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Trip to Playa de San Nicolás

Or how we found the windiest part of Gran Canaria

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Trip to Playa de San Nicolás
Inserted: 30.10.2021
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com
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Although the island of Gran Canaria is not one of the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, it should definitely not be neglected. In this article, we will travel from the resort of Amadores through the interior to the town of Playa de San Nicolás.

Enchanted by the interior

Renting a car in Gran Canaria is definitely worth it because the beaches do not match the beauty that the interior of the island has to offer. Although you will not find much vegetation here, the local volcanic mountains are still impressive. The atmosphere is completed by the ubiquitous prickly pears, several meters of agave and other succulents.

Enchanted by the interior
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

The rocks turned blue

What was a surprise when the rocks around us suddenly turned blue. Advice for you – expect that if you drive through the interior of the island, it will take a very long time, not only because the local roads are basically never straight, but above all because you will not be prevented from building every five minutes or a photo stop.

The rocks turned blue
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

Los Azulejos

We heat mapy.cz and find out that we are at a natural phenomenon with the apt name Los Azulejos.

Los Azulejos
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

The sea in sight again

We are approaching the town of La Aldea de San Nicolás and we have the sea in sight again. In the distance we see the opposite island of Tenerife in a fog.

The sea in sight again
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

Playa de San Nicolás

Upon arrival at the destination, a huge wind, a pebble beach and cliffs from a fantasy film await us.

Playa de San Nicolás
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

Try a walk

We will try to walk along the cliffs, however, due to the extreme wind and the steep slope below us, we are leaving this ambitious plan and looking for an alternative.

Try a walk
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

On the way to the beach

We find a safer way and set out to find the hidden black sand beach.

On the way to the beach
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

On the beach

We find the beach and find that the black sand has a completely different consistency than the sand in the resort of Amadores. We will try the local water. Although the beach is in the lee, the waves are big here.

On the beach
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

Way back

We return to the town of Playa de San Nicolás. It is a very small resort with a minimum of people.

Way back
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com

Mountains back

It's time to go back to Amadores. Inland, we again feel like we are in the Grand Canyon and looking forward to another trip.

Mountains back
Author: Terka Šídlová © gigaplaces.com
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