What to do on a Sunday in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has fantastic beaches and good weather. It’s a tourist destination where you can travel all year round and, above all, it’s a place where you can be outdoors 365 days a year. In this article, we’ll tell you what you can do in Gran Canaria on a Sunday.

The Maspalomas Dunes, Roque Nublo, museums, streets and colonial houses… the island has a lot to offer. Let’s discover the best plans for a relaxing Sunday!

Have a great time at Holidayworld Maspalomas

Holidayworld Maspalomas is the only amusement park in the Canary Islands, but, apart from that, it also offers the only professional bowling lane, karaoke rooms, escape-rooms and several gastronomic options such as its Gastro Market, Poké and much more.

It’s located in Maspalomas, in the south of Gran Canaria, near the big park Parque Sur. This park is a great place to have a picnic, watch the ducks and fish in the lake and enjoy the good weather. A stroll through Parque Sur and a visit to Holidayworld is one of the best things to do on a Sunday in Gran Canaria.

Explore the capital’s historic neighbourhoods

districts in las palmas of gran canaria

The capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, has a wide range of cultural and gastronomic offerings. If you’re on the island, you should go to the north of the island to discover the historic quarter of Las Palmas such as the villages of Vegueta or Triana and stroll through its picturesque streets.

Vegueta is the oldest quarter of the capital and is where you’ll find the famous Casa de Colón museum, the Cathedral and Plaza de Santa Ana and much more. Triana, on the other hand, is where the merchants settled, and its architecture is reminiscent of the colonial era. Strolling through the streets of Las Palmas is another relaxing way to spend a Sunday, while discovering the typical Canarian architecture.

Visit the most emblematic beaches

beach la sardina in gran canaria

Gran Canaria has beaches to suit all tastes. If you like golden sandy beaches, the best option is San Agustín beach, Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés in the south. If you want to practice sports such as running, playing beach volleyball, surfing, snorkelling, or walking along the seashore, a good option is Las Canteras, in Las Palmas, one of the best urban beaches in Europe.

It’s also close to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Las Arenas Shopping Centre. If you want to snorkel, we recommend the Cabron Marine Reserve in Arinaga or Puerto de Mogán in the south of the island.

Discover the different landscapes of the island by hiking

hiking in gran canaria

The options are endless and are a very good Sunday plan to discover the most emblematic places of the island such as the Barranco de los Cernícalos with its streams and small waterfalls, the Barranco de las Vacas with its orange tuffs, you can climb Roque Nublo, walk around the Caldera de Bandama, explore the Pico de las Nieves…. 

The options are endless! In addition, there are hiking routes for all levels, also suitable for children.

Get to know the marine life of Gran Canaria

big aquarium

Poema del Mar is one of the most important aquariums in the world and is home to more than 300 marine species. It’s located near Las Canteras Beach, in Las Palmas, and is a good plan for a Sunday in Gran Canaria if you want to discover the marine fauna and flora and see all kinds of fish in person.

Enjoy your Sunday in Gran Canaria

This has been our list of the top 5 things to do in Gran Canaria on a Sunday. Do you want more? Visit our article on what to do for free in Gran Canaria or what to do in Gran Canaria in a group for more plans and activities to do in Gran Canaria. We look forward to seeing you at Holidayworld Maspalomas!


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