Welcome to Around Arucas
If you have wheels (preferably four), take the steep, well-signposted route to La Montaña de Arucas, 2.5km north of town. From here there’s a splendid panorama of Las Palmas, the northern coast of the island, orchards, banana groves and the less photogenic sight of hectare upon hectare of plastic greenhouses. The restaurant here, La Corona de Arucas, has fabulous views and is touristy but good. The main menu includes enough meat to keep a caveman happy, plus several fish dishes and a couple of token salads. There is also a tapas menu with some fine Canarian choices. Try the grilled goat cheese with bienmesabe (a sweet sauce made of almonds, lemon rind and a lot of sugar).