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”

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…

Villa de Moya: a rural shiny diamond

It sounds pompous, I know... but I'm trying to express the reality of an island here, with this blog, so these words are appropriate. Let's check why! 😉 The history of Moya starts as a religious and agricultural settlement all along the side of the Doramas Mountain (600 mts). The name comes from a species of … Continue reading Villa de Moya: a rural shiny diamond

Caldera de Bandama (a walk in the volcano)

This route will leave you breathless! It's a particular suggestion for those of you that are spending their holidays in Las Palmas, or even in the south of Gran Canaria, but decide for one day to stay out of the crowd and the shouts on the beach. It's a little treasure that Gran Canaria offers … Continue reading Caldera de Bandama (a walk in the volcano)

The “Circle Road” of North-West (Gáldar, Puerto de Sardina and Mount Amagro)

This is a route for one day, but if you've time enough it's better to take a van and enjoy some days more... So wherever you're having your holidays on Gran Canaria it will be easy for you to reach the town of Gáldar, in the North West. Maybe you're staying in Las Palmas and … Continue reading The “Circle Road” of North-West (Gáldar, Puerto de Sardina and Mount Amagro)

Roque Nublo – Agaete (the Lakes Road)

This route is absolutely one of the most precious of the island of Gran Canaria. I decided to start from Roque Nublo, the sacred rock that we have in the exact centre because it's a well-known place, and it's so easy to arrive there from every point of the island, from north to south. Several … Continue reading Roque Nublo – Agaete (the Lakes Road)