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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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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
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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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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44 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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98 attraction reviews
1,154 helpful votes 1,154 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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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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Delray Beach, FL
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21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The view is outstanding but it does take a while to get there. If you are on a limited time budget, you need to think this out carefully

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Larne, United Kingdom
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The bus ride up to the crater is somewhat hairy but once you are us it is worth it. Great views over Gran Canaria and of the caldera itself.

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