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

The “Green Path”: Guayadeque Cave Houses to Crater Los Marteles!

The Guayadeque Ravine (in Spanish Barranco de Guayadeque) is probably the most important valley where the paths start to go to the interior of the island. It's located in the Ingenio and Aguimes municipalities of Gran Canaria. It's one of the largest ravines on the archipelago, rich of archaeological remains and a lot of species of flora … Continue reading The “Green Path”: Guayadeque Cave Houses to Crater Los Marteles!

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!

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)

Adventure to Veneguera Beach (West Coast, Gran Canaria)

Talking about wonderful places that you can visit in Gran Canaria, it's mandatory not to forget about Veneguera Beach. Soon you'll discover why this beach is my favorite too, first on the top 10 of the best sea places here. Let's start with some tips: On the weekend it's common to have more people in … Continue reading Adventure to Veneguera Beach (West Coast, Gran Canaria)