Considered the most beautiful island of Spain, Gran Canaria is one of the most visited islands in the Canary Islands. Located off the northeastern coast of Africa, it is known for its constant sunshine, wide variety of beaches and resorts, dunes, volcanic landscapes and subtropical forests. An ecosystem rich in scenery and exoticism popular with European tourists.
With almost 60 kilometers of beaches and 236 kilometers of coastline, it is also a great surfing destination. More than 30 spots welcome surfers of all levels. And if the swell returns all year round, the best time for surfing is autumn and winter. The tourist board advises to go there from September to May, at high tide, when the East-North East winds and the North-West West-West swell enter the area.
There are many surfcamps in Gran Canaria. We have selected for you the best of them to live an unforgettable experience during your next vacation in Gran Canaria!Discover the surf camps in Gran Canaria
The choice is wide in Gran Canaria with about thirty spots accessible all around the island. Depending on your level, you will have something to do! The best waves are in the north of the island between La Palmas de Gran Canaria and Gáldar. In Las Palmas, good surfers will feast on the wave of El Confital, a perfect line, long with several sections up to 5 meters high. In the surroundings, beginners and intermediate levels can also improve in less dangerous conditions on the spots of El Lloret, El Roque or La Barra. The swell also hits the east of the island on Pozo Izquierdo spots, Mosca Point or Muellito. In the south, wave lovers will also find the spots Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and Arguineguin that work very well when conditions are right.
In Gran Canaria, you can easily move by bus from one spot to another. If you go to several, you can also opt for car rental, the road network is of good quality and well maintained. As for accommodation, many surfcamps are located on the north coast and offer travelers the opportunity to book "all-in" surftrips. You will progress quickly, supervised by locals who know the spots well and will make you discover the best waves in the area. Apart from surfcamps, you will find hostels and hostels at affordable prices, between 20 and 30 euros per night for two people. Know in any case that the hotel offering is important and often cheap! As for meals, the prices are much lower than in France and you can eat well at the restaurant for the sum of 8 euros. Study the half-board offers of hotels because often you will save money by opting for this option. Gran Canaria is located off the coast of Spain, the airline tickets offered by the low cost companies allow you to get around without paying too much and so can enjoy once there.
After surfing, head for adventure! In Gran Canaria, there is no question of staying on the beach as there is much to see.
In the center of the island, do not miss the Rural Del Nublo Park, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, and its incredible panoramas between forests, valleys and ravines. With its canyons and vegetation, it sometimes feels like traveling through the national parks of the American West. Do not miss Barranco de Fataga, one of the most impressive canyons on the island. Its highest point is the Pozo de las Nieves, which rises to 1,949 m, but the most beautiful point of view is certainly Roque Nublo, a granite monolith rising to 1,813 meters above sea level, disappearing sometimes in the clouds: a wonder!
In the margins of the national park, in the Gorges de Barranco de Guayadeque, you will have the chance to see troglodyte habitats dug in the rock which give to see magnificent landscapes. And to the south, the dunes of Maspalomas, whose shapes change every day according to the wind, are of great beauty.
On the city side, stroll the streets of Las Palmas to discover its rich colonial past. You will find a great offer of restaurants, shops and hotels. The center of Vegueta and its traditional architecture will delight the afficionados of history and culture. Finally, in the fishing village of Agaete, the small beach of the port and salt pools will invite you to swim and idleness. Seaside side, do not miss the beach of Las Canteras: long and quiet, it is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe.