In an island where diversity is everywhere, visiting the best landscapes in Gran Canaria is a must to feel first hand its hidden secrets.
Gran Canaria is that fairytale place where you can see the sun setting on the horizon over the sea, an amazing sea of clouds and the true volcanic origin of an island full of nature and life.
It is very likely that, if you decide to spend your holidays in Gran Canaria, you stay near these dream places with landscapes worthy of the best film and photographs. In fact, the island is one of the favourite places for many photographers, thanks to the purity of the starry sky away from pollution.
Therefore, it is not unusual to see among the most beautiful snapshots of each year some of the best landscapes of Gran Canaria or any other island in the archipelago.
5 Beautiful landscapes in Gran Canaria
We want to make sure that you witness the best landscapes on the island. For this reason, we’ve selected five of the most impressive ones that will get you to another planet.
Don't forget your camera nor hiking boots when packing for your Gran Canaria vacation. For there are kilometres and kilometres of unspoiled greenery to explore beyond the touristic areas. There are also non-green protected spaces closer to the beaches than you'd imagine.
1. Roque Nublo-Tejeda
Located right in the centre of Gran Canaria in the beautiful municipality of Tejeda, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. The Roque Nublo is considered one of the biggest natural crags in the world and is of special significance to the islanders and the whole archipelago.
Its 5 kilometres route starts from the main road and will allow you to see the great dams of Las Niñas, Chira and Soria and the towns of Artenara and Acusa. The views from Caldera de Tejeda, Llanos de la Pez and Pozo de las Nieves are well worth the effort the route entails.
This beautiful coastal municipality located in northern Gran Canaria is a true example of a fierce and pure coastline. Puerto de las Nieves, which connects to the nearby island of Tenerife, is close to the quiet town of Agaete.
Enjoy in a coastal town with plenty of restaurants to taste local seafood, typical of the Canarian gastronomy and relax yourself in one of the best natural swimming pools on the island while watching the sunset light illuminates the sea cliffs.
3. Sunset in southern Gran Canaria
One of the great attractions of Gran Canaria is, undoubtedly, its sunsets that join a pleasant walk along its coasts. The colors of day and night merge in the south of the island with the climate, giving blue and reddish tones that allow beautiful pictures that will stuck in your memory.
Artenara, Gran Canaria’s highest village, sits on a giant natural balcony surrounded by the rugged ridges and valleys of Gran Canaria’s Biosphere Reserve. The surrounding area was described by the Spanish writer Unamuno as a “petrified storm” and the views out towards the iconic Roque Nublo and Roque Bentaiga, once sacred to the island’s pre-Hispanic people, are spectacular. Artenara is a calm mountain village and perfect for taking a breather from the island’s bustling resorts and coastal towns.
5. Bandama Caldera
This crater has enormous natural richness and was formed five thousand million years ago along with the ancient volcano Pico de Bandama. The crater is 216 metres deep, 574 metres high and 1,000 metres wide. Along with its geological value the archaeological site of Cueva de los Canarios, which the ancient settlers used as a granary for storing harvests and food is of great interest.
Hotels to enjoy the landscapes in de Gran Canaria
We recommend that, in order to enjoy the best landscapes, you stay in one of the following hotels, as their features and services adapt perfectly to all the demands you may have on your holidays.
Don Gregory by Dunas
Don Gregory by Dunas, an adult-only hotel located in San Agustín in southern Gran Canaria, is one of the best beachfront hotels on the island. Here you will have lots of services to relax in your vacations thanks to its infinity pool, its solarium, terrace with swimming pool area or its relaxing spa. Its rooms with excellent sea views will allow you to watch every beautiful sunset on the coast of Gran Canaria.
Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suites & Villas by Dunas
Maspalomas Resort by Dunas and Suites & Villas by Dunas will make you feel like you are staying in a village in the middle of a paradise thanks to their proximity to the Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas. Relax yourself while strolling through its excellent and well-kept gardens that end up in wonderful swimming pool areas. Its rooms are perfectly equipped if you come with friends or family.
Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas
Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas is a dynamic and fun option for the whole family, as it is one of the best all-inclusive hotels in Gran Canaria. Here you can enjoy a holiday without having to worry about anything. One of its great services is the DUNI World, where both the hotel animators and the hotel mascot entertain the little ones with fun activities so that they don’t get bored on their holidays.
These are the hotels to fully experience the best landscapes in Gran Canaria and enjoy the variety of places and natural beauty that the island has.