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!
With one of the most advanced web portals on the island, the Maspalomas area wins by right the "tourist award" of the entire island: it's a huge square of land of 1060 hectares (to compare, think that the Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria is just 10 hectares) in which in May 2015 passed and had … Continue reading Maspalomas: the easiest holiday in Gran Canaria!
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!
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 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!
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 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”
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