Bufadero de La Garita: an unknown jewel in Gran Canaria

Any combination of landscape that has sea and rocks always has a special appeal. For this reason, today we are going to enter a site that has these conditions: the Bufadero de La Garita in Gran Canaria.

What is a bufadero

First things first. According to the Canarian Academy of Language, a bufadero is a:

Cave formed in the rocks of the seashore in whose roof there is a hole as a skylight. When the waves enter covering its mouth, the compressed air comes out through the hole in the roof, producing a tremendous snort. The bufaderos are typical of the coasts of the volcanic islands.


Since the Canary Islands are of volcanic origin, it is quite normal to find this type of geographical feature on its coastline.

In fact, it is common that throughout the islands there are even neighborhoods or areas known as El Bufadero.


Some of the most impressive bufaderos that can be named are Los Hervideros in Lanzarote or Bufadero de Tauro in the south of Gran Canaria.

Where is the Bufadero de La Garita

This wonder of nature is located in the municipality of Telde (in the east of Gran Canaria) on the seafront promenade that joins the neighborhoods of Hoya del Pozo and La Garita, although it takes its name from this latest.

How to get to the Bufadero de La Garita in Gran Canaria

There are several ways to get to this corner of the Gran Canaria coastline:

By car

  • If you are coming from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you just have to take the GC-1 motorway heading south and take exit 7C (La Garita /Telde) along a road that runs parallel to the previous one. You must continue along it and take the exit marked Marpequeña/La Garita (GC-10). You will find three roundabouts to the Bufadero de La Garita. In the first you will have to continue straight on, in the second you will have to turn right and in the third you will have to go left (Urb. Hoya Pozuelo). Continue to the end and turn right to reach a parking lot. From there you only have to walk about 100 meters.
  • If you are coming from the south of the island, you must take the GC-1 motorway to exit 8 (Telde/Valsequillo/La Garita) via the GC-10 and follow the indications from the previous point to your destination.

By bus

  • at the San Telmo bus station line 75 (LPGC-Vial costero de Telde)From there you just have to walk to the promenade and continue south along the same path for about 10-15 minutes.
  • If you come from the south of the island, the ideal is to take line 1 (LPGC-Puerto de Mogán) that leaves from the Maspalomas Lighthouse to the La Estrella stop. From there it is a good distance on foot (about 30 minutes) that crosses the neighborhoods of La Estrella and La Garita and then follows the seafront promenade to the destination.

Weather in Bufadero de La Garita in Gran Canaria

The climate on the coast of Telde is quite stable throughout the year, staying at an average temperature of around 20ºC, so you will hardly need warm clothes to visit this jewel of the coast of Gran Canaria.

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