In the west, Gran Canaria comes to an end suddenly, abruptly, dramatically, in magnificent cliffs that rise up from the sea to a height of 1,000 metres. In the midst of this sheer wall of rock there is a pathway, a route carved out long ago by Man to walk along or drive his carts between the fishing village of Agaete and the remote village of La Aldea. It is called the Andén Verde.
The Trade Winds, laden with humidity, come up against this rocky wall and release their load, giving rise to the lush vegetation and the name: Verde, meaning green.
This pathway, a must for hikers, both local or from farther afield, is like a balcony with panoramic views over the Atlantic, a lookout point the sheer height of which takes your breath away.
Photographer: Saúl Santos
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