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Address: Santa Brigida, 35300 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34928273027
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Bandama was included in our tour booked through Cruising Excursions. The road up to the top is winding and narrow. Glad that someone else was driving as it can be a tight squeeze... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bandama was included in our tour booked through Cruising Excursions. The road up to the top is winding and narrow. Glad that someone else was driving as it can be a tight squeeze if vehicles need to pass. There are views of Las Palmas from where the vehicles drop people off. To view the caldera you need to climb ~20... More 

Thank Barheat
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled here on local bus. Lovely scenery en route and easy to spot where to get off though driver kindly let us know too! Magical views all around. Walk down took us 30 minutes. We wore trainers and both had a little slip - the volcanic gravel slides over rocks easily! - but not a real problem. Inside is so... More 

Thank Felicity D
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the caldera as part of a tour arranged with 'walkingrancanaria'. We hiked down to the floor of the caldera and back; followed by a walk around the rim. In total we walked around 8K. The views walking around the rim were great; though some parts were steep and tough on the calves! Our tour provider also provided a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I don't know if it should be considered as "must see"... just a big hole; in my opinion there are other places in GC worth see. However if you go "downstairs" to the bottom it should be awesome place :) But you need some time for it (few ours at least).

Thank Kamil Z
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This was included in our Las Palms Tour, booked through 'First Minute's. Journey by bus up a narrow winding mountainside road. A slow drive as there's only just room for two buses to pass each other which happened several times on our way up...and a long steep drop beyond the wall at the side of the road which left several... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 16:00 at the gate of Caldera de Bandama, although is was gorgeous, it closes at 17:00. So there was not enough time to walk down relaxed. Opening hours of Caldera de bandama are from 08:00 till 17:00..

1 Thank Michael H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The path within the caldera is quite long winded and you are advised to wear proper footwear. It can be quite chilly despite on a hot July month. To our surprise, the caldera was very very quiet and there was almost nobody walking the path other than two to three tourists that we met occasionally.

Randers, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Blue Global Bus, stops just outside the entrance to the crater. You have 2 choices, You can walk all the way around the rim, or if adventurous , you can follow the path to the bottom. It is about 200 meters deep, and the path is somewhat steep & twisty. I was glad of a walking stick . You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We visited the Caldera on a relatively cloudy and windy day but still enjoyed hiking round the crater. There are great views across to the coast and over to the mountains. You can also enjoy the interesting geological formation of the crater itself! There was also a fantastic array of various types of cacti. The walk took us about an... More 

Thank Brit_travellerUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Drove to the visitor centre and walked partly around the rim of the volcanic crater. Wonderful panoramic views of the island especially on a clear day. I was lucky and could see for miles.Bit of a windy road up and some spectacular drops to the side, but well worth it.

Thank Duncan W

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