Find the 8 best things to do in Maspalomas

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Are you looking for the best things to do in Maspalomas? At Sky Rebels, we have been offering our clients unique and unforgettable experiences since 2013.

Our philosophy is clear: we prioritise quality and sustainable development. That is why our activities are always carried out in small or private groups.

If you want to make the most of your holidays in Gran Canaria and live unforgettable experiences, don’t hesitate any longer and trust in our experience and know-how.


Things to do in Maspalomas

Full day trips:


Roque Nublo, volcanoes and meal at the Biosphere Reserve tour

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Roque Nublo, volcanoes and Biosphere Reserve

Would you like to get to know the most emblematic spots of Gran Canaria?

On this excursion we offer you the chance to discover places as special as Roque Nublo, Pico de las Nieves or Agüimes; but also other hidden corners that will take your breath away.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian homemade food included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group

Risco Caido and the Sacred mountains of Gran Canaria

Risco Caido and Sacred Mountains

Are you interested in history, archaeology and ethnography? Do you want to know more about the surprising history of the first inhabitants of Gran Canaria?

We propose a journey through time in which you will be able to discover how the ancient Canary Islanders adapted in an amazing way to the orography and their environment to develop a civilisation full of mysteries. But also how some aspects of this curious way of life still survive today.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian homemade food included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
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Customised tours

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Customised tours

Would you like to make a route through Gran Canaria, at your own pace, and in a totally private group?

We have the experience you are looking for! We adapt to your wishes and design a personalised excursion according to your wishes.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian homemade food included
  • Private tour

Half day trips:

Barranco de las Vacas, the cave & the salt flat tour

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Barranco de las Vacas, Caves & salt flats

Landscapes that will blow your mind: Barranco de las Vacas, secret aboriginal caves and a magic salt flat at the South East of Gran Canaria.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours

The Puerto de Mogan & Sunset at the wild beaches

Second half day trips in Gran Canaria

Puerto de Mogan & Sunset

You havent’t been to Gran Canaria if you haven’t visited Puerto de Mogán. Take this half day trip with us and we will show you that there’s much to see in this charming village and in the south coast of the island.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours
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The sugar, troglodytes & fishermen tour

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The sugar, the troglodytes and the fishermen

We are going to visit Ingenio, to learn about the sugar industry in Gran Canaria. Cuatro Puertas, one the biggest cave construction in the island. Finally, get to the coast, where you can take a bath on the beach if you want.

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours

Barranco de los Cernicalos: Waterfalls & Rainforest

Barranco de los Cernicalos

Fair tales landscapes in Gran Canaria. During this hiking tour you are going to enjoy our rainforest, waterfalls and endemic nature in the island

  • Two local guides
  • No commercial stops
  • Canarian food tasting included
  • Maximum 6 passengers per group
  • Duration of the trip: 5.5 hours
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Barranco de los Cernicalos

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Paratrike

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Much more than just a flying experience. You will be able to enjoy the amazing landscapes of the south of Gran Canaria from a bird’s eye view, with the only company that carries out this activity on the island.

