Discover Teror

Today we will travel to the north side of Gran Canaria, in particular to the surroundings of Teror, a mysterious town full of charm that is known for being a place for pilgrimage.

The town of Teror covers 25.8 square kilometers and 14% of that area is declared protected. There you can find two important natural Parks, such as the Rural Park of Doramas (Finca de Osorio) and the protected area of Pino Santo. With signposted roads, La Finca de Osorio has six different routes for hiking lovers. In them, the viewer can enjoy the wide variety of fauna and flora from the island of Gran Canaria. Besides hiking, the town of Teror is well-known for its festival of Our Lady of the Pine, a religious fest that is considered an International Tourist Interest. This event has a personal meaning for the locals. Every year, in September 8th, it takes place the celebration of Our Lady of the Virgin of the Pine. Here, inhabitants of the whole island, after making a promise or a request, make a pilgrimage with the intention that the Patron of the island hear their prayers and makes their wishes come true. We can ensure, that this is a magical day, because people from all places of the island come to one spot, to Teror.

If you want to visit the Basilica del Pino or if you want to stay in Teror, to go hiking and to discover all the secrets from this charming town, we offer you accommodations that you will definitely love:

El Borbullón Rural House: slocated in the Marian Villa of Teror, this farm with 3000 square meters has available 3 houses of Canarian architecture. All of them has a traditional style, a full kitchen, satellite TV, central heating, wifi area, safety box, sauna, swimming pool, solarium, barbecue and private parking.

Make sure not to miss the cultural offer of this town. Enjoy a guided tour made by the tourist information office of Teror, where you will be able to meet important figures of the history of Gran Canaria who lived here, and in whose honor were erected monuments and sculptures scattered around the urban area. You can also visit the museum Casa del Perfume Canario, which offers to all its visitors a brief introduction about how are elaborated perfumes in an artisanal way using endemic products from the island. This is a family tradition started by Pierre Martel 200 years ago. Get the ocasion to buy one of the 163 fragrances at good prices! For example, try one of the perfumes that is made with canarian banana and chocolate. .

Find the flea market every sunday from 8am to 3pm!

If you don’t want to miss a single bit of this town, we recommend you the following routes: Sintes Square - auditorium Square of Our Lady of the Pine Episcopal palace Town hall Casa de Los Patronos de la Virgen Observe the typical balconies of Canarian architecture Basilica of Teror Square Teresa de Bolívar If you want to live an unforgettable experience, stay in this fantastic town. You'll love it!

How to arrive?

From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: →Through Teror GC-21 highway. → Through La Carretera del Norte GC-43, which border the coast, when you exit the town of Arucas. → If you take La Carretera del Centro, when you arrive to San Mateo, take the road GC-42 and you will arrive to la Villa de Teror. On the bus: From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria → you can take the lines 216 and 229 (every 30 minutes).

Sources: Ayuntamiento de Teror (http://www.teror.es/); Cabildo de Gran Canaria – Osorio (http://cabildo.grancanaria.com/osorio) ; Gobierno de Canarias - Fiestas de interés turístico (www.gobiernodecanarias.org)

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La Hacienda del Buen Suceso: a fairy tale

Located in the beautiful municipality of Arucas, La Hacienda del Buen Suceso Rural Hotel is a real paradise designed to enjoy the peace, nature and relax that all his hideouts transmit.

This wonderful farm not only gives us the opportunity to disconnect, but also to enjoy an amazing architecture and the magnificence of the past farms, preserving the colonial architecture from a full of history period.

It is situated on the heart of a banana tree farm of 500,000 m2 that is considered the most ancient of Canary Islands (1572). In this environment takes place an ideal scene where the time stops to make you enjoy the wonderful weather from your terraces or from your amazing swimming pool with views over a banana trees sea.

This rural hotel offers you all the amenities and services to an unforgettable stay surrounded by his characteristic rural charm.

The rooms, which reminds us of fairy tales, are decorated with charm and original details from his first construction. Furthermore, the hotel has a pleasant zone with jacuzzi, turkish bath, massage room and gym. The swimming pool, with a curious design and heated in winter, is a dream come true for those who love to lie down in the sun.

