Finally Gran Canaria is opening up!
Gran Canaria is slowly opening up its businesses, bars, restaurants and hotels, however with COVID19 restrictions being very much part of the ‘new normal’ Many people are still not quite sure about staying in holiday complexes and being around too many other guests,
Therefore, one other option is to book private apartments or houses as an alternative. It is said that searches on the likes of airbnb and holiday lettings are way up and it is a perfect solution to taking a holiday away from the possible crowds.
Lets take a 2 night mini break
We recently chose a 3 bedroom house in the gorgeous Santa Brigida for a 2 night mini break to celebrate my birthday. It isn’t always easy to find what we need to suit our requirements as it must sleep 6, have the all essential Wifi for the kids and allow Toffi the dog to come along too.
Santa Brigida turned out to be the perfect base to explore the area especially Bandama, Tejeda and Roque Nublo.
The oldest golf club house in Spain
A drive around the area found us at the Caldera de Bandama and at the oldest golf club house in Spain. We marvelled at the amazing views across the crater and the valley so far down below.
On a past visit we have actually walked down in to the centre of the crater. A really tough trek and good shoes are definitely needed. Well worth the effort though and the ultimate treat of an ice cold beer and tapas back up at the top in one of the very popular restaurants such as the fabulous Casa Paco.
The air becomes fresher, and your troubles just melt away
Whenever we take a trip in to the mountains it always feels like we are seeing them again for the very first time. I am always blown away by the unusual rock formations, the green forest rolling down the mountain side, enjoying taking in the wonderful aromas of the flowers and the pines and the interspersed, random mix of palm trees and cactus.
Suddenly you feel the air becomes fresher as you climb further than you can ever imagine you can possibly go and somehow your troubles just fade away!
During the weekend we also visited the delightful whitewashed village of Tejeda and ate delicious food at the only restaurant that happened to be open on the day of our visit, Asadero El Almendro. The food and service and COVID19 respect were impeccable. Fabulous traditional Canarian dishes at its very best!
No giving in…all the way to the top!
A hike up to the Roque Nublo was the perfect choice to walk off our lunch. It is not an easy walk to do especially after our recent months of lockdown laziness but the views at the top make it all the worthwhile.
Luckily the descent is always somewhat easier and our cheeky four legged friend managed to get himself carried down!
The Santa Brigida House
The Santa Brigida house was perfect with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen and outdoor space with a dining area and bbq. The house has some unusual and quirky features but was perfect for our needs. There is also a small pool if you wish to cool off and private parking onsite. We booked online but you can also book direct by calling Ricardo on 637528699 and tell him Gran Canaria Regional sent you.
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