Choose from 14 Fun Things to Do in Gran Canaria
In the sun scorched surrounds of Gran Canaria island lies a recreation of the American Wild West with cowboys and Indians, gunfights and saloons, and even a petting zoo for the kids.
Originally built as a stage set for 'A Fistful of Dollars' starring Clint Eastwood, Sioux City has since found fame as a popular theme park. Keep your wits about you as you meander along the dusty streets, past the sherrif's office, bank, and general store, for you could get caught in a shoot out. Bank robberies, saloon fights, cattle stampedes, rodeos, and gunfights are all part of everyday life at Sioux City!
If you visit Sioux City on a Friday, stick around for a Wild West BBQ (extra charge), stunts, gunfights, and cancan dancers. It's a wild day out for the whole family!
Sioux City is on Gran Canaria's south coast, about a 40 minute drive from the capital.
From Las Palmas, catch bus 50 to Faro Maspalomas, where you can catch a taxi or bus 29 directly to Sioux City.
If going by car, follow the GC-1 highway south-east from Las Palmas and look for signs to 'Sioux City' when you pass Tarajalillo (49kms/30.5mi, approximately 40mins).
Mundo Aborigen is a reconstruction of an ancient Canarian village inhabited by the Guanches (the orginal population of the Canaries).
Located in a scenic area overlooking the Barranco de Fataga, the island’s biggest gorge, Mundo Aborigen recreates the lives of the Guanches through life-size figures depicted in various scenes of domestic life.
Following a trail through the park, visitors learn about the guanches culture and religion as well as their everyday activities such as growing crops, tending to animals and taking part in rituals.
Mundo Aborigen is between San Fernando (Maspalomas) and Fataga and is best reached by car or taxi from Maspalomas on highway GC-60.
It's located just before the lookout (mirador), which has stunning views over the beautiful valley of Fataga.
Pueblo Canario (Canarian Village) is a complex of traditionally built island houses around a large central square set in the green surrounds of Parque Doramas, Las Palmas.
Part of Pueblo Canario is Museo Nestor, dedicated to the life and works of the modernist artist Nestor de la Torre, who, along with his brother, Miguel, designed the Pueblo in the 1930s. Highlights here include Nestor's eight murals illustrating his Poema del Mar (1912-1923).
There is a museum, a restaurant and craft shops within the complex, as well as regular folklore shows, all designed to promote a deeper understanding of Canarian culture and cuisine.
Pueblo Canario is in the heart bustling Las Palmas overlooking Doramas Park. To get there, walk inland from the marina down Muelle Pantalan.