Glimpse of Gran Canaria

An island that’s exactly the shape of a tiny ball, Gran Canaria is aptly called as a miniature continent.  Shrouded with vast and diverse landscapes one cannot resist but be awestruck at the gorgeous terrain that’s bestowed all over Gran Canaria.  Measures only 50kms diagonally, Gran Canaria beholds all that’s needed for a great holiday! 

Be it the golden sand dunes that plummet down to the beautiful Atlantic ocean, remote whitewashed villages, or the contrasting topography that reshapes at every winding road giving you views of ravines, pine forest, rock formations, craters and calderas that makes you feel like you are in Grand Canyon! 

The Sand Dunes of Maspalomas
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Gorgeous beaches of Atlantic Ocean

Beaches
Golf Course along the way

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Photogenic little beach towns
Puerto de Mogan
The winding roads 
Roads that we got addicted to
Whitewashed villages nestled between mountains

That looked like a monastry in Bhutan

Sunsets that are etched in our memories forever


Sunsets Cruz de Tejeda


Layers of mountains that formed a mesmerizing silhouette

Silhouette of mountains

Changing landscape

Landscapes changing at every bend
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Cave dwellings

Cave houses

Myriad holiday apartments

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Canarian baby potatoes with Mojo Sauce

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Reservoirs in the north of island

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Beautiful historic monuments


That pretty much sums up Gran Canaria.  Have you been to this Canary Island?  Or to similar island that stunned you with such dramatic landscape?

10 Responses

  1. I liked the winding roads and the two photos above and below it. Too cool 🙂

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  2. Gosh that little island really does pack in a punch! Lovely photos and as always, nice to read about places that I never knew existed!

  3. I am really impressed with your photos. Gran Canaria looks spectacular! So many interesting things to explore, so many enchanting landscapes!

  4. beautiful! The photo you have under beach towns is stunning- it looks like it belongs in a story book!

  5. A few month ago I have visited the Canary Island before my phoenix bus tours . Its a Spanish island and usually called as Canaries situated in the west coast of Africa. You can amuse yourselves through this Tenerife Auditorium, Loro Parque Tenerife Beaches etc..
    Due to the vocani nature the island has a few beach attractions.

  6. Beautiful landscapes… Each photo expresses the different landscapes…

    thanks for sharing

  7. Loved the sand dunes and the winding roads! Great pictures, Gran Canaria looks wonderful!

  8. wow! i have never been, never considered it, but after these beautiful photos, it will definitely be on my radar now. your photos are exquisite! and so glad they can be pinned! 😉 great story!

  9. Oh my gosh I want to live in that little town with all the flowers! Sooo pretty!

  10. For such a small island, there is so much variation. The sand dunes look especially cool.

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