Welcome to Fataga

About 1.5km north of the village, parts of El Molino del Agua hacienda date back to the 16th century. The historic mill is hidden among a grove of around 1000 palm trees, and also offers accommodation. The restaurant has tables under the orange trees and a reasonable Canarian menu.

Located on the main road in Fataga, Bar Restaurante La Albaricoque is good for tapas and has sound local fare, including croquettes with a range of fillings, ropa vieja and carne de cabra (goat meat stew). The main draw, however, is the outside terrace with its wall-to-wall mountain views.

Bus 18 (€2.65, 50 minutes, four times daily) from Maspalomas to San Bartolomé stops here.

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$38.82 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Gran Canaria Island Tour

Discover the beauty of Gran Canaria on this 8-hour tour around the island and reach places where most tourists never go. A professional guide will remain alongside you at all times while telling you everything about the interesting locations you will visit. This is a tour with departures every week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Free pick-up service is included for those clients staying in the southern area of Gran Canaria. Traveler pick-up will take place between 8:30-10am. You will be back at your hotel at about 6pm. Once you and the rest of the participants come on the bus, the tour begins. You will be headed to Telde, the oldest and second largest city of Gran Canaria. Telde was the first capital of the island and is well known for its varied cultural offer. You will be able to experience the archaeological place Cuatro Puertas or visit El Barranco de los Cernícalos (Spanish for “the ravine of the kestrels”), among many other things. You will go from Telde to Arucas. In Arucas, you will be delighted by its impressive cathedral and the views of the beautiful town. You will have the chance to visit the Rum Factory on Tuesdays and Thursdays (it is closed on Saturdays). On Saturdays, you will get to visit Firgas. Since Arucas and Firgas are in the northernmost point of the island, you will come back south by the west and visit incredible places like Valleseco (the perfect place to have lunch), Cruz de Tejeda, Roque Nublo (the famous peak of Gran Canaria), San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Fataga. This is an amazing tour that you will always remember. It will show you the best Gran Canaria has to offer.

$48.76 Day Trips & Excursions

VIP Gran Canaria Shared 9 Hour Guided Group Tour by Bus

A complete experience that takes you to the history of our island ! Driving past the picturesque typical village of Agüimes (old aboriginal quarter) you will arrive at “Guayadeque”. Discover and visit a Village of caves in one of the most spectacular ravines of Gran Canaria. Our next visit is to an Aloe Vera plantation. Test on your own skin the magnificent properties of this plant. Reaching the north, stroll through the beautiful streets of the smallest “county” on the island, “Firgas”. You will pass small farms full of traditional crops. The interior of the island shows us its green heart, deep canyons and breathtaking mountain scenery as well as the majestic “Roque Nublo”. After reaching the summit, you will continue our route surrounded by Canarian pines and the almond trees of Ayacata. You will visit the village of Fataga known as “The valley of the thousand palm trees”.

$464.33 Day Trips & Excursions

Customize your Gran Canaria tour

Dedicated to offering a highly personalized service, our experts will sit down with you, listen to what you would like to experience and then design an itinerary that is exclusively tailored to your preferences. Travel in luxury and comfort in modern 8-seater people carriers as you explore the true beauty of this island. Gran Canaria is indeed home to many fantastic beaches but if you stay on the sand for the duration of your trip you will miss out on countless underappreciated gems. From the stunning countryside of Fataga, known as “The valley of the thousand palms” to the charming fishing towns of Mogán, discover the abundance of history and culture that Gran Canaria offers. Visit the fascinating Roque Nublo, an enigmatic 80m high rock that protrudes from the hills of Tejeda. Formed by a volcanic eruption over 4.5 million years ago it is a protected natural monument. Admire the glorious backdrop of the canyons and ravines at Guayadeque. Filled with secret caves, many have been developed and include shrines and even restaurants. Take in the quaint old town at Teror, a fantastic example of traditional Spanish architecture and famous for its mineral water. Whichever sights appeal to you, our experts will design a memorable and informative tour that is very different to any other on offer in Gran Canaria. Includes pick-up at your hotel in Mogán, Taurito, Playa del Cura, Puerto Rico, Amadores, Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, San Agustín, Bahía Feliz and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria areas at 9am. The rest of areas have to go to Holidayworld fairground in Maspalomas at 9am.

$11.76 Theme Parks

Mundo Aborigen Museum and Theme Park Admission Ticket

Mundo Aborigen is a Theme Park located in the Natural Park of Ayagaure in the massif that leads by the road of Fataga. Just 6 km away from Maspalomas where it offers a reconstruction of the pre-Hispanic culture in an aboriginal settlement in form of a village with a large number of figures in real size arranged in everyday scenes as well as a variety of animals. Inside Mundo Aborigen, you will find a large number of endemic plants and a small Archaeological Museum. It has more than 120,000 square meters and its route is perfectly signposted in four languages: Spanish, English, German and French. You will have explanatory panels through which you can discover what life was like for the ancient settlers of the Island of Gran Canaria. The Guanches is the generic name used to refer to the ancient settlers of the Canary Islands. However, it can be said that this term refers only to the aborigines of Tenerife. Each island had its specific name and in Gran Canaria, they were called canary or canaries. Each island had its King or Monarch. In Gran Canaria in particular, it was the Guanarteme. The aboriginal population on the island was estimated to be over 35,000 individuals. An important fact that is known, is that the first settlers had completely lost their knowledge of navigation which meant that each island developed culturally different from the others. The whole area has been declared a Place of Historical, Social and Cultural Interest by the Government of the Canary Islands.

$45.88 Day Trips & Excursions

Gran Canaria Yesterday & Today

You will have the opportunity to know about the history of Gran Canaria island with this amazing tour with a duration of 7-8 hours approximately. A professional guide will remain alongside you at all times while telling you everything about the interesting locations you will visit.This is a tour with departures on Wednesday every week. Free pick-up service is included for those clients staying in the southern area of Gran Canaria. Said pick-up will take place between 09:00 and 10:30. You will be back at your hotel at about 17:00 hours.We start our trip through the history of our island by visiting Guayadeque, a magic area full of aboriginal soul where we will discover caves made by our ancestors. We will continue by visiting the village of Agüimes (Old aboriginal colony). We will then visit an Aloe Vera plantation, famous for its healing properties, and there we will get to know how to use it.From there we take the bus direction Firgas, known as the Atlantic Balcony due to its panoramic views. Then we stop at Valleseco for lunch (not included in the price).We continue through the centre of the island to contemplate the most important natural area of the island, the Roque Nublo. We finish visiting the village of Fataga, known as the thousand-palm-valley. From there you will be driven back to your drop off points in the south of the island. Hotel pick-up service available (only from hotels in the south).Get to know the history of Gran Canaria from the most emblematic points of the island.You will learn how to use a natural medicine for cures with Aloe Vera.

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