Walk through an enormous natural reserve in the northeast of Gran Canaria
This crater to walk along is situated between the municipalities of Santa Brigida, Telde and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The seaward route through Caldera de Bandama goes between the ravines of Las Goteras and Guiniguada. This area of enormous natural richness was formed five thousand million years ago along with the ancient volcano Pico de Bandama. The crater is 216 metres deep, 574 metres high and 1,000 metres wide. Along with its geological value the archaeological site of Cueva de los Canarios, which the ancient settlers used as a granary for storing harvests and food is of great interest.
Trekking among plants and native birds through viewpoints and caves
With a trekking route of just under three kilometers, the route through Caldera de Bandama ( named in honour of a Flemish trader called Van Damme) goes by the viewpoint at Cornical and continues along las Casas de Fondo, the cave of Bodegas, the pond of El Culatón and the cross of the Tres Piedras. It is a demanding trek with an average gradient of 18%, along the walk you can see plants such as white echium and wild olive tree as well as island birds like the kestrel and the blackcaps. Don’t forget to take sun cream.
2 h 30'
All year round