Sightseeing Gran Canaria excursions

Gran Canaria's excursion destination: hiking, vacationing, adventures

The possibility getting bored in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria certainly is as high as snow covered dunes of Maspalomas. Nevertheless we won’t deprive our readers of the scenic diversified vicinity of the city.

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Trip to The Fisher Village Caleta de Arriba »»

The “Fisher Fortress” where Cats call The Shots and Tourists Stand Out. This colourful fisher village stands like a fortress on a rock spur that towers over the Atlantic.…
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The Cistern of Gran Canaria »»

Hiking and Exploring the Wet Jungle in the North of Gran Canaria. The Barranco Moya canyon also ends near the fisher village San Felipe. This steep, wet canyon which…
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Sightseeing in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria »»

The districts: colonial houses, churches, lanes and places. Las Palmas is a very streched city. The older parts are located nearby the ocean, the younger…
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Gran Canaria Mountainbike hire and road race bike rental in Las Palmas: bicycle hire and bike tours

Bike rental & Mountainbike-Tours in Las Palmas »»

Gran Canaria MTB hire, guided tours, Bike-Shuttle, GPX-tracks. Road and Mountain-Biking in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Bike Station Las Palmas rents out high quality, road…
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The Steep Canyon of The Original Inhabitants »»

Adventurous Experience at The Northern Coast of Gran Canaria. The 300 meter deep canyon Barranco Hormiguero begins right above the village San Felipe. A curvy street…
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The Convention Places of The Original Inhabitants With a View Over The Northern Coast »»

Mysticism Between Galdar and San Felipe. The Tagoror del Gallego is one of the most spectacular archaeological records of the original inhabitants of…
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El Agujero – Bathing Resort with a Board Walk »»

The Bathing Idyll of Galdar. Swimming and Relaxing in a Natural Swimming Pool. Here one awaits a wonderful, small and cultivated board walk with white lanterns and a black stone…
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Sardina – Fisher Village and Beach »»

Eating Ambrosial Meals and Relaxing While Looking at the Sunset on the North Coast of Gran Canaria. Sardina is an insider’s tip for everybody who loves fish dishes and people who seek the quiet…
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The Lighthouse "Faro de Sardina" »»

Krebsakrobatik, Fischen, einsame SträndeCrabs, Fish, Quiet Beaches, Fierce Waves and Rough Winds , wilde Wellen und ein rauher Wind oder kurz Faro de Sardina. Shortly before arriving in Sardina guests have the opportunity to make a right and go towards the…
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Pictures Steep Cliffs "Anden Verden" »»

pictures: thomas.borstner@laspalmas24.com.
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Las Palmas city sightseeing open top bus

City Sightseeing Bus Tour Las Palmas »»

Las Palmas top attractions by Hop on Hop off bus. Easy discover the top attractions of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Take the city Sightseeing bus tour…
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Original Inhabitants of Gran Canaria: Remains of The Village El Agujero »»

Welcome to the Canarios Village, One of the Most Distinguished Archaeological Excavations of This Culture. The coast of Galdar, known under the name “El Agujero”, was once a densely populated area by…
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Caves „Morro del Verdugado“ »»

A Historic Sight on The Hill Above San Felipe. These caves are located right on a hill behind the surfsports El Circo, Playa de Vagabundos and…
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Explore the "Ruta de las Cumbres" »»

A day trip into the mountain and natural landscape of Gran Canaria. This we want suggest (or rather present) you an excursion into the mountain landscape along Gran Canaria’s…
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Original Inhabitants of Gran Canaria: The Cuevas Pintadas in Galdar »»

Cave paintings in the former Capital of canarian "aborigenes". Until the year 1862, the history and culture of the „Guanches“, the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria,…
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A trip to the botanical graden of Las Palmas »»

Jardín botánico "viera y clavijo": botanical garden with an impressive biodiversity. The jardín botanico (=botanical garden) is located in Tafira, a suburb of Las Palmas lying in a fecund…
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Cenobio de Valeron – the aborigine’s place of worship »»

Was it a Granary, monastery or place of worship? That is the question here!. This cave system contains more than 300 chambers and it is one of the most important and…
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Especially for long term visitors in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria the diversified landscape of the Island is offering an innumerably amount of excursion destinations. Because of the short distances on Gran Canaria (nearly) each point of the Isle can be reached and viewed by one day trip.

Upcountry wonderful rock formations, breathtaking viewpoints and dreamily mountain villages are waiting for you. In the north you can find by the tourism still unmolested fishing villages, countless surfing spots and archaeological sites. In the south desert landscapes in the dunes of Maspalomas, elegant Yacht ports and several amusement parks can be explored.
To get a complete sight of the city, we want to set Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in relation with its vicinity to impart you an additional facet about the life quality of this city. As well the Gran Canaria excursions are classified in the categories bike-excursions and excursion destinations by car and bus.

Especially hiking in Gran Canaria is a topic we want to upgrade. Gran Canaria footpaths are increasingly recognized as magnificent, but hardly apprehended attraction.
Whether the dunes of Maspalomas, the fishing villages or Gran Canaria’s mountain villages, excursion destinations are existing for each flavor.

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✭ Pictures Steep Cliffs "Anden Verden"

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✭ The Cistern of Gran Canaria

Hiking and Exploring the Wet Jungle in the North of Gran Canaria. The Barranco Moya canyon also ends near the fisher village San Felipe. This steep, wet canyon which is also abundantly covered with vegetation is pervaded by cisterns and aqueducts which are still functioning today. In winter, during the raining season, one can even find many water falls there. This sight is a must for every person who loves the great outdoors! »»»


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✭ The Steep Canyon of The Original Inhabitants

Adventurous Experience at The Northern Coast of Gran Canaria. The 300 meter deep canyon Barranco Hormiguero begins right above the village San Felipe. A curvy street follows the steep slope around the canyon. The Cenobio Valeron, a cult site of the original inhabitants, is also located in the slopes of the canyon. A part of the canyon belongs to the mountain El Gallego on whose peak another archaeological excavation site is located, called Tagoror del Gallego. »»»


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✭ The Convention Places of The Original Inhabitants With a View Over The Northern Coast

Mysticism Between Galdar and San Felipe. The Tagoror del Gallego is one of the most spectacular archaeological records of the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria. The Tagoror del Gallego consists of six seats made out of stone which are situated in a spectacular manner on a hill between Galdar and Las Palmas. It is assumed that the original inhabitants held their ceremonies and conventions at this place. »»»


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✭ Caves „Morro del Verdugado“

A Historic Sight on The Hill Above San Felipe. These caves are located right on a hill behind the surfsports El Circo, Playa de Vagabundos and Pico del Paso. Also the surfcamp Surfguia 2 is located at the bottom of the 200 metre high hill. To access these caves one has to be adventurous, athletic and needs good shoes, because the caves are situated in the steep walls between the canyons Barranco de Moya and Barranco del Hormiguero. »»»


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✭ Original Inhabitants of Gran Canaria: Remains of The Village El Agujero

Welcome to the Canarios Village, One of the Most Distinguished Archaeological Excavations of This Culture. The coast of Galdar, known under the name “El Agujero”, was once a densely populated area by the Canarios, the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria. This fact is confirmed by the round foundation walls of their houses that are still preserved today. The necropolis, which is also located in this area, is a unique part of the pre-Spanish history of the Canary Islands and was once a sacred gravesite of the Canarios. The complex architecture of the necropolis mirrors the high social developments and the hierarchical structure of the culture. 43 skeletons, which were carefully excavated by archaeologists, got quite a lot of attention in the professional world. If guests want to find out more about this unique and mysterious culture they can visit the „Cuevas Pintadas“(= painted caves) in Galdar or the “Museo Canario” in Las Palmas. »»»


✭ Original Inhabitants of Gran Canaria: The Cuevas Pintadas in Galdar

Cave paintings in the former Capital of canarian "aborigenes". Until the year 1862, the history and culture of the „Guanches“, the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria, lay idle. One reason was that only 200 of the 20.000 inhabitants were allowed to stay on the island after they have been converted to Christianity by the Spanish. The rest of the inhabitants were either murdered or sold as slaves.  »»»


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✭ Sardina – Fisher Village and Beach

Eating Ambrosial Meals and Relaxing While Looking at the Sunset on the North Coast of Gran Canaria. Sardina is an insider’s tip for everybody who loves fish dishes and people who seek the quiet and original aspect of Gran Canaria. From Galdar one has to take road GC-202 and after passing weird white tents (which are actually used to grow six different kinds of bananas) that extend over many kilometres along side the road, one will reach the idyllic Sardina. »»»


✭ Parque Norte – Amusement Park

40.000 Square Metres of Exotic and Indigenous Flora and Fauna. North of the island, near the „Cueva Pintada“ and „El Cenobio Valeron“ (once a camp of the indigenous inhabitants with more than 300 caves), the Parque Norte is located. This amusement park is unique because the great outdoors is the main attraction. »»»


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✭ The Lighthouse "Faro de Sardina"

Krebsakrobatik, Fischen, einsame SträndeCrabs, Fish, Quiet Beaches, Fierce Waves and Rough Winds , wilde Wellen und ein rauher Wind oder kurz Faro de Sardina. Shortly before arriving in Sardina guests have the opportunity to make a right and go towards the “Faro de Sardina” (faro= lighthouse) which stands exposed on windy headland. There the ocean and the hectic life of Las Palmas seem far away. A path leads from the lighthouse to the bizarre volcanic rock formation where visitors can also look at dark-red crabs which hold on to the rocks with their pincers. »»»