Gran Canaria is one of the most attractive and
spectacular volcanoes on the island and one of the
places to see
in Gran Canaria. An excursion to
the volcano is a great attraction in your Gran Canaria holidays. One of the best
things to do in Gran Canaria.
The volcano is formed by a well-defined cone, 574
meters in height and an impressive depression
measuring 1,200 meters in diameter and 220 meters in
This enormous caldera is the result of a violent
explosion and it is one of the biggest craters of
its kind in the world.
A short hiking tour or nature walk can be made along
the lip of the caldera and down to the crater
bottom. For seeing the crater interior, there is a
track that begins to the left of the chapel in the
hamlet at the edge of the caldera. At the bottom
there is also an old press where Malvasía wine
(Malmsey) was formerly made.
Caldera is located 12 km. from
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and easily
accessible. To travel to Bandama, visitors should
take the bus no. 39 at the Bus & Coach Station (estación
For the ones travelling by car, they should follow
the C-811 road known locally as the carretera del
centro, to the turn-off at the 10 km. mark. A
further 3 km. drive takes one to the peak of the
volcano, from which excellent views can be had of
the caldera and the central part of the island.