Gran Canaria - "Island of Pensioners"
|Tens of thousands, OAPs (old age pensioners) have fun every day on the long sandy beach of Maspalomas, often stark naked and completely disinhibited as little children, while the working population in Germany is almost crushed by the giant taxes and social security.|
Nevertheless, Gran Canaria is worth a trip, not only because of the magnificent mountain world. Wildly romantic Barankos, like the great American model, the Grand Canyon not dissimilar, characterize the island. So it is not surprising that here quite a few westerns were filmed.
In this lonely mountain scenery, the hikers and nature lovers escape the tourist crowds of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas quickly.
| 1 Las Palmas|| 2 Bandama Crater|
| 3 Airport|| 4 Gorge of Guayadeque|
| 5 Playa del Ingles|| 6 Maspalomas|
| 7 Puerto Rico|| 8 Mogán|
| 9 Soria reservoir||10 Las Ninas reservoir|
|11 Chira reservoir||12 Roque Bentayga|
|13 Roque Nublo||14 Tejeda|
|15 Agaete||16 Dedo de Dios|
|17 Arucas||18 Las Canteras|
|19 Teror||20 Pico de las Nieves|
Accommodation, where to stay on Gran Canaria
Best starting point for excursions in the mountains of Gran Canaria and swimming is Maspalomas:
- The unique sand dunes of Maspalomas are best reached with shuttle bus provided by the hotels or by rental car (very few parking spaces near the beach).
- A well-maintained bungalow resort is the Sonora Golf in Maspalomas, in the Campo International. This apartment complex was tested by made4you and can be recommended without restriction.
||Most tourist residences and hotels are located about 1-3 km far from the beach around the golf course, situated behind the dunes of Maspalomas.|
Shuttle buses from the hotels bring tourists to the Maspalomas beach.
Rental car driving
Excursions in the mountains of Gran Canaria require because of the tight and twisty mountain and pass roads much time. Mostly driving not faster than 40 to 60 km/h is possible
Therefore the is sensational cheap (0.54 Euro/Liter in Nov.2002) :o))
In the area of Las Palmas occurs high traffic density (especially during rush hour).
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