Lately, many of my guests on the tours asked me about the Banana Museum. It is a brand new activity and it seems like a super hit on the social networks, so I decided to go and check it myself. I loved this business idea and all the experience.Read more
After almost 5 years without posting on this blog, let´s restart in a big style with no one smaller than the father of philosophy Socrates! So what is his connection to Gran Canaria? Probably none except for the fact, that the ancient Greeks knew about the existence of the Canary Islands. No wonder they included the islands in many mysterious legends.Read more
Definitely one of the most known buildings on the island is with no doubts the House of Columbus. But did Christopher Columbus really own this house?Read more
When you became bored on the beach of Las Canteras or possibly just too much sun burnt, maybe you could cool yourself down in an interesting historical site you can find in a walk distance from the beach. Yes, we have an important historical site even in our modern beach city! Read more
The village of Valsequillo is situated in the eastern midlands of the island in the approximate height of 600m. The numerous water springs make the diverse surrounding countryside green all year round and contribute to the prosperity of local traditional agriculture. Read more
When visiting the mountains of Gran Canaria from the northern side, this misterious rock will always be visible on your pictures. With its height of 1414 meters above the sea level Roque Bentayga could be considered a little sister of Roque Nublo (1813 m), but it definitely does not mean that it is less important.
When visiting the beautiful medieval city of Agüimes, why not to learn more about the local history? Only the beautiful building itself of the museum will impress you by its historical background. It was built in the mid 18th century and it used to be the the Bishop´s Palace.
We can proudly call Agüimes a pearl Gran Canarian cities. Walking its narrow streets and admiring the beautiful facades of the old houses, you will breathe the medieval atmosphere of the town.
August is here and that is the time when Gran Canaria loves to celebrate la Fiesta de la Rama. I believe everyone knows, what the Spanish word “fiesta” means, but what would you imagine beneath the expression “Branch Party”? Lets start from the begining. Read more
Are you nature lovers and anxious to know who were these mysterious aboriginal inhabitants of Gran Canaria? Your way should definitely lead to the ravine of Guayadeque. Read more
Maybe you didn´t know that more than 500 years ago most of the north of Gran Canaria used to be covered by a large jungle. Only 1% of this original forest survived untill now and in this article we are going to invite you to explore it together with the neighbouring picturesque village of Moya situated on a breathtaking cliff. Read more
September is the month when all the island of Gran Canaria celebrates the festivities of Our Lady of the Pine Tree. According to the legend the 8th September 1481 a the figure of the Virgin Mary appeared on the top of a pine tree in Teror. Later on there was a storm and the pine tree fell down and the same place was enjoyed to build a hermitage of the Virgin in 1514. The Virgin converted into the patron of Gran Canaria and Teror became an important place of pilgrimage. Read more
Gran Canaria could proudly be called an archaeologists paradise. The witnesses of prehispanic culture are visible literally on each corner. Today we will speak about Cuatro Puertas, which would mean Four Doors in Spanish. As soon as you are aproaching to the monument you will discover why it has been given this descriptive name. Read more
Perhaps you didn´t know that long time before Las Palmas have been founded, it used to be Gáldar that holded the position of the capital of Gran Canaria. Eventhough the island was divided into 2 parts in the prehispanic times – the kingdoms of Gáldar and Telde, it was here where the island council consisting of 12 leaders (guaires) used to meet. Read more
Next time when sipping your irresistible cup of coffee, imagine there is a small hidden valley in the north of Gran Canaria, where we will take you now, in your thoughts. Here in the shade of mangos, oranges, guayabos, wine, bananas or avocados grows a coffee of an extraordinery quality. Read more
To know the local people of any place means to know their traditions. Spice up your stay in Gran Canaria and visit some of our tradinal fiestas called romerías. If you come from April till October, you will have plenty of them to choose. Read more
Sand Dunes of Maspalomas are undoubtedly the most captivating phenomenon that you can admire in the southern coast of Gran Canaria. The natural beach created where the dunes touch the shore is a MUST visit for most of the island´s visitors BUT can you imagine, that noone really knows how and when they were created? Read more
What is the best plan for a rainy day? Museum day! Well, we don´t have many really rainy days on Gran Canaria all over the year, but you should still find some time to find out more about our interesting history. Did you know that the largest collection of Cro-Magnon skulls in the world can be found in the Canarian Museum in Las Palmas? Read more
