Playa Arinaga Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Canary Islands.

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On the southeast coast of Gran Canaria near Vecindario, the snorkeling off Playa Arinaga is ideal for families or on high surf days that close other spots. The waters off Arinaga are proposed to be part of the Arinaga Marine Reserve. One of the better spots is Zoco Negro which is protected by a sea wall. Many local snorkelers prefer the Playa Risco or the El Carbron snorkel spots, but come here when the wind and surf are too high. While snorkeling Arinaga beach, you may encounter damselfish, parrotfish, wrasse, stingrays and angel sharks.

Since the Canary Islands are actually part of Spain, the best way to fly to the islands is through an airport in Spain. There are flights to all of the main Canary Islands directly from one Spanish airport or another. Of course, Madrid offers the best connections.mThe Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria (LPA) is located southeast of Telde on the east coast of Gran Canaria. Presently, there are not direct flights from the USA to the Canary Islands. Once in the Canary Islands, the best way to go between islands is still by inter-island flights. There are some boat services that do go between the islands as well.

TIP: For your safety, most of the Canary Island snorkeling dive sites require snorkelers to have a diver-down flag marker. The waters around the islands are very popular with windsurfers and boaters, which has resulted in some snorkeler deaths over the past few years.

Overall, Playa Arinaga is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 39 snorkeling dives in Canary Islands. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Playa Arinaga including Playa del Cabrón, Playa De Las Cateras, Caleta De Abajo, Playa El Puertillo, Sardina Del Norte and Pasito Blanco.


Local Contact(s):  Turismo De Canarias (00 34) 928 771 550; Davy Jones Diving, Arinaga; Gran Canaria Divers +34-676-342-457; Blue Water Diving +34-602-080-208; Blue Explorers Dive Center +34-928-56-57-95; Leagues Ahead Diving (+34) 652 68 06 44 +34-92815-0105.

Recommended Book:  "Canary Islands Guide" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Canary Islands Map" from Marco Polo Maps

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Volver Beach Hostel, Puerto de Mogan +34 636154560

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Gran Canaria

Breakfast Restaurant:  Café La Alemana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Article Source:   Best Playa Arinaga Snorkeling Review

GPS:  27.855601, -15.395193

Date Published:  7/3/2014

Date Updated:  4/30/2017

ID:  23046

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