Top 10 outdoor activities in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a wonderful place to be a digital nomad. With its year-round warm weather, gorgeous beaches, and stunning natural beauty, it’s no wonder that so many remote workers choose to make this island their home base. When you’re not busy working, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy and help you make the most of your time in this beautiful location. In this article, we’ll share our top 10 outdoor activities for digital nomads in Gran Canaria.

1. Surfing

Surfing is undoubtedly one of the most beloved outdoor activities on the island. For beginners, there are numerous surf schools to choose from where you can take lessons and master the basics. At Mojo Surf School you get a 10% discount on your surf lessons, as a member of Live it up, Las Palmas!. Regardless of your level, surfing in Gran Canaria is an adventure that you won’t soon forget.

2. Beach volleyball

With courts available for public use, visitors can easily challenge friends to a game or participate in a tournament. Playa de Las Canteras and Playa de Alcaravaners are both popular spots and offer excellent facilities. People play volleyball every day, so go to the beach and join!

3. Hiking

Gran Canaria’s rugged interior landscape offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ranging from easy walks to challenging treks, suitable for all levels. There’s no shortage of opportunities to connect with nature and enjoy breathtaking views. Hiking in Gran Canaria is a must-do activity that guarantees an unforgettable experience.

4. Cycling

Gran Canaria is an excellent destination for road biking, thanks to its varied terrain and challenging hills. The island offers a plethora of routes, ranging from leisurely rides through scenic landscapes to exhilarating descents along winding roads. Whether you are an experienced road cyclist or just starting, there are plenty of routes to suit every level of ability.

5. Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a popular water sport in Gran Canaria that combines surfing and kayaking. SUP allows you to explore the island’s coastline at a leisurely pace, while also getting a full-body workout. You can rent a paddleboard and equipment from local shops or take a guided tour if you’re new to the sport. At Mojo Surf School you’ll get a 10% discount!

6. Scuba diving

Gran Canaria is a paradise for scuba divers, with an abundance of marine life. The island has several dive centers that offer guided dives for all levels of divers. You can explore wrecks, caves, and coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and other sea creatures.

7. Rock climbing

Gran Canaria is a mecca for rock climbers, offering a wide range of cliffs and crags with varying levels of difficulty. The island boasts numerous climbing areas, from seaside boulders to towering cliffs. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, Gran Canaria has something for everyone.

8. Wind surfing

Gran Canaria’s warm weather, crystal-clear waters, and steady trade winds make it a perfect destination for wind surfing. The island’s ideal location and wind conditions cater to both beginners and pros, offering a thrilling experience and ample opportunities to improve your skills.

9. Paragliding

If you’re looking for a bird’s-eye view of Gran Canaria, paragliding is the way to go. The island has several paragliding sites that offer stunning views of the coastline and mountains. You can take a tandem flight with an experienced pilot or enroll in a paragliding course if you want to learn how to fly solo.

10. Kayaking

Kayaking is a great way to explore the island’s coastline, coves, and bays, and get up close to some of Gran Canaria’s stunning natural beauty. There are guided tours available, or you can rent a kayak and explore on your own.

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