The orography of the interior of the island made the residents of the countryside build cave houses in Gran Canaria. Some were used for resting cows and sheep, others for storing crops and agricultural utensils, or even for shepherds and farm workers to inhabit them. Cave houses usually have a very good interior temperature throughout the year, usually around 17 and 21 degrees, depending on the season. In addition, they integrate perfectly with the landscape where they are built.
To this day, there are still many locals residing in cave houses. In the cave houses of Gran Canaria you will be able to live a unique rural getaway due to the environment in which they are located.
Cave houses in Gran Canaria
Here we mention some cave houses from which you can choose to enjoy rural tourism in Gran Canaria. Let’s go!
1. Cave house El Caidero, Artenara
If Artenara is characterized by something, it is its cave houses. And is that here many residents live in cave houses, but you also have the option of staying in one. In this one in particular we have been with friends and we can affirm from our own experience that it is very good. It also has a private pool and barbecue area. It can accommodate up to 6 adults and two children. You can see more photos and all the details below.
2. Rural house Guayadeque Ca’ Juani, Agüimes
If you would like to disconnect 100%, this is your place. In the Guayadeque ravine you are in the middle of nature and, in addition, there is nothing around. There are only some restaurants in cave houses. All of them highly recommended. If you are not overwhelmed by being without phone signal, this is your place to get away from the world. It is recommended for groups, as it can comfortably sleep more than 8 adults, 10 if you don’t mind sleeping on a sofa bed. You can check availability and prices in the following button.
3. Cuevas de Barreto, Firgas
If you plan a weekend with friends, maybe this cave house is yours. It has 6 double bedrooms, so there is capacity for up to 12 adults. It has an outdoor Jacuzzi, ping pong table, etc. In addition, it is located within the Doramas Rural Park, very close to Pico de Osorio and surrounded by trails. The house inside is beautiful and very well preserved. You can visit the town of Firgas and eat some ribs with corn in La Caldera.
4. Casa Cueva Bandama with jacuzzi
This cave house is also a dream for nature lovers. It has an awesome mountain view. It has a private jacuzzi and can comfortably accommodate up to 6 adults, although it also has a sofa bed. The house is perfectly equipped and practically new, you can see it yourself at the following link.
5. Casa Cueva El Mimo, Artenara
Another well-known cave house in Artenara is the Casa Cueva El Mimo. This has a shared pool and is also pet friendly. It has capacity for up to 4 adults, so it is rather for small groups. Of course, as you can see in the following link, the environment is spectacular. It will be difficult to decide on one!
6. Ecoturismo Casa Cueva, Tejeda
If you fancy an unusual getaway in a 100% natural environment, this is your place. The house is decorated with a lot of personality and a hippie touch. They have their own garden and capacity for up to 4 adults. In addition, it is very close to the beautiful town of Tejeda. You can see more details at the following link.
7. La Cuevita cave house, Santa Brígida
This cave house is located in the municipality of Santa Brígida, just 2 km from La Caldera de Bandama. As you can see, it is located in the middle of nature. It is ideal for couples, since it only has one main bedroom. However, it also has a sofa bed, in case you were with children. It does not have a pool, but you can see how beautiful it is by clicking the following button.
We hope that you enjoyed learning about this type of accommodation in Gran Canaria with us and that you are encouraged to discover the most authentic side of the island with our help. You can also have a look at our posts about rural houses and rural hotels in Gran Canaria. If you need more advice on places to see and where to eat, take a look at our guide section of Gran Canaria by clicking on the following image.