If you’re looking for things to do in Gran Canaria for couples, there’s no shortage of activities and sights to keep you nice and busy. But if you want to know what you should be prioritising when you visit Gran Canaria, then let Sergio del Pino’s latest trip there with his girlfriend be your inspiration for your romantic getaway. Read on to find out where to discover the most sensational viewpoints on Gran Canaria and make memories that last forever.
Viewpoints on Gran Canaria: Mirador del Confital
Just a short walk along the coast from the capital of Las Palmas is El Confital beach, which is great for swimming, if rocky, and, according to Sergio del Pino and his girlfriend, the perfect spot for a picnic. An easy walk up from the beach will take you up to a stunning viewpoint, the Mirador del Confital, from which you can look down over the city, see right to the north-western tip of the island and even spot Mount Teide on the island of Tenerife on a clear day.
Agaete, Gran Canaria
30 kilometres from the capital is one of the best areas in Gran Canaria for couples, Agaete. This old fishing village itself is a must-do in Gran Canaria, with its blue and white houses and stunning views. The village of Agaete is set a little above sea level, and just below it you’ll find the Playa de las Nieves. This Gran Canaria beach is divided into two bays. Walk along the promenade and you’ll reach the second bay, which has breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains, and is great for snorkelling.
To the north of the port, just a short walk or five minute drive away, you’ll find the Las Salinas natural swimming pools which remain calm even when the sea is rough. This is a great option for anyone who’s looking for places to visit in Gran Canaria which will allow them to get back to nature without being too far away from the conveniences of the local village. Once you get hungry, follow Sergio’s lead and enjoy lunch with a view at one of the small restaurants dotted along the promenade.
Roque Prieto, Gran Canaria
If you’re getting a taste for natural swimming pools and are looking for romantic places in Gran Canaria then look no further than the Roque Prieto natural swimming pools in the north of the island. This coast of Gran Canaria is known for its big waves, but these calm, clear pools are perfect for a dip. There’s a car park just a few minutes away, a large sunbathing area and these pools are normally wonderfully quiet. In fact, Sergio del Pino and his girlfriend had it all to themselves.
Barranco de los Cernícalos
No list of things to do in Gran Canaria is complete without a walk here, perfect for the active couple. The Barranco de los Cernícalos ravine is part of the Los Marteles Special Natural Reserve in the southeast of Gran Canaria. There are lots of different walks you can take to discover the ravine, but a popular one starts from the parking area in Los Arenales. There are plenty of spots for you to cool off with a dip in the water en route. Whilst a lot of people do this walk self-guided, choosing to go with a guide means you won’t miss any of the beautiful sights, and will help to make sure that you’re safe in this natural environment.
Mirador Playa de Guayedra
Back to the coast, the Mirador Playa de Guayedra is one of the best Gran Canaria viewpoints and is perfect for watching the sun go down, which is one of the romantic things to do in Gran Canaria that you just can’t miss. If you get here before sunset, then Guayedra beach is a stunning black sand beach with spectacular mountain views, and just the walk down to it will knock your socks off. This is one of the most beautiful nudist beaches on the island.
Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria
Last but not least, Sergio del Pino couldn’t leave the stunning Roque Nublo off his list. It’s a monolith that stands nearly 90 m high and will reward anyone who makes the effort to hike up to it. It’s a unique volcanic rock formation that has been a focal point for locals for centuries, and is extremely popular with walkers.
Make sure you come prepared with suitable footwear and a warm layer, because it can get chilly up there. Don’t forget your camera, either, because the views from the top are unparalleled. The natural rock window just nearby is the perfect spot for a romantic photoshoot.
If you want to discover Gran Canaria as a couple, get yourself a rental car and make sure you pack your sense of adventure. You’ll have the most magical holiday with the one you love.