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Caldera de Bandama

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Address: Santa Brigida, 35300 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

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Steep slippery hike down into crater

A short walk past the entrance is a viewing platform that has good views of the multi-colored side walls and bottom of the crater. The steep hike down to the bottom of the crater... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A short walk past the entrance is a viewing platform that has good views of the multi-colored side walls and bottom of the crater. The steep hike down to the bottom of the crater is on loose pumice, so is slippery; it is the same path to get back out. Once out of the crater, walk up the road to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I went up to the viewing point (Pico de Bandama). The panorama view is very impressive. The caldera is the most standing feature, and the downtown Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also visible. Because of the easy access from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this is a great place for tourists to appreciate the nature of the island. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Me and my friend hiked down into, up out of, and around Bandama. It was awesome. We jumped the gate because it closes at 5pm... but I'm glad we did. It's a challenging walk/hike though so come prepared!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The view of a perfectly formed Caldera is worth the visit but the surrounding panorama is not to be missed as well. Make sure you visit La Caldera Cafe just before the summit where you are greeted by a lovely lady who explains the history of the area. Amazing views from the restaurant balcony and some nice local produce on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

the panoramic view on the crater is speechless. if you like plants, you can observe here a great variety and beauty. also, we were able to see many different birds and to take pics of local canaries birds and 3 sparrowhawks. amazing!

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you've done the walk to the bottom of the caldera, well done, but you've probably missed the Guanche caves. We only found out about them later and had to do a second visit. When walking down towards the bottom, as you reach the first sharp right turn that descends downhill, look left. There is a narrow trail leading off... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are fit and fancy a walk/hike you can walk to the bottom and explore. Or you can see the site from the top

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our first stop was at the Pico de Bandama mirador (at 1,883ft) for a panoramic view of the adjacent countryside and a view into the heart of the volcanic crater 0.6miles wide. Parking can be a bit tricky and something of a "free for all" when the place is busy! Next came our 656ft descent into the crater, through an... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Good short hike round the Caldera- my walks book described this as vertiginous but it was fine- some ascent and decent walking shoes/boots needed. Get the bus to Bandama if using public transport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited on a clear sunny day and the views were spectacular. You can definitely see that it was a crater. We visited a cafe nearby and had a cup of tea and sandwich.

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Address: Address: Santa Brigida, 35300 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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