From the sea to the central mountains and even underground, you'll see the very best of Gran Canaria with this tour. You'll get up-close to more than 300 marine species in Poema del Mar aquarium, drive through the green valley of Guayadeque to eat lunch in a restaurant carved out of a cave and round off with free time in the colonial town of Agüimes. Miguel, one of our local guides, says, ‘There's so much packed into one day. But for me, the most interesting part is Guayadeque, which represents a very important part of our prehistory.'
First up is one of the most popular attractions in Las Palmas. With panoramic curved windows and countless exhibitions, Poema del Mar is where you'll get lost in a hypnotic underwater world that's home to hundreds of sea creatures. There are electric eels, bull sharks and fish that look just like Nemo. ‘The kids are always happy in Poema del Mar,' says Miguel.
Next, you'll journey through the island's greenest corner to Guayadeque canyon. It's famed for its cave homes, which the ancient aborigines built in lava bubbles, and winding hiking trails. Head inside a cliff-carved cave converted into a restaurant and enjoy a tapas lunch made from locally sourced ingredients. Then it's on to Agüimes for some with free time in this pretty, pastel-coloured parish that sits perched above the green ravine of Guayadeque. You can see the elegant church, stop for a coffee in a local café or take some selfies by the town's many statues.