Caldera de Bandama, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Hidden up in the wine country around Tafira, find Caldera de Bandama, a huge volcanic crater. From the rim, catch views of the surrounding island and into the 1 km (0.6 mi) wide crater. If you're feeling up to it, take the 200 m (700 ft) walk down the volcanic ash into the crater--it takes about half an hour, and you should make sure to wear comfortable shoes. To get here, catch the number 311 bus, leaving from San Telmo bus station every hour. There are also places to grab a snack nearby. Make Caldera de Bandama a centerpiece of your Las Palmas de Gran Canaria vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria travel itinerary maker.
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  • A place espectacular.vistas increibles.muy recomendable.impresiona imagine qe not long ago there was lava and which at any moment could "wake up"
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  • Caldera de Bandama is the largest volcanic crater of Gran Canaria. This beautiful crater is located in the northeast of the island (not so far from Las Palmas). The crater is 200 meters deep and has a diameter of 1000 metres. In addition to the crater is the Pico de Bandama (569 metres high mountain). From the top of the Pico de Bandama you have a magnificent panoramic view of the crater and its surroundings. If only for this view is worth a visit to this crater.
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  • Interesting circuit of the Bandama crater rim. Can be combined with a descent into the crater. Good views both into the crater and of the surrounding countryside. 
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  • . If you can survive the drive, you'll love the view . A satnav can be helpful for getting here. It is marked as a place of interest on Garmin satnavs, so that makes it easy to find. Otherwise you follow either the brown tourist signposts to Bandama - and it must be said that Gran-Can is pretty good on signs - or just follow the tourist buses. This at least will ensure that even if your route is round-about, you won't get stuck in a tiny narrow street. On the way there, there were other craters, so we kept thinking that we had arrived. But then when we got to the actual one, we realized just how puny the others were. This is big, very big, very impressive. But once you've looked at it a bit, unless you feel strong enough to walk down (and back up again . . .), there's not a lot to do, so make it a stop en route to somewhere else rather than a whole visit in its own right.. .
  • Data are impressive, a volcanic crater of 1 km in diameter and 200 meters deep. Well, see the whole thing from above, from the top of the peak Bandama and actually fails to impress the image. It does not remove it's not pretty, and that also highlight the views of the other side, where you can see the capital. It is not a place that would mark as essential, and not I recommend it who do not enjoy of hilly roads.
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  • Panarama ... pity not having had time to go down into the crater's odd that inside there is a ruined house dating back to the early 900 I believe ...
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  • Muy bonito. Merece la pena verlo.
  • Curious place, old volcano.
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