Traveling by car in Gran Canaria
Here’s what to look out for most importantly, when you’re planning to rent a car and you’ll also get some great advice on what to visit during your Gran Canaria vacation.
You are looking for a road trip adventure and want to discover the most remote corners of Gran Canaria on your own, but above all, you want to be independent. A car hire will offer exactly the flexibility that you need. With a rented car, you can put together your itineraries yourself and travel to the places that really interest you. You can set stops and periods of time spent in a particular place individually, or even stop spontaneously. In order to be able to live your dream holiday, we recommend the following:
1. Right Planning
We advise you strongly to rent the car in advance. This will prevent you from not finding an offer in your desired category and price class on site. Or, which may well be the case especially in the high season, you will be put off completely from your holiday plans because all car rental companies are completely booked out.
2. Compare Offers
In addition, we strongly recommend that next to prices you also check and compare the services of the individual providers in advance in order to determine the best possible offer. To understand the car rental jungles quickly and easily, make use of comparison portals. One of the well-known car comparison websites is Discover Cars, which also provides full customer support at any point of a rent-a-car process.
The Most Important 10: You Should Have Seen These Places
This is what you should definitely not miss out on your Gran Canaria Road Trip. Here are our top 10 most emblematic places:
1. Roque Nublo: This rock is the landmark of the island, a natural monument embedded in a beautiful mountain setting.
2. Las Palmas: Island capital and port city. Particularly interesting are: the market halls in Triana and the beautiful old town Vegueta.
3. Fataga: A very picturesque place. It is often said that to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Which is not true, but still the Canary mountain village is absolutely worth a visit.
4. Tejeda: Voted one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. The pretty mountain village is also known for its delicious almond specialties and honey.
5. Teror: Pilgrimage site and residence of the patron saint of the island “Virgen del Pino”. This beautiful traditional mountain village should not be missing on any sightseeing list.
6. Firgas: The place with the natural spring. The drinking water of the same name that you can get in the supermarkets on Gran Canaria comes from here.
7. Tamadaba Nature Reserve: A wonderful example of the unique nature of Gran Canaria. You will encounter many endemic plant and animal species here.
8. Arucas: Here you can visit the rum factory where the popular honey rum is made and the old town center holds a few architectural gems.
9. The dunes of Maspalomas: Another emblematic natural monument of your holiday island. The big wide sand dunes in front of the beach are impressive.
10. Puerto de Mogan: An authentic Canarian fishing village with a beautiful little marina, also known as “Little Venice”.
Our 5 Highlights for You
You can visit the mentioned places on all conventional excursion tours therefore; these are familiar to most island visitors. Now, we have put together a few very special suggestions for you. See the places that only a few Gran Canaria vacationers get to know. That’s the icing on the cake of your road adventure. Our 5 highlights for you:
1. The Small Antelope Canyon
The approximately 250m long, smooth gorge “Barranco de Las Vacas” is located in the municipality of Agüimes, on the GC 550 in the direction of Santa Lucia. In this unique gorge, you can admire the different layers of sediment, which shine in different earth tones in the sun. The locals call them “Toba de Colores” tuff of colors.
2. The Fishing Village Tufia
It is a small bay in the municipality of Telde. The white houses of the fishing village stretch from the beach up the steep hill. It is only a small beach with black volcanic sand and crystal clear water. The narrow streets offer countless pretty photo opportunities. The rustic village undoubtedly has its own charm.
3. The Bufadero
An extraordinary natural spectacle at the Playa de la Garita near Telde, that captivates its visitors. It is best to admire the spectacle at low tide; you should check the tide calendar before visiting. The higher the waves the more powerful is the effect. Take the according care on site.
4. Cuatro Puertas
This fantastic place is located on a hill in the village of the same name in the municipality of Telde. It is a former place of worship of the aborigine. The “four doors” are man-made caves. It is a sacred place where offerings were made and rituals were performed for the gods of this nature tribe.
5. El Roque
The city on the basalt rock in the Atlantic Ocean is located in Moya, in the north of the island past Las Palmas. This place can only be reached on foot. Narrow, winding streets lead you up to the top of the rock, to a very romantic terrace surrounded by the sea.
You do not have to do without quality on your driving tour! To avoid information loss, you can use a special private guide service for these kinds of tours. You rent the car; decide what you want to see and your guide accompanies you throughout the day. In this way, you will receive countless interesting information about the country and its people, as well as active assistance in navigating. If you wish, you can also get some great suggestions for tour design and of course you will have a fun and charming tour companion.
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