Tejeda village is a very charming place of Gran Canaria located about 1000 meters high and its situated practically in the middle of the island. Nowadays, Tejeda belongs to a Spanish association with other beautiful towns from the country named Pueblos más bonitos de España (most beautiful towns in Spain). We are going to explain you why is Tejeda village a must-see.
Moreover, due to its location and high, it is one of the coldest towns in the island. So we recommend you to bring a jacket with you, especially in winter. Please consider that in winter they could be at less than 10 degrees during the day. Also, during winter the sky is usually cloudy and foggy, what makes it colder because of the humidity.
Things to do in Tejeda village
✔ A walk trough Tejeda village
The town is not very big, it can be walked practically in 20 minutes on foot. You can visit the Church of Nuestra Señora del Socorro, next to the Tejeda Town Hall, as well as its different streets and pedestrian alleys. The town is surrounded by mountains and the appearance of its white houses with traditional architecture is beautiful. It also has views mainly towards Roque Bentayga, but also Roque Nublo from some parts of the town. All this landscape is part of the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria, a World Heritage Site.
✔ Tejeda almond trees and Almond Blossom Fest
In Tejeda village there are a lot of almond trees. Moreover, during February and March you can appreciate its blossoms. An awesome white and pink blossom. In this town they have their own fest concerning the Almond tree which brings people from all over the island. During this fest you can enjoy Canarian things such as crafts, music, sports, local folklore. Furthermore, they set up some stalls to sell local products, most of them from food and of course almonds.
✔ Visit the Roque Bentayga
Leaving the town towards Roque Bentayga we find this traditional giant basket, ideal for taking a photo of yourself and thus taking a nice postcard from Gran Canaria island.
Next, we recommend visiting Roque Bentayga and its Interpretation Center, since it is about a 10-minute drive from the town of Tejeda. Here they will explain everything you should know about the Sierra de Bentayga archaeological complex. The entrance is free. On the other hand, there is a trail that takes you to the top in less than an hour (round trip).
As you have seen, both for the views and for the tranquility, it is worth coming here. In addition, all this landscape is part of the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
✔ Hiking in Tejeda
From the Roque Bentayga basket that we showed you earlier, a circular hiking route starts that passes through the well-known Charco de La Paloma, La Culata de Tejeda and La Cruz de Timagada. During the route you will have spectacular views of the Roque Nublo. You have more details about this trail in our hiking section.
✔ El Nublo bakery
This place was founded in 1946 and they focus their confectionery in the almonds from Tejeda. Its flagship product is the almond and the Bienmesabe. The Bienmesabe is a local product made principally of almonds, eggs and sugar. The Bienmesabe is usually eaten to accompany desserts like flan and vanilla ice cream. We eat it with pancakes at home and it is so yummy!
✔ Center of medicinal plants
In the village there is also a center where you can check a wide variety of medicinal plants. You can even try them and know their properties. The entry is free and you can also buy some plants if you want.
Places to eat in Tejeda village
If you are looking for restaurants in Tejeda village, we recommend you the Restaurant Texeda. It is a local restaurant focused in KM0 raw material and with creative Canarian cuisine. Moreover, you can taste here their own artisan beers Texeda. They have three types of beer: almond beer (almendra), wheat (de trigo) and the dark one (la extranjera).
You can also have an artisan ice cream at the La Lexe ice cream parlor, located inside the Dulces de Tejeda bakery. Here you can try ice creams with curious flavors with a Canarian touch such as white chocolate with smoked pine needles, cactus with lemon, gofio, yogurt with figs, bienmesabe of Tejeda, etc.
Hotels and rural houses in Tejeda village
Finally, you should know that there is a wide range of hotels and rural houses in Tejeda. Do not miss the opportunity to combine your holidays in Gran Canaria with accommodation in the rural environment to connect with nature and disconnect from the world. Then we leave you with one of the best hotels in Tejeda, the Parador de Cruz de Tejeda, in Cruz de Tejeda.
Video of Tejeda Village
Below you can check a short video about this beautiful town. You can activate English subtitles and subscribe for watching more videos of Gran Canaria.
Finally, we hope you enjoyed this alternative about things to do in Gran Canaria. We are looking forward to hear how was your visit!