TejedaSpain

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One of the smaller villages on Gran Canaria, pretty Tejeda is surrounded by some of the island’s most majestic natural landmarks. 

Stroll past the whitewashed houses and through the narrow streets of charming Tejeda to understand what life on the island might have been like in years gone by. Locals still meet in the small town square to chat during the warm evenings, while beyond the houses several immense volcanoes reach into the sky.

Tejeda lies on the face of the Caldera de Tejeda, a volcano crater. If you’re an avid hiker, walk to the top of the volcano for spectacular views into the crater. Spreading out below the rows of whitewashed houses, see cornfields and orchards dug into the tough volcanic soil.

Head to the Cruz de Tejeda, several miles northeast of the village. This stone cross set beside a winding mountain road marks the geographic center of Gran Canaria. At 5,180 feet (1,580 meters), the views over the surrounding peaks are superb. You’ll find a good restaurant here if you want to stop for lunch.

Enjoy another terrific lookout at Pico de las Nieves. The highest vantage point on the island stands at 6,394 feet (1,949 meters) above sea level and offers 360-degree views of rolling mountain ranges and pine forests. Look west to admire the giant Roque Nublo while farther east the Roque Bentayga emerges from cliffs coated in thick greenery.

During your time in Tejeda be sure to visit the Roque Nublo. Reach this gigantic volcanic slab by driving to La Goleta parking lot. From there it's about an hour's hike to the rock. Be sure to wear a hat and sturdy walking shoes and take some water. At the top, gaze at the island’s wild, western coast or join a local climbing school to take on the 220-foot (67-meter) rock.

Back in town, head out in the evening to enjoy a traditional meal in a local tavern and a romantic nighttime stroll through the streets.

Tejeda is about an hour’s drive from Las Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria. Accommodation is limited but several self-catering villas are available to rent.

Top hotels in Tejeda

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Parador de Cruz de Tejeda
Parador de Cruz de Tejeda
4 out of 5
Cruz de Tejena, s/n, Tejeda, Gran Canaria
£84
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Situated in Tejeda, this spa hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Bentayga Winery and within 6 miles (10 km) of Las Nieves Peak and Riscos de Tirajana. Roque Bentayga ...

4.3/5Excellent! (155 reviews)

"The location is stunning, unfortunately this time the mountain range was shrouded in clouds with cold winds and rain. Last year at the same period it was baking sun"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

Parador de Cruz de Tejeda
El Refugio
El Refugio
3 out of 5
Calle Cruz de Tejeda S/N, Tejeda, Gran Canaria
£46
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated in Tejeda, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Las Nieves Peak, Nublo Rock and Barranco de Guayadeque. Los Tilos de Moya National Park and Las Tirajanas ...

3.8/5Good! (59 reviews)

"Lovely friendly family feel, at 1510m high outside conditions can be harsh, but we were well looked after and enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2019

El Refugio
Hotel Rural Fonda de la Tea
Hotel Rural Fonda de la Tea
3 out of 5
Calle Ezequiel Sanchez, 22, Tejeda, Gran Canaria

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Roque Bentayga Visitors Centre, Bentayga Winery and Nublo Rock. Riscos de Tirajana and Las ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Nice and quiet

"Only the reception area is an old building, the rest of the hotel is a new-built, comfortable, quiet, well-maintain and with aircon and good wifi, nice sundeck area. The breakfast is simple and very effective with wonderful fresh fruit / tomatoes and coffee, street parking nearby is relatively ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019

Hotel Rural Fonda de la Tea

Popular things to do in Tejeda

Nublo Rock
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Nublo Rock

Hike along trails past lush forest and dramatic viewpoints to reach one of Gran Canarias’s most impressive natural features. 

Las Nieves Peak
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Las Nieves Peak

Explore the great outdoors at Las Nieves Peak, a lovely green space in Tejeda. Discover the area's mountain views and seek out the hiking trails.

Las Canteras Beach
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Las Canteras Beach

4.5/5(141 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Las Canteras Beach, a popular beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Stroll along the area's marina or simply enjoy its cafes.

Amadores Beach
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Amadores Beach

4.5/5(153 reviews)

This perfectly protected bay features tranquil waters, a pretty harbor and fine beachfront dining.

Mogan Port
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Mogan Port

4.5/5(247 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Lomo Quiebre with a trip to Mogan Port. Stroll along the seaside in this relaxing area or visit its lively bars.

Maspalomas Lighthouse
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Maspalomas Lighthouse

4.5/5(175 reviews)

This iconic, towering lighthouse has played a vital role in protecting local sailors for more than 100 years.

Top activities in Tejeda

Jeep Safari Adventure
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Jeep Safari Adventure

80% of travellers recommend
£42
Per adult
1-day Discovery Tour around Gran Canaria
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1-day Discovery Tour around Gran Canaria

84% of travellers recommend
£27
Per adult
Sioux City Park Admission Ticket
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Sioux City Park Admission Ticket

86% of travellers recommend
£17
Per adult
4-hour Surfsafari Course at Meloneras in Gran Canaria
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4-hour Surfsafari Course at Meloneras in Gran Canaria

100% of travellers recommend
£41
Per adult
Thrilling 4x4 Safari & Camel Ride Adventure
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Thrilling 4x4 Safari & Camel Ride Adventure

88% of travellers recommend
£48
Per adult
MOTOR BOAT GRAN CANARIA
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MOTOR BOAT GRAN CANARIA

£57
Per adult

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Mar 15, 2019

Nice town, but the Parador was a drive away: while footpaths linked, the altitude difference made the round-trip formidable on foot!