Driving route through Arucas and Teror

Driving route through Arucas and Teror

Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands hides many treasures If you dock in Puerto de La Luz, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of Gran Canaria (located at the north-eastern tip of the island), you should take a taxi or hired car and visit two very attractive and popular tourist destinations, as are Arucas and Teror, in the north of the island, full of religious, cultural and historical references, and beautiful nature spots.

 

From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Arucas

Departing from Puerto de La Luz in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and taking the North Highway for about 17 kilometres, we come to Arucas (21 minutes by car). Its coast has areas that are popular with swimmers and surfers, such as El Puertillo, Bañaderos and Quintanilla. Here we find the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Neo-Gothic in style, it features Italian sculptures and paintings from the Flemish and Andalusian schools. Also recommended are strolls through Gourie Park and Las Hespérides Botanical Gardens, built in 1880.

 

From Arucas to Teror

You cannot leave Arucas without a visit to the Arehucas Distillery, which produces the most rum in Spain. If we continue along the road to the centre of the island, in 28 minutes, we will come to Teror, an essential place of pilgrimage that houses the figure of the patron saint of Gran Canaria: the Virgin of El Pino, who appeared in 1481. Teror will amaze you right from the start with its stone streets, its architectural heritage and the square and church. Other recommended visits are the Episcopal Palace, properties with typical Canaries balconies and Las Dominicas Gardens.