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Pilancones Natural Park

Ridges, mountains and ravines make up an otherworldly terrain full of intriguing plants and animals in the oldest part of the island. 

With its great range of rock formations, Pilancones Natural Park provides some of Gran Canaria’s most spectacular views. It is filled with exotic vegetation and animals, making it an ideal spot for hiking and bird-watching. Climb up to the peaks of the hills for views stretching across much of the island. 

Embark on a trek through this vast park, ensuring you bring enough water and snacks for the trip. Take along your binoculars to zoom in on some of the majestic birds perching in the Canarian pine forests. Among the highlights are the great spotted woodpecker and the blue chaffinch.

Set down a blanket to relax next to a charming stream. Enjoy an outdoor lunch with the sound of the rushing water in the background. You’ll spot a variety of water birds near the reservoirs and creeks. Check out the various archaeological sights, where excavations of pre-Hispanic tools took place.

As you make your way through the park, inspect the exotic vegetation. Notice the remarkable tops of the dragon trees, with their leaves resembling spiky hair. Some of the park’s best landmarks include the lake near Ayagaures known as Embalse de Gambusia and the views of the white buildings of Fataga. Expert hikers will enjoy the challenges set by the Pino Pilancones-Ayagaures Trail that runs for about 10 miles (16 kilometers). 

Consider wearing a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect against the elements. The park is open for free at all times throughout the year. 

Located in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Pilancones Natural Park covers a large portion of the southern half of Gran Canaria. From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, drive south for about 38 miles (61 kilometers) to get here in less than 2 hours. Explore the region for other picturesque parks, such as the Caldera de los Marteles, Roque Nublo Rural Park and Parque Natural Tamadaba.


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Villa Romantica
Villa Romantica

Villa Romantica

Camino de la Presa, 2, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Las Palmas
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this villa is Pilancones Natural Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand Maspalomas and Maspalomas Golf Course. Meloneras Beach and Holiday World Maspalomas are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Casa Rural Romantica
    Casa Rural Romantica

    Casa Rural Romantica

    Camino de la Presa, 1, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Las Palmas
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this cottage is Pilancones Natural Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand Maspalomas and Yumbo Shopping Center. Maspalomas Golf Course and Meloneras Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Finca Artemi - Canarian Style Farmhouse With Private Pool
      Finca Artemi - Canarian Style Farmhouse With Private Pool

      Finca Artemi - Canarian Style Farmhouse With Private Pool

      San Bartolome de Tirajana, Canary Islands
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pilancones Natural Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand Maspalomas and Yumbo Shopping Center. Maspalomas Lighthouse and Maspalomas Golf Course are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        Parkhotel los Palmitos
        Parkhotel los Palmitos

        Parkhotel los Palmitos

        LOS PALMITOS,22, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Canary Islands
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pilancones Natural Park and Palmitos Park. Aqualand Maspalomas and Yumbo Shopping Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Villa With Pool, Gardens and Fruit Trees
          Villa With Pool, Gardens and Fruit Trees

          Villa With Pool, Gardens and Fruit Trees

          San Bartolome de Tirajana, Canary Islands
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in a rural location, this farm stay is Pilancones Natural Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand Maspalomas and Maspalomas Golf Course. Maspalomas Dunes and Meloneras Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            Casa Mirador de Chira
            Casa Mirador de Chira

            Casa Mirador de Chira

            Cercados de Araña 139, Los Cercados, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Las Palmas
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this villa is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Pilancones Natural Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Chira Lake and Riscos de Tirajana. Nublo Rock and Las Tirajanas Winery are also within 12 mi (20 km).

              Masai Mara Resort $104
              Masai Mara Resort

              Masai Mara Resort

              GC-60, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Canary Islands
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this country house is within 1 mi (2 km) of Camel Safari Park and Pilancones Natural Park. Arteara Necropolis is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.

                Cozy Cottage: Casa Paraiso
                Cozy Cottage: Casa Paraiso

                Cozy Cottage: Casa Paraiso

                Mogan, Canary Islands
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the mountains, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Playa del Pajar, Playa de Lomo Galeón, and Embalse Salto del Perro. Playa de las Pimientas and Playa las Marañuelas are also within 9 mi (15 km).