If diving isn’t your thing and you’re more of a nature lover, these botanical gardens will satisfy your needs. The park is located on the south of the island, close to the beaches of Maspalomas, and set in mountainous surroundings. This is definitely somewhere to take your camera out, at any point the views are stunning but particularly when you reach the top and can see for miles around. A multitude of refreshments are available and a small seated terrace, if you’re tired out after all the walking or simply want to appreciate the views for a second. There’s also the opportunity to watch one of several birds shows as well as the large amount of plants and other animals that are common in the area. After all that, once you make your way to the exit there is a souvenir shop to provide you with something to remind of your visit to add the memories.
Playa de Las Canteras
Winner of Travellers’ Choice award 2014 under the beaches category, there is no excuse not to visit. Close to the border of Spain and sometimes known as ‘the jewel in the crown’, this long stretch of sand can be seen for miles along the bay. As well as somewhere to relax and walk along the sand at the water’s edge, it is fast becoming known as one of the areas urban beaches. Somewhere to get away from the main hustle and bustle of the capital city, choose your sport and get going to add to the numerous different sports that will already be taking place, surfing a particular favourite. There’s something here for everyone.
Situated in Tejeda in the centre of the island, Roque Nublo is particularly spectacular on a clear day, if not all year round. Another picturesque walking area, much like that of Palmitos Park, here you can spend quality time with loved ones whilst taking a slow hike in order to reach the summit. The main pulling power behind this attraction is in the scenery, there’s no place you’d rather be when looking down at the island below. So much to see and well worth the effort.