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Puerto de Las Nieves, Gran Canaria

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  • Quite interesting place to visit, just be aware of the wind. The wind was so strong the day we visited!  more »
  • Very picturesque little town, with great restaurants and a lovely natural pool if you fancy it. A little track to get to, but a lovely place. Beach is nothing great, so wouldn't go for that.  more »
  • We were driving around and decided to visit, without prior knowledge. The scenery is wonderful with a nice village offering a view that reminded me of the Blue and White cottages often seen in Greece....  more »
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  • Nice village, wonderful atmosphere, and restaurants where you can taste really fresh fish.
  • Pieceful and quiet place with good restaurants, beach and walking area. It has a port with good connection to other islands.
  • We went to this place on a quite cloudy day... and it was spectacular! The sea was wild, the wind was blowing and the clouds were hanging low against the mountains... There was a Lord of the Rings feeling in the air.
  • Amazing views to enjoy. A really charming place!
  • . The bleaker side of life in Gran Canaria. Far, far from the beaches of the south, the karaoke bars, often even far from the sunshine - this is where the winds whip the clouds and the rain falls more often as those clouds hit the mountains. Take a coat. It was 24 degrees in Maspalomas on a sunny December day, 14 degrees with a gale blowing in Puerto de las Nieves. But it's not only the weather which can be bleak here - and it is sunny sometimes. Daily life is pretty bleak for the people here, and the future is bleak too. It is one of the areas with highest unemployment, the main employment being fishing (in those gales . . .) and the Fred Perry shipping line which runs boats to Tenerife. On a clear day you can see the winter-snow-capped peak of Mount Teide riding above the waves. Others travel daily to Las Palmas to earn a living, 35 km taking 50 minutes. And as you drive south, the countryside and life get even bleaker. We picked up a hitchhiker - a 70 year old lady - as we left Agaete to drive south towards the Aldea de San Nicolás. She was going to El Risco - marked on our map as the one place on the 37 km road between Agaete and La Aldea. It took us 25 minutes to get there along a narrow winding road where heavy lorries filled with tomatoes from La Aldea rumbled past us. There was not another dwelling anywhere along the route. When we finally got to El Risco - marked on the map as I said - it was just a huddle of a dozen small houses either side of a tarmacked-over mule track leading off the "main" road and going straight up the side of the bare mountain. "No shop, no doctor, no school, no jobs, nothing, nothing" she told us. Born there, lived there all her life, although she had once been to Las Palmas. She wanted us to come and pick tomatoes from her garden as a thank-you. It made us appreciate the bleaker side of life in Gran Canaria. .

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