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

8. Gran Canaria: Cliff Climbing Via Ferrata Trip by Maspalomas

Inspire your adventurous side during this Via Ferrata guided climbing trip from Bahía Feliz. Via Ferrata is the perfect option for learning how to climb in a fun way; it's easier than climbing but with the same level of adventure. Your trip includes all the gear you need for a safe climb. After meeting in Bahía Feliz, you’ll get your climbing equipment (helmet, harness, and Ferrata kit), then start a 30-minute walk across a valley with a landscape that really looks like a western movie. After the walk, you’ll reach the starting point of the Via Ferrata. In Via Ferrata, you’ll go up a rock mountain using iron steps and a safe line, which makes it easier than climbing for most climbers. On this trip, the route will be medium-level, perfect for true adrenaline lovers. Your guide will explain to you all the techniques before starting; you don't need experience, only a normal fitness. They’ll belay you when you need it using ropes. During the climb, you’re in for the ultimate adventure. Prepare to explore caves and cross a floating bridge at 60 meters high. To round off your trip, you’ll get to fly in the highest swing of Gran Canaria before heading back to the starting point via a different trail.

Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

9. Las Palmas: Sunset & Night Sky Guided Astronomy Hiking Tour

Experience Gran Canaria’s starry night sky from a new perspective and with a deeper understanding on this guided astronomy tour. Trek through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria to the iconic Ventana del Nublo to watch the sunset. Once the sun has set, discover the wonders of the night sky. Meet in the center of the island amidst the local island landscape surrounded by mountains. From here, begin the route through the Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria, the most famous trekking route on the island.  Arrive at one of the most iconic places in Tejeda, the Ventana del Nublo. Watch the sunset with views of Roque Nublo and Teide while learning about the basic concepts of astronomy as the sky darkens. Observe the night sky and learn how to identify constellations, planets, and the captivating Milky Way. Munch on snacks and sip hot drinks while you watch the night sky. Learn how to interpret what you see for yourself so that you can enjoy it every night without a telescope and whatever you have on hand. Transfer not available. You need a car to arrive to the meeting point.

Puerto Rico : 4 h Premium Dolphin catamaran tour

10. Puerto Rico : 4 h Premium Dolphin catamaran tour

Embark on an exciting dolphin excursion aboard our catamaran, starting from Puerto Rico Base. During this 4-hour sea voyage, you can bask in the sun while marveling at the captivating sea caves, majestic cliffs, and pristine, untouched beaches. As you cruise, you'll have the opportunity to indulge in our onboard bar, where a delectable lunch awaits you, and an open bar offers refreshing drinks. Our departures from Puerto Rico Base are available daily, and at the end of the excursion, we'll anchor at a perfect spot for you to take a refreshing dip in the sea. Snorkel and partake in various water sports at an incredible discount. If you're planning celebrations, outings with friends, or private gatherings, consider renting our Super Cat. A fantastic and unforgettable day awaits you, as you embark on a unique journey along the warm southern coast of Gran Canaria. Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories and experience the beauty of the ocean and its charming inhabitants with us.

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based on 802 reviews

Great excursion, very scenic and informative guide. Lots of hair pin bends on the whole journey. Pick up in the morning was a bit chaotic, I think a photo of where we were to meet would be helpful as there was another entrance. Another driver who picked us up in a car was a bit rude. But apart from that minor mishap it was a great day. Thanks

From the pick up to the drop off the whole trip was great. The 4x4 wheel is fun, driving us through mountains with beautiful nature and a lot of a history about it. Got breaks to have a breakfast, lunch and some shopping. Also the Alovera shop was nice, tour guide was super fun. Great experience definitely recommend it

Couldn't recommend this more. The interior of Gran Canaria is stunning and often missed by tourists sticking to the resorts. Jose was a brilliant, friendly, funny and knowledgeable guide and an expert driver, which helped with some of the narrower off-road mountain tracks!

Amazing sunny trip where they wait while you have fun, speedboating, jetski-ing and swimming your heart out while they serve you food and drinks. What’s not to like?

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