Excursion to Bandama Caldera

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most fascinating and spectacular volcanoes on the island is that of Bandama. It is formed by a well-defined cone, 574 metres high, and an impressive depression, measuring 1,200 metres in diameter and 220 in depth. This enormous caldera, the result of a violent explosion, is one of the biggest craters of its […]

Gran Canaria Desert

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On crossing the mountain watershed from north to south, a totally different landscape opens up before one’s eyes: arid, rocky, rugged and broken. If the day has been overcast in the north, the clouds will be seen to stay on this flank, leaving the southern skies free of northern humidity.

Gran Canaria Volcanoes

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Gran Canaria Island’s volcanic origin confers upon it certain scenic peculiarities of great rarity. The main distinguishing feature of Gran Canaria volcanism is the superimposition of modern structures upon old, giving rise to myriad forms of cones, depressions and volcanic lava flows. The last-mentioned, rivers of solidified lava, are present in a variety seen in […]

Gran Canaria Rock Spikes

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The rock spikes are, possibly, the single most representative landmark of Gran Canaria scenery. These enormous blocks of volcanic rock that project and protrude from the Gran Canaria peaks, bestow a singular beauty on the landscape as a whole. The omnipresence of the rocks, as one gazes towards the mountain summits from many spots around […]