There is a place, a valley near Agaete that recently (in the historical context) has acquired a unique connotation: it's the only European area where coffee is produced! The first plantations were introduced in Gran Canaria and in the rest of the islands at the end of the 19th century, nevertheless, around the 30s and … Continue reading The best Canarian coffee… is in Agaete!
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)
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
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)
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)
Ok! It's the time! In this post I'll share some informations about the amazing town of Agaete, one of the most interesting places on the island, on my opinion! If (or when) you decide to pass from here, spend at least a week around this area, there are such many things to see! Let's start … Continue reading Agaete (and a walk to Guayedra Beach)
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)