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 and contrast. The church has a Sagrada Familia (Gaudí) look with elaborate poin…
Top Choice Gardens in Arucas

Parque Municipal de Arucas de las Flores

These terraced 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…
Gardens in Arucas

Jardín de la Marquésa

This lovely botanical garden, located northwest of town on the road to Bañaderos, is owned by the Marquésa de Arucas (along with the Hacienda del Buen Suceso). It's lushly planted with more than 2500 different peren…
Museum in Arucas

Municipal Museum

The municipal gardens house the town’s main museum, which has a permanent exhibition by Canarian painters and sculptors, including the masterful Guillermo Sureda (1912–2006) and Manolo Ramos (1899–1971) – both Aruca…
Tapas in Arucas

Tasca Jamón Jamón

This place boasts an ace position on a narrow pedestrian street, with views of the church from the outside tables. Enjoy good basic tapas such as wedges of crumbly Manchego cheese with crusty white bread.
Bar in Arucas

La Dolorosa

With its outdoor tables mere steps from the vast and vertiginous facade of the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, and therefore with a rather dwarfing and epic ringside view of the town's principal sight, this bodega has…
Distillery in Arucas

Destilerías Arehucas

The 45-minute guided tour of this rum distillery, its ancient cellar (one of the oldest rum cellars in Europe) and the fermentation and distillation rooms culminates in a rum and liqueur tasting.
Museum in Arucas

Museo La Cantera

Based above a former quarry, this small, well-presented open-air and rather simple museum pays homage to the town's long-running stone masonry industry. English descriptions are provided.