Caldera de Bandama
Caldera de Bandama
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Excellent place to visit and hike or just to take a look if you don't want to hike as its a large impressive caldera full of trees and plants.

We opted to hike both the rim of the caldera and down to the bottom where there is short circular path. Each trail is around 3.5k. We are reasonably fit and they took around an hour apiece. Technically easy but lots of incline and decline on mainly loose ash/gravelly tracks. Great coastal views from the rim trail. The interior of the caldera is shaded unless the sun is overhead.

Handy cafe/restaurant at the start/end point. Parking is roadside.
Written 26 January 2023
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Graeme P
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A small narrow road off the main road leads up to the top. It winds it's way up the hill to a reasonably sized car park. Up a few steps to ghe top.The cafe is still there but hasn't been open for quite a time. A street seller selling local wares and souvenirs doent intrude on the experience. The caldera is just below you, you can see the path round the rim but only the brave should attempt this and it's a lot further than you think. The scene over Las Palmas, about 7 km away is magnificent, you can see the port side and the lovely bay and beaches on the other. It can get a bit breezy here, so a jersey or light coat may be needed. What you do not want to meet however is one of the huge tourist coaches on a narrow section of road because he is not going to back up. Enjoy the view.
Written 8 February 2020
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CarolineWR
U.K.282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Plenty of walks here, but we wanted to just view the fantastic caldera. The main road around the rim has a pull in by a couple of cafés which is crowded, difficult to park & doesn't have the best views. Drive past this area to the golf club at the end. Park & enjoy the stunning view from this angle, then drive back & up the Pico de Bandana road to the viewpoint for a totally different angle. On your way down stop at the Caldera de Bandama restaurant for a delicious lunch & yet another fabby view, this time towards the sea.
Written 23 November 2023
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Nicholai M
London, UK451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
It is easy to get down and really tough to get all the way back up again. It starts off with a pathway but quickly it disappears. Be careful when it's raining as it can be slippery.

As there is an old wine vineyard/distillery there it makes me think how they managed to get all the wine up haha. They do have a information board explaining the house there but not that part.

There are so many pretty flowers, green trees and other interesting plants. If you can I'd recommend a trip down to see everything there. Do explore most of it!

Unfortunately there are so many people carving names into the great tree there, such a shame to see.
Written 27 November 2020
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Richard G
Exeter, UK502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Caldera is very green and lush, even in January. Unfortunately we were on a coach trip so had no time to walk round the rim, which to be honest I’m not sure I could manage as it looks rugged and uneven. Well worth a look and photo. Watch out for traffic on road as there is a lot of it and the road is twisty with poor visibility - be careful.
Written 6 February 2020
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Carter JSM
Bristol, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Narrow road to the summit. Watch out for locals and buses that drive in the middle of the road and don’t adhere to the speed limit. Lovely view from the top. Plenty of parking available on our visit. Fantastic view of the surroundings. No toilets at the top so plan ahead if taking children
Written 12 August 2023
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Melvyn E
Godalming, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Best approached by car but a bus is possible! A great contrast with the city of Las Palmas and the beach of Las Canteras. A rugged, raw view that reminds us what a miracle it is that manking has been able to civilize these volcanic islands. Awesome.
Written 24 October 2020
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colin c
Liverpool, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Amazing site. Visited as part of tour. One of the biggest and deepest volcano craters. (I've seen a few!). Interesting history and development including view of green pristine golf course looking out of place in topography.
Written 18 January 2023
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1kd82jdalk
United States12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
I went up to the viewing point (Pico de Bandama). The panorama view is very impressive. The caldera is the most standing feature, and the downtown Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also visible. Because of the easy access from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this is a great place for tourists to appreciate the nature of the island.

There is no entrance fee. A small but relatively clean restroom is located at the viewing point (free of charge). Cars can go up to the top but parking spots are very limited. The wind and sunshine are stronger than in the city. Extra cloths and drinks would be helpful.

It takes about 30 min to walk up from the Bandama bus stop to the viewing point along the road. The road is wide enough though you should watch out for cars. It is fine for a regular adult, but may be too steep for elders and small kids. Some people suggested to take a short cut through a trail from the bus stop, but I didn't take it because it didn't appear to be maintained well.

If you want to go down to the caldera, the trail starts just nearby the bus stop behind the houses. This is also the western end of the caldera lim trail. The eastern end is at the southeastern corner of the road that goes up to the Pico de Bandama.

I took the bus line 311 from the San Telmo bus terminal at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and got off at Bandama. 1.55 euro per ride (bus drivers have changes). The bus leaves at 55 min of each hour on weekdays (see Globalsu website for details), and it takes about 30 min. Because there is no announcement on the bus, it is not easy to find where to get off. Watch out when the bus gets out of residential areas into the mountain. The bus goes uphill on the mountain along the Ctra. Bandama road (GC-802) from Cuesta de los Alvarados. Then press a button to notify the bus driver around the 180 deg turn just to the northwest of the Pico de Bandama. The bus stop is located to the southwest of the corner where the Ctra. Bandama road meets the road that goes up to Pico de Bandama. The return bus leaves at 57 min of each hour on weekdays (only at even hours on weekends).
Written 21 May 2015
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SJB1England
England11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a great location and an interesting walk. However there are sophisticated thieves in the area, beware. They are using the new techniques to capture the signal when you lock your car. While you are walking round the crater (ie you’ll be gone a couple of hours) they get into your car,take your valuables and relics your car. It’s very clever so that, like me, you don’t find out until later that your purse (which was hidden in the boot) is empty. So the advice is; look around carefully before locking the car. In our case we can remember there was a van beside us with the windscreen covered up. Take all your valuables with you, don’t assume the boot is safe. We are very careful but were previously unaware of this technology, having searched a bit it has been used elsewhere particularly hire cars on Tenerife. More people need to know it exists. Good Luck.
Written 1 November 2017
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