Gran Canaria Nature

Tourist information and guide to nature, natural beauties & nature attractions in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain...

The most surprising feature of Gran Canaria is the spectacular variety of its scenery and beautiful nature. Enjoying the beautiful nature and make trips along beautiful environment is things to do in Gran Canaria.The accessible terrain of the island affords as many kinds of landscape as would a whole continent, something that is undeniably appealing to nature lovers. Gran Canaria was formed some fourteen million years ago in a series of volcanic eruptions of enormous violence which caused the gigantic circular cone that is the island today to surge from the sea.

The island forms an area of natural interest that is unique on Earth. The geological features and the peculiarity of its flora, marked by an extremely high number of endemic species of a botanical rarity equivalent only to the Galapagos or Hawaiian islands, have, since the 19th century, made it an important destination for the nature lovers.

In addition to the many nature routes that the holidaymakers may do on Gran Canaria by car, along winding roads that unveil a different type of scenery with every passing kilometre, there is an infinite number of hiking trails on the island which can be walked.

Below you may find the popular attractions and activities in Gran Canaria for the nature lovers.

Natural Beauties & Nature Attractions in Gran Canaria for you...

  • Nublo

    Nublo (Roque Nublo) is one of the most popular natural areas in Gran Canaria especially for hiking lovers. The region is home to well preserved natural habitats, abundant endemic and protected species.
  • Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden is a magnificent botanical garden located at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Covering an area of 27 hectares, Viera y Clavijo can be considered as the largest botanical garden in Spain.

  • Tamadaba Pinewood

    Tamadaba (Parque Natural de Tamadaba) is also one of the most attractive places in Gran Canaria. Exploring the pinewood that is a well conserved area and enjoying the beautiful landscape is really great.
  • Bandama Volcano

    Bandama is one of the most spectacular volcanoes on Gran Canaria. A trip to the volcano and enjoy the scenery is really great.
  • Guayadeque Ravine in Agüimes and Ingenio

    The Guayadeque Ravine is a beautiful natural place and jewel that worth a visit and see located around the municipalities of Ingenio and Agüimes, on the east inland part of Gran Canaria. The palm groves of the ravine has large traces of prints bringing the visitors back to the island’s inhabitants from olden times.
  • Cactualdea Park in Carretera del Hoyo Tocodomán

    Cactualdea Park is a lovely Botanical gardens with wide variety of cacti, palm trees and other tropical plants.
    Address: Ctra. de Mogán a San Nicolás de Tolentino, s/n., Ctra. del Hoyo-Tocodoman
    Opening hours: Winter from 10:00 to 17:00 / Summer from 10:00 to 18:00
    Tel: +34 928 891 228
  • Beaches

    Gran Canaria boasts a great quantity of beaches of all types along with its steeply rising shoreline. As for Gran Canaria beaches; the Playa del Ingles (English Beach) and Maspalomas Beach are the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria, with its 250 hectares of shifting dunes and palm tree oasis and they are internationally known for their unrivalled beauty.
  • Dunes of Maspalomas

    Dunes of Maspalomas is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Gran Canaria. The spectacular sandy peaks by the beach is worth a visit and see. Dunes of Maspalomas is the most unique natural formation in the islands. A must see place.

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