Parque de Las Rehoyas Parque de Ladera de La Minilla San Cristóbal — This is the fishermen's quarter in Las Palmas known for its beaches and colorful houses. Las Canteras Beach — One of the most popular beaches in the city.
Since the island is not big, you can get to most spots within an hour by car.
Day trip (<1 hour drive from the city) Maspalomas beach — One of the most popular beaches in the south of Spain. It tends to get crowded on the weekends. Jardin Canario — Spain's biggest botanical garden with 600 unique plants that make the Canary Islands a biodiversity hotspot. Charco Azul hike — This short Gran Canaria hike takes you through a quiet local village, up a beautiful green valley and ends up at Charco Azul, a beautiful deep pool with a waterfall.
This is one of the most popular sports and is practiced off many beaches, you won't struggle to find gear to rent there.
The warm, crystal clear waters found around Gran Canaria make scuba diving a must try.
Canarian wrestling (Lucha Canaria) is a native sport. The basic objective of this sport is to throw the opponent to the ground, in teams usually consisting of 12 wrestlers.