GC-500 is a cliffside road in Gran Canaria island
Located in the Province of Las Palmas, on the south of Gran Canaria island of Spain, the stunning GC-500 is a cliffside road with stunning coastal scenery.
How long is the GC-500 road?
The scenic coastal road is totally paved. It’s a winding and narrow road that runs between the precipice and the wall of the seafront. GC-500 is 45km (28 miles) long, running from La Playa de Mogán to Vecindario, in the south-eastern part of the island of Gran Canaria. The road has it all, from hairpin bends to sheer cliff-edge drops. It clings to the cliffs for 25kms or more at a height of about 200 to 900 meters.
Is the GC-500 road closed?
A part of the road between Playa de Mogán and Taurito is closed, after several landslides, since July 2017, due to big rocks on the road and bigger ones still waiting to fall.
Is the GC-500 road worth it?
Known as The Old Coastal Road, it’s an exhilarating drive with stunning coastal scenery. To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 1 and 1.5 hours.