Playa Maspalomas Snorkeling

The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Canary Islands.

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 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 39 snorkeling dives in Canary Islands.

Canary Islands (Spain)

Canary Islands (Spain)

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Local Contact(s):  Turismo De Canarias (00 34) 928 771 550; Gran Canaria Divers +34-676-342-457; Blue Water Diving +34-602-080-208; Blue Explorers Dive Center +34-928-56-57-95; Scuba Sur +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:  CafĂ© La Alemana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Reference Source:  click here http://www.turismodecanarias.com/

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Date Updated:  4/27/2017

ID:  23111

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