A hamlet hidden in the valleys
Hidden in the deep valleys of south Gran Canaria, Ayagaures hamlet with its discreet, traditional houses made from local stone, is surrounded by arid landscapes sheltering native plants. Life here still revolves around traditional activities such as goat herding and stone quarrying.
One of Gran Canaria’s most important reservoirs
The name Ayagaures comes from the areas pre-Hispanic language and means “between two mountains”. The valley’s reservoir, surrounded by palm trees, pines and dragon trees, is one of the island’s most important and also its most picturesque. Look out for the low stone buildings made from stone quarried in the valley. While you can drive up the Ayagaures valley the walk here from San Bartolomé de Tirajana, route info in the town tourist office, is spectacular.