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Las Palmas Old Town Walk

A house in Las Palmas old town

A short bus or taxi ride from Las Palmas tourist area brings you to a different world: Las Palmas Old Town, Vegueta. Quiet cobbled streets, old stone quarters and houses clinging to the hills give this oldest part of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria its special flavour. Walk in the old areas of Triana and Vegueta, starting from the central square Parque de San Telmo. That is ...

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Cave House Trip from Las Palmas

A cave house in Barranco de Guayadeque

This is a cave house trip from Las Palmas that also takes you to botanic gardens, volcano crater and mountain villages with gingerbread houses. This is a whole day trip from Las Palmas but you can make it shorter if you like. Just turn to the coastal highway and return to Las Palmas any time you want. From Las Palmas take the road ...

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Las Palmas Mountain Trip to Pretty Villages

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post tells you how to make a Las Palmas mountain trip by car. See the great mountains and pretty gingerbread villages right outside the biggest city of Gran Canaria.  The route goes south from Las Palmas and climbs into the mountains. After many pretty towns and villages you drive to north cost of Gran Canaria and follow the coast back to Las Palmas.   ...

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Mountain Tour from Maspalomas

Road from Maspalomas

This post shows a car tour from Maspalomas to the southern Gran Canarian mountains. We headed north from Maspalomas and in the mountains turned southeast and back to the coast along winding Gran Canaria mountain roads. It was a half-day tour from Maspalomas that gave us great mountain views and we saw pretty Canarian villages that you don’t see on the coast. The first roadside stop was at a former guanche ...

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