What to do & where to go in Gran Canaria

Aqualand Maspalomas

There are 13 attractions and more than 30 slides. The Mini Park and Polynesia go down well with the kids and Mamut is an attraction that permits the whole family to enjoy a group slide in a large dinghy.

Those wanting adrenalin rushes have a great choice, the spectacular Tornado, a giant whirlpool that will absorb you in an unforgettable experience, the Anaconda, Crazy Race and lots more.


Palmitos Park

With around 200,000 square metres of land, many of the birds in the palm-tree-lined park are free to fly where they wish. An Eagle House offers a flying demonstration each day alongside the old favourite, the Parrot Show, demonstrating the antics and tricks of one of the most friendly and intelligent birds in the world. The aquarium has an immense collection of tropical fish and the Orchid House an impressive selection of the flower from around the islands


Holiday World

Holiday World is located just a 10 minute taxi ride away in Maspalomas and is open throughout the year.

Winter Opening Times

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Eves: from 17.00 to 24.00 h.

  • Rest of Days: from 17.00 to 23.00 h.

Summer Opening Times

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Eves: from 18.00 to 01.00 h.

  • Rest of Days: from 18.00 to 24.00 h.


Sioux City

Sioux City : One of the most popular days out in Gran Canaria, Sioux city was built originally as a stage set for an American western film in 1972, but developed into a Wild West theme park complete with cowboys, Indians, Mexicans and of course a sheriff. There are shows throughout the day featuring bank robberies, saloon fights, cattle stampedes, rodeos and gunfights at the OK Corral. Between shows visitors can enjoy a barbeque or taste the culinary delights of the Three Star Saloon. Every Friday evening there are barbecue evenings complete with country dancing.

Address: San Agustín; Telephone: 928 762 573;

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm; closed Mondays 



Local Markets

Playa del Inglés,

Monday-Saturday 6 - 11pm at the Mini-Tren starting point, handicraft


Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 2pm, weekly market

San Fernando,

Wednesday & Saturday 8am - 2pm, weekly market

Mogán Harbour,

Friday 10am - 2pm, weekly



Las Palmas,

Sunday, 10am - 2pm, Second-hand market (Bus station San Telmo)


Sunday, 10am - 2pm, Flower market


Every Sunday 10am, car boot sale near the Sports Stadium in San Fernando 

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am, Just past Holiday World

As you can see there is absolutely loads to do on the island whether you are a family,on your own or a gay couple. Among other things available locally there is the Catamaran trip, Jeep safari, Crocodile park, Boat trips, Snorkelling, Paragliding to name just a few. Believe me you won't be lost for things to do on this beautiful island.

Public transport is very reliable and very cheap and so are the taxis.