Mesmerizing Beaches. Mediterranean Vibes. North African Adventures.
Situated off the northwest coast of Africa, the island of Gran Canaria is often known as a "mini continent" all its own, due to its diversity of landscapes – from beaches and mountains to volcanoes, forests, and plenty of culture to explore! Just a stone's throw from Tenerife and the African coast, it's perfectly situated for exciting weekend trips to balance out the relaxing atmosphere of life on chapter in this gorgeous island paradise.
Clear turquoise waters and fine sandy beaches are hallmark of this Canary Island - so plan to spend much of your time soaking it all in! From remote beaches like Gui Gui to the calm waters of Playa de Ingles and Caribbean-like waters of Puerto Rico beach... there's a beach for every preference! In the evenings, wander the lively beachside promenades and enjoy fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants to dine with spectacular sunset view.
Explore the volcanic black sand beaches for a stark contrast to the many pristine (and often more crowded) white sand beaches. The craggy volcanic landscapes are filled with excellent hiking areas, and the cobalt waters contrasting with black sand and mountainous background make for unbeatable photo opportunities.
The lively capital of Gran Canaria is the perfect "city break" from beach life, with tons of cafes, markets, and shops to explore. Stroll through the picturesque streets, parks, and plazas admiring the architecture, or pop into the Science and Technology Museum or one of the city's many other fascinating museums! This young city has a great nightlife scene as well, with tons of live music going on all night.
Maspalomas, the second longest beach in Gran Canaria, spreads into vast sand dunes that often serve as an iconic visual symbol for the island. Walking through the dunes truly transports you to what feels like another world, though the desert-like atmosphere is not far from reality.
Hop a ferry over to the largest Canary island for a weekend exploring this enchanting place. Hike to hidden hilltop villages, play with monkeys, check out the lively nightlife, and soak in all the vibrancy of this Spanish island pulsating with life and culture.
To discover the "real" Gran Canaria (beyond the tourist areas in the south), head north to visit Firgas, a picturesque town known for its charming street called Paseo de Canarias. Get lost in quaint streets, exploring local shops, cafes, and the authentic flair of the island.
Visiting the Canary islands by land is one thing, but it's entirely another experience to view them by air! And there's no better way than to float right up in a hot air balloon. You can balloon either from Gran Canaria or from Tenerife – both will give you exhilarating mountain and coastline views, an astonishing perspective you can't get anywhere else.
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If you've ever dreamed to interact with wild dolphins, Gran Canaria is the place! Hop on a boat for a day on the water, taking in the breathtaking coastline from the sea and witnessing dolphins playing in their natural habitat. The biosphere teems wtih wildlife here, so you're bound to spot more creatures in your time at sea.
While living so close to the northern African coast, it only makes sense to spend a weekend exploring another continent! Cross the 100 miles to enter a whole other world in Morocco, exploring markets with air fragranced with spices and perfumes, immersed in a rich culture juxtaposing the ancient and modern.
If you're a mountain lover, the naturally volcanic Gran Canaria has plenty to offer for adventures – including camping, hiking, and motorbiking through awe-inspiring scenic roads off the beaten path.
We are hard at work sourcing our accommodations for Gran Canaria - you'll have details on where we're staying when we do!
If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to live in Gran Canaria, Spain as a ‘digital nomad’, including internet speeds, cost of living, and coworking spaces, have a look at Nomad List’s guide. We always have MiFi devices with mobile data as backups in all homes to make sure that we can keep working productively if there are any stability issues.
Oct 16 - Nov 13, 2020
Gran Canaria is a Tier 2 chapter. Prices start from:
Private Room: $1800
Shared Room: $1100
Beaches / Nature / Mediterranean / Sunsets / Adventure / Food / Culture
WiFi Tribe has an annual chapter plan model: Successful applicants choose how often they want to travel with the tribe within a year and decide what chapter plan they would like. You can find out more about chapter plan prices here.