Best Playa de Tufia Snorkeling

The 21st most popular snorkel dive spot in Canary Islands.

  Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

  SNORKELINGDIVES.COM™

  March 25, 2019

On the east coast of Gran Canaria just north of the airport, the snorkeling at Playa de Tufia is generally undiscovered by tourists. Sheltered by Punta de Silva, the cove off Tufia offers protected waters and local snorkelers feel the best spot is along the right side. Snorkelers tend to enjoy the marine life feeding on the lava rock seafloor including lizardfish, stingrays, flatfish, octopus, grunts, parrotfish and trumpetfish. The water depths range from shore to 18m deep.

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 de Tufia is the 21st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 39 snorkeling dives in Canary Islands. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Playa de Tufia including Playa Arinaga , Playa del Cabrón, Playa De Las Cateras, Caleta De Abajo, Playa El Puertillo and Sardina Del Norte.


Local Contacts:  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; Leagues Ahead Diving (+34) 652 68 06 44 +34-92815-0105. +34-92815-0105.

Best Season:  May - Oct

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

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

GPS:  27.961922, -15.379297

Date Published:  4/27/2017

Date Updated:  3/25/2019

ID:  25120

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