Cueva Del Silencio

This is the perfect kid hike if you are on the south of Gran Canaria and have half a day. Someone made a scavenger hunt for kids that included painted rocks. The canyon and hike area are really pretty and the total distance is just under 5km.

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El Charco Azul

There is no cell signal in El Risco. So if you are looking to coordinate with people or update your map once you get there, too late. Plan ahead.  The parking lot for the Charco Azul is right off the main highway. Just map Bar Perdomo, El Risco in your phone. About 100m before it,…

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El Confital Beach and Overlook

El Confital is a wild rocky natural reserve at the top of Gran Canaria. There are no houses but people live in the caves, just like the Croods did, on the cliffs. There is great surfing and good hiking. We explored the tide pools, climbed on ruins and hiked to the lookout where we could see a beautiful view of Las Palmas.

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Hiking and Climbing Barranco San Miguel

This is a canyon hike and it’s fun how deep down we get in nature right in the city. My friends Lisette and Elena walked up the trail and joined us at the top and we did the downhill together. We saw tiny caves, beautiful plants, giant cliffs on both sides, horses, bike riders, dogs and a really cool climbing area. It took us about two hours with a lot of stops.

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Los Tilos de Moya

When locals go hiking with littles, they always recommend los Tilos de Moya. It’s a pretty 2km loop in the mountains with a really delicious restaurant at the trailhead. We saw dozens of families with babies, little kids and even big kids. The trail is deep green because of all the rain in the last month.

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El Bufadero Y Paseo de La Garita

La Garita is a super cute tiny beach town. It has nice beach front restaurants, very cool artwork, a fancy paved trail with lots to see.

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