Route GC-60 south of Gran Canaria
Sept. 13, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Gran Canaria offers countless plans for holidaymakers who come to enjoy Dunas Hotels & Resorts. Whether with friends, family or partners. If your objective these days on the island, during your stay in one of our hotels, is to visit inland Gran Canaria, join route GC-60.
Route GC-60 connects Maspalomas and Tejeda through one of the richest natural and cultural areas of Gran Canaria. Along this route you’ll enjoy a variety of landscapes and towns.
Route GC-60 begins in the Maspalomas Dunes, and leads to the other side of the island, where everything is different. From one extreme of the route to the other there is nothing in common, the landscapes, the temperature, nor the flora and fauna. The great charm of this route is the difference from the point of departure to the place of arrival.
An ideal way to get to know the island, its history, and also all its differences between places, is to cruise along Route GC-60. The landscape at the beginning of the route is truly surprising. Green, full of palm trees and cliffs that make the trip even more special.
Leaving Maspalomas at the beginning of route GC-60, you’ll see a sea of dunes, white sandy beaches and the turquoise blue ocean. Not long from the point of departure, things change arriving to the Arteara district. It is one of the most special corners of the island. A ravine closed by Montaña de la Cogolla, part of the mountain collapsed thousand years ago, leaving a portion of this ravine covered up. Nowadays, the orange rocks contrast with the green of the palm trees and the rest of the flora in the area.
Route GC-60 continues to the town of Fataga, a converted traditional village of very peculiar and beautiful hamlets on the island of Gran Canaria. A huge ravine envelops this interesting village, sheltered by immense palm trees that give way to the Pilancones Natural Park.
The town of Fataga has several features that make it unique. The Hermitage of San José, between narrow streets and sidewalks that form the old part of town. The Canarian architecture that you’ll see is the perfect description of a typical village of the island of Gran Canaria.
Route GC-60 going up to the end of the Fataga Ravine, reveals an exciting landscape: La Caldera de Tirajana. One of the most beautiful places on the island. Villages, orchards, palm groves and a magnificent pine forest. This road takes us to the vicinity of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, or what the ancient canaries knew as Tunte. This place has preserved the tradition of both its buildings and its historical centre as well as its daily activities. If you stop in the area, take a walk around the old town and visit the Church of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, surely you won’t regret it. It is worthwhile exploring this area and have an energetic snack before carrying on with the journey.
Heading north of route GC-60 you’ll enjoy the beauty of the places you’ll go by, stroll through it and get to know in more detail the history of the area and the island. And after such fascinating journey around the inland of Gran Canaria its probably time to go back to where you started it, Maspalomas.
We believe that planning a day out along Route GC-60 is a new and a great way to enjoy and visit the island adding some original activities to your holidays. At Dunas Hotels & Resorts we are eager to help you plan your route, suggesting the best stops according to your preferences.
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