Your palate will also enjoy this rural getaway thanks to the restaurant “El Alpendre” located in the old shed of the farm and preserving the charming first design that is also reflected on his dishes with traditional flavours updated with new nuances.

La Hacienda del Buen Suceso offers all you need to make a fairy tale come true.

La Hacienda del Buen Suceso Rural Hotel

Carretera Arucas-Bañaderos, km 1, 35400 Arucas España

Phone: +34 928 622 945

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www.haciendabuensuceso.com

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Vacation House La Tabaiba in Santa Brígida town: a daydream stay

In the Santa Brígida’s lovely town it is located the Vacation House La Tabaiba. It is characterized as being surrounded by the rich colours of the nature and the natural charm of the municipality.

This pretty house has joined Gran Canaria Natural and Active family to expand their own rural services. It is an excellent opportunity for those visitors who wants to stay in a perfect enclave to enjoy the nature and explore the wonderful landscapes of #GranCanaria #GreatDestination thanks to its excellent location in the “Paisaje Protegido de Pino Santo” protected area, where you can find one of the few wild-olive forest that currently exist on the island. Moreover, it’s placed on a very close mountainside of Barranco Alonso, where you can find out the centenarian and well-known Barranco Alonso or Pino Santo’s drago, and enjoy its fresh air, thanks to the unique combination of a small population with traditional houses and a calm environment.Additionally, this rural lodging quality is supported by its excellent scoring on Booking.

La Tabaiba, situated in a small rural property surrounded by tropical vegetation, comprises two terraces and a private garden, in which you will have a perfect privacy to take a break and sunbathe during all day, thanks to its ideal orientation. This pretty house features all the comforts, so you can relax and connect with the nature thanks to different activities of the environment, as for example: hiking, mountain biking, cyclism, climbing, horse riding, etc.

The nearness of the house to Santa Brígida beautiful town, will give you the opportunity to know the culture, the traditions and local products. During the weekends, there is a traditional market which offers local agricultural and handmade produce. Santa Brígida has a wide range of supermarkets, shops, banks, restaurants and other services to complete this unforgettable experience.

Visit the following link to La Tabaiba for more information about this lovely house.

The vacation house La Tabaiba. Bookings: +34 690 062 336 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We keep on growing! La Longuera de Tirajana Rural House

Gran Canaria Natural and Active is pleased to present La Longuera de Tirajana Rural House located in the beautiful municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana on #GranCanaria #GreatDestination.

This two-story rural house is full of history. It dates from 1865 and it has been completely renovated and newly decorated. Its architecture is typically Canarian. The house is surrounded by fruit trees and vegetable gardens thanks to its location in a country state of approximately 4000 square meters, which offers a magical environment to enjoy the calm of nature.

The Longuera de Tirajana has been renovated, preserving the original structure of the traditional architecture and taking care of every detail, so it preserves the spectacular scenery of the past and all the comforts of the present. We would like to highlight its stunning traditional balcony, which offers magnificent views of the landscape with its palm groves.

Apart from the cozy atmosphere of the house, the guest will enjoy its wonderful swimming pool, solarium and barbecue area, surrounded by an unique scenery of palm trees and mountains.

The Longuera de Tirajana offers all that you need for an unforgettable and pleasant stay, as well as it offers the opportunity to live nature thanks to its perfect location near incredible natural attractions, protected areas and archeological sites such as the famous fortress of La Fortaleza a volcanic building with an amazing aboriginal past. Furthermore, the Longuera de Tirajana is the perfect place for events.

Visit www.casalalonguera.com to find further information about this incredible rural house and its services.

Casa Rural La Longuera de Tirajana Bookings:+34 619 059 796 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Canarias on Foot joins GCN&A Family!

This year starts with great news: Canarias on Foot has joined Gran Canaria Natural and Active. We keep on growing to offer unforgettable experiences in the beautiful nature of #GranCanaria #GreatDestination.

Canarias on Foot team with the aim of bringing walkers to an authentic experience through our landscapes and people, with the help of local monitors. Driving along pathways, in which to discover not only scenery and wildlife but also customs, cuisine and its people, whenever possible.

As all of the activities of Canarias on Foot are centered around nature and protected areas, their commitments will always be to protect the enviroment and lead a sustainable way of life. Thus, their meet their two main objectives:transmit their love for nature and show the customs of our rural environment.

