Gran Canaria 17th-24th January 2020

We booked this holiday late 2019 and after booking we had our driving licenses stolen so we could not hire a car. We had to use public transport, which was not as good but we managed okay.
We stayed at Apple Sea which is an beautiful apartment in Punta Moya, which is 17km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. They had told us which bus to catch from the airport and we managed to find it without too much trouble. The apartment was right on the sea front and would be ideal if you were a surfer as it was a great surfing beach, we spent ages watching the surfers from the massive apartment window. Luckily there were about 5 restaurants within walking distance of the apartment and another within about 4km at Costa San Felipe called Pai Pai Cafe.

View of the beach from the apartment

We went to the town of Gadar and paid a visit to the Cueva Pintada (painted cave) Archaelogical Park which is well worth as visit.

10th century bedroom, no IKEA furniture around then

We also saw the Dracaena Draco at the Galdar town hall which is 300 years old.

Dragon Tree

We also visited Casa Museo Antonio Padron which has some paintings, sculptures and a really nice garden.

Look who is in the mirror

We visited Las Palmas de Gran Canaria the capital city of Gran Canaria it was very much like a beach resort on the Costa del Sol, we went to the famous beach Playa de Las Canteras. Called in for a coffee at D'Vainilla which was very quaint. Did some sightseeing then went for lunch at a very nice Vegetarian restaurant called Racimo16 which served Venezuelan dishes which were very tasty.

We visited the town of Teror and walked down the main street admiring the beautiful architecture of the old buildings many having beautiful wooden balconies. We then made our way out of town for about 2 kilometers until we reached the Parque Rural de Doramas. We entered and walked to Finca de Osorio which is built in traditional Canarian style with the famous wooden balconies and in places a touch of English colonial style. The gardens are really nice too, we only had time to see a part of them as it started raining. As we were walking through the house we were stopped and made to go back out as some of the house is used for giving educational classes for what looked like conservation wardens. We managed to get back to the bus station without getting too wet.

The main street of Teror

Interesting shops

Inside the Park

Finca de Osorio
There is a lot more to the Island than we were able see as we could only use the bus service, so we will be going back again once the virus restrictions are lifted as we have replaced our driving licenses now so we can hire a car.

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