Welcome to Vega de San Mateo

Most of the island’s population lives in the north, and this area is fairly densely populated. The town is memorable mainly for its dramatic setting, along with the excellent farmers market held every Saturday and Sunday in a large building behind the free car park. If you fancy sticking around, leave the hectic main road and head instead for the quiet, cobbled streets of the casco histórico. If you are here in September, try to come on the 21st for the romería (pilgrimage) and celebrations of the patron saint, St Matthew.

Bus 303 (€2.55, 30 minutes) comes up from Las Palmas every 30 minutes.

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