The founders of Canarias On Foot, Natalia Rodríguez Perera y Dunia Rosario Sánchez, were born and raised in these Lucky Islands and are in love with their culture and environment. This love for their land make them want to share with you its charm. They offer the opportunity to discover Gran Canaria in a new and spectacular way through these incredible experiences:

Camino de los Romeros Route: Agaete -San Pedro + Finca La Laja. 45€ per person. What we will be doing:

We will mostly be hiking along a “camino real” (royal path) which is an ancient path still used nowadays by local pilgrims every year. We will start hiking from the typical fishing village of Agaete using a local trail leading to the royal path along which we will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. From the top of the pine forest of Tamadaba “Pinar de Tamadaba” and the Valley of Agaete, we will also discover an amazing and ever-changing landscape. We will end our route in the neighbourhood of San Pedro where we will be visiting a beautiful farmhouse, La Laja, and will (meet a local guide who will explain) (learn) the whole growing and production process of coffee and wine. (Lastly,) we will finish the day enjoying (and tasting) some of these aromatic products, along with some delicious local cheese, sponge cake, and typical “chorizo” (sausage) of Teror. Undoubtedly a route to awaken the senses.

The Trade trail: El Sao- El Hornillo-Barranco Hondo. 45€ per adult and 35 € per child aged from 12 to 14. What we will be doing:

We will be hiking along a royal path which leaves the Barrio del Sao, which has been used since ancient times by the island's native people, and continued to used after the conquest until the early twentieth century. You will soon discover an amazing panoramic view of the valley, the ocean, mills, caves and a rich and varied environment. We will walk through one of the typical troglodyte villages still existing in Gran Canaria, El Hornillo, which is still inhabited today. We will keep hiking towards the Presa de los Pérez to finally reach Barranco Hondo. Then, we will pass by La Sagrada Cueva de Risco Caído and we will enter Barranco Hondo which leads to a notorious farmhouse, which was declared a cultural heritage site in 1993. Lastly, we will finish the day enjoying some local products, along with some delicious local cheese, toast bread, and olive, to finally we´ll return back to Agaete.

Pinewood trail: El Sao- El Hornillo-Lugarejo- Tamadaba. 45€ per adult. What we will be doing:

We will be hiking along a royal path which leaves the Barrio del Sao, which has been used since ancient times by native people. You will discover amazing panoramic views of the valley, the ocean, mills, caves and a rich and varied environment. We will walk through one of the typical troglodyte villages still existing in Gran Canaria, El Hornillo. From there, we will start to go to Lugarejos, where, depending on the time of the year, we might be able to visit a well-known Pottery Centre in Lugarejos, where we will find the oldest Pottery Oven in the Canary islands and one of the oldest in mainland Spain, after that we will gradually increase climbing up until we reach the Pinar de Tamadaba. The site was declared a natural reserve of the Biosphere and is a privilege spot with amazing panoramic views. If the weather conditions line up, we will be able to spot from the picturesque villages of La Aldea and Agaete. Once we have reached the summit of the mountain our route will end in this very place and we will return to Agaete.

Design your route

If you want hiking and to explore this part of Gran Canaria, do not hesitate to discuss it with us we can offer you a tailor-made route. You can get in touch with us through the mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at telephone number: 652 379 482. We will love to help you complete your experience. ;-) Saturday day. Ask for other days depending on availability

Salient features of our services

べ Small groups of 8 walkers per monitor.

べ Our activities are covered by accident and civil liability insurance.

べ Transportation on those routes that require it both at the beginning and at the point of departure. All our routes have the starting and ending points of Agaete.

べ Entrance and tasting, on those routes that are scheduled. Pilgrim and Trade Trail.

べ Picnic that will consist of: water, sandwich, a piece of fruit and chocolate. Pinewood Trail.

べ All offers and features of our services will be available on the web: www.canariasonfoot.com . Where customers will have the booking platform.

べ All our services, in this first proposal, will start and/or end in Agaete, with the intention of offering services to lovers of hiking, the ethnography of Gran Canaria and authentic experiences.

べ Our routes will be conducted in Spanish and English.

For further information about these amazing experiences and what they inluded visit: www.canariasonfoot.com .

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