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The best places in Gran Canaria for a great selfie !

Updated: Sep 10

Gran Canaria’s scenery offers some of the most instagrammable spots you can find. The island is waiting for you to discover thousands of scenic spots and unique places which deserve a memorable selfie. From north to south and east to west, the scenic spots in Gran Canaria are a sight for your eyes and for your followers !


Maspalomas dunes


Maspalomas is the ideal place to spend an enjoyable day at the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. One of the key features of this corner of the island is, of course, its gay beach, bars and services... But also, its dunes ! Forming a sea of sand at the south of the island, with more than 400 hectares of land, the dunes of Maspalomas offer a landscape of sand, wind and fantasy next to the sea. The perfect setting for a selfie, enjoying its uniqueness.


The Roque Nublo


Its one of the island’s highest points, and one of the most scenic spots in Gran Canaria. At over 1,800 metres we have Roque Nublo, one of the most impressive stone monoliths in the world. To reach the base, you just need to stroll along a route which offers fantastic views of the La Culata ravine and the Tejeda basin. If the weather is clear, you’ll be lucky enough to take a magnificent photo of Roque Nublo with the Teide (Tenerife Island) in the background. A Gran Canaria view which will leave you speechless.


Vegueta district, Las Palmas


The city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also hides some spots which deserve a nice photo. The historic Vegueta district, declared a Historic Artistic Site, is known for its colonial black stone architecture, creating a unique set of streets in the capital. Casa de Colón (photo) or the Santa Ana cathedral are two of its most famous buildings which you should visit and photograph.


Teror and its typical canarian balconies


Teror is a small but very beautiful town in Gran Canaria. It is located in the interior of the north of Gran Canaria. Agriculture, livestock and tourism are responsible for the income. And its main street has dozens of typical Canarian wooden balconies that will be the perfect and original setting for a great selfie. This small town is worth visiting.


La fortaleza de Ansite (Ansite fortress)


These huge rocks form a natural fortress and constitute one of Gran Canaria's most important pre-Hispanic sites. It was here that the Guanches' last stand took place, with many opting to hurl themselves into the ravine rather than face a life of slavery. An interpretive centre fills you in on the history. Break out the hiking boots to explore the 'fortress', with its caves and tunnel cutting through 34m of mountain, a perfect place for a picture !


El Barranco de las Vacas


Barranco de las Vacas, in Agüimes, has become a must-visit for photography lovers, with its peculiar rocky formations known as Tobas de Colores. These rocks are very similar to the famous Antelope Canyon in the United States, something which has made this site a must-visit for people keen on curious and unique landscapes. You can access the Tobas de Colores via a leafy path which contrasts with the arid landscape of the rocks.


Puerto de Mogán


This small fishing village and its sailboats and white houses with pretty flower-filled balconies are a welcoming sight. This lovely scenic spot in Gran Canaria is known as Little Venice due to the unusual canals running through the streets. You’ll find the perfect backdrop at any of these pretty floral houses for a happy and colourful photo.


Degollada de las Yeguas Viewpoint


This viewpoint is located very near Maspalomas, on the way up to the beautiful Fataga town. This ravine is carved out of the lava flows of phonolitic rocks. These powerful lava flows correspond to the final phases of the first volcanic cycle in Gran Canaria, and would have been thrown up between 11 and 12 million years ago. The views from here are stunning and you'll get impresives selfies for sure !


Salinas de Tenefé (Tenefé Saltworks)


Located near the Pozo Izquierdo beach, this incredible saltworks were built at the end of the 18th century, their objective being the sale of salt to fishing boats and island consumption. Originally, these salt flats had three windmills that pumped the water up to the upper area. Today they are the best preserved example of saltworks on mud flats in Gran Canaria. A perfect place to take a very original photo.


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