  • Unique in Gran Canaria
  • Private experience
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Eugenia O
Eugenia O
2022-10-25
Tour I did 5 tours on the island, this was the only with Sky Rebels, but this was my favorite one. Loved that we went to Barranco de las Vacas early, so we had our time to explore before other tourists came. I also liked going to the secret cave a lot. Tourguides were very friendly as well.
Selina
Selina
2022-09-13
Perfekt! Ein außergewöhnliches Erlebnis mit den einheimischen Guides Juanjo und Ines (und Lupita).Von Deutschland aus haben wir die Sky Rebels und ihre Ganztagestour in dem Unesco-Weltkulturerbe gebucht. Pünktlich wurden wir von den beiden in ihrem Van (Lupita) vom Hotel abgeholt. Und dann ging es auch schon in die Berge. Immer wieder wurden kleinere Stopps für Erklärungen und die Möglichkeit der Fotografie eingelegt. Während der Fahrt wurden wir von Lupita mit passender Musik und flotten Sprüchen bei Laune gehalten. Zwei kleinere bzw. kürzere Videos verdeutlichten mitunter die Geschichte der „Los Canarios“, der Ureinwohner von Gran Canaria, und gaben so einen ersten Eindruck und einen Einstieg in die Erklärungen der beiden Guides. Auch zwei Museen waren in der Tour inkludiert, welche die Höhlen und das Leben darin verdeutlichten. Selbstverständlich abermals untermalt mit den Erklärungen der beiden. Am Mittag wurden wir mit liebe zubereiteten (echten) und wundervoll drapierten Tapas verpflegt, die wir in einem Pinienwäldchen gegessen hatten. Definitiv lecker und sättigend.Ein rundum gelungener Ausflug, bei dem es nie langweilig wurde, der aber auch nicht überforderte und wo es die eine oder andere Überraschung gab! Man hatte das Gefühl mit Freunden unterwegs zu sein. Abermals ein toller Tag, an den man noch lange zurück denkt. Selina, Astrid und Thorsten
Jeff G
Jeff G
2022-09-04
Lupita is the Greatest in the Universe This was an amazing, intimate and educational tour! We were enthusiastically greeted by Juanjo and Ines at our hotel and hopped into the comfortable minivan with a charming couple from London. We were then whisked away to begin what was about 8 hours of fun, but never felt that long. Ines gave wonderful background and history on the island of Gran Canaria while Juanjo expertly navigated the hairpin turns up and down the mountainous terrain. Little did we know that "Lupita" would also be joining us to interject some playful humor. We made so many interesting stops with more facts about the island and the wonderful inhabitants. Along the way, we had snacks and even got to speak with some local folks. The lunch that was served was delicious and prepared with such care and covering every detail. We covered a lot of ground in those 8 hours and saw much of what the island has to offer. I truly believe there is no better tour on the island. We walked away from the tour feeling like family and that far exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much Ines and Juanjo (and Lupita!)! We hope to see you again! - <3 Hadley and Jeff
Selena E
Selena E
2022-08-28
Really special tour! The tour is highly recommended! On the Saturday there was actually no possibility to do the tour, but Juanjo and Inés converted it so that we could come along! Juanjo and Inés are super friendly, tell you everything about the places you visit and make it a special day. You can tell they do this with a lot of passion!
Michelle
Michelle
2022-08-22
Lovely day We enjoyed every moment of our trip last Saturday. Every view was stunning and Juan and Inez made it a fun, playfull but interesting day.We would definitely recommend this tour, but wouldn’t with (small) children because of the long day and walk.
Alabamma
Alabamma
2022-08-21
Excellent private tour *** The BEST day of our holiday ***I am going to begin this review with my feelings when we pulled up at our hotel at the end of the day. I was disappointed. Disappointed that our wonderful day had come to an end!My husband our three children and I spent the day exploring all the incredible things Gran Canaria has to offer with Ines and Juan.They picked us up at our hotel entrance at 9.00. They were there on time waiting for us. Their car is immaculate and very comfortable and our tour was tailored to our needs.We first drove to the Gran Canaria mountains, stopping in Degollada de la Yegua and Santa Lucia Valley which both have spectacular views.Then we drove on to Tunte (a traditional Canarian village) where we walked around with Ines who taught us about the history of the island - from the architecture and traditional building methods to the ancient religions and beliefs of the first Canarian settlers. We also had a delicious homemade Canarian snack here which we all really enjoyed.Then we drove on to Presa de los Horno. We stopped for lunch at the Biosphere Reserve and Ines and Juan made us a beautiful homemade Canarian meal made with local products. They catered to our specific requirements and produced a luxury lunch for us washed down with an excellent bottle of Rioja and local honey rum!After lunch we went to Pico de las Nieves , the highest point in Gran Canaria and then to Caldera de los Marteles - a volcanic crater - which is very interesting to see up close.We then drove to Agüimes (the village of craftsmen) which was beautiful and not touristy. We had a coffee and ice cream in a traditional bar.Then we then drove to the east coast where we discovered how windy it is there! And finally to the Maspalomas Dunes which look like a mini Sahara desert in Gran Canaria! They drove us back to our hotel and we arrived at about 6:30pm. Every minute of the tour was interesting and fun. Ines and Juan were such excellent guides and entertainers. They kept us all happy and laughing all day which is all the more impressive with 3 children.We covered a lot of ground, saw so many things and learned so much but it wasn’t a tiring day. It was fun, fascinating we were all sad when it was over!We highly highly highly recommend SKY REBELS!
evi
evi
2022-08-10
Amazing experience with the most perfect local guides We booked the Unesco tour of one day. What a great experience! Juanjo and Inés are wonderful people, fun, caring and they have such a great knowledge that they want to share with you. You discover the canarian history, culture and important facts. You go to places no other tours or public go. And ofcourse there is Lupita, a fun personal touch for the kids. For lunch we had a homemade picknick (made by Inés with love, excellent chef) with local ingrediënts and fruits, all traditional food. We were so amazed by the tour and this lovely people that we immediately booked another tour, the Barranco de las vacas. Then we visited the Salinas and also a real cave. There we enjoyed a magnificent view and some local food (once again thanks to the chef) during a rest inside the cave. Again an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for the perfect local guides who are passionated in what they do, Juanjo and Inés are just perfect! We had an unforgettable experience!
Carlos_At_Spain
Carlos_At_Spain
2022-08-05
Descubriendo los orígenes de Gran Canaria He realzado las dos excursiones que duran un día con Sky Rebels, ambas se complementan a la perfección, una centrada en la naturaleza de la isla y otra en la historia de la isla, sin solapamiento en las zonas visitadas. Ambas excursiones muy recomendables
Carlos_At_Spain
Carlos_At_Spain
2022-08-05
Excursión bien planificada, puntual y profesional para adentrarte en la historia de Gran Canaria Una excursión muy recomendable para entender la historia de la isla. Inés y Juanjo conocen muy bien los rincones de la isla y te hacen sentirte en familia. Comer de picnic con ellos es un lujo. Muy atentos y profesionales. Muy recomendables.
MP
MP
2022-08-04
Great tour, yummy food away from the touristy beaten path. This was our third excursion with Sky Rebels and it took us to some genuinely local places that tourists don't usually get to, and we were blown away.Let me say that I usually try to book things with different tour guides wherever I go so I can get the most out of my stay but from the get go we all loved Juanjo and Ines and decided to stick with them. And I’m so glad we did, they know their stuff and go out of their way to make you feel super welcome and show you unique experiences that most tour places don’t offer. On this tour we visited Ingenio and learned how water was used and what life was like for farmers in the 18th century.Then we were taken to visit an authentic castle built into the rocks by the ancient inhabitants of Gran Canaria.Finally we visited a nice village on the coast where we got to experience the warmth of the people of Gran Canaria away from touristy spots (thank you very much for "la cuchara", mininno!).On all three days we were offered to taste local products which we loved.We will definitely be booking our tours with Sky Rebels again when we are back in Gran Canaria.These guys are awesome, we very highly recommend them!

