It’s much more than just a market as, apart from its traditional stores, where you can buy fresh products, you’ll be able to enjoy, in all its glory, the concept of gastromarket, which is very trendy in all the Spanish territory.
Some of my favourites are: Mundaka, Ay Carmela, Jaque Mate, El Camarón or La Barra, but there is also a lot of variety where to choose from and leave with a “full stomach and a happy heart”.
Do you know what a “bochinche” is? If you have never had the opportunity to eat in one (or if you feel like going again), you can’t miss our Canarian gastronomy in a familiar and genuine atmosphere.
Don’t leave without trying the traditional food from this island, but above all the spectacular “Polvito Uruguayo”, which is prepared here and which you will only find in the Canary Islands. My mouth is watering!
The fisher village of Agaete is, without any doubt, one of the most beautiful spots in the northwest of Gran Canaria.
Open to the Atlantic Ocean, it offers its visitors a contrast, where the sea, cliffs and green valleys extend to the centre of the island, and offers this location characteristics which cannot be found in any other location of the island.
I can’t stop telling all my guests the old area of the town “Vegueta” is a must see; and the best way to discover it is to get lost in its streets by simply going for a walk.
In each corner, you’ll find a plaque, a bar, a historic building, a museum. Get lost and find the essence of our city.
La Cueva Pintada (painted cave) museum and archaeological park, which is located in Galdar, has an aim which guarantees the conservation, investigation and diffusion of one of the most singular sites on the island, and it’s one of the most important museums in the Atlantic area..
Its format tries to help the public to take a closer look and understand one of the most thrilling moments of the island’s history in such an exciting way.
The “Playa Viva” route is one of the treasures to be discovered in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
All along the port and Las Canteras beach you will continue to find, from Thursday to Sunday, open air live music and a cultural and fun atmosphere, all this surrounded by good company and food to pick at.
This restaurant is one of my favourites, and the favourite one of all the BedandChic team. When we ask ourselves what to do in Gran Canaria this small bar comes to our mind, not only to be recommended but also to celebrate dinners with family and friends.
They have a small menu but with plates full of charisma and tradition, elaborated with high quality products.
Each time I have a chance, I take a stroll to the “Novillo Precoz” with the family. It’s a small restaurant where time seems to have stopped, it doesn’t only keep the same decoration, but it is also in the same hands of those who opened this enchanting place in the 80s.
Do you remember the “Polvito Uruguayo” which was mentioned earlier? Well, here you will find its creators. You will also find an excellent variety in high quality meals, and salads which will surprise you due to its freshness and delicious taste.
Situated at only 20 minutes from Las Palmas centre, Bandama is a native space, full of native flora, steep cliffs and vineyards which take advantage of its volcanic floor to provide the grapes a unique taste.
You will be able to find this Gran Canaria treasure on the west of the island, in a semi secret place where you can relax with a swim in these sweet waters.
You can get to this place from “El Risco” village, 49 kilometres away from Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, and only 14 kilometres away from Agaete. This lovely walk is suitable for families, children and even pets, and it is recommended in rainy weather so that you can enjoy the wonderful waterfalls. Don’t forget your swimming suit, you won’t regret it!
It’s a natural space, unique in all the islands and protected by the Canarian government. In these dunes, you can get lost in their more than 400 hectares and enjoy amazing walks.
Personally, I invite you to leave the path (don’t worry, it’s totally allowed) so that you can enjoy going up and down the dunes. You will be covered in sand but, isn’t this a great excuse to have a dip in our sea?
Did you know that the Canary Islands have one of the best and clearest skies to contemplate the stars? High spots and clear skies are some of the characteristics which make them the ideal place to contemplate the spectacular sight of our galaxy.
For me, it’s a fascinating, romantic and, most of all, different activity which we are used to do on a daily basis.
In the Canary Islands we have made an art out of “tapa picking”, and one of its maximum representations is La Travesía. Its cosy atmosphere and its good wine are a magnet for those who want to spend a nice time with their friends – no matter if you go to the one placed in Vegueta or to the closest one to us around the Port area.
You will go there for ham and you’ll definitely stay there for the way you were treated.
Not many metres away from Las Canteras, there is a treasure hidden from the eyes of those who don’t know the island as well as Santiago.
A small portion of semi virgin beach used only by the residents who practice water activities and sport.
Let yourself fall for this wild area of our coast and discover the secrets which are hidden.
Did you know that the climate in Mogan is recommended by the doctors in order to improve your health? Its optimal conditions of humidity, sun and temperature contribute in a better life quality.
In this perfect spot of the south west of the island (known as the Canarian Venice), the small fishing boats are mixed with the yachts. Along with the white sandy beach and with an urbanized perimeter, it is one of the most elegant places on the island.
This main square is the centre of the new part of the city and it becomes a must see on weekend nights. You will enjoy by having something to eat and drink in its crowded terraces while musicians play some music.
Don’t hesitate to visit bars such as “El Viajero”, “Bodegón Pachichi” or “La Terminal” which are always a good choice.
Teror is the place for the pilgrimage in Gran Canaria, as it has the Basilique that hosts the “Virgen del Pino, Patrona de la Diócesis de Canarias”. You can appreciate the Canarian architecture that decorates the streets of this typical place.
Its restaurants offer the most popular spoon dishes, but the most traditional meals from Teror are the chorizo and its black puddings. Is there anything more Canarian than the chorizo de Teror sandwich and a strawberry soda branded “Clipper”?