Playa Chica Snorkeling

The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Canary Islands.

Near Las Palmas on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, the snorkeling off Playa Chica is one of the best on the island especially at low tide. Snorkelers should enter the water in front of the Hotel Gran Canaria, and then stay inside the reef since the currents beyond can be strong. These shallow waters are home to wrasses, lizardfish, parrotfish and sometimes moray eels.

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 Chica is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 12 snorkeling dives in Canary Islands.

Canary Islands (Spain)

Canary Islands (Spain)

MORE INFORMATION

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

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Gran Canaria

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

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  4/24/2017

ID:  23118

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