Gran Canaria: the perfect island for outdoor activities

Do you know why Gran Canaria is known worldwide as the “miniature continent”? Because it really is. In few places is it possible to find as much diversity of landscape, climate and even social diversity in such a small territory as on our island:

  • From the bustling urban life of the capital, Las Palmas, to the tranquillity of the most isolated villages such as Artenara, where time has stood still.
  • From the cultivated plains of the east coast to the dramatic mountain landscapes of the summit, our “petrified storm”, presided over by Pico de las Nieves and Roque Nublo.
  • From desert areas such as the dunes of Maspalomas to the hidden primeval forests in the North.
  • From traditional fishing villages like Agaete to popular tourist resorts like Puerto Rico.
  • All this, and so much more, awaits you in Gran Canaria.

There are plenty of things to do to enjoy on the island of Gran Canaria. With its mild climate and year-round sunshine, the island is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking and biking to swimming and surfing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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One of the most popular things to do in Maspalomas is hiking. There are numerous trails to explore, ranging from easy walks to more challenging hikes. The island’s diverse landscape means that there is something to suit all tastes. For those looking for a more challenging hike, the volcanic landscape of the island provides plenty of opportunity to test your limits.

Another popular outdoor activities in Gran Canaria is biking. There are numerous biking trails to explore, both on and off road. The island’s mild climate and year-round sunshine make it an ideal destination for biking. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cyclist, there’s a trail to suit your level.

If you’re looking to cool off, there are plenty of swimming spots on the island. From secluded coves to sandy beaches, there’s a spot to suit everyone’s taste. The island’s clear waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

For those looking for a more adrenaline-pumping activity, there are plenty of surfing spots on Gran Canaria. With its year-round sunshine and waves, the island is a popular destination for surfers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, there’s a spot to suit your level.

So whatever your activity of choice, Gran Canaria has something to offer. With its mild climate and year-round sunshine, the island is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.

The 8 best things to do in Maspalomas

And with Sky Rebels, you can be sure to have the best possible experience. We are a team of passionate professionals who love nothing more than sharing our love for adventure with others. We offer a variety of different experiences all of which are designed to give you an unforgettable experience.

Our experiences are truly authentic as we take you off the beaten path to experience things that only locals do. From sampling authentic homemade Canarian food to checking out some of the hidden secrets on the island, travelling with us will put you in touch with all of Gran Canaria’s natural beauty.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join us during your holidays in Gran Canaria for the adventure of a lifetime!

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