The 7 best snorkelling spots in Gran Canaria

¿Looking for the best places to snorkel in Gran Canaria?? This Spanish island off the coast of Africa boasts crystal clear waters and amazing marine life - it's the perfect paradise to explore with your mask and snorkel!

From white sandy beaches to volcanic cliffs, Gran Canaria offers a wide variety of underwater landscapes to discover. We show you the 7 top spots for snorkelling on the island and enjoy watching brightly coloured tropical fish. Take note!

1. Maspalomas Beach

Located in the south of the island, Maspalomas is an extensive beach of dunes and golden sands. In the water you will find meadows of seba, where parrot fish, salema, bogas and other species swim. It is a perfect spot for snorkelling, with little waves.

In addition, if you go offshore you can discover the Veneguera marine reserve, with impressive rock formations. A top option for snorkelling lovers in Gran Canaria.

Playa de Maspalomas - Gran Canaria

2. Amadores Beach

Further west, Playa de Amadores offers a privileged environment for snorkelling. Surrounded by cliffs, its turquoise waters are home to a rich marine life - don't miss its sandy seabed!

Here you can see angelfish, salema, moray eels, merulas and if you are lucky, turtles. The waves are usually calm, ideal for exploring with goggles and snorkel. A 100% beach recommended for snorkelling.

3. Puerto Rico Beach

The popular Puerto Rico Beachin the municipality of Mogán, is another lovely beach for snorkelling in Gran Canaria. It has crystal clear waters, golden sands and shallow reefs.

Its turquoise waters are home to a wide variety of fish, such as salema, moray eels, moray eels, moray eels and even barracudas. If you dive its rocky seabed, you will discover a fascinating underwater world! A great way to spend the day exploring with your snorkelling equipment.

Playa de Puerto Rico - Gran Canaria

4. Las Canteras Beach

We continue our list with this magnificent urban beach of Las Palmas. Las Canteras Beach has a natural reef that protects it from the waves, creating a calm sea perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

In its waters you will find all kinds of fish among the rocks of the reef, such as moray eels, merulas or salemas. If you're lucky, you may even see the angelfish, typical of this beach. A unique setting for snorkelling in the capital of Gran Canaria.

5. Güigüi Bay

We continue with this impressive enclave located in the west of the island. Güigüi Bay is a natural pool with transparent waters, ideal for snorkelling. It has rich seagrass meadows and reefs with a great variety of fish.

Here you can swim among salema, moray eels or even chapines. The bay tends to have gentle waves, perfect for exploring with your snorkelling gear. However, you must access it by boat or kayak as there is no land access, so it's worth it!

6. Roque de la Entallada

Another spectacular spot is this rock or islet located in the southwest of Gran Canaria. It is a huge volcanic reef that emerges in the middle of the ocean. A real paradise for snorkelling.

Its seabed has caves, tunnels and an exceptional biodiversity. During the tour you'll see merulas, moray eels, moray eels, dolphins and, if you're very lucky, turtles. It can only be visited by sea, by boat or kayak, so get ready to be amazed!

7. Sotavento Beach

We finish the list with this beach located in the south, near Costa Calma. Playa de Sotavento is one of the best spots on the island for snorkelling and windsurfing.

It has reefs, sandbanks and turquoise waters inhabited by salema, moray eels, amberjacks and other species. In calm weather, the conditions are ideal for exploring with your snorkelling gear - you'll love it!

And so much for our selection of the best snorkelling spots in Gran Canaria. As you can see, this Atlantic island has many incredible spots to explore with your mask and snorkel. So grab your gear and dive in to discover this underwater paradise, and good bubbles!

If you want to see and learn more about our activities in Gran Canaria, you only have to make your reservation comfortably on our website and you will receive instant confirmation.

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Catamaran trip

On this large catamaran you will enjoy your space of comfort; you will be able to sunbathe while sailing and watch the marine variety; turtles, flying fish and the dolphin crossing y whales in the Atlantic.

You will also enjoy our bar on board where we include 1 soft drink. We have daily departures from Puerto Rico Base.

This excursion guarantees a dolphin or whale sighting, otherwise we provide another ticket.

  • 2 or 4 hours luxury catamaran trip (SuperCat)
  • Optional pick-up and drop-off at the hotel
  • Banana ride (optional)
  • Snorkelling with equipment (goggles)
  • Fantastic discount on all nautical activities (jet skis, parasailing, Jet Boat, Fly Board, etc.)

 

*Optional photographic report (for a fee)

Activity

Normal Price / Holidays GC Price

Catamaran trip 2h - 1 Adult (from 12 years old)

55€ / 35€

Catamaran trip 2h - 1 Child (between 4 and 11 years old)

35€ / 25€

Catamaran trip 2h - Babies up to 4 years old

Free

Catamaran Trip 4h - 1 Adult (from 12 years old)

75€ / 55€

Catamaran Trip 4h - 1 Child (between 4 and 11 years old)

45€ / 35€

Catamaran trip 4h - Babies up to 4 years old

Free

Super Combo (Catamaran 2h + Jet Ski + Parasailing + Banana) - Price per person

116€ / 90€

* This activity has limited places. In order to confirm your place you will need to pay online. 20€ deposit to secure your place. The balance is payable at the start of your activity.

We will contact you by e-mail to confirm once we receive your booking.

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Form for Online Booking

*Important: Please fill in this online booking form. We will contact you once we check availability in order to confirm your reservation.. Thank you in advance.

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Parasilling

Experience the pleasant feeling of peace and tranquillity approximately a few minutes' walk away. 100 metres highYou will enjoy the breathtaking views of the island of Gran Canaria, the Dunes of Playa del Inglés and the cliffs on the beautiful coast of Mogán. Up to 3 people can fly at the same time, and this activity is recommended for anyone, even children from 5 years old accompanied by their parents.

Parasailing is an activity that everyone can do, no previous experience or physical effort is necessary. Our boats are equipped with the latest safety elements and technology, crewed by experienced professionals.

  • Transfer
  • InsuranceSafety instructions
  • Life jackets
  • Free lockers in which to deposit your belongings
  • Optional service of photos and/or videos of your activity

 

*Optional photographic report (for a fee)

  • Flight for 1 person: 28€
  • Flight for 2 people: 45€
  • Flight for 3 people: 100€
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