Gran Canaria has already and repeatedly been ascertained as to its nature potential. It’s not for nothing that about one half of the island has been declared a protected area, with plenty of nature parks and reserves waiting to be discovered. Rural tourism is, perhaps, the most adequate option one can choose in order both to discover Gran Canaria in its huge nature patrimony and to unveil the island in its genuine traditional character. By definition, rural tourism accommodates very well with certain types of sports activities, such as horse riding. In fact, plenty of rural hotels and houses conceive their range of activities suggested to their guests taking horse riding into account.
This is why horse riding is, more or less indirectly, a manner of both exploring Gran Canaria in a less conventional way and of paying homage to what this Canarian jewel makes available from a tourist point of view. Thus, tourists can either learn how to ride in Gran Canaria, since plenty of centers put forward riding lessons, or simply enjoy riding trips or follow the suggestions of such centers. The following is but a short list of what Gran Canaria offers in terms of horse riding centers.
El Cortijo Club de Campo offers visitors, besides plenty other sports activities, the opportunity of horse riding.
Fitted with the best facilities and featuring 5 tracks (three floodlighted, one dressage arena and one racetrack), El Cortijo Club de Campo meets the requirements of both professional riders and of amateurs who simply want to relax.
In addition, the center owns two ponies in order to ease the attempts of the little ones who want to learn how to ride with a partner suitable for them.
Located in Puerto Rico, in the municipality of Mogan, Atlantida is a water park capitalizing upon the mythological motifs of the sunken Atlantis.
The Los Marteles Nature Reserve is located in central Gran Canaria, and it is a notable site both as protected area and source of tourist opportunities.
Otherwise referred to as Aquasur, Aqualand Maspalomas is the largest water park in Gran Canaria. As the name suggests, it is located in Maspalomas.