Some might say Banana Park is not the most fascinating place one can spend a day in, given it is overshadowed by the more spectacular attractions in and nearby Maspalomas, such as Holiday World or Palmitos Park. Yet, Banana Park might easily complement a day’s pastime and, should one ponder on what this park makes available, the venue might come as a surprisingly rich opportunity. Thus, the fact the park stretches on a surface of 50,000 square meters cultivated with some 4,000 specimens of banana trees, 400 orange trees, for instance, is pretty impressive. Other species of plants complement the greenery of this huge plantation, but the camels, the goats and other sundry farm animals are also picturesque presences.
The Nublo Rural Park is the largest protected area in Gran Canaria. It neighbors upon 8 municipalities, and its highlights refer to the large pine forests.
For an intuitive insight into the history of traditional agriculture and tomato growing in Gran Canaria, tourists should visit the Harvest Museum.
The Los Marteles Nature Reserve is located in central Gran Canaria, and it is a notable site both as protected area and source of tourist opportunities.