Artenara

A charming village in central Gran Canaria
Artenara is Gran Canaria’s highest village and sits on a giant natural balcony surrounded by the rugged ridges and valleys of Gran Canaria’s Biosphere Reserve. The surrounding terrain was described by the Spanish writer Unamuno as a “petrified storm” and the views out towards the iconic Roque Nublo and Roque Bentaiga, once sacred to the island’s pre-Hispanic people, are spectacular. Artenara is a calm mountain village and perfect for taking a breather from the island’s bustling resorts and coastal towns.
Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of rock and pine forest
Artenara beckons you to explore its views and strike out into the forests of the Tamadaba Pine Forest Natural Park. The local cave houses, inhabited until recently but now converted into rural accommodation, give you the chance to learn about the old way of life. You can even travel further back in time at the archaeological site in Acusa. Artenara’s church, with its belfry made of red stone from Tamadaba, sits surrounded by the eclectic yet simple houses of Artenara town.
Historical heritage
Heritage
Archeological sites
Restoration
Touristic info
Localidad
Artenara

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, etc.).
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