Gran Canaria has plenty of astonishing sights to offer, some of them very impressive to the eye. I particularly like this one, a Canary palm tree (miraculously spared by the fire in the summer 2007), which actually takes its roots from a large stone underneath. It can be seen along a lovely mountain road on the hill side almost overhanging Los Palmitos Park. Some meters further, you reach a belvedere commanding an impressive view on the valley and reservoir of Ayagaures,Â the surroundings mountains and the â€œRoque Nubloâ€, Gran Canariaâ€™s emblematic mountain, all of it within walking distance from Monte Leon, a splendid place to live â€œin the heightsâ€ but with your feet well on solid ground, like this â€œPhoenix canariensisâ€.
More about Monte Leon:Â www.monteleon-grancanaria.com
By Rolande Chagrin ChevÃ¨nement