Meet the other fascinating Gran Canaria
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
- Day 1 – Arrival to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport, Accommodation in Fataga
- Day 2 – Accommodation in El Cercado (Puerto Mogan)
- Day 3 – Accommodation in Playa de Tasarte
- Day 4 – Accommodation in Playa de Tasarte
- Day 5 – Accommodation in Aldea de San Nicolas
- Day 6 – Accommodation in Agaete
- Day 7 – Accommodation in Agaete
- Day 8 – Accommodation in Arucas
- Day 9 – Accommodation in Las Palmas
- Day 10 – Departure from Las Palmas Airport.
Day 1. – AIRPORT LAS PALMAS – FATAGA (Aprox. 46 Km)
Taking off from the airport in the north & driving south along the beautiful coastline before going inland towards the thrilling mountain village Fataga. The route will take you through a fantastic landscape along safe, good but winding mountains roads filled with fascinating sights and charming villages. One will arrive in Fataga which is a tiny and pretty village full of spirit and the perfect place to stretch legs. The pedestrianized streets lead to the cute San José chuch which dates back to 1880. Check out the colourful creations of Artboutique Fataga or buy local wine at Bodega El Rincon and marvel at the bread and cakes available at Panaderia Markitos. Accommodated in Hotel Rural El Refugio*** (or similar) with breakfast.
Day 2 – FATAGA – EL CERCADO (Puerto Mogan) (Aprox. 50 Km)
This morning enjoying breakfast overlooking the fantastic landscape before making way towards the actual centre of the island. One should stop at the beautiful village San Bartolomé which is situated next to the incredible Tirajana volcanic crater in an setting of steep terrain and abundant vegetation. Next stop obviously Picos de la Nieve the highest point on the island. After that driving south-west down the mountain, the next 2 days get us to two different worlds, yet so close and yet so far from each other. 1st overnight in the village El Cercado close to Puerto Mogan picturesque and fashionable Venice styled pleasure port where one can enjoy a tasteful dinner or a cocktail looking at the hip a crowd wandering about in the port. Accommodated in Apartments El Jardin*** (or similar).
Day 3 – EL CERCADO (Puerto Mogan) – PLAYA DE TASARTE (Aprox. 32 Km)
Wake up in the little white washed village of El Cercado before living and going inland before taking to curvy and adventures mountain road towards the community of Veneguera and make a turn against Tasarte village. Follow the road and head down to the village & the sea a mere 10 km drive. Tasarte beach is old school south Gran Canaria and isn’t going anywhere. It’s a curvy drive but when you arrive, it’s like mass tourism never existed. Tasarte beach is a 700-metre strip of big but rounded pebbles although you get a strip of volcanic virgin sand beach at the east end at low tide. The calm sea, the amazing sunset and the easy going life will change you forever. Accommodated in Bla bla bla Guesthouse** (or similar).
Day 4 – PLAYA DE TASARTE
The Barranco de Tasarte is one of the island’s most pristine and the whole area around the beach is undeveloped apart from a few houses, a beachfront restaurant and lots of mango and papaya orchards on the valley floor. Taste village is about ten minutes’ walk from the beach and surrounded by nature with banana plants overhanging the road. Restaurant Oliva by the beach is something of a local legend; Beer is cheap, the paella and “Ropa Viejas de Pulpo” (chickpea stew with octopus) are excellent and the setting is laid back and low key. On calm days, the owner sometimes runs a boat service to small beaches and bays along the coast that are only accessible from the sea. Playa de Tasarte with its virgin beaches and nature will put a spell on you…..Bla bla bla Guesthouse** (or similar).
Day 5 – PLAYA DE TASARTE – ALDEA DE SAN NICOLAS (Aprox. 22 Km)
After these 2 days of diversity the route will bring you a bit inland again and as far as Gran Canaria most western area along a fantastic serpentine road which is really something special. One will arrive at the special village of Aldea de San Nicolas later that day but before we suggest you stop off at the “Degollada de Tasarte Viewpoint” form where can see a fertile valley surrounded by mountains and beaches. The beautiful picturesque village seems the perfect spot to explore the village life, the lovely surrounding area and the breath-taking beaches close by. Accommodated Hotel La Aldea Suites Hotel*** with breakfast (or similar).
