Playa Maspalomas Snorkeling
The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Canary Islands.
Sunday 30 April 2017 06:25 GMT
On the southeast coast of Gran Canaria, there can be some good snorkeling near Playa Maspalomas if you know where to look for it. Right off Playa Maspalomas, the water is rough and has poor visibility due to the predominant sand flats. The best snorkeling at Playa Maspalomas is to the right of the lighthouse where the beach is rockier and high tides bring in the marine life. Occasionally, this area can have very rough surf, so observe before heading in.
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. The 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 Maspalomas is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 39 snorkeling dives in Canary Islands. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Playa Maspalomas including Playa Arinaga , El Cabron, Playa De Las Cateras, Caleta De Abajo, Playa El Puertillo and Sardina Del Norte.