Caldera de Bandama, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

#3 of 39 in Nature in Gran Canaria
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hidden up in the wine country around Tafira, find Caldera de Bandama, a huge volcanic crater. From the rim, catch views of the surrounding island and into the 1 km (0.6 mi) wide crater. If you're feeling up to it, take the 200 m (700 ft) walk down the volcanic ash into the crater--it takes about half an hour, and you should make sure to wear comfortable shoes. To get here, catch the number 311 bus, leaving from San Telmo bus station every hour. There are also places to grab a snack nearby. Using our online itinerary creator, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria attractions like Caldera de Bandama can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Its a very friendly hiking area with amazing views and lookouts! You can reach it easily with the global bus 311 (can pay by credit card) from las palmas old town within half an hour!  more »
  • It is easy to get down and really tough to get all the way back up again. It starts off with a pathway but quickly it disappears. Be careful when it's raining as it can be slippery. As there is an.....  more »
  • There are two trails. The first one is downhill, through the gate close to the cafe. It takes approx 1,5 h to go down and back. Full of lizards, nice flora and views. It's ok. The second trail goes around the 'caldera' and is much much longer but the view is awesome since it goes always atop of the ridge. This one can end with the ascend to the peak.
  • Amazing time going there by motorcykle, to bad it was raining But it was Good anyways. Id say the ride there were actually Better then the siting itself. Oh Well, you Will enjoy it!

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