In this post we want to share with you everything we know about the best rural hotels in Gran Canaria. We will give you 10 options to stay in the interior of the island and get to know its rural side and, therefore, its most authentic side. Do you join us?
Rural hotels in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is a little promoted destination for rural tourism. Quite the contrary, it is a famous sun and beach destination. The good thing is that we have both. As we recommended in our article on where to stay in Gran Canaria, the ideal is to combine your stay with several areas of the island to get to know it better. In the following lines we are going to list our top 10 rural hotels in Gran Canaria. Let’s go!
1) Parador Cruz de Tejeda, one of the best rural hotels in Gran Canaria
The Parador of Cruz de Tejeda is one of the best rural hotels in Gran Canaria due to its idyllic setting overlooking the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among its facilities, we highlight the hanging pool overlooking the Roque Bentayga and Roque Nublo, but note that access is not included in the room price (you have to pay the spa). You can combine your getaway with numerous hiking trails and other things to do in Tejeda.
2) Hotel Rural Las Longueras, Valle de Agaete
The rural hotel Las Longueras is an impressive 19th century mansion located in the beautiful valley of Agaete. With a unique architectural style, the property offers an unforgettable travel experience. The hotel’s gardens are surrounded by orange, mango and papaya trees, a super relaxing and tranquil environment to consider for your rural holiday in Gran Canaria.
3) Hacienda del Buen Suceso, rural hotels in Gran Canaria north
If there is one thing that sets the rural landscape of the Canary Islands apart from the rest of the world, it is banana trees. The Canarian banana is a symbol for the islands and, of course, an indispensable foodstuff. At the Hacienda del Buen Suceso you can stay among the banana trees. You can also take advantage of your stay to discover all the places to visit in Arucas, a municipality with rural and coastal areas that will surprise you.
4) Rural Hotel Las Tirajanas, San Bartolomé de Tirajana
This rural hotel is also in an idyllic location. The views from here of the mountains of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the surrounding area are spectacular. It is very close to the village of Tunte and could be combined with the first or second stage of the Way of St James of Gran Canaria.
5) Redondo de Guayedra, rural hotel in Gran Canaria by the sea
El Redondo de Guayedra is a rural hotel perfectly integrated in the landscape of the ravine of the same name in the municipality of Agaete. A few metres away you can enjoy the beaches of Sotavento and Guayedra. The sunset and the views of Tenerife from here are a spectacle. We invite you to read our article with the best things to do in Agaete so that you can make the most of this area of the island and discover it on your own.
6) Rural Hotel Maipez THe Senses Collection, Santa Brígida
This hotel is chosen for weddings because of its beautiful surroundings and communal areas. It is just a few steps from the Jardín Canario botanical gardens and very close to tourist attractions such as the capital. If you want to combine your rural stay with a cultural and gastronomic visit, take a look at our post about the top things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
7) El Mondalón, rural hotel in Gran Canaria for wine tourism
This hotel is located in Marzagán, a town in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, very close to Santa Brígida. A large part of Gran Canaria’s wine production and cultivation is concentrated in this area. It is therefore an ideal place to stay and to visit the local wineries (Bodegas Mondalón). The Bandama Natural Monument is also very close by, where the Caldera de Bandama and its Peak stand out.
8) El Refugio, budget rural hotels in Gran Canaria
In Cruz de Tejeda itself, just a few steps from the Parador, you also have the option of staying at El Refugio. This hotel is a bit older, but still has its charm. So it’s an excellent option if you’re going hiking in Gran Canaria and your budget is tighter.
9) Rural Hotel Melva Suite 4*, Firgas
In the neighbourhood of La Caldera, in the municipality of Firgas, you have the option of staying at the rural hotel Melva Suite. This is a wonderful area if you like hiking, as it is one of the greenest areas of the island, where the Azuaje ravine stands out. Also, just five minutes away by car is the charming little town of Firgas. Find out here all the things to do in Firgas and our favourite restaurants.
10) Villa Bandama Golf hotel, rural hotels in Gran Canaria for adults
This rural hotel is so close to the Caldera de Bandama. An ideal environment for hiking, wine and / or golf lovers. Next to the hotel is the Bandama golf course, one of the oldest in Spain and Europe.
We hope that all of this information is helpful for you. In case you are also interested in rural houses in Gran Canaria, have a look at the previous link.
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Guides to Gran Canaria
Finally, if you still have no idea about the best things to do in Gran Canaria, or where to eat, we have different guides to discover the island on your own with complete routes per day that include places to eat. It will pay off if you don’t have time to look for the info and prefer to get advice from someone who lives here.
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