What is it?
Gran Canaria, fairytale island
Welcome to Gran Canaria, to this tale of magical shapes and colours that enrapture everyone who pays a visit.
Join the “Storyteller” and let the island beguile you. From the vast seas, step onto the island.
Feel the vertigo of bottomless gorges and impenetrable pine forests. Vibrate with exploding surf, swim through gigantic waves of sand and stand with the entire island at your feet.
And tell us how you felt. Now it’s your turn. You’re the next storyteller.
Write your own page in the story. Tell everyone how this miniature continent, called Gran Canaria, makes you feel.
The legendary dragon’s tail
Catch a glimpse of a fantastic panorama of cliffs, where time stops and where you can see the legendary dragon’s tail
28º 1' 3'' N - 15º 47' 18'' W
Visible from Mirador el Balcón, Agaete
GC-200 road, from Agaete and La Aldea
Cliffs from 300- to 1,000-m high
Among its numerous landscapes, visitors to Gran Canaria enjoy precipitous cliffs that rise up from the sea. The dragon’s tail, sitting amid ravines and facing the Atlantic Ocean, is formed by a succession of vertical walls reminiscent of a petrified dragon.
The perfect guardian
Your guide on a silent and majestic adventure
27º 58’ 15’’ N – 15º 36’ 46’’ W
Roque Nublo Natural Monument
GC-600 road, km 11,300
Circular walking trail, approximate length: 2 h 30 min
The emblematic Roque Nublo is a natural monument that juts out above the inland peaks of Gran Canaria. Standing more than 1,800 m above sea level, its symbolic presence is what has made it the island’s guardian and protector. Standing at its base, besides being able to touch the 80 m or so of imposing rock that comprise El Roque, you can enjoy the precipitous, volcanic landscape beyond, formed by numerous valleys and with the sea as its backdrop.
Tell of remnants of the verdant splendour that this island once enjoyed
28º 02’ 06’’ N – 15º 43’ 28’’ W
Tamadaba Natural Park
From Artenara, along the GC-216 road
The island’s natural wealth embodies numerous contrasts. The green blanket that is Tamadaba, with its expanses of Canary pine trees, and forays along the numerous hiking trails the island offers, each with its own special personality, awaken the feeling that you’re crossing a continent in miniature: waterfalls, dense landscapes and adventure.
Swim in sand
You’ll discover how dreams inhabit an enormous desert that stretches down to the sea
27º 44’ 30’’ N – 15º 35’ 07’’ W
Dunas de Maspalomas, Special Natural Reserve
GC-1 road, from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
400 ha of beach
Dunas de Maspalomas is the best imaginable finale. Sinuous mountains of sand, where you can lose yourself in a fairytale setting surrounded by infinite beaches, where the landscape is pure contrast. Fantasy, reality.