Bandama – Gran Canaria

With an area of ​​326 hectares, within the municipalities of Las Palmas, Telde and Santa Brígida from the island of Gran Canaria, we found the Pico and the Caldera de Bandama. Both represent a sample of the volcanic processes of the island.

Bandama, Gran Canaria

From a great distance you can distinguish the peak, which from its low height (570 meters) offers unbeatable views and has a magnificent viewpoint. The boiler is one of the most beautiful for its perfect structure, with 1,000 meters in diameter and 200 meters deep. You can undertake the descent by a very steep and quite slippery road, a walk that will take us about half an hour.

Road to Bandama

This natural space is of great geological and ecological interest, and is included within the Tafira protected landscape, a town that is separated by about 6 kilometers. In the past there was, inside the caldera, a vineyard cultivated by a Dutch farmer named go Damme, from which the name is taken.

The walk through Bandama

Currently you can find a profusion of palm trees, fig trees and orange trees that live with native vegetation. It is noteworthy that inside the caldera there are remains of engravings made by the ancient inhabitants of the island.

Bandama boiler

South of Bandama Peak, in the 19th century, the British community founded the Royal Golf Club of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the oldest in Spain.

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