Driving and hiking to see all the hidden spots of the island. Roque Nublo peak, Ruta de la Plata, Bajada de Faneque Tamadaba. Whale and dolphin watching from a private boat.
"Gran Canaria is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands..." (c) Wikipedia – and the second of Canarian treasures we've discovered after Tenerife. Probably the most balanced trip in our experience – a week of rather intense food consumption, mountain hiking, roadtripping and beachwise donothingness 😄.
Best time to go is Spring, just before the season starts. The island is a lush blossoming garden, not yet that crowded and rather affordable, but can be chilling at night. Don't hesitate to ask me questions!
8 days itinerary by Nikita Dedik - Beach and Relax, Nature and Hiking - Car, 1 Hotel
Road Trip Categories: Beach and Relax, Nature and Hiking
Day 1: First day on the island
Pick up the car, check in and relax. Prepare for the upcoming adventure. Some great seafood for dinner included.
Day 2: Exploring the center
On this day, we drove up to the mountains via the scenic curvy roads. Spent most of the day there. Dinner was also held at the restaurant up there. Amazing views!
Day 3: The dunes of Maspalomas
South of the island. Famous Maspalomas and the iconic dunes. Mostly beach leisure and relaxing walks.
Day 4: Hiking trails
This day is dedicated to walking. Pinar de Tamadaba forest is great for hiking. You can spend most of the day there.
Day 5: Around Gran Canaria
On this day, we decided to have a complete round trip around the island. Scenic lookouts and top-rated restaurants along the route.
Day 6: Dolphins and whales watching
Book a boat and have a nice journey to watch the sea creatures out in the wild.
Day 7: Hiking again
Right in the center of the island there's the Roque Nublo mountain with lots of different hiking trails around it.
Day 8: Final
Relax and enjoy your last day on the island.