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Natural Dune Reserve of Maspalomas

Natural Dune Reserve of Maspalomas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

1. Maspalomas: Rental E-Scooter Chopper 2 seat

Explore the island independently and without the stress of keeping up with a tour group with this easy rental. The Harley-style electric scooters are a convenient and ecologically-friendly way to effortlessly explore the south of Gran Canaria with your partner, family or friends during your holidays – only a driver's license is required. Worried about getting lost in the streets, or need inspiration on the best places to visit? That’s no problem — you’ll receive a map with mobile phone support that will show you different routes you can follow. For example, you could discover the spectacular dunes of golden sand at Maspalomas, a natural reserve. Or, you could visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park, which covers an area of 12,000 square meters and holds more than 500 tropical plant species. Another point of interest is the incredible Oasis of Maspalomas, also known as “Charca”, a small lagoon used as a migration destination for almost 40 species of birds. It’s recommended to complete your amazing experience by visiting the Meloneras promenade, considered the most beautiful promenade in the south of Gran Canaria and with excellent views of the sea.

Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

2. Maspalomas: Ayagaures Hills E-Bike Tour and Tapas Tasting

After meeting your expert guide in Maspalomas, hop on your electric-powered e-bike for a tour of the city’s stunning environs. Bound for Ayagaures, a small village nestled in the hills, cross a lush valley adorned with palm trees, cacti, wildflowers, and other native Canarian flora. Stop by a wild goat farm on the way, learning about how the animal has become an icon for Gran Canaria. As you head toward the top of Ayagaures, explore the Maspalomas, Gran Canaria's immense golden sand dunes situated directly against the brilliant blue sea. Then, head to the Maspalomas Botanical Garden for a walking tour, where you'll learn to identify the main species of tropical plants that call the island home. Once you reach the top of Ayagaures mountain, stop for a half-hour break, during which you’ll sample traditional Canarian tapas in a bar built inside an ancient aboriginal cave (if option selected). Afterward, continue to the vast Ayagaures Dam, where you’ll stop at a picturesque bridge for the perfect view of the massive reservoir.  The return trip is all downhill, so get ready for a little bit of adventure. As you zip down the hill, you’ll pause at a camel farm to meet a few of the curious beasts, and learn of their significance in the culture of the Canary Islands and beyond. Later, you’ll return to the meeting point, having seen some of the most beautiful natural sights that Maspalomas has to offer.

Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour of the South

3. Gran Canaria: Guided Day Tour of the South

Discover the south of the island of Gran Canaria on this guided day tour. Explore its popular destinations and be one with nature as you stop by the Maspalomas Dunes natural reserve and Mogán port. After being picked up at your hotel, head to the Maspalomas Dunes lookout. Enjoy some time for photos before continuing to the Maspalomas Lighthouse to visit its museum and admire the views from the terrace. Next, embark from Puerto Rico to Mogán on a glass-bottom ferry (tickets not included) and take in the views of the underwater world. Upon arrival at the famous port of Mogán, visit its small canals and take photos of one of the most beautiful tourist corners of the Canary Islands. After lunch, return to your hotel.

Maspalomas: 4-Hour Electric Scooter Chopper and Camel Tour

4. Maspalomas: 4-Hour Electric Scooter Chopper and Camel Tour

If you like nature and you would like to explore Maspalomas along many kilometers effortlessly and environmentally than an Electric Scooter Chopper is what you need. Enjoy an outdoor, fun and educational 4-hour experience. With the Camel Safari, you can explore the fantastic dunes of Maspalomas for 30 minutes aboard a camel. See the monuments of Christopher Columbus at the gates of Meloneras, built in 2002, and the old lighthouse of Maspalomas which operates since 1980. Visit the area of the famous and beautiful promenade of Meloneras which is considered the most beautiful and luxurious promenade in the south of Gran Canaria, overlooking the sea. Here there will be a stop at the "Punta Mujeres" where you can visit an ancient archaeological site of indigenous origin. Here you will discover the ancient circular houses made of stone where the pre-Hispanic population "Gunaches" lived. This ancient site is often populated by a peaceful and harmless colony of lizards of Gran Canaria, an endemic species, considered by many the icon of the island. A local guide will show you a breathtaking panoramic view of Playa del Ingles, discover the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas (nature reserve since 1987) and the Maspalomas Botanical Park. This park occupies an area of 12,000 square meters with more than 500 plant species. See the Oasis, a pond destination for wintering or resting on the migration of nearly 40 species of birds, of which 23 species nest here. This is the ideal place for those who want experience birdwatching.

Maspalomas: E-Scooter Chopper Sunset Tour or Morning Tour

5. Maspalomas: E-Scooter Chopper Sunset Tour or Morning Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet with your local guide at the rental center before being assigned your e-scooter chopper. From here you will depart the facility, embarking on your way to discover the amazing panoramic sunset view of Playa del Inglés. You will travel along the Campo Internacional bike path until you reach the old Maspalomas Lighthouse.By choosing the option of the morning tour you will have an hour of free time to visit the old Maspalomas lighthouse and its interesting ethnographic museum located inside the lighthouse. By choosing the option of the sunset tour, the stop at the lighthouse will be short of maximum 10 minutes. You will then visit the most exclusive area of the south, which is the beautiful promenade of Meloneras. It will be from here that you will enjoy a splendid ocean sunset view. You will then park your electric scooters for 15 minutes to relax a bit, before sampling a non-alcoholic drink at one of the most exclusive VIP bars in Meloneras.

Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

6. Maspalomas: 4-Hour Southern Coast E-Bike Tour with Tapas

Explore the southern coast of Gran Canaria by electric bike. See the most spectacular sights and discover the island with a multilingual guide. Your 4-hour adventure begins with a visit to the natural reserve of Maspalomas Dunes, a small desert area made up of golden sand dunes. Stop at the Botanical Garden of Maspalomas for a short walking tour to see local flora. Then ride along beside the Atlantic Ocean, passing Meloneras Beach and Pasito Blanco Port. Stop to admire one of the few banana plantations in the south of the island. Follow the promenade until reaching the old lighthouse of Maspalomas, working since 1890 and declared a monument of historical interest by the Canary Islands Government You’ll arrive in the old fishing village of "El Pajar". Stop to visit to the village and its pretty volcanic beach. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch (for people that choose the option with tapas included) of local cuisine overlooking the sea. Later on, take the chance to admire "La Charca", a small lagoon adjacent to the dunes of Maspalomas. In this protected area there are up to 40 species of migratory birds - an ideal spot for birdswatching. Attention : the tour is not off-road.

Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

7. Maspalomas: 3-Hour Segway Tour with Sunset over Sand Dunes

Pick up your Segway from the local partner’s store in Maspalomas and get acquainted with this unique and eco-friendly mode of transportation as you admire the scenic views. Follow your guide down to the charming seaside promenade and feel the wind in your hair as you effortlessly glide along. Wave to the locals going about their day as you explore Maspalomas Dunes, Playa del Ingles, Playa del las Burras, Playa de San Agustin then stop for a refreshing soft drink or an ice cream. Finally, admire a breathtaking sunset across the rolling Maspalomas sand dunes and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

Maspalomas: E-Bike Tour with Camel Ride

8. Maspalomas: E-Bike Tour with Camel Ride

Take this 4-hour adventure tour and experience Maspalomas by e-bike, then cross the sand dunes on the back of a camel. Enjoy a fun tour, suitable for all ages. Discover the area along quiet pedestrian routes with a local guide. First you'll cycle to the Botanical Park of Maspalomas. Stop for a short walking tour to see some of the 500 species of plant within the park. Afterwards, ride a camel through the Dunes of Maspalomas to visit the most spectacular parts of this nature reserve. Stop to admire the oasis, a small lagoon where migrating birds nest. Along the route you'll also see the statue of Christopher Columbus and the Maspalomas lighthouse. Visit the famous promenade in Meloneras, considered the most beautiful in the south of Gran Canaria. Stop at an archaeological site to see houses built by the first inhabitants of the island, before the Spanish conquest. After visiting the promenade, stop for a soft drink at a bar with panoramic sea views. The return journey follows bike lanes through Parque de la Paz, back to the original starting point.

Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

9. Gran Canaria: 1-7 Day E-Bike Rental

Hop on your environmentally-friendly electric bike and explore the beauty of southern Gran Canaria. Discover the nearby Ayaguares Mountains and stop by the famous Ayaguares Dam. If the beach is more your style, ride along the southern coast until you reach the picturesque fishing village of Arguineguin. Explore the various available routes with your map of Maspalomas. You will also receive a cell phone holder that can be attached to your electric bicycle, so you can navigate using your phone. Discover the different routes on Google Maps from your phone and create a self-guided and personalized tour tailored to your needs. For the entire duration of the tour, you will receive free assistance services on the road and in the city in the case of a flat tire or if your bike breaks down. For the mountain tours or the coast tour, you will receive a free repair kit. With a battery life of about 80 km, you'll have plenty of time to explore all the spots on your checklist.

Maspalomas: City Bike Rental for 1-7 Days

10. Maspalomas: City Bike Rental for 1-7 Days

Embark on a self-guided and personalized tour of Gran Canaria by city bike, a convenient and ecological alternative to discover the south part of the Island. Choose to rent your bike from 1 until 7 days.  For the duration of your tour, receive free assistance service in case of a breakdown or puncture. Start your adventure at the spectacular golden sand dunes of Maspalomas, a natural reserve since 1987, and ride along the entire coastline adjacent to the dunes with your city bike. Next, visit the Maspalomas Botanical Park which occupies an area of 12,000 square meters and houses more than 500 tropical plant species. Another point of interest is the Oasis of Maspalomas known as Charca, a small lagoon that serves as a winter destination for 40 species of migration birds, of which 23 species nest here. Continue the tour and visit the old Maspalomas Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1980 and declared as an asset of cultural interest by the government in 2005. For completing this amazing experience, ride over to the Meloneras promenade, which is considered the most beautiful and luxurious promenade in the south of Gran Canaria, with excellent views of the sea. If you are interested in history and archeology, pay a visit to the ancient archaeological site of indigenous origin "Punta de las Mujeres". The site is often populated by a peaceful and harmless colony of Gran Canaria lizards, an endemic species, considered by many an island icon.

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What people are saying about Natural Dune Reserve of Maspalomas

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4.7 / 5

based on 159 reviews

We had a lovely time, our guide was friendly, kind and explained curiosities about the island! We absolutely recommend the tour! (and will try out other tours organized by the same agent)

Great trip really enjoyed it. We found a nice spot, parked up and went for a walk then just repeated that for the next 6hrs. Highly recommended

Really enjoyed the e scooter! Good and friendly service with clear instructions. Definitely recommend the Mountain route!

Easy installation with wheels. The bikes were excellent in terms of driving experience. Good guidance and clear routes.

It was interesting and a lot of fun. Exceptional guide truly prepared.