Top things to do

Top Choice Canarian in La Frontera

Joapira

The chef here takes great pride in her cooking and it shows in such specials as Venezuelan cachapas (stuffed corn pancakes; try them filled with cheese) and carne fiesta (a huge plate of grilled meats, peppers and p…
Top Choice Seafood in El Mocanal

Casa Carlos

The homey old-fashioned dining room seems to drop off the hillside and affords fabulous views of the extraordinary huddle of ancient beach houses below. When she is not catching up on her knitting in the corner, the…
Top Choice Canarian in Valverde

La Taberna de la Villa

Good, simple food, ranging from caracoles (snails) to mojo queso (Canarian spicy salsa cheese dip), pasta and meat dishes combined with a welcoming atmosphere and a warm ochre-washed interior have made this the most…
Top Choice Canarian in Tigaday

Casa Pucho

Sit in the shade on the roadside terrace in a small dining room or a bar filled with fruit machines (and locals). The menu includes all the normal Canarian staples, including the speciality: roast lamb, as well as m…
Top Choice Museum in Valverde

Casa de las Quinteras Centro Etnográfico

Exhibits about rural island life are displayed in several small stone houses, including a blacksmith's forge, traditional clothing, ceramics and some quaint oddities like an ancient gramophone made out of a block of…
Top Choice Seafood in La Restinga

El Refugio

Tucked down a narrow elbow in the town centre, El Refugio's good-natured owner has his own fishing boat so seafood here really is as fresh as the day’s catch – and delicious. Go with the recommendation of the day.
Landmark in San Andrés

El Garoé

Gain insight into the Bimbaches culture by visiting the site of their ancient holy tree. According to legend, the tree miraculously spouted water, providing for the islanders and their animals. Today we know that it…
Museum in La Maceta & Charco Los Sargos

Ecomuseo de Guinea

The island’s premier cultural site, this outdoor museum is two centres in one. The Casas de Guinea encompasses a fascinating route through a volcanic cave and 20 ancient houses (four of which are visitable). The hou…
Cultural Centre in Hoya del Morcillo & Around

Parque Cultural de El Julán

Housed in an attractive modern building from where there are stunning coastal views, the exhibits here centre on one of the island's most important cultural sights, Los Letreros, where a scattering of indecipherable…
Beach in Los Llanillos & Sabinosa

Playa de las Arenas Blancas

Playa de las Arenas Blanca is located on the western side of the island and accessible via a short access road from the main highway. There are, indeed, a few whitish grains of sand here; however, they quickly melt…