Bandama Crater

The Pico de Bandama is an inactive volcano in eastern Gran Canaria. Its crater is 200 meters deep and as much as a kilometer wide. This makes it the largest in Gran Canaria. On the way to the top, you will encounter prehistoric petroglyphs. Once at the top, you can enjoy a magnificent view of all directions of the island from the terrace. For example, to the north you can see Las Palmas with the peninsula of La Isleta. To the east you can see the east coast of the island, and to the south you can look into the deep crater of Caldera de Bandama. Finally, to the west you can look over the mountainous landscape with the green golf course of Real Club de Las Palmas.

Nice to know:

  • You can park at the top of the volcano.
  • Its volcanic character was formed by a collapse.
  • Today, the crater is used as an agricultural area, as it contains a lot of fertile soil.

Our Tip:

  • You can take a guided hike down into the crater. The hike takes over two hours. Do bring plenty of water, as there are no catering facilities in the crater.

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