Holiday in gran canaria; The island in the Atlantic Ocean offers a varied holiday for each of its guests. How we explored the versatile Canary Island in seven days and experienced everything you will learn here. Also, things to do in gran canaria and interesting destinations that you should visit in Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria Surfing
We flew on an early Saturday morning in early June with the
Edelweiss from Zurich in about four hours to Gran Canaria. The airport is
located in the east of the island, from there it is about 20 minutes to the
capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. There we moved into our apartment in the
northwest of the city with fantastic views of the sea and the beach. Our goal
for the next two days in Las Palmas: take a surf course and conquer the waves
of the Atlantic. We booked an intensive course in advance and were already
looking forward to our first surf lesson. Las palmas beach, the Playa
de las Canteras, we went, after an introduction and first drills on the
beach, in the waves. For anyone who loves the sea and the waves, I can only
recommend a surfing course. The conditions in holiday in gran canaria
are ideal for beginners as well as for advanced surfers. Due to the pleasant
climate and water temperature, the water fun with a wetsuit is easy.
The capital offers a variety of water and sports activities
and many opportunities for recreation and exploration. We strolled through the
old town, marveling at the “Teatro Pérez Galdos“, the “Catedral
de Santa Ana” and the house of Christopher Columbus “Casa de
Colón”. We ate lunch in the restaurant “La Hierba Luisa”
(definitely try the chocolate cake!) And then strolled a bit through the
shopping street of Las Palmas. With the bus you can quickly and conveniently
through the city, a walk along the sea along the “Avenidas de
Canarias” is recommended.
Hiking In Gran Canaria
The drive to Tejeda the
next morning was adventurous, the streets are very narrow and sometimes it can
accommodate only one car. One hoped-for every turn on no oncoming traffic. On
the track, you should bring patience and plan a little more time. It is slow to
get through the steep and narrow piste roads – the advantage here: you have the
opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view. The mountainous green landscape with
its vegetation of coniferous trees looks almost Scandinavian. We stopped first
at a reservoir where you can also picnic and camp and then drove to our
destination: the idyllic mountain village Tejeda. Arriving in the second
smallest village on the island, we set off on a hike through nature.
Our way led us just before the entrance to Tejeda in about
one and a half hours to La Culata. There we stopped at the small terrace of the
“Bar Restaurante Roque noble“, where we ate the typical Canary
wrinkled potatoes with salt crust with red sauce as well as marinated tomatoes
and croquettes filled with fish. Strengthened for the way back, we went back
down the same way and were quickly back in the mountain village located at 1050
meters. Afterward, we strolled through the picturesque village, the restaurants
and gas stations had for the most part still closed (since low season).
Nonetheless, holiday in gran canaria is worth a visit and invites you to
go hiking with its surroundings. For all culture enthusiasts, there is a
sculpture museum, which exhibits the works of the Canarian sculptor Abraham
Cardénes. There is also an ethnographic museum showing the history of Gran
Canaria and Tejeda. From various points in the village, you have a view of the
two mountains “Roque Bentayga” and “Pico de las Nieves“.
Gran Canaria Botanical Garden
After three days of Las Palmas, we went with the rental car
to the south. On our way, we visited the botanical garden
“Jardin Botanico Canario Viera y Clavijo”, which lies in the gorge
“Guiniguada” and accommodates over 500 different plant species. Very
impressed by the variety of cacti, dragon trees and palm species we drove on to
the nature park Bandama. This includes a huge volcanic crater “Caldera
de Bandama” and the mountain peak “Pico de Bandama”. The
view over the crater is very impressive. You have the opportunity to wander
into the crater or to walk around the crater rim. Around the crater are several
vineyards and wineries that produce the local wine for sale on the island. In
the evening we reached our next accommodation, which was located in Puerto Rico
and about 18km west of Maspalomas was located.
Gran Canaria Travel
The next morning we drove the rental car on the road GC-200 into the interior – our destination was the city Gáldar. The first stop we made in the village “El Molino de Viento“, where a large white windmill stands at the entrance. After a shortstop, we drove on to Mogán. The sleepy village has a lot of charm and is worth seeing, everywhere in the place are oversized figures such as iron, coffee pot, fruit, and vegetables – on we went in the direction of Taste. The landscape is very diverse and diverse, the flora and fauna include in addition to various palm species, cactus, conifers, and the famous Bougainville shrubs. We turned off to Taste, crossed the town and made another stop in Playa de Taste. (http://www.grancanaria.com)
Holiday in gran canaria: For
us, it went to the lush food with the car to the northwest. A worth seeing the
little village is Gáldar, which lies directly at the foot of the mountain Pico
de Gáldar. The city was once the cultural center of the original inhabitants of
Gran Canaria – the Guanches. The charm of the colonial era can still be felt
here and the tranquil place looks very authentic. He invites you to the small
streets and squares. The old town is located in the western part of the city.
Gáldar offers one of the island’s oldest dragon trees, the impressive church of
Santiago de los Caballeros, several quaint colonial-era houses, and
archaeological sites featuring Guanche paintings.