Top things to do

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Gáldar

Cueva Pintada Museum & Archaeological Park

Discovered by a local farmer in the late 19th-century, this is one of Gran Canaria's most important pre-Hispanic sites: a cave adorned with geometric shapes, thought to relate to the lunar and solar calendars. It is…
Top Choice Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Casa-Museo de Colón

This fascinating museum documents Columbus’ voyages and features exhibits on the Canary Islands’ historical role as a staging post for transatlantic shipping. Don’t miss the model galleon on the ground floor, which …
Top Choice Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Playa de las Canteras

The fine 3km stretch of yellow sand is magnificent, and considered by many to be one of the world's best city beaches. There’s an attractive seaside promenade – the Paseo de las Canteras – which allows walkers, cycl…
Top Choice Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología

This 21st-century museum is full of things that whirr, clank and hum. In a revamped dockside warehouse in Parque Santa Catalina, it's a great space to spend a few hours. You can pilot a supersonic fighter plane, see…
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 Bistro in Tejeda

Déjate Llevar

With its arty, minimalist decor and bistro-style menu awash with vegetarian options, this place is an unexpected gem. The inventive salads offer a healthy alternative to all the rabbit and goat stews around, and the…
Top Choice Canarian in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Restaurante El Herreño

Don’t miss a visit to this atmospheric place with its cavernous dining rooms and well-prepared Canarian dishes at excellent prices. Kick-start your menu with a ración of mojo potatoes and then choose from a menu tha…
Top Choice Modern Spanish in Puerto de Mogán

Qué Tal by Stena

With contemporary paintings from local artists hanging on the walls, white tablecloths and an exquisite set menu that changes regularly, Qué Tal is the place to come for a special dinner. Opt for the wine pairing op…
Top Choice Spanish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Deliciosa Marta

This chic place with its exposed stone wall and moody lighting has become one of the prime dining spots in town since it opened in 2007. The chef-cum-owner Pol trained in Barcelona at the famous El Bulli – and it sh…
Top Choice Seafood in Agaete & Puerto de las Nieves

Cofradía de Pescadores

Next to the port, with an outdoor terrace, you can dine on the catch of the day along with the fishermen – and there’s no better recommendation than that. Try the parrilla de pescado y marisco (seafood mixed grill) …