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!
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!
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!
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)
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”
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, 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…
The history of the Canarian ancient populations is still full of mystery and hidden parts. In this article, I'd like to examine more in depth the language and alphabet that they were using daily, because it's one of the most important discovery of the modern age. Recently the Govern of the Island of Gran Canaria dedicates … Continue reading The language of Canaries (Tamazight Culture)
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)