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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 11:31

Gran Canaria's Top 10 Spots To Snap A Jealousy-Inducing Selfie

The top spots to take a selfie that makes people at home jealous The top spots to take a selfie that makes people at home jealous

You come on holiday and the most important thing after having a great time is to make sure everyone at home knows you're having a great time. So get out the selfie stick (or don't; they are rather silly) and snap away at these top jealousy-inducing Gran Canaria spots. 

Click on the title of each photo for detailed info.

The Maspalomas dunes

2 Maspalomas

Here's a natural wonder that you can walk to from your Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés room: The best spot to start your selfie expedition is from the Dunas Mirador at the end of Avenida Tirajana. 

Photo Tip: The dunes look at their best at dawn or late afternoon. Walk 10 minutes into the dunes and you'll find a fresh one with no footprints.


Puerto de Mogán

Puerto de Mogan balcony

You can't fail to take a good selfie at Puerto de Mogán. Just  stand next to one of the bougainvillea-covered arches and snap away. 

Photo Tip: Find an arch by the marina and you can get the sea in your selfie 



Tamadaba view

It's a trek from the resorts, but the cliff-edge views from Tamadaba in north-west Gran Canaria will have everybody at home wondering where on Earthy you are. Here's how to get there.

Photo Tip: Get to the cliff edge early for beautiful light, or late afternoon for the best silhouettes of Teide on the horizon


Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo push

Hike up the short trail to the Roque Nublo Platform and you get to do this with Gran Canaria's most famous icon.

Or you can carry on walking a little further and do this...

Photo by us for the Canary Islands Tourist Board


Looking West 

Roque Nublo platform looking west

This rock outcrop, known as the Mirador de la Rana or  the Frog's Lookout Point, is right in the shadow of Roque Nublo and has a superb view of the whole of central and western Gran Canaria. It's a bit hairy to get to but worth it for the selfie.

Photo Tip: Don't forget to shoot back towards the huge Roque Nublo just metres away from this rock.


Get in the sea

Swimming selfie at Patalavaca beach in Gran Canaria

There's nothing like a swimming selfie to make folks at home seethe. 

Photo Tip: You can get a great one by wading out and snapping away with the beach in the background.



Arguineguin tapas under a tree

Don't forget to take a foodie, especially when you find a place like this for some tapas

Photo Tip: It's not true that midday photos never work out: This was taken at exactly midday


The Mirador El Balcon

Mirador El Balcón viewpointWith views south and north all you have to do at the Mirador del Balcón is pick your best angle. Just don't climb on the wall to get your selfie as the wind gusts and it's hundreds of metres to the sea below.

Photo Tip: This spot is best in the afternoon when the cliffs are in sunlight.


Fuente de los Azulejos

Fuente de Azulejos colourful rocks

The Fuente de los Azulejos psychedelic rocks are the perfect place for a "where is that" selfie. Just watch out for cars on the road.

Photo Tip: These south facing rocks get the sunshine all day long but look best in the afternoon.


Your hotel pool

Radisson Blu swimming pool in Gran Canaria

It's where you spend a lot of your time so snap away until you get a selfie that shows off just how awesome your holiday has been. Then send it to everyone via the hotel Wifi

Photo tip: Swimming pool selfies look best when you're up to your neck in water

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