What to do one week in Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria is one of the islands of the Canary archipelago with the best options for entertainment, natural landscapes and gastronomy, Hospeday and other tourist services, which make it an excellent holiday destination to spend at least a week.

With an extremely pleasant and warm climate at any time of the year, Gran Canaria welcomes us in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by charming beaches and coves, surrounded by mountains and charming villages, with the friendly and cheerful treatment of its inhabitants.

With this in mind, here are the best recommendations for making the most of a week in Gran Canaria.

1. Water sports

The island offers excellent conditions for the practice and enjoyment of all kinds of water sports.For this reason, you can’t miss out on swimming in its pleasant waters and include in your travel itinerary enough spaces to enjoy relaxing kayaking or paddle surfing. You can also go surfing or windsurfing in the northern part of the island for experts, where the waves are bigger, or in the southern part for beginners.Scuba diving is not to be missed either, so you can enjoy the beautiful marine landscape of the island, or boat trips, where you can sail through the waters and appreciate the beautiful views, and even go snorkelling and watch whale and dolphin sightings.Likewise, with your family, as a couple or with friends, it will be very pleasant to share fun moments practising parasailing or riding jet skis at full speed.

2. Skydiving

Another activity worth enjoying when you spend a week in Gran Canaria is skydiving, where you will have the chance to enjoy an experience at the limit of emotions, and the whole family will be able to live this adventure.

The flight takes place over Playa del Inglés, to make the jump that will fill you with adrenaline and a lot of emotions, while you can enjoy beautiful views of the island from the heights. At the end of the flight you will descend over the impressive Maspalomas Dunes, a natural reserve that you can’t miss.

3. Visit their villages

A week is enough time to visit the beautiful and picturesque villages of Gran Canaria, such as Teror and its Virgen de Pino, located in the northeast of the island:

Teror and its Virgen de Pino, located in the northeast of the island. It offers a traditional architecture with beautiful little houses with wooden balconies, surrounded by many flowers.

It is also an important pilgrimage centre of the archipelago with its Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pino.

Also in the northeast of the island you can visit the village of Firgas, full of beautiful mineral water springs, with its large stepped fountain in the Avenida de Gran Canaria, where all the municipalities of the island are present.

Puerto de Mogán, located in the southwest of Gran Canaria. This beautiful coastal town is represented by its white houses with doors and windows painted in shades of green and mustard, surrounded by charming pink and purple flowers.

Its quayside has a charm that attracts numerous visitors with its incredible atmosphere, terraces and delicious gastronomy.

4. Visit its beaches and coves

When in Gran Canaria for a week, it is essential to visit and enjoy its beautiful beaches, almost all of which have been awarded the Blue Flag, and which have all the services necessary to guarantee a comfortable stay.

The beaches in the south of the island stand out, where the most elegant resorts of Gran Canaria are concentrated, and the commercial activity is greater, with various shopping centres, nightclubs, restaurants, bars, discotheques and everything else you might need.

This area represents a strategic point of the island, with beautiful beaches such as Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras, San Agustín, Puerto Rico, all of great beauty and excellent services. 

It is worth mentioning that you will be able to find the best hotels in Playa del Inglés with great facilities and high quality services, which will make your stay more comfortable and pleasant.

On the other hand, be sure to visit the beautiful coves that Gran Canaria has, as they are more private and of great natural beauty, due to their location being a little more secluded than the more popular beaches.

Generally you have to follow some hiking routes to access these beautiful coves, among the most outstanding you will find: Güi Güi, Playa Taurito, San Felipe, Playa de Sardina del Norte, Tiritaña, Medio Almud, Aguadulce, among others.

It is also worth visiting its historic centre, hiking, cycling, enjoying the island’s nightlife, its delicious gastronomy, its landscapes, and so many other things.

It is a fact that Gran Canaria will conquer you, and it is certain that you will want to repeat the experience to continue exploring every corner of the island and all the good things it has to offer that you have not been able to enjoy in a week or that you wish to experience again.