Day 6 – ALDEA DE SAN NICOLAS – AGAETE (Aprox. 30 Km)
Next day going north-east up the fascinating western coastline of the island, one should make a stop at the amazing viewpoint Mirador del Balcon a spectacular viewpoint that hangs over the sea at the top of a steep cliff edge with fantastic views out over the Atlantic Ocean. Further on driving along the fantastic costal road which clings to the cliffs for 25 km or more at a height of about 400 to 700 m and there is just enough room for 2 vehicles to pass. The views are incredibly spectacular. Once arrived in the beautiful and peaceful town of Ageate its time to relax and enjoy the village, beach and maybe a hiking tour. Accommodated in Hotel El Cabo** with breakfast (or similar).
Day 7 – AGAETE
Enjoy the charming & authentic whitewashed town of Agaete with its bustling Port de las Nieves which looks like it’s been airlifted from the Aegean to the Atlantic. By law houses have to be painted with white walls and green/brown doors (in the village and valley) or white walls and blue door (in the port). The village has many beautiful sights to offer such as the Concepción church originally from 1515, the fantastic botanic garden with more than 100 species growing. Walking along the promenade one will find some of the natural swimming pools or otherwise take a trip to the Valley of Death, this onetime necropolis is located in the Badlands of the Valle de Agaete. Visit e.g. Guia`s Cenobio de Valerón granary along with this graveyard. Don’t Miss Agaete’s water features either? Walk up from the hamlet of El Risco to reach El Charco Azul (the Blue Lagoon) and down for the Atlantic which you can swim in off a beach that feels like you’ve reached the very ends of the Earth. Agaete truly thrilling to visit…….Hotel El Cabo** with breakfast (or similar).
Day 8 – AGAETE – ARUCAS (Aprox. 26 Km)
After 2 days here it’s time to head northeast along a coast which stands jagged crags of volcanic rock plunge into the Atlantic ocean creating spectacular cliff faces, while ravines jut back into the island’s interior. Make a stop at one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Sardina, which is a small beach located in a semi-urban area, very frequented and characterised by its fine golden sand and it boasts a nice promenade, restaurants and bars. Further a virgin coastline with few houses and only small local hotels, one will pass what is known as the surfer`s paradise. After a while go inland just to reach the beautiful ancient village of Arucas situated above the capital overlooking majestically this part of the island. This fascinating village will blow you mind away again….Accommodated in Hotel Emblemático Arucas*** with breakfast (or similar).
Day 9 – ARUCAS – LAS PALMAS (Aprox. 14 Km)
Discovering Arucas, Gran Canaria’s pearl, the town is more reminiscent of a miniature Cartagena (Colombia). As this part of north Gran Canaria also offers a backdrop of lush banana plantations and the fascinating town is full of historical & interesting sights from one end to another. End this fantastic and diverse tour around this magic island in Las Palmas cosmopolitan city, known as Gran Canaria’s Little Havana, which has more than 500 years of history including a charming old town full of Latin life. Enjoy the last afternoon at the famous Las Canteras beach before getting acquainted with the city`s lively restaurant-, and nightlife. Accommodated in Hotel Bex (design plus)**** with breakfast (or similar).
Day 10 – LAS PALMAS CITY – LAS PALMAS AIRPORT (Aprox. 26 Km)
Last morning on Gran Canaria and just in time for some splendid shopping at the different and beautiful Las Palmas Old Town, Vequeta. Quiet cobbles streets, old stone quarters and houses clinging to the hills give the oldest part of the city its special Gran Canaria flavour. Then only a short drive to the airport from the city and its time to say not good bye but see you soon…..
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