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Caldera de Bandama

Address: Santa Brigida, 35300 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful clear day and so worth the trip. On a cruise and decided wanted a bit of high volcanic scenery. So onto coach and having a skillful river helps as the roads are vertical, twisting and turning with sheer drops. Drove around he caldera and saw from many positions the size of the crater and how vegetation has taken hold.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a fantastic place to take photos of much of the island. It's worth the drive up to the top. Also, on the way down you can stop by a winery for tastings.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Two city noob trackers entered semi prepaired into this beautiful place, wearing nothing but worn out sneakers and cool looks. Naturally we faced an obstacle a little harder by the quality of our missing equipment, but we made it. Indeed this great crater of fertillity holds amazing secrets to be discovered. From The top an amazing view teasing you to... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Needs to be a clear day (which are plentiful on Gran Canaria). The caldera is impressive but so is the drive up and back. We drove through the clouds then saw them fill the caldera and move on in a really eerie way. Need to take a day to slowly appreciate this and the other parts of the high part... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After taking photos of the panoramicviews from the pico, we drove back down to the turn off to the campo do golf and parked. The walks round the rim and down to the bottom of the caldera start just beside the winery and are open until 18.00. The walk down was paved for the first few metres then gave way... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We made a day of this trip, albeit a shortish day by combining a walk around the top rim of the caldera with a walk up & down the adjacent pico bandama. The day was lengthened by the fact that we came by bus from Las Palmas, took a picnic & spent quite a time admiring the fabulous views away... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Returned here late afternoon to walk around the rim when the heat had gone out of the sun a little. The walk took just over an hour, but then, we walked very slowly because of injury, so it is quite possible to walk it faster I'm sure! Naively thought the walk would be fairly flat, but it is pretty up... More 

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Chawton
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

An impressive hole in the ground best appreciated either by a sprightly circumnavigation of its rim or in repose from the adjacent Pico de Bandama. The most accessible of GC's calderas as it lies beneath the road to the Pico. Decent views of the East Coast.

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went there in December, but it was still nice warm. Beautifull view, amazing, do not go there if you have vertigo:) Close to the Caldera is nice vineyard when you can taste and buy excellent wines.

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great area to call in on - grab some time to drive up to look right across the Caldera and then take the walk down into the volcano - the view is spectacular and lets remember .... its a volcano how often can you say you wandered around crater - take water and something to nibble on... More 

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