Playa de Amadores

Playa de Amadores is a beautiful white sand beach on the edge of steep cliffs. The south of the island is warm when everywhere else is cold. Amadores has a huge floating playground that kept up bouncing for hours. We had so much fun there.

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A Normal Day for a Kid in the Canaries : Covid Edition

What is it like living in Gran Canaria during COVID as a kid? School, sports and adventures are pretty close to normal. If you need to be locked down, here in Gran Canaria, It’s warm, sunny, the beaches and the schools are open and life goes on.

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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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The Turtle Rescue Center

The turtle research centre raises and rescues injured sea turtles. This is a private research building and you need to know someone to get a tour. You can peek through the fence though if you are walking along the coast at playa del hombre.

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The Fish & Abalone Farm

We got a private visit to an active abalone research farm! An abalone is a shellfish with the prettiest shell you ever saw. Plocan is the marine research center of the Canary Islands. They also study fish, seaweed and all kinds of other critters.

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The Painted Caves of Gáldar

The painted caves museum is an archaeological site with dozens of homes from a Guanche village from thousands of years ago. You get to walk through (well above) the ruins and even go into remade houses to see what people lived like. They didn’t look very comfortable. They do 1.5 hour tours in English, Spanish, French, or German.

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