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Pilancones Natural Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Gran Canaria featuring tranquil scenes, mountains and mist or fog

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
3 out of 5
Camino de la Presa, 2, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Las Palmas
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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 Holiday ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
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"Es un sitio aislado y tranquilo. Si eres de los que buscas una experiencia relajante , este es tu sitio. La vida en el campo tiene que gustarte, hablo de insectos y pájaros."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

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Casa Rural Romantica
Casa Rural Romantica
2.5 out of 5
Camino de la Presa, 1, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Las Palmas
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Situated in San Bartolome de Tirajana, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pilancones Natural Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aqualand Maspalomas and Holiday ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Hemos disfrutado mucho de nuestra estancia de dos días en esta casa. Tiene unas bonitas vistas a la presa, mucho espacio exterior muy bien cuidado, barbacoa, jacuzzi, cocina bien equipada, aire acondicionado, televisión con netflix, hbo, etc. El display del jacuzzi no funcionaba y no podíamos regular ..."

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

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Finca Las Olivas - Rural House With Stunning Views
Finca Las Olivas - Rural House With Stunning Views
San Bartolome de Tirajana, Canary Islands
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This family-friendly San Bartolome de Tirajana cottage is located in the mountains, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pilancones Natural Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Wonderful estate, completely private, well equipped, with stunning mountain views. Amazing good!
"The estate Finca las Olivas is located around 20 minutes by car from Maspalomas beaches , ~ 350 meters above sea level. Within 15 minutes walk is a national park with wonderful trekking trails, 2 nice local restaurants and small church. While staying here we had our own orange and lemon garden, small ..."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Finca Las Olivas - Rural House With Stunning Views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Villa Romantica
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Finca Las Olivas - Rural House With Stunning Views
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Delightful Apartment La Bonita With Mountain View, Pool, Wi-fi, A/c, Terrace & Garden; Parking Available
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Casa Mirador de Chira
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