The best season to visit Las Niñas dam is after days of rain. Last time we want after February and March and it was gorgeous! The area seemed to be a typical landscape from Switzerland. It was all green, the dam was full and we even found some cascades during the way to the dam. Wonderful!
La presa de Las Niñas is located in inner Gran Canaria, at Tejeda municipality. The quickest ways to get there are from Tejeda village and from Puerto de Mogán village. As we mentioned before, this year we have also seen some waterfalls coming from Tejeda and arriving to the dam as shown below.
Due to the beauty from the way to Las Niñas dam from both ways, it is a very busy road. Especially there are plenty of motorbikes and bikes. As all the inner parts from Gran Canaria, during the winter months it is quite fresh here. So that, we highly recommend you to bring some winter clothes.
This time we went by motorbike also and we were proud of this decision, since we left home quite late and the parking was already full. Imposible to park! Please consider that on weekends the local people go there to spend the day with their families and friends. In summer you won’t have this problem, but it is not as beautiful as in winter or spring. That is why we do not recommend you to visit this place in summer. The dam will be dry so as the environment. Moreover, it will be really hot for sure.
Activities and services
At the Presa de Las Niñas you will be able to practice a lot of sports and activities. For example, trekking, kayak, camping, make a barbecue or picnic or even paddle surf as shown bellow. Let’s say that it is a perfect place for everybody: family, friends, couples or even to go alone and find yourself.
There are different places to make picnics and barbecues. At the moment it is permitted to make fire at the designated areas (barbecues). As always, if you want to find a place you should go quite early in order that you can park, book a table and have a barbecue (if you need it). We will show you some pictures from our last visit. In this area you have also other services as drinking water, surveillance and toilets.
Camping at Las Niñas dam
In addition, if you feel like spending a night there, you should know that camping is permitted for caravans and tents. In total, there is capacity for 28 caravans and 432 people. The camping area for tents is free, you can choose where to place your base camp. Concerning to the campers, there is a designated area where they have to park.
So that, if you are planing to camp at presa de Las Niñas, don’t forget that you should request a permission to the council of Gran Canaria. There you can also check the general normative. Be informed that the permission should be requested at least 3 days (working days) before of the date you want to camp.
Return through Valle de Mogán
Finally, you can not loose the way from Presa de Las Niñas to Valle de Mogán. Specially after winter rains when everything is green. Anyway, during the whole year you can enjoy the landscape of its Canary palm trees and Canary pines coexisting in the same area. Awesome!
Furthermore, at Valle de Mogán they cultivate lots of Canarian yummy fruits such as the mango, papaya and avocado. Have a look at the fruit trees and try to stop at any road fruit stall to take with you a tasty souvenir.
Please consider that the road is full of curves. That is why it is a paradise for car, motorbike or bike riders. Take care and enjoy a lot!
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