The Best Sunsets in Gran Canaria

In addition to spectacular beaches and landscapes, the island of Gran Canaria offers us the possibility of contemplating sunsets that will remain engraved in your memories for their beauty and splendor. Sunsets on the island are a must on your visit to Gran Canaria, so grab your camera and encourage you to enjoy the Canarian sunset.

The Dunes of Maspalomas

After touring this kilometer-long beach and taking a swim in its crystal-clear waters, you can enjoy a exceptional sunset from the dune sea that extends over the golden sand of Maspalomas. These mountains of sand at the foot of the ocean are perfect for delight yourself with a sunset that will not leave you indifferent.

Maspalomas is one of the best beaches of Gran Canaria, we recommend it for all those who escape to the island for a couple of days. Its dunes are impressive!

Ajódar Mountain

Little historical information exists about the Montaña de Ajódar (or Galdar), which makes it even more mysterious. It is believed that it could have been a magical-religious element to which in ancient times he was worshiped and the cradle of different archaeological sites. From its top you can see an incredible sunset and see the large banana plantations in the north of the island. In the background, you will also see Gáldar, a municipality called “the royal city” and which was the former capital of the island.

Sunset from the Pico de las Nieves viewpoint-Photo by El Coleccionista de Instantes

The Port of Mogan

In the south of Gran Canaria is the port of Mogán, a cozy retreat with a small hidden beach making this a very peaceful place. Called the Venice of the south Due to its characteristic constructions and small channels, we recommend stay until sunset to see how the sun sets behind the port.

Snow Well Peak

The Snow Peak is the highest altitude of the island of Gran Canaria. With 1949 meters, this mountain pass is considered “the roof of Gran Canaria”. In it viewpoint located at the summit You will be able to contemplate an incredible sunset and some of the best views of the island and the Canary Islands in general. Without a doubt, from the heights you will have the possibility of enjoying an incredible panoramic view of almost the entire island and in the background the distant silhouette of Teide.

Sunset from Las Canteras Beach

Sunset from Las Canteras Beach-Photo by El Coleccionista de Instantes

The Port of Light

Also known as Puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Puerto de la Luz was awarded in 2011 as one of the best tourist destinations of this type. Fishing, commercial, passenger and sports, for five centuries This port is a reference on the island. Under the shelter of the Isleta, the isthmus bordered by the Puerto de la Luz and the City of Las Palmas, we can contemplate a stunning sunset in all its extension on Las Canteras beach.

A perfect place to start the night before visiting the best nightclubs on the island.


Vegueta is the oldest neighborhood in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. For more than 500 years, Vegueta has been the founding neighborhood of the capital of the island of Gran Canaria. From pirates and cathedral builders to the discoverer Christopher Columbus have passed through its streets. Precisely since Columbus passed through Vegueta there has been a old tradition which forces, at least once, stop in the historic center of this Canarian neighborhood. From here you can see some sunsets full of history where colorful buildings, architecture and the sea intermingle with a sky worth contemplating.

La Vegueta should be part of any itinerary to visit Gran Canaria in one day, get lost in its streets to end up on a nearby beach.

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