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Paseo de Gran Canaria in Firgas

Firgas, the town of water, gofio, murals and music

Although Gran Canaria is surrounded by beaches and a splendid coastline, water is highly valued inland as well. Firgas is not on the coast, although it has its own water-related traditions.

In the north of Gran Canaria, Firgas is a town where water doubtlessly plays a huge part in everyday life. This is not only due to the huge artificial waterfall in the ‘Paseo de Gran Canaria’ as it stretches on from the ‘Paseo de Canarias’, but also its famous, long-standing mill driven using the power of water, and the number of wells, ponds, water conduits, springs, among other features that form part of our landscape.

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Teror Visitors’ Centre. Photo: Turismo de Teror

Gran Canaria offers visitors to Teror a new benchmark history and information space

The town of Teror, in Gran Canaria, has a new Visitors’ Centre right in its old town centre, located in the newly refurbished building known as ‘Casa de Los Alvarado’, opposite the Basílica del Pino.

Under the brand of ‘Teror te deja huella’ (Teror makes its mark), this beautiful building has become a beacon for the thousands of visitors and tourists who come to explore Teror every day. These facilities will provide a Tourist Information Office, permanent and temporary exhibition rooms, plus meeting and presentation facilities.

Sunset at Arinaga, Agüimes

Playa de Arinaga, a marine stage

Playa de Arinaga, in Gran Canaria, is an invitation to enjoy life by the always open stage of blue.

Years ago, the days in Arinaga started with the sound of the depths. Literally. Very early, sometimes just at dawn, fishermen announced their return to the shores blowing their bucios, the big sea shells so abundant on the surrounding sea bed. They did so hours after leaving on their rowing boats to try their luck on the crystal-clear and bountiful waters of this part of the coast of Gran Canaria.

El Álamo Trail in Teror

Silent steps through the Álamo Ravine

The circular route through Teror’s Álamo Ravine embraces Gran Canaria’s biodiversity and countryside.

The ravines are arteries where Gran Canaria’s life blood flows most intensely. Here, sheltered between stone walls, nature drinks water from the springs, it climbs, flowers, creeps, puts down roots and multiplies. It also lays green blankets over the basalt rock; it squeezes into implausible gaps and offers shelter between light and shade for anyone or anything that requires protection from the hustle and bustle of the world. This all happens on Teror’s Álamo Ravine path.

Acusa, Artenara

The taste of Gran Canaria is within your grasp

Purchasing zero km products buys into a way of life, conserving the landscape, health and sustainability.

Roots of the future are sometimes buried in the past. This is common knowledge among those who rise each morning in the midlands and summits of Gran Canaria to till its crop lands. Also, those who take care of livestock so that their milk and cheese taste unmistakably local, capturing the flavour of the landscape all around us.

La Fortaleza, Santa Lucía

Gran Canaria, the silence of the Gran Canaria mother stone

The rock listened to a murmur of people. Their faces gave away a blur of hopes, fears, courage and uncertainty. It welcomed people into its rocky arms and protected them as best it could, for millennia, like a mother would. This was how the ancient population of Gran Canaria found shelter in amazing spots such as La Fortaleza and managed to develop a unique culture in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso Cetre - Pool In Shape

The Sea Palace in Gran Canaria

The thalassotherapy centre at the Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel is the largest and one of the most cutting-edge in Europe. This pioneering facility in the Canary Islands is reopening after a full refurbishment.

A trail of dreamy white foam rolls inland along the coast. This marks the Atlantic Ocean’s salty footprint as it returns to its secret sanctuary in the south of Gran Canaria. This marine spirit is captured on the mural welcoming you to the Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel thalassotherapy centre. Its painter, Félix Juan Bordes, called his work ‘Second Encounter on the Shores of Saint Brendan’s Island’, evoking the mythical, phantom island from Canary legends.

Maspalomas Lighthouse

The Maspalomas Lighthouse Tourist Office shines a light for travellers

The Tourist Information Office, recently opened in the Maspalomas Lighthouse, uses this emblematic spot to provide all the information you need to enjoy Gran Canaria to the full.

The Maspalomas Lighthouse has been lighting the way for travellers since 1890. The recent opening of the Tourist Information Office in this emblematic tower, declared a Site of Cultural Interest, only goes to emphasise that it is a reference point for making enquiries or getting to know the south of Gran Canaria and the Island as a whole.

La Cícer, Las Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Walking on the sky in Las Canteras

There is a place where you can walk on the earth, sky and sea all at the same time. This happens in Las Canteras, particularly at its wildest end, La Cicer, which owes its name to a former electrical power station. Nowadays, the energy is generated purely by the people who come to this spot where the waves round off their trip to Gran Canaria and become a vast mirror.

Canary island sage on the summit of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is dressed in purple

The Canary Island sage flowers carpet broad swathes of the summit such as Montañón Negro and other areas of the island.

Chameleon-like Gran Canaria is constantly changing colour. Canary Island sage flowers dress ravines and hillsides in a glorious purple. This stunning, long robe begins 1,800 metres above sea level and trails practically down to the coast. Its bright colour stands out against the black background of the volcanic ash on the foothills of Montañón Negro, one of the most recent volcanoes on the island.


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