Some of the best places in Gran Canaria to watch the sun go down

There is a special moment, at the end of a long, lazy day, when the light dances over the landscape soaking it in a warm glow, that makes everything we see through the lens of our camera seem magical. This is the golden hour. Then it's suddenly the blue hour, when the yellow and orange tones give way to pink hues, going on to fade to an intense blue.

The island of Gran Canaria has a lot of places where you can take in this symphony of colors.

Roque Nublo

Our sunset route starts with the Dunes of Maspalomas, an amazing setting to bid the day farewell and watch the shadows skirt away into a romantic and captivating sea of sand.

Dunas de Maspalomas

Another historic monument in the south of the island is the Maspalomas Lighthouse. As you head from the lighthouse towards Meloneras beach, take a moment to soak up the sunset, the sea and the gentle rolling waves... it’s out of this world.

Faro de Maspalomas

The coast Mogán offers up a world of opportunities, like the dreamy beach of Amadores, a haven for anyone who thinks that love is all around you.


To discover the heart of Gran Canaria, as well as its breath-taking landscapes, you’ve got to leave coastal, tourist areas and head towards its interior and the afternoon is the perfect time. Watch how the blue night falls onto its fascinating and  quiet beauty.

Remember to take warm clothing because the best places to take in the brief twilight are over 1,400 meters high and in the very center of the island. For the most magical sunsets head to the Pozo de las Nieves, El Roque Nublo, Roque Bentayga and La Degollada de Becerra.

Vistas desde el mirador del Pico de los Pozos de las Nieves

From the Pinos de Gáldar viewpoint we can take in the sea of clouds generally found on the island's northeast slope and to make out, among the pines, the silhouette of Spain’s highest mountain.

Pinos de Gáldar

The Pinar de Tamadaba is a spellbinding place, somewhere magical when night falls and the sea embraces the sky.


The Northwest Coast is full of great little places to capture duskt, from the Paseo de los Poetas in Puerto de las Nieves, the romantic Sardina del Norte Lighthouse, La Montaña de Ajódar in Gáldar ... to any of the rock pools of the Northern Coast.

Los Charcones in Arucas or El Charco de San Lorenzo, last dip of the day among striking colors.

Las Salinas, Agaete

Our route of Gran Canaria’s sunsets ends in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. There are two popular spots to wave the day goodbye and watch the stars begin to brighten up the night.

The Playa de Las Canteras is, without a doubt, the most popular and beautiful; where people come to chat, find romance, spend time with family, have fun... It’s the beating heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

La Cícer, Las Canteras

The second popular spot is El Confital, cozier, quieter and less rowdy. The evening’s peacefulness will wash over you and summon you back island again and again.

Las Canteras
Roque Bentayga