The island of wonders

When you think of Gran Canaria you might have certain pictures in your mind: Beaches, party people, big hotel buildings. Well, let me tell you, this island has a lot more to offer - it's so diverse that you can go from the sand dunes to the mountains in one day! Welcome to Gran Canaria. πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

This is what we saw the first evening - our hotel ;) RIU Palace Maspalomas.

The hotel is located directly next to the famous...

... sand dunes of Maspalomas.

@lionheaded is taking in the view in the early morning.


Day 1 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The biggest city of the island.

San Telmo Park


It's built alongside the mountains of the island.

DAY 2 Salt terraces & the wild coast

Salinas El Bufadero

@lionheaded and the wild north of Gran Canaria

Faro de Punta Sardina

Piscinas de Roque Pietro

Natural sea water baths at the north coast.

DAY 3 Agaete & the west coast

Agaete is famous for its white and blue buildings. And people! πŸ˜‰

And this church is also one of the landmarks - called "Ermita de las Nieves".

The roads alongside the west coast are quite spectacular!

Make sure to end up in Puerto de MogΓ‘n for a stroll...

Or rent an apartment with a balcony there πŸ˜‰

DAY 4 The mountainous side of Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria has mountains that go up to over 1.900 meters.

And are actually volcanoes!

You can go from palm tree lined beaches to pine woods in 40 minutes!

There's even chestnut trees!

You can also go from sunshine to fog and rain within minutes!

And from lush woods to deserts as well! 🌡

Thank you for joining me on yet another adventure! More of my travel tips on Instagram: @ladyvenom

#goexplore #seewhatisee #travel #places #spain #canaryislands #grancanaria

  • thelionheaded

    Love 😍

  • ladyvenom

    @lionheaded πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜

  • aconica

    Love the dunes

  • ladyvenom

    @aconica have you been? It's an unbelievable place / especially with the beach and ocean right behind it ✨😍

  • copperline

    Those sand dunes are staggering! The shot on page 5 is EPIC! Gorgeous story πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  • ladyvenom

    @copperline thank you so much dear! I always thought I'd have to fly much further for landscapes like this... quite amazing! β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸΌ

  • aconica

    @ladyvenom I have not! It looks wonderful

  • copperline

    It's incredible! And the coastal shots are just πŸ‘ŒπŸ»Hope you're having a good week! 😘

  • aziedaamira

    Beautiful place 😍😍😍

  • nellyvels

    your shots cannot get any better ❀️❀️ absolutely beautiful story, thanks for posting & keeping steller so interesting ✨

  • ladyvenom

    @aconica the island is super diverse - you gotta make sure to go to the right places to stay a bit aside from the crowds ;) but then it's totally worth it.

  • ladyvenom

    @copperline thank you so much dear! We are home in Vienna since more than a week and I begin to crave a new adventure πŸ˜‰ hope you have a great evening!

  • ladyvenom

    @aziedaamira it is just an amazing island - so much to see and so conveniently located with just short distances ☺️

  • ladyvenom

    @nellypng awww thank you so much!! I'm still working on my photography skills - there's so much to know ☺️ what are you shooting with actually?

  • copperline

    Hello, πŸ‘‹πŸ», I'm sure it's great being home but yes, itchy feet! I'm just working on a story here, ☺️, and Harris needs to do his too. Busy paws! Hope you guys are having a chilled evening! 😘

  • aconica

    @ladyvenom thanks for the advice !

  • nellyvels

    I'm using a Canon eos 60D (pretty old) and a sony a99. i love them both ! But lately i'm trying to discover new lightroom tricks & techniques which is the most important πŸ€”

  • bangaco

    Awesome pictures

  • TravelBliss

    Nice... check me out all follow me