I guess the most of you already noticed that I spent the last days on Gran Canaria. I already showed you some pictures on my Instagram Account @thegoldencherry, but want to give you a short overview of my trip on the beautiful canary island. It was my first stay on Gran Canaria and we came for surfing. Between some surf lessons we also had some time to enjoy the spanish island life and explore some really beautiful places. So here are some of my favorites you have to see if you’re traveling to Gran Canaria.
A really nice, but also touristic place are „Las dunas“ in Maspalomas, in the south of the island. I usually don’t like touristic cities when I’m traveling, but the dunes are worth it. You have to go there in the evening and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
We stayed in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. It’s also a very touristic place, but during the winter month a little bit quieter. If you are in Las Palmas you have to discover the historic district. Enjoy a walk through the cute streets and stop by for a coffee.
If you’re coming for surfing the north of the island will be perfect. There are some great surf spots on Gran Canaria like Coquinas, Quintanilla, Los Enanos and El Comedor. The surf spot La Cicer is perfect if you start surfing or would like to learn it. There a a few surf schools near to the beach and I took some lessons at the Mojo Surf school. The beach break is almost perfect also if you just like to watch the surfers in the water.
Las Palmas also has a beautiful esplanade with some good restaurants, cafés and shops. A cute vegan café near to the beach and esplanade is the Aba Yoga y Meditacion (Calle El Salvador). They teach some Yoga, but also serve some really delicious vegan food in der little café.
Another lovely spot is the fishing village Agaete. It’s a very calm and beautiful small city where you can do some activities like snorkeling, swimming in a nature swimming pool Las Salinas, eat fresh fish and enjoy a walk next to the ocean.
I also recommend you to rent a car. We booked our car on the internet for just 70€ for 6 days. And I can also recommend you to pick your car up at the airport when you arrive. It’s definitely the cheapest way, trust me.
If you have a car you should drive through the ocean road from Agaete to La Aldea de San Nicolas de Tolentino. The road will go to the Parque Natural Tamadaba and the way is just breathtaking. Don’t forget to take your camera with you. 😉