If you want to know the best things to do in Ingenio, you are in the right place. Ingenio is a small municipality located east of Gran Canaria. It is a little touristic and quite traditional place, where today they are dedicated to agriculture, livestock, production of artisan cheeses, etc. In te same way, work continues on crafts, highlighting among them the laces. There have even been several catwalks of Moda Calada Fashion Show in this municipality.
In addition, Ingenio barely has a few kilometers of coastline, which also has beaches to see. All next to the airport. If you like, let’s get down to business and tell you what to see in Ingenio.
Things to do in Ingenio
✔ Old town Ingenio
The center of Ingenio or old town is quite picturesque and quiet. Here you can breathe 100% local life. Here you can take a walk through its beautiful La Candelaria square and visit the Church of the same name. You can also visit the craft shops, parks and surrounding squares.
✔ Guayadeque ravine
The Guayadeque ravine divides the municipalities of Agüimes and Ingenio, with what is more or less at the same distance from both towns. Also, in the Guayadeque ravine, besides appreciating its beauty, culture and getting closer to its history, you can taste good Canarian food in its cave houses.
✔ El Burrero beach
The El Burrero beach is one of the few beaches in the municipality of Ingenio. The beach itself is great and has practically all services and it has the Blue Flag. However, it is a bit windy and therefore a wind surfing paradise. The non-windy days it is a paradise for swimming lovers.
✔ San Agustín beach, Ingenio
In Gran Canaria there are two beaches called San Agustín, one of them is in the municipality of Ingenio. To get here you can do it on foot through a pleasant walk that borders the El Burrero mountain. However, you must bear in mind that here you do not have any type of services, nor surveillance. In addition, access is by sand and dirt, without ramps or stairs. We show it below.
Places to eat in Ingenio
Besides what to see in Ingenio, you must know where to eat. In this municipality you have several interesting options. We recommend you three, depending on what you want:
- Asador Las Lilas, Las Majoreras. They are specialized in high quality grilled meats and very good customer service. Price per person over €40.
- La Era restaurant, Guayadeque. In La Era you can taste delicious cheeses from Ingenio and other typical Canarian dishes. They also have good grilled meats.
- Restaurant Mi mar, Las Majoreras A perfect option if you are looking for a delicious sandwich. They make the best calamari sandwiches with salad.
Video about things to do in Ingenio
In the following video we propose you a plan that combines the visit to Ingenio and Agüimes. Do not miss it and subscribe for watching more videos of Gran Canaria. We have English subtitles in all our videos!
Rural houses in Ingenio
If you feel like spending one night close to the local life of Ingenio village and its surroundings, we leave you here a link to all the hotels, apartments and rural houses of Ingenio.
Gran Canaria guides
Finally, if you want to continue discovering unexplored corners of Gran Canaria like these, you can not miss our guides of the island. Forget about looking for information here and there and let us be your local guide of Gran Canaria. We offer you the same with our restaurant guide, do not miss the restaurants that the locals frequent!