In addition to the mild climate, ideally suited to children, Gran Canaria has to offer young travelers a lot of fun, adventure and many options for outdoor activities.
The most popular place is, of course, an outdoor water park Aqualand in Maspalomas. One of the largest water theme parks in the Canary Islands, Aqualand Maspalomas is open all year round and offers opportunities for recreation for adults and children.
The area includes several tens of slides and attractions. A variety of water activities can satisfy the wishes of all visitors to the park. For the little ones, there is the "Lost City" with slides and descents, built specifically for kids. There is the "Boomerang" and "Kamikaze" for fans to tickle nerves with almost vertical slopes. Those who prefer a high level of adrenaline will find a large selection of slides, a slide from which you can go on the rubber circles as a single, double, and designed for 4 people. Here you also have the unique opportunity to swim with sea lions! On the territory there is a cafe, a gift shop, a luggage storage. Apart from the entrance fee paid, there are sunbeds at the pool, the use of storage, food. Open every day except days with bad weather.
If your kids love nature, love animals and would not mind a closer acquaintance with them, you should definitely pay a visit to Palmitos Park, located not far from Maspalomas. This unusual combination of modern zoo, botanical garden and amusement park, which demonstrates an impressive show with trained birds, where you can see the pavilion of butterflies, an orchid garden and visit one of Europe's best representation of the dolphins.
But look closely at three hundred crocodiles in the zoo you can Cocodrilo Park in the town of Agüimes. Here you can watch a reptile show, a show with parrots. And besides crocodiles a Mandarin duck, emydidae Australian emo, monkeys, tigers, as well as exotic fish and birds live in the park.
Another fantastic place that pleases everyone, without exception, is a theme park Sioux City (Sioux City). The small theme park Westerns is in the south of Gran Canaria, in the Barranco del Aguila, close to Maspalomas. It is situated in an area of 320 thousand square meters and includes the indispensable attributes of a typical town of the Wild West: a ranch, a church, a saloon, Cadillac Cafe, bank, jail and even a cemetery.
The park was created in 1972 as a backdrop for filming the American Western "A Fistful of Dollars" with Clint Eastwood in the lead role. However, in this capacity, it is used and now: Sioux City often becomes a film set for a variety of television shows, commercials and video clips. In addition, it conducts weddings in cowboy style and birthdays. Staff include actors, acrobats, dancers, riders. At the entrance you will be given a program of this day performances: street performances, performances in the saloon and the highlight of the program - a bank robbery.
Besides romance of the Wild West, on the territory of Sioux City, the Serpentarium, where a unique collection of rattlesnakes from all over the world is located.
Sioux City is open 6 days a week (Mondays) from 10:00 to 17:00. On Fridays, entertainment lasts until midnight: after 20:00 it is time to evening shows and a barbecue-party.
Continuing the theme of theme parks, it is worth mentioning the huge amusement park Holiday World in Maspalomas. There are many gorgeous hills, turntables, carousels, slot machines and other attractions. It`s always worth having a ride on a giant Ferris wheel, the highest point of a magnificent view of the surrounding area.
Entrance to the amusement park is free. It is completely free to walk there. But if you want a ride any attractions, you will need to buy a magnetic card with the required rating.
Adults and older children can enjoy a game of bowling. The Holiday World amusement park has entertainment bowling club Punto Zero with 16 tracks and JPM Planet Music - Disco with two huge dance floors, which can take more than 2 thousand people. Adults are also sure to enjoy Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, beauty treatments, an outdoor pool with hot tub and heated pool, restaurant, bar, slot machines and billiards.
The amusement theme park operates daily. Sunday - Monday from 18:00 to 24:00, Monday - Saturday from 18:00 to 01:00. You can dance at the disco on Friday and Saturday from 24:00 to 6:00 and bowling will be available from 10:00 to 02:00 from Sunday to Thursday and Friday through Saturday from 10:00 to 04:00 hours.
In Puerto Rico younger guests can visit Angry Birds park. Among the attractions there is a slide for skateboards, pedal cars, trampoline, climbing wall, laser maze, interactive wall for football and much more.
The park is open every day, from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 20:00 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11:00 to 21:00.
If there is no desire to go to the parks, you can dive under the water on a real submarine in Puerto Maughan, drive on the longest race track for carting in Spain in San Agustin, go on boat trips to watch dolphins and whales, play mini-golf or take a walk on a camel.
And that's not all!