Discover the local markets of 2 towns on Gran Canaria with a visit to the agricultural produce market of Vega de San Mateo and the Sunday market of the historic and spiritual town of Teror. Savor local specialties and marvel at the range of food on sale.
What to Expect
Spend an extraordinary Sunday in Gran Canaria on a tour of 2 of its food markets. Experience everyday life on the island first hand. Depart Maspalomas and journey through Las Palmas, heading towards the spiritual town of Teror in the north.
Upon arrival, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pine, dedicated to the patron saint of Gran Canaria. Mingle with the locals at the weekly market, held every Sunday after mass on the square behind the church. Savor gastronomic specialties of the region prepared by the sisters of local monasteries. Hear lots of music and see dance as part of the weekly festivities. Discover the produce of the Dominican and Cistercian monasteries, such as almonds, or taste some of the local chorizo and morcilla with almonds, raisins and cinnamon.
Continue to the agricultural market of Vega de San Mateo in the mountainous central part of the island. See the rich diversity of local produce on sale, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat and cheese, as well as flowers. Experience one of the most famous agricultural markets of the Canaries. Close by lies the well of Pozo de las Nieves, where the inhabitants used to store snow from the Pico de las Nieves.
Return to your hotel along Autopista GC-1, the fastest route connecting the north of the island with the south.
- Local guide
- Hotel pick-up
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Free minibus from Puerto Rico, Taurito and others hotels to join the excursion
Know Before You Go
• This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
• Please wear comfortable clothes
• Bring sunscreen
• This is an ideal choice for families