Waterfalls in the Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands, famous for their nature and impressive landscapes, are host to some hidden gems: their spectacular waterfalls. Marvelling at these magnificent falls is a unique experience that you shouldn’t miss out on during your stay. Discover the magic of the waterfalls of the Canary Islands with this fascinating article. Shall we begin?

Waterfalls to visit in Gran Canaria

Let’s start our trip around Gran Canaria. This island has some stunning waterfalls that you can explore and enjoy. For example, the following: Charco Azul, Soria waterfall, Barranco de Azuaje and Barranco de los Cernícalos. We’ll tell you all about them in a bit.

If you’re planning on visiting any of these options, do take account of the fact that the best time to visit is between October and March. Unfortunately, the summer heat dries up the water in these falls.

Does Tenerife have waterfalls?

Although Tenerife is mainly known for its beaches and the majestic Mount Teide, the island also has some astonishing waterfalls. They include Salto del Tornero, Barranco del Río,Chindia Waterfall and Barranco del Infierno.

You can also find some small waterfalls and streams as you explore the island. Of course, remember that the availability of water can vary according to the season and weather conditions. In general, as we’ve already mentioned, the rainiest months are the perfect time to see these natural phenomenons in all their glory.

Where is the Chindia waterfall in Tenerife?

This waterfall is located in the south of the island in the small village of  Tijoco Alto. There’s a path to reach it, with a total distance of 12 kilometres, that includes outward and return travel. It is of moderate difficulty and the water will be close throughout your trip.

The best paths with waterfalls

If you’re into hiking and nature, the Canaries are for you. The islands boast an extensive network of paths and tracks that you can follow to explore the majestic landscapes and the abundant local flora and fauna. Of course, there will be some marvellous surprises awaiting you along some of these routes. These hidden natural treasures are just waiting for you to discover them. Are you up for it? Let yourself succumb to the magic of the Canary Islands’ waterfalls while you embark on some unforgettable adventures with your friends and family.

A list of the most stunning waterfalls

Are you on holiday in the Canary Islands and wanting to explore these natural treasures? If so, here is a good selection of beautiful waterfalls. It’s very easy to get around the islands thanks to the ferry service, so you won’t have any problem getting to see them all.

Charco Azul

In Gran Canaria, there is a route that culminates with the force of the water opening a channel for itself through the rock and creating a pool with an intense blue colour. It is located in the municipality of Agaete and there is a hike of around 4 kilometres to get there. You can easily get there in 30 or 40 minutes. That’s why this makes a great trip to do with children.

Barranco de los Cernícalos

The Barranco de los Cernícalos borders the municipalities of Telde and Valsequillo de Gran Canaria. It is an impressive gorge with lush vegetation and waterfalls. On just one route, you can see most of the waterfalls on the whole island. It’s worth knowing that the walk has an approximate duration of 2 hours and a difficulty level of between easy and moderate.

Barranco de Azuaje

Barranco de Azuaje is an impressive gorge in Gran Canaria. Located between Firgas and Moya, it has been declared a Special Natural Reserve. And there’s no wonder, taking into account the stunning display of endemic flora and fauna found here. Of course, another of its attractions is the waterfall. The sound of falling water and the freshness emanating from it add a special charm to this natural oasis. It’s a perfect place to enjoy nature and relax in a tranquil, serene atmosphere.

Soria Waterfall

Soria waterfall in Gran Canaria is a beautiful cascade of water located in the municipalities of Mogán and San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Lying in impressive natural surroundings, the waterfall drops in several levels through a rocky gorge. It’s a popular destination for day-trippers and nature lovers. It’s even better if you’re going with dogs.

Barranco del Negro

This is a fascinating and majestic gorge that you can explore on the island of Gran Canaria. Its natural, wild beauty leaves its visitors in awe, with its impressive cliffs surrounded by vegetation. Within the gorge, pathways unfold, calling on you to explore this unique landscape and to enjoy panoramic views that captivate your senses. Heading down into the grandiose Barranco del Negro is an unforgettable experience that showcases the impressive, pristine natural beauties that the island has to offer.

Parque Doramas

If you want to see waterfalls in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, head to Parque Doramas. This is a natural oasis in the middle of the city that invites you to connect with nature in a unique setting decorated with plants, fountains and statues. It’s the perfect place to relax, stroll, picnic and enjoy its artificial waterfall.

Palmitos Park

Located in the south of the island, Palmitos Park is the best zoo on Gran Canaria. As you might imagine, it offers you the opportunity to admire a big display of different species, both animals and plants. It’s also well worth visiting for its spectacular three-level waterfall. Nonetheless, you should probably know that it’s artificial.

We’re sure that, after reading this article, you’re really wanting to do a tour of all the waterfalls in the Canary Islands. All we’ve got left to do is encourage you to do it. Can you imagine a better way of spending your holidays?

This article has been written out of the passion we feel for the Canary Islands. We hope you enjoy your visit to these waterfalls as much as we’ve enjoyed writing this post.

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