For an idyllic island life, take the CELTA in Gran Canaria! The second largest island of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria offers white sand beaches, mountainous landscapes and a historical old town (Vegueta). If you are looking to take the CELTA at the centre in Gran Canaria, we have found some unmissable sites and experiences for you to see once you have completed your course (as the CELTA is pretty full-on, you may want to save these ‘til afterwards!).
CELTA in Gran Canaria: Top Sites to See
Barranco de Guayadeque (Guayadeque Ravine)
Labelled a Natural Monument by the Law of Natural Areas of the Canaries, the Guayadeque (meaning "reserve of tranquillity" in pre-Hispanic local language) Ravine is situated between the municipalities of Agüimes and Ingenio, to the east of the island. Here you will find more than 80 endemic species, including the largest species of lizards in Europe and Africa.
Artenara, Las Palmas
Many houses in this mountainside village, which happens to be the highest of the island, were built in the solid rock of prehistoric caves, although you wouldn’t know this at a glance. The village is also home to the cave church of La Ermita de la Cuevita, in which you can find the statue of the Virgen de la Cuevita. If you’re a nature lover, the Pinar de Tamadaba, the island’s largest pine forest, should not be missed.
Casa-Museo de Colón, Las Palmas
This museum offers a host of artefacts related to Columbus’ voyages, including maps, artwork and models of his ships. The building is a work of art in itself, adorned with plateresque elements and heavy wooden balconies.
Full day excursion to Bandama volcano, centre and high peaks of Gran Canaria & Roque Nublo
A full-day tour (7-8 hours) of some of the island’s inland attractions, offered in both English and Spanish. There are 8 pickup locations in Las Palmas, and a meeting point for those travelling from outside the city.
Playa de las Canteras, Las Palmas
A trip to Gran Canaria wouldn’t be complete without a beach visit, if this is your thing. Las Canteras is conveniently located right in the heart of Las Palmas and provides the perfect setting for all kinds of water sports.
Vegueta, Las Palmas
Home to many historical buildings, including the aforementioned Casa de Colón, the old town of Vegueta also boasts cobbled streets, shops and a market, to name a few. It is also rich in architecture, ranging from late Gothic to Renaissance.
For more information on what to do in Gran Canaria, see here.
Take the CELTA Online via the Gran Canaria CELTA Centre
Don’t let the lockdown press pause on your plans. You can now take the CELTA Online via Gran Canaria’s CELTA centre. This means all aspects with be done online through Skype and Zoom and you will be able to continue to develop as a TEFL Teacher. If you have any questions, see the Gran Canaria page for more information about how to take the CELTA online.
If you have any questions about the CELTA or the centre, get in touch with a member of the StudyCELTA team today!