Degollada de las Yeguas lookout point

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.
Altitude
842 m
Landscape type
Natural
Protected space
Protected Landscape
Hiking trails
Parking
Localidad
Arteara

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths and spaces causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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