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Caldera de Bandama

Santa Brigida, 35300 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: A view point above the caldera gives a magnificent view into the 1km across crater. Also superb views from the sea up to the mountain tops. Worth the... more »
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Place is worth of visiting even i am a little bit scared of hights and didn't go down because on that and my operated knee. The path was so narrow that i waited up for my husband to go there. We went threre by bus and luckily we had plenty of cold water and toiletpaper with us because there was't... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stupendous view across the Caldera and a tiny farm right at the bottom. Can be very hot but I expect you'll stop at Monte Coello for a nice cool drink and then go on up to Sta Brigida along the main road.

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

If you have seen a hole in the gound it's like that, only WAY bigger. We lived on the other side of the island and had driven far to see the mountains, and to see this volcano on the other side, but after a whole day of driving/walking/siteseeing; this hole was something of a anticlimax...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Excellent exercise and impressive views for people not suffering from vertigo or poor balance. (Well, ...there is a platform at the starting point, probable suitable even for wheelchairs, and the views are rather impressive already from there.) Three hours is rather suitable for the walk down and up again. Keep in mind that there is a gate that is closed... More

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Highlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Using our Sunflower Book guide, we caught the local bus from Las Palmas and "did" Bandama. After we had climbed up to the Pico, I then ventured a short way round the crater rim (until vertigo won). We then took the path down into the caldera, although I was unable to persuade my wife to go the very bottom -... More

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Devon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is probably the most accessible caldera on the island. There is a good, and well signed, road that takes you to the top of the adjacent peak for some excellent views. Parking is a bit limited though and it can get exciting if you meet one of the tourist coaches. The caldera itself is about 200m deep and the... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The views, and history were magnificent. Lots of information boards by the viewing platform in various languages

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London
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241 reviews 241 reviews
102 attraction reviews
1,270 helpful votes 1,270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

. A satnav can be helpful for getting here. It is marked as a place of interest on Garmin satnavs, so that makes it easy to find. Otherwise you follow either the brown tourist signposts to Bandama - and it must be said that Gran-Can is pretty good on signs - or just follow the tourist buses. This at least... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

In the top ten attractions of the Gran Canary Island is the Caldera de Bandama one. For us a reason to go there. First we did the mirador (top view point) de Bandama. We had a beautiful view over Las Pasmas / Telde and the area. After that we started our walk down. It was very slippery a lot of... More

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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55 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Although the drive towards this place is a driver challenge, it is worth it. We hiked into the crater and walked around it, very beautifull. You need to wear good hiking shoes if you want to go down and up.

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