Views of the arid landscapes of south Gran Canaria
The landscape from the Degollada de las Yeguas lookout point in south Gran Canaria surprises those that view it for the first time. The panoramic vista of the Fataga valley, a winding, fifteen kilometre canyon with smooth sides and sharp, almost vertical ridges is breathtaking: The wide valley floor and deep sides are all covered with arid, desert-like vegetation and the sea glistens in the background.
A car trip from Maspalomas
The viewpoint is a must on the car drive inland from Maspalomas towards San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Visitors can stop in the large car park and read about the Protected Landscape and Unesco Biosphere Reserve status of the area before looking out across the landscape to understand why it’s such a big deal.