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.
For an intuitive insight into the history of traditional agriculture and tomato growing in Gran Canaria, tourists should visit the Harvest Museum.
The Inagua Nature Reserve is a significant protected area in Gran Canaria by force of the fact it contains the best preserved pine forest in Gran Canaria.
The Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the entire Spain. It is located in Las Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria.