Gran Canaria

Where to Stay in Gran Canaria

On this page I try to introduce the best places to stay in Gran Canaria and explain some of the strengths, weaknesses and other specifics of the popular resorts and towns. It always depends on who you are and what you expect from your holiday. Want mainly a big beach? [more…]

Roque Nublo: Directions, Parking, Trails & Tips

Roque Nublo: Directions, Parking, Trails & Tips

Roque Nublo is the second highest point of Gran Canaria. With 1,813 metres above sea level it is second only to the nearby Pico de las Nieves, but much better known due to its iconic rock at the top. It is the most popular hiking trip in Gran Canaria, the [more…]

Ayagaures Valley Circular Drive (GC-503/GC-504)

Ayagaures Valley Circular Drive (GC-503/GC-504)

One of the best things to do in Gran Canaria, besides the beach and hiking, is exploring the serpentines and vistas of the island’s mountain roads – with a car, motorcycle, or bicycle. One of the best accessible drives if you stay in Maspalomas, Playa del Ingl├ęs, or other resorts [more…]

Gran Canaria West Coast Road (GC-200)

Gran Canaria West Coast Road (GC-200)

The west coast of Gran Canaria (the one facing Tenerife) is rocky and wild. You won’t find towns here because there simply isn’t space for them. Most of the west coast is high cliffs. Carved in these cliffs, several hundred metres above the ocean, is road GC-200 – one of [more…]

Where to View Mount Teide from Gran Canaria

Where to View Mount Teide from Gran Canaria

Can You See Mount Teide from Gran Canaria? Absolutely, and in fact there are a number of good places for that. Examples include the highest peaks of Gran Canaria, such as the popular Roque Nublo. Tenerife (the neighbouring island where Mt Teide is located) is to the west-northwest from Gran [more…]

Gran Canaria Introduction, Facts and Figures

Introducing Gran Canaria Gran Canaria together with the neighbouring Tenerife forms the centre of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is 60 km to the east-southeast of Tenerife (you can see it), 84 km to the west of Fuerteventura, and a little over 200 km from the coast of Africa. The [more…]