Barranco de Mascuervo

Barranco de Mascuervo has a flat tree lined riverbed with long climbing hills on both sides. We chose a looping trail that climbed up the side of the canyon to get big views, and then came back down to a steep trail to play in the shade of the canyon.

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Natural salt pools at Bañaderos

The Salt Pools The salt pools are much bigger than I expected. They cover a big stretch of the paseo and there are multiple sections. Even though it was summer, the water was cold, so my brother and I both wore a wetsuit. The locals never wear wetsuits and just get used to the cold,…

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The Cross of Teror

In the hills above the town of Teror are all kinds of ecosystems. Fern forests. Cactus and succulent fields. Eucalyptus groves. We hiked up to the electric christian cross overlooking the town. It wasn’t all that long but it went up and up and up. We climbed 420 metres!!! Crazy right. It looked over the entire village of Teror, the views were amazing. The trail is a loop, which I like better.

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Fish Corner @ Peña la Vieja

At the end of Peña La Vieja beach, on Las Canteras in Las Palmas, there is a tiny corner at low tide that becomes one of the best places to swim with fish on the island. There are hundreds of colorful swimmers of all different kinds everywhere.

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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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Festival de Los Indianos : Carnaval de Las Palmas

The Festival de Los Indianos is a traditional event we have every year during Carnival in the Canary islands. We dress up fancy in all white and have baby powder battles.

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