Top 10 Places to Visit & See in Gran Canaria (Best Sights + Advice)

Last Updated on March 29, 2021

Gran Canaria has variety of great sights to explore for its visitors. Here you can read our pick of the top 10 places to visit and see in Gran Canaria with insider advice and tips.


Top 10 Places to See in Gran Canaria

Roque Nublo through in Tejeda

Roque Nublo is one of the most popular natural areas in Gran Canaria especially for hiking lovers. The region is home to well preserved natural habitats, abundant endemic and protected species. Read more…

The Museum and Archaeological Site of Cueva Pintada in Gáldar

Cueva Pintada Museum is one of the most attractive sights in Gran Canaria, located in Gáldar. The building of the museum was raised around the remains of the original aborigine settlement.


The site and the Museum shows the vision of the houses and caves of the original inhabitants of the islands that can be observed from a large raised passageway. The museum is very famous for its spectacular rock paintings and that’s why it is called “the Cueva Pintada” which means “Painted Cave”. Read more…

Puerto de Mogan

The seafaring village of Puerto de Mogan with its original looking houses, traditional straight lines, whitewashed walls, brightly painted doors and windows is beautiful and very attractive. The seaside promenade of the resort is also exciting and beautiful. Read more…

Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas

Las Canteras beach is the main beach of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Canteras beach is a more than 3 km. of golden sand beach and stretches the length of the western side of the isthmus on which the city stands and which joins the island with the group of volcanic cones, known as La Isleta. Read more…

Dunes of Maspalomas

Dunes of Maspalomas is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Gran Canaria. The spectacular sandy peaks by the beach is worth a visit and see. Dunes of Maspalomas is the most unique natural formation in the islands. A must see place. Read more…


Puerto de Las Nieves in Agaete

Puerto de las Nieves (Door of the Snows) is the attractive harbour of Agaete located on the north west part of Gran Canaria. Here you may enjoy the great scenery, sunbathing at the harbour beach, go fishing, eat fish, dine at the restaurants and spend great time.

Town of Terror in Terror

The town of Terror is a beautiful town located at the centre of the Gran Canaria and can be reached via steep winding roads. The town is beautiful and worth a visit and see for its typical buildings, historic quarter, balconies and rural island life.

Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Vegueta is a beautiful town located at the north part of Gran Canaria, near Las Palmas. The town is beautiful and worth a visit and see for its Santa Ana Square and the Cathedral, the narrow, cobbled streets that were once visited by Columbus.

Guayadeque Ravine in Agüimes and Ingenio

The Guayadeque Ravine is a beautiful natural place and jewel that worth a visit and see located around the municipalities of Ingenio and Agüimes, on the east inland part of Gran Canaria. The palm groves of the ravine has large traces of prints bringing the visitors back to the island’s inhabitants from olden times.

Bandama Volcano

Bandama, a blowout crater, is one of the most spectacular volcanoes on the island. A trip to the volcano and enjoy the scenery is really great. Read more…