Botanical Garden – Jardin Canario

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The botanical garden Jardin Botanico Viera y Clavijo is located 7 km from Las Palmas. It is the largest botanical garden in Spain. Its location – on the slope and in the valley – makes

this place beautiful, especially that the infrastructure of the picturesque garden has been ensured. It was created in 1952, and its creator was a Swede, Eric Sventenius, who decided to gather in one place the entire flora species that represent the Canary Islands.

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Other tours

In addition to the above attractions, the island offers us a few other sightseeing opportunities. Unfortunately I can not comment on any of them, simply because I did not take advantage of them.

Safari
It is the tour on which you will travel across the wildest corners of the island by Jeep. Apparently it a great opportunity to make stunning pictures of the island. It probably also includes a camel ride through the dunes and dinner.

Katamaran cruise
The cruise lasts about four hours. We sail along the south-western coast of the island. We admire the rocky cliffs, caves, maybe we will have the opportunity to jump into the water?

Observation of dolphins
Dolphins spend a lot of time playing, that is why it is not difficult to see them frolicking by the southern coast of the island, which attracts them by its calm and well-oxygenated water.
If you want to have a closer look at these beautiful animals, you can take a boat trip that takes about two hours. The vessel has a permit to swim close to those mammals, it also often has a partially glazed bottom.

Archeological tours
History fans will be interested in the history of the island and the tribe of the Guanches, and the moment when Spain has started the conquest of Gran Canaria. On the island there are many burial sites, murals (Galdar), „rock villages” in the caves, etc.
I recommend bringing a guide with you, even if you decide to go on organized tours. It would be perfect if you became familiar with the guide prior to departure.

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