The photographer Alfonso Bravo and the producer Derek Pedrós travelled the Canary Islands in search of unique sunrises. Along the journey, they wrote down their experience in an online travel log that turned into an even more interesting piece. Through their camera lens, the two artists show us the natural landscape of the islands and also the human landscape, as each image is accompanied by the silhouette of a person to reveal the accessibility of the settings.
Tenerife (28º15’52” N 16º32’12” W)
The Teide is a unique location. Not only is it the highest mountain in Spain, it’s also a spectacular observation point, from which you can enjoy both sunrise and sunset. If we are at its peak as the sun rises, we can see the largest shadow cast over the sea in the world. An awe-inspiring spectacle that is well worth seeing.
Gran Canaria (27º44’44” N 15º34’28” W)
All we have to do to enjoy a gorgeous sunrise on this island is go to one of its most famous beaches: Maspalomas. As soon as the sun appears over the horizon, the light bounces off the dunes and everything in sight is bathed in a beautiful golden hue.
Fuerteventura (28º02’53” N 14º19’30” W)
On this island, you can’t miss sunrise at Viejo Rey Beach: a wild beach located in the southwest of Fuerteventura, where we will get a sense of how small and solitary we are as the first rays of sun climb up over the horizon.
La Gomera (28º07’24” N 17º13’27” W)
Known for its lush nature, abrupt terrain and twisting landscapes, La Gomera is the perfect setting for watching the most striking sunrises. You can do so from the Los Roques Viewpoint, an incredible spot from which to watch how the sun bathes the island’s lush forests.
El Hierro (27º50'57” N 17º 55' 25” W)
One of the best-known viewpoints is La Peña, from where we have a perfect view of the sun rising over the horizon. At a height of 650 metres, we can see the first rays of sunshine over the deep El Golfo Valley, created from a massive landslide about 100,000 years ago.
La Palma (28º45’05” N 17º50’07” W)
It’s best to enjoy Nogales Beach in the morning, as the sun begins to hide behind the cliffs once the afternoon rolls around, making it a stunning spot for watching the sunrise. As the sun comes up, a red and orange light floods the sky. A worthy spectacle to wake up all the people camping here, every morning.
Lanzarote y La Graciosa (28º59’46’’ N 13º41’05’’ W)
Of course, the Timanfaya National Park is the perfect place from which to enjoy the sunrise. The view of the first rays of light over the volcanoes creates a beautiful pallet of reds and ochres.