Things to do in Gran Canaria

Theme Parks and Water Parks in Gran Canaria

Enjoy thrills and chills at these adrenaline-inducing parks in Gran Canaria. These destinations offer fun for solo travelers and families alike.

Gran Canaria welcomes millions of tourists annually with its beautiful beaches, balmy weather, and diverse attractions. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your dopamine rush here. If you know where to look, you’ll find many thrilling things to do in Gran Canaria.

Aquatic and theme parks provide a thrilling break from the diverse natural beauty and historical buildings and sites. These are our favorite places to go for heart-pounding adventures.

Theme Parks

Bring adventure to the forefront of your vacation getaway with the Island's theme parks. We love to visit these high-octane spots when we aren't relaxing in the natural pools in Gran Canaria.

1. Holiday World Maspalomas

Get your adrenaline flowing with a trip to Holiday World Maspalomas. Located in Gran Canaria’s largest entertainment center, this amusement park has a bit of everything, including a bowling alley, karaoke, and an escape room.

It features over 11,000 sq. m of excitement, with over thirty riveting rides. Climb the roller coaster for a spine-tingling adventure high over the idyllic coastline, or take a whirl on the Spin Loop for an upside-down perspective.

Find gentler thrills on the family carousel, and take a timeless trip high in the sky on the Ferris wheel. The pirate ship ride mimics the ocean while flying chairs spin you at dizzying heights, giving you great island views.

If you have younger children in tow, let them ride the colorful animals on the jungle carousel, sway in kid-size boats at the Captain Morgan attraction, or spin round and round on the teacups.

This amusement park opens at 4 p.m. daily. Entry costs €16 for kids, €12 for adults, and €6 for seniors.

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2. Angry Birds Activity Park

Delight little ones with a trip to Angry Birds Activity Park. Designed with family fun in mind, this safe, secure park helps kids expend their excess energy on exciting activities that stretch their bodies and imaginations.

Pit your putting skills against each other at the mini-golf course, or visit the softball shooting range to see who has the most accurate aim. Or zip-line with your kids for a grand view of the island from high in the air.

Let your little ones play at King Pig’s Fortress, Chuck’s Bridge, and Stella’s Tower. Then, send them to romp in the Ball Pool while you watch and sip refreshments. Add gentle thrills to the mix by pointing them to the Climbing Wall and Bag Jump areas.

This amusement park is great for kids of all ages. If you get a little peckish, you can grab cold drinks and delicious food at the snack bar. Later, watch a flick together in the park’s 10D cinema. The park is open year-round, including for holiday events.

Tickets cost €9 for children aged three and four, €17 for kids aged five to thirteen, €13 for those aged 14 and older, and €9 for seniors. Children aged two and under get in for free. Access the VIP seating area for €100 per day.

3. Light Park Tenerife

This spot is a hop, skip, and a jump from Gran Canaria, but it's worth the journey. Visit Light Park Tenerife and celebrate the Chinese New Year every night. After dark, this park comes alive with a fairy-tale ambiance, thanks to the 40-plus light installations featuring over 800 illuminated silk sculptures.

Wander among the exhibits to view beautiful LED-lit designs inspired by myths and Asian traditions, including a 40-m-long dragon. The gardens with panda and flamingo sculptures, the deer forest, and the undersea world attract crowds come nightfall.

An illuminated playground gives little ones a spot to romp while you enjoy tasty food and drinks. This park opens from 7 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets start at €11, and the park suggests booking in advance due to its popularity.

Water Parks

When you need to beat the heat, these aquatic parks bring your temperature down quickly. If an aquatic park isn't your thing, you can always cool off at the best beaches in Gran Canaria.

4. Aqualand Maspalomas

Situated on the island's southern side, Aqualand Maspalomas offers attractions for every age group. Kidzworld offers scaled-down rides and activities to suit little bodies for an enjoyable, interactive experience.

Heated pools enable comfortable swimming year-round, and the park's 40-plus wet slides offer an excellent ride for every excitement level. When you want a challenging ride, try the exhilarating Racer Twin Turbolance—one of the biggest wet slides in Europe.

The Spiral drops you down a looping slide, while the 200-m Anaconda combines spectacular speed with dramatic turns on a floater for four. Skip the shoreline for a day and spend time with your family at the man-made Discovery Beach within the park.

Smaller families can ride a three-person inflatable raft down Pirate’s River or relax in the Hidromasaje bubble pool. Aqualand Maspalomas is open every day from September to June from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In July and August, it closes at 6 p.m. Entry ticket prices start at €14.

5. Oasis Lago Taurito Water Park

Satisfy your need for adventure at Oasis Lago Taurito Water Park. Its versatile seafront setup ensures everyone in your family has a great time during their visit. Kids love the Mini Park, while adults adore the roller coaster, Kamikaze, and freefall slides. The Space Bowl reaches speeds of 50 km per hour!

If you’re looking for rest and relaxation, the spa provides multiple treatments to help you look and feel your best. Hammocks and beach umbrellas let you lounge and laze while the rest of your family hits the high spots.

