You already know that we don't know how to sit still, so, taking advantage of the last bridge, we decided to take our suitcase, get on a plane and leave for the Canary Islands. This time we landed in Gran Canaria. Although it looks small on the map, it is an ideal place for a group trip! Are you ready to let yourself fall in love with Gran Canaria in one day?
In the morning
When moving around the island, you have the option of using public transport or renting a car. We recommend the latter, since this way you will have more freedom and will not depend on any schedule.
Very important! Inside your travel backpack, in addition to the camera, make a little space for your swimsuit/bikini and a towel. This way you can take a bath at any time! 😉
If you are early risers and sporty, you can start the day with a hiking route. Going up to Roque Nublo You will get the best panoramic views of the island and, with a little luck, you will be able to see even Teide! When you look ahead, you will probably come across what is known as the "sea of clouds", since these are below you, it is amazing!
What do you think if we sit down, take out a pencil and paper and do a little research on what they are? the best beaches of Gran Canaria?
After the walk, we will head south, where you will find two of the best beaches on the island: Maspalomas and El Inglés. It's time to get out the towels and relax a little! If you swim in Maspalomas, you will be in a most curious landscape: on one side you will have the sea and, on the other, the Maspalomas Dunes. Do you dare to suffer them? When you enter, you will feel like you are in the middle of the desert. Don't miss the opportunity to take some of the best photos of the trip! Jumping, lying in the sand... they will be great!
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Where to eat
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Even if you have to deviate somewhat from the path, you cannot leave the island without passing through the Puerto de Mogan. This part of the island is known as the Venetian area, since you can walk through its canals and passageways. Along the port and the beach there are many restaurants where you can eat the typical fish and enjoy the wonderful views. As you can see, it is a very touristy area, so it is best that you take a walk before choosing the final place, since it will be the only way to find the best place.
In the afternoon
The time has come to visit the capital: The Gran Canarian palms. Two of the essential are to climb the cathedral tower and enter Columbus's house. From the cathedral tower you can see the entire city: the charm of its white houses, the sea... In the Casa de Colón you will find a replica of the maps that the explorer used to reach what he called "the Indies." ”. Likewise, there are sculptures and objects that will capture the attention of the most curious.
Once you have seen this, wander through its streets, since they are the ones that hide all the charm of this wonderful city. When you do, you will discover that it is divided into two parts: La Vegueta, which is the historic center and Triana, its most commercial part. If you like beach tourism, come to The pits, where in addition to taking the last swim of the day, you can take a pleasant walk along the shore.
Where to dine
It's time to continue tasting the rich Canarian cuisine, shall we try the “potatoes with mojopicón”? Don't believe that there is only one, you will be amazed when you see the great variety there is.
If you want to dine downtown, in the surroundings of Triana street You will find places and restaurants for all tastes: From tapas to more elaborate dishes. On this occasion, we opted for La Pepa de Triana, since we were hooked by the charm of the place and its terrace. After such a full day we needed to recharge our batteries, so we tried everything! Depending on how hungry you are, you can have tapas for dinner or choose some to share and have a main course. We almost rolled away! Everything was good.
Take a shower and recharge your batteries because we're going to party!
If you are a group with different musical tastes or do not have a preference, you can start in the Music Square. The night begins with live music and concerts, transforming into a nightclub as the hours go by. Will you be able to make it to the end?
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Recommendations for the trip
- If you like sunsets, there are two places where they are amazing: Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Puerto de Mogán. Don't miss them!
- As we said at the beginning, Gran Canaria is still a small island, so, before going out to party, we recommend that you get lost along its roads until you reach the highest areas. You will be left speechless with their panoramic!
- When you pack your suitcase, don't forget that on the islands the climate is tropical, so the temperatures are usually very good. Even so, don't forget to pack a sweater and a jacket because of any changes there may be.
- If you want rent a car, it is best that you prepare it from home, since this way, when you arrive on the island, all you have to do is go to the corresponding airport office to pick up the car. This way you will make the most of your hours on the island!
Friends, suitcase, camera and a great desire to have a good time. We're leaving Gran Canaria!