Exploring Santa Brígida, the town with a thousand faces!

The first impression that you have visiting the town is that here the rural past and the present dominated by tourism have merged perfectly, creating an incredibly balanced combination of quiet areas and events of major social relevance. The city of Santa Brígida has 17,600 citizens and it's located about 14 km to the interior of … Continue reading Exploring Santa Brígida, the town with a thousand faces!

Castillo del Romeral: where the salt is gold!

Castillo del Romeral is a very characteristic and populous town located on the south-east coast of Gran Canaria, between El Matorral and South Juncalillo. It is easy to get there just following the GC-501 road, which starts at Juan Grande. - If you're coming from the north (for ex. Las Palmas, or the Airport Area) then you'll … Continue reading Castillo del Romeral: where the salt is gold!

Las Coloradas: a new village in the city!

The small village/district of Las Coloradas is a nice neighborhood of the city Las Palmas, located in the North of La Isleta. It receives its name from the homonymous mountain, which is also the highest peak in the city. If you watch it on the Google Maps, there is also small complex of houses just … Continue reading Las Coloradas: a new village in the city!

Caldera de Los Marteles, the quiet volcano

On the island of Gran Canaria it isn't always easy to define the geological era in which certain events have developed and rise the places as we know today... but in the case of the Crater de Los Marteles we know that it's quite recent, less than a million years, and that was originated from … Continue reading Caldera de Los Marteles, the quiet volcano

La Isleta: the beautiful labyrinth!

Welcome to Gran Canaria! If you're just arrived in the city, and you're on this page, it means that maybe you'd like to know something more of what you have around! 😉 Well, the island of Gran Canaria is a perfect place to explore and discover new cultures and lifestyles. But if you don't have … Continue reading La Isleta: the beautiful labyrinth!

Tirma, the island princess (1954): Gran Canaria in cinemas

Ok, first thing to say (and it's not a spoiler alert): don't expect a historical movie! 🙂 A part this first important specification, let's go to see what happened in 1954 when director Paolo Moffa (already known as assistant director and documentarist since year 1934) decided to write the screenplay for Tirma - La Principessa … Continue reading Tirma, the island princess (1954): Gran Canaria in cinemas

The Four Doors Cave! (Telde, Gran Canaria)

While you're going to Mount Bermeja, located in the south of the town of Telde, you'll find a complex of caves, probably the most emblematic of the island of Gran Canaria for its singularity and location. The words "Four Doors" in spanish are translated as "Cuatro Puertas" and it's the same name for both the … Continue reading The Four Doors Cave! (Telde, Gran Canaria)

Cenobio de Valerón: the Canarian “Caves Monastery”

The name Cenobio de Valerón it's used to define the entire system of caves that you can find 600 meters inside the northern coast of San Felipe, along the road GC-291 (this point on G Maps, it's very easy to arrive from both Galdar or Las Palmas). The site overlooks the San Felipe ravine, crossed over by … Continue reading Cenobio de Valerón: the Canarian “Caves Monastery”

The Origins of Gran Canaria

According to the description of Leonardo Torriani in "Descrizione e Storia del Regno delle Isole Canarie" (1588) the island of Gran Canaria in the past it was so fertile and abundant of goods that it was enough to sustain almost sixty thousand souls in such a small space of land, without any help from another place. … Continue reading The Origins of Gran Canaria

Buenlugar, in Firgas! A name, a meaning…

Buenlugar, aka "Nice place" in Spanish! Here's why this little town of 779 habitants (2009) is a must-to-see place in Gran Canaria! First things to know: Buenlugar it's located in the north of the island, in the jurisdiction of Firgas, and it's divided in the district of Buenlugar, Itara and La Pamilla. You can easily get here from … Continue reading Buenlugar, in Firgas! A name, a meaning…