Tourist Excursion to Gran Canaria (Saturday, december 6, 2003)


The Bus transportation will be offered to us by the IUCYTC (Instituto Universitario de Ciencias y Tecnologías Cibernéticas) . All other expenses will be paid directly by the participants.


Trip Schedule:

9.30 Meeting Point at AC-Gran Canaria Hotel Hall

9.40 Bus to Puerto Rico Beach

11:00 Ferry Service From Puerto Rico to Mogan (a fishing village) (Price €5.00)

12:00 Bus From Mogan to Palmitos Park

12:40 Visit to Palmitos Park (Price : Adults €16 Children €11). There are a variety of options for lunch in the Park (Sandwiches, buffet Restaurant, etc..)

16:00 Bus From Palmitos Park to Maspalomas Beach (A short visit to this nice beach)

17:00 Return to AC-Gran Canaria Hotel.



Some more detailed information :


Lineas Salmón (Ferry Service)  (Price €5.00)



the ferry service that operates from Puerto Rico to both Mogán and Arguinegín. The journey time to each of these is approximately 30 minutes. Look for the mooring of green & white boats of "Lineas Salmon".

The Ferry Service
To Mogán leaves Puerto Rico
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
To Puerto Rico leaves Mogán
10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:45 
P.rico-Mogan = €5.00 one-way


Los Palmitos Park




(Price : Adults €16 Children €11)


Palmitos is a park that specializes in tropical birds from around the world, though it also boasts other excellent facilities including aquarium, orchid house,butterfly house and a lizard pit! A subtropical oasis, set at the foot of the mountains, not far from Maspalomas and is one of the most relaxing places on the island, well worth taking a full day out to enjoy. It's 200,000 meters square in size with lakes, springs and streams, shady palms (51 classes from around the world and more than 1,000 in total), 230 species of exotic birds, many of the 1,500 housed there are allowed to fly and roam freely through the park.

The aquarium is spectacular, 1,000 square meters in area and houses both sea and fresh water fish, dip your hand into a tank full of red-bellied piranha! Their natural environment has been recreated in miniature and is just as spectacular to see as are the fish themselves. Pass through the butterfly and orchid houses and cool down afterwards back under the palms whilst feeding many of the birds that wander around that area. Before lunch we stopped off at the alligator pit. There were some turtles in there too so we waited to see if the alligators went for them before heading off for lunch.


The Parrot Show is a spectacular exhibition of the nicest and more intelligent birds. All this is located among the canarian flora, with more than 1.000 palm trees and 15.000 plants representing it.