The Caldera de Bandama is one of the tourism hotspots in Gran Canaria.
It appears in every single tour guide. And visitors who want to discover their destination have the Caldera de Bandama on their must-see list.
Most of them do nothing but drive up to the Pico de Bandama (the highest peak of the volcano), shoot some photos and hurry down again.
No doubt, it’s nice to make photos from above down to the boiler of this volcano (which is actually a Maar, not a volcano), surrounded by nature with a panoramic view over Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the island’s west coast.
But making some nice photos from the top of the crater at around 600 meters above sea level is already totally mainstream. The Internet is filled with thousands of the same photos, and you could save some time. Just grab some from Google pic search…
If you’re an adventurer who enjoys walking off the beaten track, visiting the Caldera de Bandama (yes, that big deep crater hole) promises an exciting experience you’d never expect to have in Gran Canaria.
So, let’s climb down (and around) to the island’s version of Jurassic park.