I hope you loved our video as much as I did! If yes, keep scrolling down and read more about our trip to Gran Canaria.
At first I have to say that we had such an amazing holiday at Gran Canaria. We bought our tickets from tickets.ee already a few months ago and I have to say that it’s pretty nice deal (250€ per person). Their sales person was also really helpful if we had some questions before flights. Also they put together a connection flight through Oslo for us and we didn’t need to do the check-in again. Thank you for that!
After we bought our tickets we also booked our super beautiful apartment from Airbnb.com. We have traveled by using Airbnb already few years and I love it because you can choose exactly the place you have in your mind by the price range and by the location. I love this website and I think we had the most beautiful vacation home where I have been for now. It’s a perfect Instagram home! All these little details were perfectly placed and I will never forget that view! Amazing! I hope you have checked my Instagram account if not then keep scrolling down! PS! Don’t forget that by inviting friends to the Airbnb, you can both are getting 19€ travel credit!
But let’s continue with our trip. I must say that our purpose was to travel around the island as much as we can and see as much as we have time. It’s was not that kind of laying by the pool vacation (only in the last day I got to spend a few hours by our own pool). We rented a Mini Cooper from Hertz and drove every day hundreds of kilometers in the mountains and on the highway to the differen sides of the island. I know, it’s also surprise to me that this little island is having it’s own highway and thanks to that we got to the south side of the island so fast (we lived on the Faro de Sardina which is located on the northwest on the map).
I really recommend you to visit all these little cities on a north side of the island: like Firgas, Arucas, Teror, Santa Brígída, Moya and Puerto de la Nieves. These cities were my absolute favorite! Of course, there are few beautiful cities on the south side of island too like Puerto de Mogán and Puerto Rico but nothing beats these mountain cities! Also the Northen side has many natural pools on the coastline where you can swim safely and enjoy this cooling sea water. We even had our own natural pools down from our apartment complex (again scroll down to see my pictures). If you enjoy golden sand beaches then you must visit south side beaches in Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Augustín or Puerto de Mogán. Definitely, don’t forget to visit Dunas de Maspalomas to see a desert in the city center and take a water bottle with you because it’s really hot in there! One more place what I recemmend is the Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden. It’s such a beautiful garden by the cliff and that’s why you should wear sneakers or sandals in there but not slippers as I did 😛 Again this place has amazing view!
I must say that I’m not a big fan of Spanish cuisine(it’s too oily for me) but I really recommend you drive to the restaurant with the most beautiful view on the island – Las Cañadas. The food was good in there and I really liked the staff who is working there – so friendly and warm. It’s really worth of driving up in the mountains because the view is absolutely amazing!
Unfortunately, there are many closed roads on the island what even Google maps don’t show you and they don’t have any warnings in English as well on the roads, so we drove many times hundreds of kilometers around the island to get back home. I recommend you to ask the locals before you’re making any plans to go somewhere and don’t leave your trips by nights because these mountains are slippery and muddy after raining. And it rains pretty damn a lot on the mountains. That’s why there is a saying that if there is raining in one city just drove to the next one and probably you can take the sun in there.
PS!If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to ask it in the comments below! And now enjoy my pictures!
Our home at the Faro de Sardina
Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo
Dunas de Maspalomas
Puerto de Mogán
Puerto de la Nieves
Until the next trip!