Thanks to their central location in the old city of Arucas you will feel like one of the locals, whether strolling along the cheerful cobblestone streets, visiting the old quarry-stone houses painted in bright colours or enjoying the city’s delightful parks and gardens. The pleasant mild weather in the northern part of Gran Canaria will make your stay more enjoyable.
Enjoying authentic local food in Arucas is very easy: in its pedestrian-only streets you will find a range of tapas bars, terraces open all year round and excellent restaurants offering some of the best value for money on the island. Papas arrugadas con mojo (Canary Island wrinkled potatoes with mojo sauce), aubergines with honey, Gofio escaldado (gofio mixed with fish or meat stock) and succulent fish and meat, accompanied by craft beers and Spanish wines, will make a your stay in Arucas a real pleasure.
A visit to the Arehucas Rum Distillery is essential when you come to Gran Canaria, and it is just 400 metres away. Awaiting you there is a guided tour of one of the oldest cellars in Europe, with more than 4,300 American oak barrels, a real journey through the history of rum, culminating in a tasting of the famous Arehucas liqueurs. The park and municipal museum (20 metres), the neo-gothic Cathedral of Arucas (200 metres), the Montaña de Arucas viewpoint (600 metres), the Jardines de la Marquesa (Marchioness Gardens) and the Hesperides tropical garden (900 metres), and the beaches and natural pools of El Puertillo at Bañaderos (5 km) are some of the unmissable sights close at hand in the surrounding area.
Staying at Loft Gran Canaria is ideal for sport, hiking and nature lovers. Several international sporting events take place in Arucas, such as the Trail del Norte (North Trail), the Canary Islands Rally and the Arucas “Bestial Race”. Moreover, being so close to the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria makes it easy and affordable to take part in events like the Gran Canaria Marathon, the LPG NightRun or the Trans Gran Canaria race. The strategic location of Arucas is perfect for hiking, whether in the city itself or visiting the most famous routes on the island by public transport from Arucas Bus Station. Visiting Teror, Moya, San Mateo, Tejeda or charming places like Roque Nublo or Pico de las Nieves is easy from Arucas. The new Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bypass also makes it easy to get to the south of the island to visit the spectacular sand dunes of Maspalomas or the famous beach of Playa del Inglés or Puerto Rico resort.
Loft Gran Canaria
Panchito Hernández 2. Arucas
35400. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria