Arucas is the third largest town in Gran Canaria and is located in the northern region of the island. Some of the distinct features of this beautiful region include its vast gardens which are planted with hundreds of tree species, the grand Cathedral of San Juan Bautista which is a central point of Arucas and the Arehucas Distillery where you can taste some of the island’s very best rum.
Holidays to the town of Arucas are already quite popular and it can be reached from most airports in the UK. There are direct flights to Las Palmas Airport and Arucas being very accessible from there. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site to compare holidays to Arucas from your local airport. Direct flights to the island tend to be around 4 hours.
Arucas is at its most lively during the summer period that runs from Spring until Autumn. Temperatures tend to reach the high 20s throughout these summer months. However, a visit in the off-season might suit you if you want to visit some of the hiking trails outside of the intense sun of summer. However, most of the tourist activities take place during the summer months so we recommend a visit within this period.
The cathedral of San Juan Bautista should definitely be towards the top of your to-do list if you are visiting Arucas. This neo-Gothic church which took a staggering 70 years to construct has a Sagrada Familia look to it with its elaborate pointed spires. It also has a fascinating history attached which is worth discovering. The Arehucas Distillery is another one of the town’s main sites. It hosts one of the oldest rum cellars in Europe and a tour of this place will take you about 45 minutes. From Arucas, a day-trip to the popular resort of Las Palmas is also highly recommended.
Arucas has a fantastic selection of all inclusive hotels, apartments, villas and hostels. No matter what your budget or accommodation preferences, the town is almost guaranteed to cater to your needs. The wining and dining scene in Arucas is also one of the best on the island with authentic, Canarian food being served on pretty much every single one of the town’s narrow streets as well as a good selection of international cuisine to choose from too.
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