Top things to do in Betancuria

Top Choice Church in Betancuria

Iglesia de Santa María

This lovely church dates from 1620 and has a magnificent stone floor, carved wooden ceiling and an elaborate baroque altar. Don’t miss the sacristy with its display of vestments, altar ware and carved wooden ceiling…
Museum in Betancuria

Museo Arqueológico de Betancuria

Archaeology buffs should check out this modest but absorbing museum that concentrates on the indigenous Guanche tribes and features a skeleton that was found in a local tomb which is thought to be between 600 and 10…
Viewpoint in Betancuria

Mirador de Morro Velosa

This viewpoint a couple of kilometres north of Betancuria offers mesmerising views across the island’s weird, disconsolate moonscape. You can stop at the bar located here, with its large picture windows and exhibiti…
Canarian in Betancuria


This cosy place has more of an authentic and traditional local feel than other places in town and offers a good choice of raciones (large portions of tapas). You can get six tapas for €13 or sit down for a slice of …
Religious in Betancuria

Día de San Buenaventura

Locals honour the patron saint on Día de San Buenaventura, in a fiesta dating to the 15th century.
Museum in Betancuria

Casa Santa María

This place is unabashedly tourist-orientated but nevertheless still worth visiting. The German owner, Reiner Loos, bought the original rambling building in the 1990s and spent several years collecting traditional ha…
Canarian in Betancuria

Casa Santa María

Adjoining the museum complex, this restaurant looks like it was transplanted from Andalucía. Try to get a table in the flower-lined courtyards. The menu includes all manner of goaty offerings, from roasted to fried …
Food & Drinks in Betancuria

Quesos Betancuria

This small shop packs all sorts of goodies into a tight space: mojo, sauces, jams, goat's-milk alcohol, cactus alcohol, rums of many different shades and, of course, lots of goat's-milk cheese.