Central Area

The reason why Gran Canaria is called a mini Continent is because in a very short distance of a few kms (miles) you can enjoy a variety of landscape, fauna, plants which you would find in a whole continent.


Teror Church


The Central part of Gran Canaria covers the municipalities of

Valsequillo, Teror, Santa Brigida, Tafira, Moya, San Mateo, Bandama, Valleseco, Tejeda.

The coastal areas in Gran Canaria has land at the sea level. Towards the central part there is a gradual increase in height peaking at the Pico de Nieves, Tejeda (Peak of Ice) being the highest point at an altitude of 1949 Meters (6431 Ft) above sea level.

For lovers of hill stations I would encourage you to take one of these rural holidays and staying at one of the many rural accommodations now available. This is the zone which is still immersed in tradition and culture. The true Gran Canarian customs and traditions are followed in this broad area.

The main tradition and profession of this broad area continues to be agriculture and farming. Most vegetables, fruits, potatoes, tomatoes etc is locally produced for the location consumption and some exports. A few years back Banana was a key product which was exported all over Europe.

This mountainous region is also the greenest part of the island. The mountains are also combined with a good spread of valleys and ravines giving the landscape a beautiful variety rarely found in most parts of the world.

Gran Canaria by and large has a good road network and most areas are accessible by good roads. Some of the islands best water catchment areas – reservoirs and dams are also located in this broad area.

Local customs, festivals are celebrated with great fervor at and enthusiasm at Teror. Typically every Sunday most of these areas hold local flea market where in one can buy local and traditional hand made handicraft, clothes, artifacts etc together with the second hand items which houses wish to pawn.

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