Exploring authentic Rural Gran Canaria: Discover Tejeda, Teror, Arucas, Artenara, San Mateo, and Valleseco

Gran Canaria

Rural Gran Canaria: A scenic retreat

Discover the authentic essence of Gran Canaria by exploring its charming rural areas. Beyond the beaches and tourist centers, the island unveils natural beauty and cultural traditions in its picturesque corners. In this article, immerse yourself in the wonders of rural Gran Canaria, with a special focus on Tejeda, Teror, Arucas, Artenara, San Mateo, and Valleseco.


Tejeda: Mountainous oasis

Rural Gran Canaria at Its best:

Tejeda, a gem nestled among the mountains, transports you to a world of serenity and breathtaking landscapes. Surrounded by the Rural Park of Nublo, this village is known for its imposing rock formations and the iconic Roque Nublo. Explore trails winding through the mountainous landscape and delve into the rich history of Tejeda.

Teror: Historical and religious charm

Discover authentic Gran Canaria:

Teror, a historic enclave, takes you back in time with its colonial architecture and tranquil atmosphere. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pine, a place of pilgrimage, and explore the charming cobbled streets. Plaza de Sintes is a perfect spot to enjoy authentic Canarian life and savor local products at the Farmers’ Market.

Arucas: Tradition and architectural beauty

Amid sugar cane fields and impressive architecture:

Arucas, renowned for its rum production and unique architecture, offers a unique experience in rural Gran Canaria. Explore the Arehucas rum distillery and marvel at the stunning Church of San Juan Bautista. Stroll through sugar cane fields and discover the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.


Artenara: Village in the heights

Exploring the summit of Gran Canaria:

Artenara, the highest village in Gran Canaria, invites you to enjoy panoramic views and a tranquil atmosphere. Discover the Cueva de Artenara, a geological wonder, and explore trails winding through the island’s peaks.

San Mateo: Rural charm and craft markets

Immerse yourself in village life:

San Mateo, surrounded by lush vegetation, offers an authentic rural escape. Visit its charming farmers’ market and enjoy the authenticity of daily life in this peaceful corner of Gran Canaria.

Valleseco: Green and serene

A Haven of peace in nature:

Valleseco, with its green valleys and serene landscapes, is a refuge for nature lovers. Explore its trails, discover rich flora and fauna, and immerse yourself in the tranquility offered by this rural haven.

Oldy and Goldy: Your retreat in Ingenio

Immerse yourself in the authenticity of Gran Canaria:

Located in Ingenio, Oldy and Goldy is the perfect choice for those seeking an authentic rural experience. This rural house offers modern amenities in a historic setting. Discover the charm of Ingenio and its surroundings while relaxing in this hidden gem.

Living rural Gran Canaria: Beyond expectations

Plan your rural retreat:

With kilometers of hiking trails, stunning views, and a rich local culture, rural Gran Canaria awaits discovery. Plan your escape to Tejeda, Teror, Arucas, Artenara, San Mateo, Valleseco, and more, and experience an authentic side of the island.

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