Barrelling reef breaks, perfect windsurf conditions, ultraruns and parachute jumps over the dunes: Gran Canaria's terrain and the weather to make it a top-notch extreme sports destination. The world's best surfers compete here every year and the world's toughest runners run up and down it.
However, you don't have to be a top-athlete to enjoy the islands waves, wind and volcanic slopes. Everyone can do a parachute jump over the dunes or hike through its valleys.
Here's the best extreme activities in Gran Canaria and the best people to do them with.
If you think the Maspalomas dunes are impressive, wait until you see them from the air. A 45 minute paratrike flight is a holiday-making adventure and you can't do it at a better price than with this Gran Canaria Info offer.
There's more to Arucas old town than the great big church. Walk up the narrow cobbled streets behind the cathedral for great old Canarian houses and local street life, then head down narrow Calle Gourié to the High Street (Calle León y Castillo).