XII Jornadas Españolas de Presas - SPANCOLD 2021



Gran Canaria is one of the seven islands of volcanic origin that make up the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands..

Its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is not only the largest city in the region with 378,517 residents, but also an attractive economic, cultural and administrative center which, according to the latest available data, was visited by 28% of the visitors who chose the island as a vacation destination..

Gran Canaria received 4.5 million tourists in 2018, a record that consolidates its position as a world tourism power and one of the favorite destinations for Europeans. Travelers who come mainly from Germany, United Kingdom, Nordic countries and Spain attracted by multiple reasons such as the sun, the beach, nature, our gastronomy, the possibility of practicing outdoor sports throughout the year, an important historical heritage, our cultural offer or simply to escape from the routine.

The island offers endless possibilities for all tastes, making it the destination of choice for families, sportsmen and women, nature lovers or those looking for a place to enjoy relaxing experiences in the best spa centers.

The historical and cultural richness of Gran Canaria has its place in the museums. In its wide thematic diversity it is possible to find, from the aboriginal past of the island, to its most recent contemporary history, houses that pay tribute to its most illustrious sons and those that host part of their customs and popular traditions..

We propose several excursions that gather the best of the island, landscapes, culture, art, history, fun, adventure and gastronomy. Attractive options and unforgettable experiences. All excursions include the service of an official tour guide and bus transfers.

Total Program Fee: 420 Euros

The companion program includes:

  • Access to the companion program (Detailed below)

  • Access to congressional hotel rates

  • Access to the bonus with Iberia (*)

  • Lunch on Days 2 and 3

  • Conference Dinner 2


Excursion 1.-Las Palmas, Arucas, Firgas and Agaete

Durante una mañana podrán recorrer tres bellos municipios de la isla, recorrerán con un guía oficial sus espacios más emblemáticos y terminando la visita con un paseo por único cafetal arábico de Europa dónde podrán disfrutar de un showcooking en directo.

Desde la ciudad de Las Palmas disfrutarán de un pequeño paseo en guagua con destino a Arucas, allí visitarán su magnífica iglesia, darán un paseo por el casco antiguo hasta el Parque de Las Flores.

Sobre media mañana volveremos a coger la guagua para ir hasta el Puerto de Las Nieves en Agaete. Podrán pasear por este pueblo de pescadores y visitar la Ermita de las Nieves, el Monumento al pescador y el muelle antiguo. Finalizaremos la jornada con el plato fuerte del día, la en la Finca de La Laja, el único cafetal arábico de Europa. Caminaremos por la plantación de café, veremos sus Frutas Tropicales y finalizaremos en su Bodega (Bodegas en Gran Canaria, Agaete, Canarias). Los Berrazales (Bodegas en Gran Canaria, Agaete, Canarias) ofrece la oportunidad de conocer sobre el terreno su labor vinícola. En la visita guiada se conoce el proceso de elaboración del vino, además de cultivos de naranjas y café en la finca. Para terminar con un showcooking en un entorno inolvidable donde los asistentes podrán aprender a preparar nuestra más conocida salsa, el mojo.

Los precios están sujetos a pequeñas variaciones, dependiendo éstas del número de participantes y de los protocolos sanitarios vigentes en ese momento.

Excursion 2.- Montañas Sagradas

The Cultural Landscape of the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria is home to a group of well-preserved manifestations and works belonging to a vanished island culture, the aboriginal Canary Islanders, which evolved in isolation from the presence, at the beginning of the Era, of Berber oramaziges peoples of North African origin, until their conquest by the Crown of Castile at the end of the 15th century, apart from some sporadic contacts with the islands in the 14th century by sailors from southern Europe in search of the new spice routes and the slave trade.

The Cultural Landscape occupies an extensive mountainous area in the center of the island that hosts a set of unique expressions within the colossal Caldera de Tejeda, a "petrified tempest" as Miguel de Unamuno called it:

It consists of a wide range of archaeological sites - troglodyte settlements, temples, fortified granaries, painted caves and engraving stations - such as Risco Caído and others such as Roque Bentayga, the "Cueva de los Candiles" on the Chapín cliff or Mesa de Acusa.

During the excursion we will visit several of these reference points, we will access the interpretation center of Risco Caído in Artenara, where there is an exact reproduction of the original cave and where we can see the astronomical phenomenon and its explanation. We will go up to the Bentayga almogarén, visit one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Tejeda and taste a wonderful local wine.

During the meal, guests can enjoy a wide variety of typical dishes, with so many flavors and nuances. Papas arrugadas con mojo, gofio, pork meat, stew...

History, culture, gastronomy and unforgettable landscapes for a great day.


Bus transfers throughout the tour.

Official Guide.

Visits to interpretation centers.

Lunch in a typical restaurant in Carrizal de Tejeda..

Gran Canaria D.O. Wine in Tejeda

Healthy snack.

Groups of 20 people.

Excursion 3.- Las Palmas, Vegueta, museos y Triana

In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a visit to the historic center of Vegueta, declared a National Historic-Artistic Site in 1973, is a must. It is the foundational nucleus of the city, the place where in 1478 the troops of the conqueror Juan Rejón erected the Real de Las Palmas, name that would receive from the palm trees that rose in the place. It was the first Castilian site in the Atlantic, as well as the place where the Crown of Castile began the Conquest of the Canary Islands.

While strolling through the old town, we will visit several of the museums in the area.

Canary Island Museum

With a permanent exhibition on the aboriginal population of Gran Canaria, the Canary Islanders. It tries to show visitors the way of life of this human group of Berber origin, who inhabited the island from around the turn of the era until the fifteenth century, the date of the conquest and colonization by the Castilians. The organization of the settlements, the economic activities or the funerary practices are some of the aspects that the visitor will discover during his journey through the eleven rooms that make up the museum.

Columbus House Museum

Where the stopover of Christopher Columbus in Gran Canaria is recreated before leaving to discover the new world and the four voyages that chronologically span from 1492 to 1504. The first of them is considered fundamentally of discovery and the other three of exploration and conquest. In the museum the itineraries are explained through panels, audiovisuals, models and facsimiles of particularly important texts such as the Diary of the first navigation, exhibited next to the models of the three ships on this expedition, La Niña, La Pinta and La Santa María.

At the end of the visits, accompanying persons will be able to stay in the Triana area and access this emblematic shopping street with its countless stores and boutiques.


Transfers by bus from Santa Catalina Park to Vegueta.

Official tour guide.

Museum tickets

Healthy snack.

Groups of 20 people.

*For the excursions and activities for accompanying persons, we propose to adapt the groups to a number of 20 participants and offer the activity in a programmed and staggered way or to make them several days, adapting to the quotas of people allowed by the sanitary protocols in force at that moment..