Viewpoints to go by car in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a truly beautiful island that, due to its orography, invites you to visit it either by car, public transport or non-motorized means: on foot or by bicycle. One of the best activities we can do to discover all its rich landscape is to design a route of viewpoints. And that is exactly what we propose you from Marca Canaria: read on to find out which are the best viewpoints to go by car in Gran Canaria.

Some of the best viewpoints to go by car in Gran Canaria, but also on foot.

Balcony viewpoint

The Mirador del Balcón or Mirador de Cristal in Gran Canaria is so named because of the platform on which it is installed, which is a floor with some pieces on which you can see the entire lower area. In addition, the barrier itself is also made of a material with a similar appearance to glass.

This enclave is located in the Natural Park of Tamadaba, near the western end of Gran Canaria, on a cliff that falls vertically into the Atlantic Ocean. The interesting thing about the area is that the silhouettes of the rocks reach the water and extend into the distance, which has led many to observe the tail of a dragon by the presence of zigzagging peaks.

Towards the interior of the island you can see the ravine of La Arena and the valley of La Aldea de San Nicolás. It is to this point, and specifically to Agaete, where you have to get to enjoy the viewpoint.

Viewpoint of the Cruz de Tejeda

The Cruz de Tejeda is one of the best known viewpoints in Gran Canaria. It is located in the spa of the Parador de Tejada and offers one of the most impressive views of the island and a spectacular sky.

This is one of those spaces that escapes the economic, because you have to enter the parador to enjoy the show. But, fortunately, without entering the hotel you can also see views of Roque Bentayga and El Teide. A recommendation, do not stay where the cross, walk to the edge of the road and try to match your visit with the sunset.

To reach this point you will have to go to the village of Tejeda, in the center of the island, which is also beautiful. Its altitude, about 1000 meters above sea level, is already a guarantee of spectacular scenery and fresh air. On the other hand, do not leave this town without tasting its bienmesabe or almond marzipan.

Unamuno Viewpoint

Another remarkable viewpoint in Gran Canaria is the Balcón de Unamuno . The author himself knew this space and described, not only the viewpoint, but that area of the island, as the petrified storm.

The tourist attraction is located in Artenara, a very charming village in the center of the island, near Tejeda, which also has another exceptional viewpoint, La Atalaya. There you can also visit the Interpretation Center of the Caves of Risco Caído and the Sanctuary of La Cuevita, which houses Nuestra Señora de la Cuevita.

The balcony was built in 1999 as part of the Unamuno Route. The most amazing thing about the area are the panoramic views offered by the viewpoint and the folds and ridges formed by the mountain range in the area of Artenara, which, by the way, is the highest village in Gran Canaria.

Degollada de Becerra Viewpoint

Without leaving the central area of the island, between the municipalities of Tejeda and Vega de San Mateo, is located the Mirador de la Degollada de Becerra. This high point allows to contemplate one of the most recognized silhouettes of Gran Canaria, with the mountains of Almagría and Mejoranas as protagonists.

The interesting thing about the viewpoint is that nearby is also the viewpoint of Degollada de las Palomas. From Becerra you can also see Roque Nublo, which besides being a natural monument is considered one of the largest natural crags in the world.

This stop is also part of the Unamuno Route. The most remarkable of Degollada de Becerra, as well as Degollada de las Palomas, is to contemplate the erosive process that for hundreds of thousands of years has been shaping the relief and giving rise to a unique landscape of interest.

These are just some of the best viewpoints to go by car in Gran Canaria. A more extensive list would include some more such as Pico de las Nieves, La Cesta, Caldera de los Marteles or Maspalomas. As we have not had the opportunity to describe them in depth, the recommendation is clear, you should visit the island and see them for yourself. And remember that many of these points are totally free of charge.

The Canary Islands is a land with a thousand things to see, explore and learn about. If you are interested in learning more interesting facts about the Canary Islands, here is a link to the Explora Canarias section of Marca Canaria.

Paula Vera

Photos:, Cabildo de Gran Canaria


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