In this post we would like to share with you 10 Instagrammable places in Gran Canaria, that is, the best places to take a photo on the island. Our intention is that you can take with you the best postcards of the diverse landscape that the island offers. And, at the same time, that you can explore its most beautiful corners. Whether you are a photography lover or an adventurer, we all like to post nice pictures of the new places that we visit. Therefore, below we mention 10 Instagrammable sites in Gran Canaria that you can’t miss.
10 best instagrammable places in Gran Canaria
In Gran Canaria there are many instagrammable sites and, believe us, it has been difficult to choose just 10. These ten sites may not be the most characteristic and representative of the island, but they are the ones that will make you realize how diverse and beautiful Gran is Canaria. Do you think you are able to go through them all and tag our Instagram account @welovegrancanaria? We would love it! Well, let’s go with the top 10 places to make photons on the island.
1. Las Vacas ravine, Agüimes
In the Las Vacas ravine we find a place called the Tobas de Colores or colored tuffs where you can make nice photos like this. Combine this visit with the town of Agüimes or Guayadeque, since you will be able to do little else in the area.
2. Roque Bentayga basket, Tejeda
Just a few minutes from Tejeda village, we find a giant basket where the Roque Bentayga is perfectly framed. You can go inside with your travel mates and, you’ve got it. An original postcard from Gran Canaria that you take with you forever.
3. Mirador del Balcón viewpoint, La Aldea de San Nicolás
This remote site of Gran Canaria is located on the old road that linked La Aldea with Agaete. The detour or exit on the road that you must take to get to the Mirador del Balcón is called Andén Verde. It is a magical and ideal place to watch the sunset, although sometimes it is windy here.
4. Maspalomas sand dunes, San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Perhaps it is one of the best known places in Gran Canaria to take a beautiful photo. However, as you will read here today, it is not the only one. The Maspalomas dunes are a unique enclave located in the south of the island. Please, keep in mind that there are prohibited access areas to preserve this natural area. In our post about things to do in Maspalomas we tell you the best options to visit the Dunes.
5. Ventana del Nublo or Gañifa, Tejeda
A few steps from Pico de Las Nieves is a rock formation known among locals as Ventana del Nublo or Ventana Gañifa, as it overlooks the Natural Monument of Roque Nublo. To take a photo like this you will have to have a good camera, with the smartphone they do not look so good. Sometimes you can also see the peak of El Teide behind.
6. Puerto de Mogán, Mogán
The coastal town of Puerto de Mogán is instagrammable in every corner, as it is full of bougainvilleas and, in addition, the houses have touches of different colors. Look how beautiful it is!
7. Güigüi beach, La Aldea de San Nicolás
Güigüi beach is one of the few that remain virgin in Gran Canaria. Therefore, it is perfect for making photos like the one you can see below. Especially because they are not overcrowded given their difficult access. This photo is taken from Güigüi small beach and can only be accessed by walking at low tide or by boat.
8. Roque Nublo , Tejeda
Just a few meters from Roque Nublo, we find this rock formation that overlooks the abyss. And not just any abyss, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Gran Canaria with Tenerife in the background. Be careful, since getting here is not advisable for clumsy, but you can get there if you are careful. Therefore, taking into account that the Roque Nublo is one of the essentials of Gran Canaria, this photo cannot be missing.
9. Los Azulejos, Mogán
The natural resource of Los Azulejos is undoubtedly one of the fashionable places in Gran Canaria to take pictures. The photo is on the same road with the colored mountains in the background. Being a road with little traffic, this is possible, but be VERY careful. Another option is to climb the path to the Inagua Nature Reserve and photograph the mountains next to the puddles and small waterfalls (only possible after the rains).
10. Llanos de la Mimbre Viewpoint, Tamadaba
Finally, we love this Instagrammable place in Gran Canaria: the Viewpoint Llanos de la Mimbre, in Tamadaba. Look how awesome!
Video summary of instagrammable places in Gran Canaria
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Finally, we invite you to stop by our section of Local Guides of Gran Canaria. Here you will find digital ebooks to get to know the island on your own.