The Mirador del Balcón or Anden Verde is one of the most impressive in Gran Canaria as we mentioned in our article with the top 15 viewpoints on the island. This is also known as Mirador El Paso Marinero and is located along the rugged coastline of La Aldea de San Nicolás. At the same time, it is located within the Tamadaba Natural Park, just in the southern part of it.
On the other hand, you should know that recently the Mirador del Balcón has been totally renovated. We show you several images of how it has been. In this post we will tell you how to get there and some information of interest. Let’s go!
How to get to Andén Verde or Mirador del Balcón
The Mirador del Balcón is located near the town of La Aldea de San Nicolás. Specifically, on the old coastal road that linked La Aldea with Agaete and vice versa. To get here you must drive from Agaete to La Aldea and take the turnoff called Andén Verde. A few meters away you have it. Keep in mind that the La Aldea road is full of curves and is not recommended for passengers who get dizzy. Of course, the views from here are wonderful.
From here you will have incredible views of part of the west coast of Gran Canaria. Perhaps from this point it is not appreciated much, but its peaked mountains make its relief resemble the tail of a dragon. On clear and clear days we can also have a nice view of Tenerife, as well as enjoy the sunset.
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 of Gran Canaria in order that you can discover the island on your own. Have a look by clicking on the following link!