Las Palmas – Tejeda – Roque Nublo – (Pico de las Nieves) – Presa de las Ninas (lake) – Maspalomas – Barranco de Guayadeque – Las Palmas
Tejeda is a nice hill village with a lovely church and narrow streets lined with picturesque houses. In the village is a public swimming pool with a fabulous view of mountains. Tejeda is known for its famous almond cookies and almond honey spread Bienmesabe, prepared and sold at Dulceria Nublo Tejeda.
Roque Nublo is an 80m high rock in the middle of the island that offers a breathtaking view of the whole of Gran Canaria. From the parking area, it takes approx. 40 min to the top, but it’s worth it; the view is amazing!
Pico de las Nieves is the highest peak of Gran Canaria, and while it offers a nice view, it’s almost same as that from Roque Nublo. Also, the road ends in parking next to a military base. That’s all :/
Presa de las Ninas is one of a few lakes that Gran Canaria has. It’s a perfect picnic spot with picnic tables on the road to the south.
Lighthouse in Maspalomas and the sand dunes are “must see” attractions. Dunes were designated a national park but it’s possible to walk on the sand. The weather in the south is warmer than in Las Palmas, so pack your beach towel. The beach is nice but be aware of old naked Germans.
Barranco de Guayadeque separates Ingenio and Agüimes. The ravine is super green almost all year round and full of inhabited caves of Gaunches, the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria, and wild plants. A restaurant called Tagoror has an amazing view of the ravine and offers traditional canarian meals.
Las Palmas – Cenobio de Valeron – Puerto de las Nieves – Artenara – Teror – Las Palmas
Cenobio de Valeron is a remarkable attraction that shows how Gaunches, the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria, used to live. It consists of more than 350 caves which were used to store food. It opens Tue – Sun.
Puerto de las Nieves is known as the terminal for ferries to Tenerife. It’s a nice town with a pebbly beach, traditional houses and great seafood restaurants situated 1km away from Agaete, another small town with a beautiful old church and church square with a totally local bar full of peanut shells on the floor and friendly regulars.
From Puerto de las Nieves the road leads along the coastline with views of rocky coast and ocean to La Aldea de San Nicolas and to Artenara, the highest town of the island with lots of caves; a few of them still inhabited. One is used as the tourist office and is part of a cave museum complex.
Teror is a small town with a beautiful church, full of colourful traditional houses. Teror is also well known for its sausage Chorizo de Teror.
South of Gran Canaria is known as a sun holiday destination. Great weather during the whole year, thousands of tourists, hotels and never ending parties… that’s the south.
Maspalomas – Arguineguin – Puerto Rico – Puerto de Mogan
Lighthouse in Maspalomas and the sand dunes are “must see” attractions. Dunes were designated a national park but it’s possible to walk on the sand. The weather in the south is warmer than in Las Palmas, so pack your beach towel. The famous beach, Playa del Ingles, is nice but be aware of old naked Germans.
Arguineguin is a small village with great beaches, a port and good seafood restaurants. Further west is Puerto Rico, a huge holiday resort with a nice sandy beach but not big enough for all of the tourists staying there and Puerto de Mogan, called “Venice of the Canaries”, another overcrowded tourist destination with a fishing port and yacht harbour.
- Inner trip ❤️️
- Northern trip 💙
- Southern trip 💛