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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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