Challenge your party to a round of mini-golf on the seaside course, and keep the competition going at the on-premises bowling alley. You can even get some dancing in at the park’s discotheque. Grab gifts for the folks back home in the shopping area, and pick up snacks to feed your hungry crew at the beachfront restaurant.

Oasis Lago Taurito opens daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for entry cost €16 for adults, €3.5 for children aged eight to 12, and €2.5 for kids aged four to seven.

6. Amadores Fun Park

For an adventure-packed day of aquatic excitement, head to Amadores Fun Park. This park features inflatable-based aquatic attractions in the ocean for an exciting yet challenging day.

Climb ladders, ropes, and chains, then slide, drop, or fly from the top. Trampolines and bouncy houses sit at the base, so even the youngest members of your group have something to keep them occupied.

From July to August, Amadores Fun Park is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The rest of the year, it's open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost €10 for 45 minutes in the park and €25 for an all-day pass.

7. Siam Park

No tour of aquatic attractions in Gran Canaria would be complete without a visit to Siam Park. This is a choose-your-own-adventure park, ensuring fun for everyone. You can relax, get your adrenaline pumping, or take the family fun route.

For a relaxing day, you can float along the Mai Thai River, lounge on Siam Beach, or watch the wildlife play on Sea Lion Island. Adrenaline junkies love riding the Saifa, a two-lane high-speed coaster that’s 82 m high and stretches 306 m wide.

Take the Kinnaree wet slide for a thrilling 213-m funnel-style ride, or tackle the Mekong Rapids in an inflatable rubber boat with friends and family. Another big draw for thrillseekers is the Dragon Tornado wet slide. This aquatic attraction loads you up on a float for four, providing a zero-gravity ride experience.

Trek up the 28-meter of Power freefall wet slide to enjoy lightning-fast speeds of up to 80 km per hour. Children enjoy the Naga Racer and Jungle Snakes. Delight little ones with rides on the kid-size Sawasdee wet slide. The Lost City even has sections that accommodate babies.

Regardless of your ride, you'll be surrounded by lush vegetation to add to the experience. Come in the summer for enjoyment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. In the winter, the park is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult tickets cost €42, kids cost €30, and children under two enter for free.

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8. Aqualand Costa Adeje

Also located in Tenerife, Aqualand Costa Adeje features wet slides and dolphin encounters for exciting experiences. Get your dopamine fix with hair-raising aquatic attractions like Flying Boats, two-person Ciclones, Tornado funnel slides, and high-speed rapid rides.

Kidzworld in Aqualand Costa Adeje features three action-packed playgrounds: Pirate’s Port, Mega Adventure Land, and Adventure Island. The Family and Child Wave Pool offers fun ways to bond with your kids in this island paradise.

The park opens daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the dolphin show takes place at 3:30 p.m. daily. Tickets for entry cost between €13 and €32.

9. Parque Marítimo Santa Cruz

Swim, relax and enjoy the sun at Parque Marítimo Santa Cruz. Situated on the southern coast of Tenerife near the Palmetum botanical garden, this 22,000-sq. m park blends natural and man-made elements, all in full ocean view.

Designed by artist César Manrique, this park is a famous landmark in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island’s capital city. Safe spaces with ever-present lifeguards provide added peace of mind during your visit.

This well-equipped facility has changing rooms, showers, and a gym. We love that this attraction offers exceptional inclusivity, with accessibility features for visitors with reduced mobility.

Rent hammocks and umbrellas to lounge by the pool and enjoy the rejuvenating ambiance. Natural volcanic rocks and lush palm trees surround you, capturing the essence of a natural pool. Immerse yourself in the aesthetics of the artfully designed setting.

The park is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Adults enter for €5 and children under 12 get in for €2.50.

10. Lago Martiánez

Lago Martiánez features artificial pools by the sea. This leisure park has roughly 100,000 sq. m surrounding an artificial lake and offers numerous entertainment opportunities.

Although the San Telmo Pool was built in the 1950s, long before the rest of the park, it provides a functional space to swim and enjoy the seaside views. Another pool for kids sits near the El Lago pool, ensuring everyone in your family has something to do here. Large sculptures, such as La Jibia (The Cuttlefish), sit beside this pool, letting little ones climb while you lounge the day away under the sun's warmth.

This complex has several dining options, including the Lago Restaurant, Alisios Burguer, and San Telmo restaurant. It also has snack bars that let you grab a quick nosh while you explore, while a cocktail bar provides access to icebreakers as you get to know other visitors.

This park is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from July through September and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the rest of the year. Tickets cost €5.50 for adults and €2.50 for kids. You can rent a sunshade for the day for 2.50€ or dip in the jacuzzi for €3.00.

Embracing the Waves of Adventure in Gran Canaria's Water Parks

Scratch your itch for aquatic entertainment at these attractions in Gran Canaria. After a day of splashing around, come to one of our shows in Gran Canaria for another kind of excitement. We'll thrill you with our dazzling performances and otherworldly acrobatics that defy the laws of gravity. Join us for the experience of a lifetime.

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