The 10 best places to take incredible photos in Gran Canaria


On the island of Gran Canaria, you will find an immense variety of spaces natural, historical and cultural, perfect to keep in your memories. For this reason, we collect for you the best places to take photos in Gran Canaria. Would you like to meet them?

1. Azulejos de Veneguera

A curious fact about Gran Canaria is its volcanic origin, visible in several of its territories, such as the Azulejos de Veneguera in Mogán. This set of slopes of different striking colors arises from a process of solidification of the thermal fluids of the Tejeda Volcano, leaving an illusion of brush strokes on its walls.

The tones in the Natural Monument of the Veneguera tiles range from reddish, green and ocher to the most vivid scale of blue. All this spectacle of colors makes this place one of the most recommended places to take photos in Gran Canaria. If you want to visit Los Azulejos de Veneguera, you must take the GC-200, from Mogán to the Aldea de San Nicolás, in the south of the island.

Lopesan Hotels and Resorts

2. Old Maspalomas Lighthouse

At the southern end of the island of Gran Canaria you will find the old Maspalomas Lighthouse. Renovated in 2019, inside is the Maspalomas Ethnographic Museum, as well as a shop where you can buy handicrafts.

Several tourists congregate at the top of the building to contemplate the immense sea with its beautiful sunsets. You will surely make more than one incredible souvenir photo here.

The construction of the Maspalomas Lighthouse represents an important part in the history of Gran Canaria and was a key point on the trade route between America and Europe.

3. Barranco de Las Vacas

Within the list of places to take photos in Gran Canaria you cannot miss the mythical Barranco de Las Vacas in Agüimes. What’s so special about it?

Formed by nature thousands of years ago, the geological canyon forms a unique structure in its 50 meters of extension. The light that filters through the walls of the Barranco Las Vacas creates a magical atmosphere that you should not miss during your trip to the island.

Contact us here

4. Caldera de Bandama

The Caldera de Bandama Natural Monument is one of the many protected places in Gran Canaria. You can take snapshots from its viewpoints and while walking the path that crosses the caldera to marvel at the species of fauna and flora typical of the Canary Islands that populate this environment.

If we are sure of one thing, it is that in this natural space you will be able to capture unforgettable memories with your camera. Would you dare to do the tour?

5. Arucas Historic Center

Part of the island’s magic is not only found in its beaches and natural spaces, but you can enjoy it by getting to know the old buildings that are part of the Gran Canaria territory. In this sense, we must mention the magical city ​​of Arucas, which has one of the most beautiful old towns in Spain, ideal for taking amazing photos.

The Parish of San Juan Bautista, better known by residents as the Cathedral of Arucas, stands as an icon of the city, which was built between 1812 and 1869; but this is not the only place that deserves to be photographed in the historical case. Cobbled streets, squares, parks and shops give the city of Arucas a picturesque appearance.

6. Immersion in El Cabrón

Would you like to discover an idyllic place under the sea? The underwater dive at Playa el Cabrón, located in Agüimes, is an option that will not disappoint you. With the help of an underwater photography team you will be able to capture spectacular snapshots of the most unusual marine species in the Canary Islands.

After diving in El Cabrón you can spend a different day on its beach until sunset. Gran Canaria has spectacular sunsets on all its coasts.

7. The Dunes of Maspalomas

The Old Lighthouse is one of the symbols of the true icon of the island of Gran Canaria: the beautiful Dunes of Maspalomas.

An immense beach, a saltwater pond, a spectacular palm grove and the sand dunes that occupy the central space extend in all its splendor within this 400-hectare nature reserve. Reason enough for it to be part of this collection of places to take unforgettable photos in Gran Canaria.

Discover our offers here

8. Las Canteras Beach

If you like places that mix the natural and the urban, Las Canteras beach presents the best of both worlds with its bars, restaurants, terraces and shops; but also with spaces for practicing  water sports where you will surely capture incredible snapshots.

Las Canteras Beach is recognized worldwide for its calm waters with golden sand that are more than 2 kilometers long.

9. Puerto de Mogán

Get an idyllic souvenir in Puerto de Mogán, where you will see a picturesque coastal town surrounded by yachts and sport boats. In addition, this destination has the sunniest days in Europe. You cannot lose this!

10. Roque Nublo

To close this list of places to take photos in Gran Canaria with a flourish, we cannot fail to mention the most emblematic natural monument, El Roque Nublo. In this protected space a 90-meter-high monolith extends.

The Roque Nublo route is considered one of the most majestic on the island because it is 1,800 meters above sea level. Would you dare to upload and capture wonderful scenes?

Where to stay in Gran Canaria?

If you want to capture beautiful memories of these amazing places, taking photos in Gran Canaria, at Lopesan Group we offer the best accommodation service in our hotels in the south of the island.

Get in touch with us and find the best accommodation for you and yours and come and enjoy the Canarian paradise at any time of the year. We will wait for you!



gran canaria EN

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 1

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *