Barranco de los Cernicalos
Barranco de los Cernicalos
Barranco de los Cernicalos
Barranco de los Cernicalos

A Hidden beauty inland

Nearly all visitors to our island will no doubt have visited many of the beautiful beaches and coastal areas in Gran Canaria but how many know about the hidden beauties inland?

One of my favourite places on the island is “Barranco de Los Cernícalos” translated to “Ravine of the kestrels”. For those who love walking this is a route that will become a firm favourite thanks to the stunning natural beauty of the area.

The ravine is a forest composed of wild olives, willow trees and plenty of unique flora that thrive thanks to the year-round running water in forms of streams and waterfalls. The walk takes you up along the stream, under the shade of huge trees and lush vegetation passing smaller waterfalls before finally reaching a spectacular 10m fall.

The route is approximately 6 km long and a return journey will take you approximately 3 hours taking time out to sit and enjoy the surroundings. A picnic area can be found at the start of the walk next to the parking areas or you can sit down along the way in the midst of the Forest.

This really is a magical place where the young, old and even the four legged furry friends can all enjoy a memorable day out.

Directions from the south:

-Take the motorway direction Las Palmas

– Take the GC10 off to your right (sign posted “Telde todas direcciones”)

-Continue along the GC10 through the main town of Telde until you see sign posts to “Lomo Magullo”

-Follow directions to Lomo Magullo, approx. 10 minutes drive

-Continue until you see a sign post for “Barranco de los Cernícalos”

-At the bottom of the Valley you will see parking spaces next to a picnic area; a small track will take you to the beginning of the walk.