Following our favourite cliché of „continent in miniature“, today we will try to persuade you, that Gran Canaria have something to offer even for the archeology lovers. To be honest, now we can leave all the modesty apart, because Gran Canaria could be proudly considered a small archaeological paradise. In this article, we will introduce you some of our most known archaeological sites as well as some less known spots that definitely deserve your visit. Read more
To speak about historical Las Palmas means to speak especially about its historical quarters of Vegueta and Triana. So lets us introduce you some of the monuments you definitely shouldn´t miss when visiting our cosmopolitan capital city. Read more
Until now we have written in our blog mostly about the natural heritage of the island. But is there something more romantic than to breathe the old fashion atmosphere in the small and cozy villages? To know the real Canarian people you should visit their traditional villages. Today, we will introduce you 3 willages of Gran Canaria, that we consider the most emblematic and inspiring. Read more
All the lovers of flowers, plants and trees will definitelly find their small paradise in Jardín Canario. The largest botanical garden of Spain covers an area of 10 hectares and surprisingly, the entrance is still for FREE. On the Canary islands you would find approximately 2000 kinds of plants, 500 of them are endemic. Jardín Canario displays to its visitors the samples of most of them. Read more
Today we have something for real nature lovers. It is incredible to see, that in the world, that is still getting more and more globalized and transformed by the human being, we can still find places that we can consider virgen. As we have already written 1001 times, Gran Canaria is often called a small continent, so there is no surprise you can find some virgin places here also. Of course these spots are not easy to access and you will have to sacrifice your comfort in order to explore them but that is why they are worth the visit, aren´t they? Read more
To protect the beautiful countryside of our amazing island and to conserve it for the next generations, almost 43% of the island had been declared the protected natural areas, such as nature parks, rural parks, fully protected nature reserves, special nature reserves, natural monuments, protected landscapes and areas of scientific interest. Read more
There is nothing unusual on bathing on the beach. But have you ever swum in a natural pool? The huge waves are breaking over the rocks and you are observing this natural theatre of flying drops and dancing foam from the safety of your sunbed area. Read more
Long sandy beaches are good for lazy sunny days, but if you are a real explorer, than you will be searching for something more cool! Get away from the crowds and find something only for you! The uninhabited western coast of Gran Canaria hides real treasures that are waiting for you to be discovered. Read more
Beautiful beaches are one of the most important reason why so many tourists visit our island every year. In affort to comply with its popular nickname “continent in miniature” Gran Canaria offers beaches for everyones taste. Sandy beaches, stony beaches, pebble beaches, busy urban or quiet virgin beaches, beaches with safe waters and rough surfing beaches, beaches with yellow, white or black sand, natural pools and so on. Read more
There is no better way to learn more about Gran Canaria than trekking. You will feel the island by all yours sences, your eyes will observe the fascinating views and countryside, your nose will smell the fresh air enriched by the scents of eucalyptus, sage or flowers, your years will hear the lovable birds singing, your hands will touch the volcanic stones or palm and birch trees on your way and your mouth will savour the exquisite taste of freshly picked oranges, opuntias, almonds or another local fruits. Read more
Most of the visitors of Gran Canaria are interested especially in the long sandy beaches and sunny weather of the southern part of the island. But even if you are a real “beach potato”, at least for 1 day you should leave your swimming wear at home and set up to the charming interior of the island. Who knows, maybe you will find a secret virgen beach or lagoon where you won´t need it! Read more
Since you´ll have landed in Gran Canaria, you will hear it 1000 and 1 more times. Gran Canaria is a “small continent”, because us – Canariones (local denomination for the inhabitants of Gran Canaria) are so proud about our extraordinery island. Read more
When in Gran Canaria, you can often proudly hear from the locals, that we have the best climate in the world. The international meteorological experts do confirm. But how it really is with the weather in Gran Canaria? Read more
Searching for the best way to start our blog about Gran Canaria we thought it would be the best to motivate you to hit your favourit search engines for the flights and accommodation and set up for a brand new adventure.
Here we go, our 28 best reasons to visit Gran Canaria. Later on we shall possibly write more on each one of them. Read more