Top 10 Things to do in Arucas, Spain

April 8, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Discover the best top things to do in Arucas, Spain including Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, Playa de Las Canteras, Arehucas Rum Distillery, Vegueta, Jardines de la Marquesa, Playa del Confital, Parque Municipal de Arucas, Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo, GrancAventura.
Restaurants in Arucas

1. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Calle Parroco Morales, 35400 Arucas, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 60 00 92
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Reviewed By georginams2016 - Fareham, United Kingdom

Impressive building with cool interior. Great place to visit on a hot day. Lots of Spanish sacristy silver ware. Quit place for reflection.

2. Basilica de la Virgen del Pino

Plaza del Pino, 35330 Teror, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Basilica de la Virgen del Pino

Reviewed By debdancing - Littlehampton, United Kingdom

One of the most significant Churches in Gran Canaria, the Basilica sits on La Virgen del Pino Plaza and makes an impressive and picturesque impression as you approach along Calle Real.
It was constructed in the eighteenth Century, although there have been Churches on the site for hundreds of years.
I visited mid-morning and, although not busy with visitors, there were several locals quietly praying.

3. Playa de Las Canteras

Paseo de las Canteras | Belén de arena, 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Playa de Las Canteras

Reviewed By Phayao13 - Stockholm

Pleasingly clean despite its city location, if you do not feel uncomfortable to sunbathe close to others and have close to restaurants, cafes, and more this is a nice alternative for the sun worshiper.A paradise for charter tourists, lined with relatively ugly buildings without major architectural beauty.

4. Arehucas Rum Distillery

Apartado de Correos 1, 35400 Arucas, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 62 49 00
Excellent
47%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 359 reviews

Arehucas Rum Distillery

Reviewed By BexleyheathKentPat - Bexleyheath Kent

I spent a day in Arucas and travelled by bus from Las Palmas. I loved the tour of the distillery even though there was no sugar cane being processed. The tasting of all the rums at the end was great fun and prices very reasonable, I’m glad I didn’t drive there

5. Vegueta

Altstadtviertel, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Vegueta

Reviewed By Brian K - Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom

we didn't get the best of this area but I think that was as we went during the day . It consists of a number of narrow streets with numerous shops / bars and restaurants . Which I think would have a much better vibe at night . Las palmas is a busy working port town which also caters for cruise ships visiting gran canaria so there is a real mix . This area has the museums / Cathedral etc which are nice without being outstanding ..

6. Jardines de la Marquesa

Gc-330, 35400 Arucas, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 60 44 86
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Jardines de la Marquesa

Reviewed By Richard_Harpum - Doncaster, United Kingdom

During a two-week holiday in Gran Canaria, my wife and Las Hesperides Tropical Garden just outside Arucas in the north of the island.
The entry fee was Euro 6pp which seemed very reasonable until compared to the free Jardin Botanico Canario Viera y Clavijo near Las Palmas and the extensive Cactualdea cactus garden near La Aldea.
The Gardens contain a huge variety of different trees and plants, some of which I had not seen elsewhere in Gran Canaria.
Worth a visit if you are near Arucas.

7. Playa del Confital

Camino del Confital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Playa del Confital

location Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran

Reviewed By Alex E - Spain

Just north of the Las Canteras beach this beach is worth a definite visit. You'll like the fact that you're not around a ton of other tourists and when the tide is up the water is perfect! Must go see this area!

8. Parque Municipal de Arucas

Plaza de la Constitucion, Arucas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
33%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Parque Municipal de Arucas

Reviewed By avidtraveller195 - Melbourne, Australia

We strolled through this park on our way from the tourist office to the rum distillery. Nicely maintained and some wonderful dragon trees. It is not a huge park so you can do this in less than 10 minutes before arriving at the rum distillery then take the high road back to the pedestrian centre of the town.

9. Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo

Camino del Palmeral 15 | Tafira Alta, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain +34 928 21 95 80
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo

This unique garden erected on the side of a ravine has examples of every kind of vegetation found on the Canaries.

Reviewed By Richard_Harpum - Doncaster, United Kingdom

During a two-week holiday in Gran Canaria, my wife and I visited the Jardin Botanico Canario Viera y Clavijo near Las Palmas. There are several entrances and we parked at the first one we came to (using out satnav). This may have been a mistake, as it led to a car park at the top of the Gardens, necessitating a walk down the side of the steep canyon into the main garden at the bottom (and hence a walk back up again later). On our departure, we saw more signs pointing downhill, leading to other car parks at the bottom of the canyon.
To our surprise entry is free, which makes this a really good deal considering how extensive and good these Gardens are. There is a huge variety of plants, from palms to cactus to the famous Dragon trees (Drago). There are numerous paths that zig-zag around the Gardens and it is worth getting a map off the Internet before you visit, so that you can get the full benefit of all the various areas of the Gardens. Allow a couple of hours to look around.
Definitely worth a visit.

10. GrancAventura

Autovia GC-20, Salida a Vasco Lopez, Arucas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

GrancAventura

Reviewed By Héctor Clemens C - Stuttgart, Germany

my brother invited us these Saturday in the park, and I can say I enjoyed a lot there: the personal was very friendly, the installation very secure, and the food very good. If you like to make sport on your holidays, I recommend you grancaventura: you will have a lot of fun there. Next year I will repeat!

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