Top things to do in Arucas

Top Choice Church in Arucas

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

The extraordinary, neo-Gothic church stands sullen watch over the bright white houses of Arucas in a striking display of disproportion. The church has a Sagrada Familia (Gaudí) look with elaborate pointed spires and…
Top Choice Tapas in Arucas

El Belingo

The menu at this friendly pavement cafe offers traditional Canarian fare without being too touristy. The ropa vieja (chickpea stew) is superb. There is live music on Saturday afternoons.
Gardens in Arucas

Jardines Municipales

The municipal gardens are laid out in French style with fountains, pavilions, sculptures and tropical trees, including the rare evergreen soap bark tree (Quillaja saponaria) and several magnificent dragon palm trees…
Gardens in Arucas

Jardín de la Marquésa

Northwest of town, on the road to Bañaderos, this lovely botanical garden is owned by the Marquésa de Arucas (along with the Hacienda del Buen Suceso). Lushly planted with more than 2500 different perennials, trees …
Tapas in Arucas

Tasca Jamón Jamón

Boasts an ace position on this narrow pedestrian street with soul-stirring views of the church from the outside tables. Enjoy good basic tapas like wedges of crumbly Manchego cheese with crusty white bread.
Ruins in Arucas

Destilerías Arehucas

The free guided tour of this rum distillery culminates in a tasting of five rums plus up to 11 liqueurs and the opportunity to buy a few bottles to take back home.
Bar in Arucas

La Dolorosa

The most stylish place in town with a trendy cocktail bar and light tapas. The outdoor tables are no more than five metres from the imposing facade of the church.
Museum in Arucas

Municipal Museum

The gardens house the town’s main museum, which has a permanent exhibition by Canarian painters and sculptors, plus temporary shows.
Museum in Arucas

Museo La Cantera

Based above a former quarry, this small, well-presented museum pays homage to the town's long-running stone masonry industry.