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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  • I've gone to see the sights from the viewpoint and I have also lost walking to the bottom of the boiler. The walk is very nice and a picnic can be made to get down.
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  • The walk was nice around the top of the crater. At times I found the walk a bit nerve wracking but it was worth the view . 
  • Definitely worth a visit if you are in Las Palmas, is an impressive view and also you can enjoy a spectacular view from above the town and Coast below
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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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