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.
Gran Canaria chemists, called farmacias, are often a bit cheeky and offer their customers the most expensive brand of a medicine. Here are the four words you need to get the best value medicine on offer.