The Mirador del Balcón viewpoint also known as Anden Verde is one of the most impressive viewpoints in Gran Canaria. It is also named El Paso Marinero viewpoint and is located next to the steep coast of La Aldea de San Nicolás. At the same time, it is within the Tamadaba Natural Park, right in the southern part of it. Here are all the details you need to bear in mind if you want to visit this hidden spot on the island.
Mirador del Balcón Viewpoint
You should know that the Mirador del Balcón viewpoint has been renovated in recent years, we show you a picture of what it looked like before. Nowadays, it is a super modern walkway surrounded by glass with breathtaking views.
As we said, from here you will have incredible views of part of the west coast of Gran Canaria. You may not be able to see much from this point, but its peaked mountains make its relief resemble the tail of a dragon. On clear, cloudless days you can also get a nice view of Tenerife, as well as see the sunset. In any case, it tends to be a windy area, so I hope you are lucky and that when you visit it the wind is calmer. If you want to know how to get there, we’ll tell you!
How to get to Mirador del Balcón or Anden Verde
El Mirador del Balcón is very close to the village of La Aldea de San Nicolás. Specifically, on the old coastal road that used to link La Aldea with Agaete and vice versa. To get here you have to drive from Agaete towards La Aldea and take the turn-off called Andén Verde. It is only a few metres away. Bear in mind that the road leading to the viewpoint from Agaete is beautiful, but it is also full of curves. If you are travelling with children or if you tend to get dizzy, it is important that you travel with the windows open and do not read maps or look at mobile phones en route.
Andén Verde viewpoint
You should know that we also have the old abandoned Andén Verde viewpoint on the road to Finca Tirma. To get here you must go along the same road from Agaete to La Aldea and take the detour “Finca Tirma”. It is a dead end road and to get to the viewpoint you must pass a green fence.
Keep in mind that you must be careful here as there is no fence and it can be dangerous. What you are right in front of is the abyss as seen in the next photo. However, you will have beautiful views of Agaete and the unspoilt coast of La Aldea.
Finally, remember that we have several local guides to Gran Canaria in order that you can discover the most authentic side of the island on your own. Have a look to all of them by clicking on the following link!