Fauna of Gran Canaria

The terrestrian fauna of the island is characterized by the absence of big vertebrates and harmful species, being introduced most mammals intentionally or accidentally, where birds and reptiles are the most numerous species. As most genuine species of the island we can highlight the Canary Island lizard (Galliota stehlini), the Blue Chaffinch of Gran Canaria (Fingilla teydea polatzeki), the Canary Island wall gecko Boettger (Tarentola boettgeri), the smooth blue or Osorio shrew (Crocidura osorio).
Regarding the marine fauna of the island is very diverse and rich in species, due to its geographical location and varied ecosystem. A peculiarity of the marine settlements of the waters of Gran Canaria is the coexistence of species such as pelagic fish and turtles (among which the caretta caretta or Loggerhead sea turtle specie is highlighted) with ray fishes, skate fishes, angel sharks, swordfishes, major tunas; or coastal species such as diplodus sargus, galanas, pompanos,serranids, groupers, rooster fishes or haddocks. Among mammals which are also found in the waters of Gran Canaria, there are dolphins, porpoises and whales.

Fauna Gran Canaria

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Promotional video of rural tourism in the north of Gran Canaria

The Commonwealth of the North introduced the last May 14th 2015, in the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Gran Canaria, a promotional video with the aim of showing in pictures the important attractions of active tourism and outdoor of the Region

The video has a duration of 5 minutes is constituted in a multimedia tool for visitors of our island or elsewhere, have a different view of Gran Canaria, showing a wide range of leisure, new experiences, daring sensations, unforgettable emotions and great experiences discovering the North of Gran Canaria through the active tourism activities that can be performed in the Region.

The images serve to invite to know the North doing different outdoor activities, such as: doing yoga contemplating our landscapes, our mountain in a bike tour, excursions to horse, reaching the top in the best natural setting, go hiking in our various Protected Areas, discover our ancient caves, enjoy our ravines, jump on a zip line in an adventure park, eat in our network of recreational air, or savoring our typical dishes discovering our agriculture products in our extensive network of restaurants and, of course, enjoy our products with designation of origin of Gran Canaria.

Vídeo promocional del Turismo Rural del Norte de Gran Canaria from Mancomunidad del Norte on Vimeo.

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Gran Canaria: an ideal place to practise sport in the open air


The island of Gran Canaria increases its offer of sports outdoors, engaging more and more in what is called Active Tourism.

Discover with us what the island offers, both in summer and in winter, throughout the year to practise canyoning, that sport so exciting that you can`t stop practing.

Cofre’s Ravine

One of the best ravine of the island, located near Inagua and Caldera de Tejeda

10 km of road with a view to Tamadaba, Acusa, el Teide, Lomo de los Almacenes, Carrizal de Tejeda y Bentayga,  all in one.

If you’re a lover of long walks, don`t miss this opportunity !

Canyoning on Gran Canaria

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Valsequillo and The Tajinaste Azul Route

Valsequillo de Gran Canaria is a town and a municipality in the eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. The area is 39.15 km². Valsequillo is situated in the mountains, 5 km west of Telde and 16 km southwest of Las Palmas. In the village of Tenteniguada is the “Tajinaste Azul Route”.

Come and enjoy the amazings views from this rout!

In Gran Canaria Natural & Active we offer some of our accommodations in the town of  Valsequillo.

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Days of immersion in nature tourism

Last Friday 8th of May, Gran Canaria Natural & Active participated with an exposition in "La Factoría de Experiencias Mac Experience", days of immersion in nature tourism.
Thank you very much to Gran Canaria Tourism Board for being invited to this great experience.

Days of inmersion in nature tourism

Days of inmersion in nature tourism

Days of inmersion in nature tourism

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