Routes by car in Maspalomas
In the Canary Islands, where Europe has one of the best climates in the world throughout the year. In this archipelago full of contrasts, fascinating geography of the island of Gran Canaria invites you to enjoy an ideal location : Maspalomas Beach .
The warm deep blue Ocean washes kilometers of sandy beach reaching its peak in the golden dunes and slender palm .
It is a unique setting for those seeking relaxation , fun , golf , water sports, fishing, good food and excellent hotels .
A place full of sensations through its streets and squares , from dusk until dawn.
The island of Gran Canaria despite its small size, offers visitors the chance to make several excursions where you can check so contradictory landscapes that exist in such a limited extent. In just an hour away tourists can go through an arid volcanic area and meet a vast forest of ” canary pines ” amidst lush vegetation and moist . While it is true that you can tour the island in a day , we advise you to know in depth do the following excursions:
Tour 1 : THE NORTH
Maspalomas – LAS PALMAS – ARUCAS – MOYA – GUIDE – GALDAR – AGAETE – Los Berrazales – LAS PALMAS – Maspalomas .
Going South of the island, on the highway, you come to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where you can visit the old : the Vegueta . In it are around the Plaza de Santa Ana , dating from the sixteenth century, the historic buildings of the city: the Cathedral, the Town Hall, Regent House Audience and the Episcopal Palace. Likewise, in the area: Casa Museo de Colón, Museo Canario , Church of Santo Domingo. (We recommend an exclusive visit to the capital of the island) . A 17 kms from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and through a beautiful landscape , you reach the city of Arucas , located in the heart of a region rich banana . Its historic center is turn of the century , is of singular beauty , which will dominate the black of ” blue stone ” from its quarries of lime and white . In Arucas should visit the Church of Gothic Revival style and go up to the mountain of the same name where a spectacular panorama is visible . Passing through the villages of Firgas , Moya and Guide , the latter well known for its handicrafts, especially knives or typical ” naife ” , and the ” flower cheese ” , you get to Gáldar City , the “City of the Guanartemes ” / ancient aboriginal kings ) , where you should visit the church of ” Santiago de los Caballeros ” , the City , in whose courtyard is one of the oldest dragon trees of the archipelago and the Painted Cave , where the walls are decorated by aborigines. Continuing along the road , you will reach the town of Agaete , one of the most beautiful and fertile valleys of the island with its plantations of lemons , oranges , avocados and small coffee plantations at the foot of pine Tamadaba . A 2kms . Villa is the Puerto de las Nieves, where you can enjoy fresh fish and a walk enjoying the beautiful scenery of cliffs Tamadaba , the famous Roque Party, best known for “Finger of God” or the chapel of the Snows . The return trip goes from Agaete Guide to crossing the ” Silva Bridge ” to get back to Las Palmas and from there along the highway to Maspalomas.
Tour 2: EL CENTRO
Maspalomas – LAS PALMAS – TEROR – VALLESECO – Cruz de Tejeda – SAN MATEO – SAINT BRIDGET – BOILER BANDAMA – TAFIRA – LAS PALMAS – Maspalomas .
From Maspalomas , on the South motorway arrived to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to take Tamaraceite road that leads to the village of Teror , which is the main religious center of the island he found in the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pino , patron saint of the island. Around this building the village has preserved its traditional architecture largely unchanged , The Museum House of Manrique de Lara, a museum , is a magnificent example of the noble architecture of the villa. Continuing to the Cruz de Tejeda and before reaching Valleseco , from the viewpoint of balcony Zamora, a magnificent view of Teror and surroundings is obtained. Leaving the village of Valleseco arrived at the Cruz de Tejeda, in the center of the island, 1490m . From there you can see the main Roques Island : The Nublo , Bentayga and El Sueno Azul , enjoy good food and buy souvenirs and local products . In San Mateo worth stopping in the Historic Center ” The recoil ” to taste wine and soft cheese country , plus admire utensils and other objects of the old life there is. Camino de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Brigida passing diversion takes us to the troglodyte village of ” Watchtower ” , famous for ceramics produced there . Back in the capital we turn to the road up to the boiler Bandama from there the most perfect specimen of the “caldera ” existing in Canary contemplated . Descending towards Las Palmas de Gran Canaria went through Tafira where the ” Jardin Canario ” in it a variety of all plants and trees of the Macaronesian region , particularly interesting are exposed are more than 50 species of trees that formed the laurel and virtually extinct . Last landmark on this route to return to Maspalomas through the capital of the island.
Tour 3: SOUTH
Maspalomas – PUERTO RICO – PUERTO MOGÁN – MOGÁN – DAM GIRLS – San Bartolomé de Tirajana – FATAGA – Maspalomas .
Departing from Maspalomas along the coast , the small fishing village of Arguineguin is crossed and close proximity to Patalavaca surrounded by beautiful sandy coves with excellent hotels to reach Puerto Rico , a major tourist center pioneer in the sport of sailing deal with a large marina for yachts . It is ideal for fans of sport fishing , with several world records in fishing. We take the road again headed to the Puerto de Mogan , wonderful fishing village with traditional fishermen’s houses with modern fishing , marina and hotel comforts . A 12 km. Mogan ‘s own people is . Continuing inland along a secondary road , we reach among an almost wild landscape, the prey of the Cave Girls and 13 kms . To the south, are the remains of the Chapel of Santiago , whose image is in the Church of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Must stop at the village of Tirajana is on the lookout for ” Tunte ” , from where a spectacular view of the entire boiler ” The Tirajanas ” can be seen. Descending towards Maspalomas is reached Fataga , one of the most picturesque villages of Gran Canaria , which should be covered on foot . Arteara is the next point on the route , palm oasis . Our last stop is the viewpoint of the Beheaded de la Yegua , where the tourist area of Maspalomas and the Barranco de Fataga be seen.
Excursion 4: RETURN TO THE ISLAND
With an approximate distance of 230km , around the island can be done in one day. If you depart from Maspalomas at 9:00 am you may be back at 8:00 p.m. . , Without too much hurry. Starting from the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana , the itinerary can be made to the north or south . Is advised to start heading south , as it is more cloudy early in the morning.
We take the coastal road to Mogan can contemplate the beaches of Arguineguin, Patalavaca , La Verga, Puerto Rico , Amadores , El Cura, Tauro and Taurito and small creeks to get to Puerto de Mogan . Browse marina will remind the Venetian canals, a must stop for a drink in its many terraces and restaurants.
We leave the coast to penetrate in the fruitful valley of the same name from which through deep gorges and impressive cut peak overlook the sea cliffs , we arrived at La Aldea de San Nicolas de Tolentino. From here we went through the most vertiginous landscapes of the island that offer views of the Green and Tirma Platform , to the town of Agaete . Must stop to visit the port of ” Las Nieves” and sample seafood in the small restaurants in the area. From Agaete resume the coast road and drive through the villages of Gáldar , known for its settlements ” Guanches ” and “Guide” famous for its cheese flower . Crossing the ” Silva Bridge ” , with its spectacular views of the north coast, and crossing small northern towns arrived to the capital of the island ” Las Palmas ” , where you can visit the Playa de las Canteras , protected by a amazing volcanic bar .
Taking the seafront, from which you can admire the harbor, we arrive at the Southern Motorway , which will not leave until you get back to Maspalomas.