Gran Canaria Parks and Gardens
(Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)
Gran Canaria offers a seemingly endless array of parks and landscaped gardens, both in the center of the island and around the coastline. Some of the main parks in Gran Canaria include the Cactualdea Park, the Park Maspalomas, the Parque Urbano de San Juan and Las Palmas' Parque de San Telmo.
Located in northern Gran Canaria, the Marchioness of Arucas House and Gardens are a popular attraction and offer both a grand, historic house and mature gardens, containing many of the island's best botanical specimens and seasonal landscaping. Here are Gran Canaria's main parks and gardens.
Address: Urbanización Tocodoman, San Nicolás de Tolentino, Gran Canaria, 35478, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 89 1228
Cactualdea Park stands in the San Nicolás de Tolentino village, on the western side of Gran Canaria. Known for its mature native plants, including giant palm trees and exotic flowers, the Cactualdea Park also features a number of other attractions, including large cacti, historic Guanche caves and a wine cellar.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Palmitos Park Maspalomas
Address: Barranco de Los Palmitos Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, 35109, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 14 0276
This spectacular park is located in Gran Canaria's San Bartolomé de Tirajana area and is a true island paradise. With a enormous and diverse range of flora and fauna, the Palmitos Park Maspalomas features a number of specific tourist attractions, which include an extensive aquarium, an enormous buttery house, a hummingbird house, seasonal bird shows and displays, a popular restaurant, a gift shop and outdoor eating areas.
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children
Casa y Jardines de la Marquesa (Marchioness of Arucas House and Gardens)
Address: Carretera de Banaderos, Arucas, Gran Canaria, 35400, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 60 4486
Situated on the northern side of Gran Canaria, in the Arucas area, are the Casa y Jardines de la Marquesa, the house and gardens of the Marchioness of Arucas. Built in the late 19th century, this historic house features beautifully landscaped gardens and contains many outstanding botanical specimens. The gardens are famous throughout Gran Canaria and offer many seasonal floral displays.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 14:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 13:00
Parque Urbano de San Juan
Address: Professor Lucas Arencibia, Telde, Gran Canaria, 25200, Canary Islands, Spain
One of the largest parks on the whole of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria's Parque Urbano de San Juan is a particularly appealing location, situated in the Telde area. Highlights here include sculptures, walking and cycle trails, nature and woodland walks, a playground area for children, a large lake, open expanses of grass, outdoor concerts and seasonal events.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 22:00
Jardin Botanico Canario Viera y Clavijo
Address: Carretera del Centro, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 35017, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 353 604
Known for its many superb examples of indigenous plants and trees, the Jardin Canario stands of the side of a magnificent ravine and covers around 67 acres / 27 hectares. With mature palm trees, huge cacti and colourful flowers, the Jardin Canario are located in the Tafira area of Gran Canaria and are worthy of a visit. The gardens contain a range of flora from each of the seven different Canary Islands.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 18:00
Parque de San Telmo
Address: Bravo Murillo, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 35003, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 36 2222
Lying in the heart of Las Palmas, the Parque de San Telmo provides the perfect respite, away from busy city life. Popular with both locals and visitors in this part of Gran Canaria, this large park features seating areas, pathways, mature landscaping with large palm trees and many popular outdoor events and activities, including a number of local fairs.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Parque de Santa Catalina
Address: Porte Las Palmas, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 35007, Canary Islands, Spain
Close to the Elder Museum of Science and Technology, the Parque de Santa Catalina is known for hosting many of the area's most notable carnivals and festivals. With picnic areas, outdoor activities, nearby shopping areas and colourful flowers, this park has a particularly friendly and social atmosphere, being regularly frequented by locals.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours