Ten places you really shouldn't miss.
The truth is that if we could only pick 10 places on this miniature continent, we’d be missing too much.
So we entrusted the task to our wonderful tourist information office team who, thanks to their vast experience with thousands of travellers, came up with a few extra spots.
Pay attention because we’re about to reveal some of our greatest secrets.
Even after we said we wouldn’t tell!
Roque Nublo TEJEDA
You’ll find it in a great yet tiny place almost touching the sky. Many people refer to it as the volcano’s son. If you make it all the way to its base, you’ll understand why.
We’re talking about Roque Nublo, our island’semblem that looks down on us all-powerfully from an extraordinary spot.
In the surrounding area, you’ll be rewarded with some impressive views and a lunar landscape that will make you feel like an astronaut exploring another world.MORE INFORMATION
Puerto de Mogán MOGÁN
This seaside village hides endless secret spots, colourful streets and narrow canals, just waiting to be discovered by visitors. Experts on the good life chat in bars among bougainvillea and peals of laughter, needing nothing more than a beautiful sunset and candlelight.MORE INFORMATION
Teror Old Town TEROR
Teror Old Town hides one of our greatest treasures.
Located right in the heart of the island, this village is home to cobbled streets, hanging balconies and, if you carry on walking, a Basilica that dates back to the 18th century, declared a Public Interest Site.
This place holds great symbolic value for all the islanders, home to Our Lady of the Pines, the island’s patron saint.MORE INFORMATION
Las Canteras Beach LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Right in the capital of Gran Canaria, there’s a massive fish tank where the fish roam free, Las Canteras, just a few metres from the city.
An endless beach with a surprising seabed, flanked by a natural stone and coral barrier.
A lively city beach, befitting on the city itself - don’t miss it when you’re visiting the capital.MORE INFORMATION
Puerto de las Nieves AGAETE
This is the ideal place to get lost just to find yourself again, a favourite spot for many islanders and visitors is the Puerto de las Nieves.
The cafés on the dock, its natural pools or a sunset that bids farewell to each day alongside an amazing cliff that provides the backdrop to Agaete.
A small fishing village where you can leave your problems behind you.MORE INFORMATION
Painted Cave Museum and Archaeological Park GÁLDAR
The north of Gran Canaria has a teleport machine that will take you back in time.
The Painted Cave (Cueva Pintada) is a must-see for anyone who wishes to find out more about the islands’ origins, history and aboriginal culture hundreds of years ago.
An important legacy passed down to today’s history buffs.MORE INFORMATION
Our 7 extras just for you
Our wonderful team of tourist informants, thanks to the experience of thousands of travelers, provide us with some extra places.
Risco Caído y las Montañas Sagradas Artenara / Tejeda / Gáldar / Agaete
Recently classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the set of caves making up the Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains Cultural Landscape has won admiration from all over the world.
An archaeological grouping that encompasses a large part of the summit and the towns of Tejeda, Artenara and the high lands of Gáldar and Agaete.
In Artenara, you can drop into its Visitors Centre, where you’ll be able to delve into the aboriginal world and learn about a culture that survived over 1500 years in isolation. Discover the mysteries hidden behind the Risco Caído, an astronomic marker where our ancestors measured the passing of time and the seasons more than 800 years ago.
village of Fataga San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Hidden from the noise and heat in the south of Gran Canaria, you will find a tiny whitewashed village nestling among the ravines that goes by the name of Fataga. A ravine crowned by a valley of a thousand palm trees, just a few miles from one of the largest tourist complexes in the south of Gran Canaria, far from the hustle and bustle. A tiny corner with a great deal of charm, narrow streets and stone houses, hidden away in a valley edged by impressive crags that you’ll have no problem finding as its white houses literally shine on sunny days.READ MORE
Cenobio de Valerón Santa María de Guía
This vertical fortress with more than 350 holes, like a giant hive, is actually an enormous grain store built by the ancient aborigines more than 800 years ago. A unique site due to its morphology and dimensions, that can be visited today by any intrepid explorers who want to travel back in time, just half an hour from the city.READ MORE
Caldera de Bandama Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Right where you least expect it, you’ll come across an amazing place, the Caldera de Bandama. Very close to the vineyards in Tafira, just 20 minutes from the city, a volcanic basin appears out of nowhere, challenging day-trippers to find the best hidden wine press for miles around. 200 metres deep and more than 1000 across, this perfect cavity has been kept practically intact. Several hiking paths will show you the way around it or even take you into the very heart of this hidden basin.
Los Tilos de Moya Natural Reserve Moya
More than 50 species can be found together in one of the last bastions of laurel forest in Gran Canaria, the Los Tilos de Moya Natural Reserve.
Ideal for hiking fans, this natural reserve boasts several tracks through the laurel forest. Discover “La Selva de Doramas” (Doramas Forest) and you’ll soon realise why many people call Gran Canaria, their great destination.
Pueblo de Tejeda Tejeda
Named one of the prettiest villages in Spain, spring brings a whole world of colour to Tejeda. Famous for its almond trees, used to make an infinite number of sweet treats such as “bienmesabe” or marzipan. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to stop by its sweet shop, one of the most famous in Gran Canaria.
Pico de los Pozos de la Nieve Viewpoint Tejeda
You really can fly over a sea of clouds in Gran Canaria. You’ll find its highest point at the very heart of the island, 1,956 metres above sea level. Up there, you’ll feel tiny as you watch nature’s unique show, making the climb up to Las Nieves summit really worthwhile. Watch Teide floating over a thick sea of clouds from a balcony with the most extraordinary views on the entire island.READ MORE