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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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Great short walk with impressive view of Caldera

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

An interesting winding drive up leads to a look out with fabulous views of the island overlooking the long extinct caldera. It's a must on any tour of the island.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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