La Longuera de Tirajana is a traditional Canarian house located in the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana, in the southeast of Gran Canaria. It is located within a property with vegetable gardens and fruit trees, offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. The house was built in 1865 and has recently been refurbished and decorated.
It has two floors of traditional Canarian construction. On the upper floor you will find the master bedroom with a double bed, a second bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom. Given the original structure of the house, which is more than 150 years old, both bedrooms on the upper floor are connected and you will need to pass through one of them to access the bathroom.
Cot and highchair available if needed.
The ground floor holds the kitchen, the main living room and a smaller living room with a sofa bed. There is a bathroom in the barbecue area. The floor on the upper floor is made of tea-wood (the heartwood of the Canary Island pine tree) and the ground floor is made of stone. There is Wi-Fi and a TV with international channels. It also has wood burner and air conditioning (for both hot and cold). The kitchen is fully equipped.
The outdoor swimming pool is for private use (3 x 8 metres). The house also has another room under the solarium in the swimming pool area with a table tennis table. This beautiful house is the ideal place to unwind and rest in a quiet and rural setting. Wi-Fi connection, international TV channels, house cleaning service once a week and final cleaning are all included in the price. If you wish, you can also hire an additional cleaning service, which will be charged separately.
The town (old quarter) of Santa Lucía de Tirajana is the capital of the municipality that shares the same name. It is situated at an altitude of 680 metres above sea level, about 50 kilometres south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the island's capital, and about 18 kilometres from the coast. The village is located in the upper part of the municipality, a mountainous region of rugged and volcanic terrain, where the Tirajana Ravine and Caldera are located. In Santa Lucía, its culture and heritage are shown in places such as La Fortaleza, where the conquest of the Canary Islands lived its last days, churches that have seen the passing of time, such as Santa Lucía, or mills that were an important economic resource in former times. The natural spaces of this area of the island show extensive palm groves that run along ancient paths, deep ravines and spectacular landscapes that will not go unnoticed by visitors.
Santa Lucía de Tirajana also has several important protected natural areas, such as the Caldera de Tirajana or the ravine known as Barranco de Tirajana. The Pozo Izquierdo Beach is a must visit in this municipality. A beautiful beach with a great activity offer, especially for sailing sports because of the constant wind conditions. This municipality also has several interesting places apart from its beaches and natural parks. Some of the most important places are: the Santa Lucía church, the Chapel of San Nicolás de Bari, The Museo Castillo de la Fortaleza El Hao, La Fortaleza, the Sorrueda Dam; the lookout points in Guriete, Ingenio, La Sorrueda and Las Tederas; the Salinas de Tenefé, where salt is extracted from the sea water, the Museo de la Zafra (Harvest Museum) and the Crafts Centre.
Many lively festivals are held in this town, which perfectly combine religious festivities with popular sentiment. The most famous are: The festival of the patron saint of Santa Lucia, which takes place on 13 December; and the Día del Labrador (the Farmer’s Day), a festivity that brings together the largest number of visitors.
If you like sports, in Santa Lucía you will find very good sports facilities where you will be able to practice your favourite sport, including: a municipal sports pavilion, a municipal stadium, a racetrack, swimming pools, and an international windsurfing centre. This municipality has a very typical and varied cuisine. We recommend that you try some of the local dishes in the old quarter of Santa Lucía. The most famous dishes are the papas arrugadas con mojo (small baked salted potatoes with spicy mojo sauce), together with soft cheese, national olives, the traditional Canary Islands stew, grilled sausages and fresh young bull meat.