Canary Islands

La Esquina del Parque, Santa Cruz

We might like staying in nice hotels but we do love eating like a local, and you can’t get better value than a menú del día when visiting Spain. As we were too early to check into the Grand Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz we stepped out of the hotel to find somewhere conveniently close for lunch. The obvious choice was the Cocina Urbana, directly opposite the hotel, however we wandered through the beautiful Parque García Sanabria and couldn’t help…

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La Villa de Aguimes, Gran Canaria

Agüimes is a beautiful traditional example of a municipal town in the Canary Islands, and only a short drive from Gran Canaria’s airport. The parish church of San Sebastian is an obvious landmark to aim for when approaching the town of Agüimes, the historic centre was clearly signposted and we found a parking space easily. The Parroquial de San Sebastían was built in three phases, the first of which started in 1796 and the third ended in 1940. Gothic, Neo-Classical…

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Guayadeque, Gran Canaria

I was absolutely fascinated by the valley of Guayadeque. Guayadeque is a ravine or barranco as they’re called in Spanish, situated between the towns of Agüimes and Ingenio. What’s special about this particular place is the variety of cave dwellings along the route, which have been transformed into houses and restaurants. Sadly on this occasion, we didn’t spend any time out of the car, as it was only the second point of interest along our rural tour of Gran Canaria.…

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