Do you want to know which are the most beautiful villages in Gran Canaria? In this post we will list our favorites because they preserve the Canarian essence, they keep the authentic and local side of the island. Many of them even maintain pre-Hispanic Canarian architecture on their streets. We are not going to continue giving you information … you have the entire list of the best towns in Gran Canaria on the following lines!
The best villages in Gran Canaria island
In the next few lines we are going to make a list of what for us are the most beautiful towns in Gran Canaria. Likewise, at the end of this article you will be able to get more information about other towns to visit on the island with different articles and a video from our YouTube channel.
1) Gáldar. Maybe the nicest village in Gran Canaria
If you really want to appreciate the authenticity of a Canarian town, we suggest you visit Gáldar. This village is located in the north of Gran Canaria and it was the first capital of the island. Today it preserves the structure of many of its historical buildings: the casino, the royal theater, its food market, the square and Parish of Santiago, its pedestrian streets, the Archaeological Museum of the Cueva Pintada, the architecture of Canarian balconies in their buildings …
2) Tejeda, beautiful towns in Gran Canaria
Tejeda is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. The natural environment and local vibes which surround Tejeda are amazing. It is surrounded by several natural monuments as the Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo. Almost all the houses in Tejeda are white with their roofs and touches of stone and wood. For us it is one of the places to visit in Gran Canaria.
3) Puerto de Las Nieves, fishing village in Gran Canaria
Puerto de Las Nieves in Agaete is without a doubt our favorite coastal town in Gran Canaria. Its people, its atmosphere and its marine environment conquer anyone. The houses are white with blue and sailor details. On the other hand, the beaches of Puerto de Las Nieves are with boulders, but it has a bathing area on the dock, as well as the natural pools of Las Salinas. The cliffs that accompany the town are spectacular, making Agaete an idyllic place.
4) Teror, best villages in Gran Canaria
Oh Teror, Teror! How beautiful you are… It is an inland town. It is where we will find the patron saint of Gran Canaria, the Virgen del Pino. In addition, most of the houses in the center have beautiful wooden balconies and pedestrian streets. On Sundays there is a market next to the church square, something that we recommend you to visit.
This inland town of Gran Canaria preserves its local essence 100%. The historic center is full of metal sculptures like the one of the camel that we show you below. One of the most photographed corners of Agüimes. At the same time, in its pedestrian streets we find various shops and small cafes to enjoy the local environment.
6) Puerto de Mogán, holiday village in Gran Canaria
Puerto de Mogán is one of the most beautiful villages in Gran Canaria. Being next to the coast and being very close to the tourist centers, it makes it also a holiday village. However, it still has part of the local atmosphere. Here the walls of the houses are accompanied by bougainvilleas of different colors and beautiful flamboyants.
This town in the north of Gran Canaria stands out for its spectacular neo-Gothic parish of San Juan. Much of the streets of Arucas are pedestrian. They are surrounded by small shops and terraces. The visit to its center could be done in around 1 hour, so you can combine it with some other pretty town in Gran Canaria that is nearby (Teror or Firgas).
8) Moya town
We can also walk through the center of Moya in a short time and your visit is perfectly combinable with the small hike of Los Tilos de Moya. Below we show one of the museums located inside an old Canarian house. Here a large part of the houses preserves the structure of Canarian balconies and stonework. It is a very little tourist town, so the whole environment is authentic.
9) Artenara, beautiful towns in Gran Canaria
In Artenara you can undoubtedly have the best views of the island as it is one of the highest villages in Gran Canaria. It has several viewpoints towards its mountains and the Roque Nublo. From here you will be able to appreciate a beautiful sunset, get to know its dams, go hiking and even experience a stay in a cave house.
10) Santa Lucía de Tirajana, beautiful villages in Gran Canaria
Another of the beautiful towns in Gran Canaria is Santa Lucía de Tirajana. A non-touristy place located in the middle of nature. Here they have managed to preserve the traditional architecture of the houses and the cobblestones in some of its streets. You can see the center in a short time, so we recommend combining your visit with a visit to La Fortaleza de Ansite and / or the La Sorrueda dam.
Videos of some of the most beautiful villages in Gran Canaria
Here we leave you with a video of some of the most beautiful towns in Gran Canaria. You have more videos of other towns and places to visit on the island on our YouTube channel. You can use the English subtitles in all our videos!
Below you can have more information about this villages of Gran Canaria and many more.
Valleseco village: must-sees and places to eat
Things to do in Agaete and Puerto de Las Nieves, two must-sees!
Things to do in Arucas & places to eat
Sardina del Norte beach, a little paradise in the north
Things to do in Tejeda, one of the most beautiful towns in Spain
10 best things to do in Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria
Holidays in Telde: things to do and places to visit
Best things to do in Teror village and surroundings
Things to do in Firgas and best places to eat
Things to do in Valsequillo and the best places to eat
Arinaga beach and village, things to do and restaurants
The must-sees of Fataga and its surroundings
Things to do in Santa Lucia de Tirajana. Everything you need to know
Things to do in Agüimes & places to eat
Discover Gáldar, the first capital of Gran Canaria
Veneguera beach & village, hidden paradise in Gran Canaria
Ingenio, pure local essence in Gran Canaria
Artenara, the village with the best views of Gran Canaria
La Aldea de San Nicolás, peace and authenticity
Castillo del Romeral, a very local area to discover
Everything about Arguineguín village
Visit San Mateo market & its village
Ojos de Garza beach & lunch with sea views
What did you think about our list of the prettiest villages in Gran Canaria? Do you agree? Leave us a comment below! Finally, we invite you to visit our local Gran Canaria guides to discover the most authentic side of the island on your own.
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