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The study analyzes the natural attractions of the island Gran Canaria and subsequently how to improve their usability for tourism. In the analysis were chosen natural attractions that are natural monuments and beaches belonging to the Blue Flag program. Other natural attractions are chosen according to the originality of the different attractions. Assessment selected attractive places is based partly on quantified criteria (distance, elevation, area, length, etc.), and on expert assessment using the criteria that affect the properties evaluated objects relevant to tourism. Principles of description of the selected indicators evaluated attractions vary by type of objects and the existing conditions of their spatial distribution and tourism facilities. The proposed methodology for evaluating natural attractions has proven suitable for the needs of the selection of attractions in tourism products. The necessary data are readily obtainable both from maps, both from our own observations. On the basis of the analysis were recommended certain modifications of selected attractions and was designed cognitive excursion route oriented on natural attractive places of the island.