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. Using our online itinerary creator, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria attractions like Caldera de Bandama can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A circular walk to the Bandama crater is definitely worth it. Beautiful vegetation and fantastic views. Around is approx. 3, 5 km and the path is okay. (We have about an hour). Good Footwear I would recommend. It is not a really tough hike but the pieces uphill into the loose sand, can be a bit of a cardiovascular challenge.
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  • The caldera de Bandama is a must that you should go to revel in the views. The circular trail on the top is a very nice, affordable ride for everyone.
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  • Spectacular view of an ancient volcano which has resulted in boiler following the collapse of the volcanic cone
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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.. .
  • great place, very scenic; It's not often we have the opportunity to visit the old Crater Volcano and if the plan calls for the caldera
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  • It is worth seeing this enormous volcano. Especially since the peak Bandama, accessible by car. Beautiful views and nothing more.
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  • Great short circular trail. Only in the vicinity of the golf course, it stinks and the way is there not very clear because signs are lacking.
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  • Volcanic caldera of about 5,000 years old. You can get to the boiler with a nice stroll. It has about 1,000 m in diameter and more than 200 depth.
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