What to see in Gran Canaria in 3 days
Gran Canaria is that unforgettable island, with amazing landscapes, with ravines, mountains, amazing beaches and many options for nature lovers. It is a fairytale island and the places to see in Gran Canaria in 3 days are varied and for all tastes.
Why visit Gran Canaria?
Gran Canaria is one of the largest islands and the things you see need time and dedication so your thing is not to try to cover more than you need. Gran Canaria deserves to spend more days. But it is also true that it is a perfect island to make getaways on different occasions, so 3 days in Gran Canaria are a very good option to start.
However, as the weather on the island is short, I recommend you to base on a specific site and stay there to sleep for 3 days, as is the case of this central apartment.
We will divide the article into 3 sections belonging to what to see on the island, the next being the first recommended area.
North Gran Canaria
The first day in Gran Canaria the route we propose is based on visiting the north of the island. A route not too long but well complete, with parts of nature mixed with cultural visits.
Even if you only have 3 days in Gran Canaria, you can not miss Agaete. This village is one of the most iconic on the island. You can walk near the sea or take advantage to enjoy its peculiar architecture, between white and blue houses. If you go in summer or another time that is hot, ask the way to access their natural pools, they are worth it!
If you are interested, you can stay here in Agaete. Here you can see all the excursions available in Gran Canaria.
The route continues in Arucas, an inland village of the most picturesque. The one known as Arucas Cathedral is actually a lava church and is one of the most famous icons to see in Gran Canaria, as it stands out prominently among the colorful houses of the village. Also take the opportunity to visit the Casa y Jardín de la Marquesa,a very interesting space from an architectural and natural point of view.
In addition, you can walk up to the mountain of Arucas,from where the views are of the best to see in the north of Gran Canaria, with a beautiful panorama. In the following link you can find accommodation in Arucas to be able to enjoy it in full.
Finally, you can also visit the factory of the famous Arehucas rum, on weekdays in the morning.
Gran Canaria Centre
In this section we will name the most central sites of the island to visit, as well as the most central sites at the population level.
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
It is worth visiting the capital of the island. It is a city with very varied neighborhoods, open to the sea and where the gastronomic offer is excellent. In addition, historically and culturally it is very interesting.
In it we find very famous neighborhoods such as the neighborhood of Vegueta, where the House-Museum of Columbus is located, the neoclassical cathedral of Santa Ana lined with palm trees, with its spectacular Patio de los Naranjos, one of the few wooden cloisters.
In addition to the most important historical buildings of Gran Canaria such as the Historical Archive or the Episcopal Palace. Get lost in its little streets of small churches, colonial houses with wooden balconies. Look at the Vegueta market,where theseteer vendors offer exquisite subtropical fruits that melt on the palate.
We continue to climb towards the green heart of Gran Canaria. The next stop is Teror, one of the most beautiful villages on the island.
The so-called Villa Mariana for hosting the revered image of Our Lady of the Pine is a charming village of illustrious houses decorated with typical Canarian balconies. Teror was an important settlement of affluent families looking for a safe place away from the coast, with abundant water and fertile land.
To enjoy Teror and all its charm do not hesitate to stay in this beautiful country house.
- Roque Nublo
This 80-metre-high volcanic rock protected by UNESCO as a natural monument is perhaps the most spectacular natural icon of Gran Canaria, located in an environment that leaves one of the best panoramas of the island. It is undoubtedly one of the must-see places if you pass the island, it is the banner of the island with which many grancanarios identify.
Roque Nublo is also a popular destination in Gran Canaria for those who enjoy hiking. From Degollada de la Goleta you can descend the ravine following the signposted path.
South Gran Canaria
There is no better way to end the 3 days in Gran Canaria than with a walk through the dunes of Maspalomas. This dune complex is one of the most beautiful landscapes to see in Gran Canaria. And although you only have 3 days and do not give much time, take the opportunity to take a walk and feel the smell of the sea.
Time is diluted in Maspalomas. It is true that it is difficult to take off from there… But if we want to know a little more about the south of the island we can continue to skirt the GC-1 along the coast chasing the sun: Puerto Rico is another place to enjoy a beach sheltered from the wind like Amadores. If you want to find out more about the beach of Amadores you can read this exclusive article that talks about it.
You can’t leave Gran Canaria without taking a good walk through these villages. Although they have become more and more touristic, the truth is that it is still present its essence of fishing villages and it is a pleasure to visit them and take advantage to taste a good fish and some of the traditional Canarian dishes. You can stay in the apartment of the following link and thus discover the south of the island of Gran Canaria.
In Puerto de Mogán do not miss the promenade, the canals with sea water, or the market that is held every Friday, where they sell fresh products that can be cooked right there. Remember that you can book a tour of its port and market here.
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