Escape the touristy side of Las Palmas and discover its local and wild side! Spend the day with a local learning all about some of the best sights the city has to offer along with some seriously hidden gems you won’t want to miss out on.
We’ll start our tour with a visit to La Isleta, a local neighbourhood and nature park all rolled into one. First, you’ll get to know the history of the area and how this old fisherman's quarter has transformed into a vibrant, up-and-coming neighbourhood. We’ll also make a stop at Mercado del Puerto, which is one of the key shopping and socialising spots in town, and a great example of city revitalisation projects.
As we walk, you’ll get a glimpse of the neighbourhood and its small, colourful streets, and then we’ll head towards the coast to visit La Isleta nature park, a protected area completely unknown to tourists and loved by nature-loving locals.
You’ll be surprised at how the landscape changes rapidly, from a densely inhabited area to completely wild, moon-like terrain complete with cactuses and rocks. From here, we’ll walk down a long set of stairs to reach the rough coast of El Confital Beach and finally dig into a delicious picnic with some typical bocadillos (a type of Spanish sandwich) and locally grown fruits. While enjoying the food and the view of Las Palmas city from a completely different angle, we’ll chat about some of the main threats La Isleta is facing now and the most interesting eco-initiatives taking place in Gran Canaria.
You’ll also hear the story of La Isleta and how it has been changing through the decades, as well as what happened to La Isleta’s caves, why the area became a military zone, and what water sport it’s famous for. On the way, we might meet some passionate surfers, barbecue enthusiasts and fishermen, all frequent visitors to the area.
Finally, we’ll walk back to Las Palmas, this time along the coast, to see some stunning views of the cliffs, and the picture-perfect white houses along a palm-lined alley.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, lunch in the form of a picnic and water.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and gratuities/tips for your local guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (such as trainers, but trekking shoes are recommended). Also be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water in a small backpack. Rain protection is also a good idea in the winter months.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page. Please note that this tour includes a staircase and a walk up/down a hill, therefore we don't recommend pushchairs or strollers but it's up to you to decide.