Santa Lucía de Tirajana: Best Things to Do

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Santa Lucia is a city located in the Canary Islands, an island under the government of Spain.

This city is quite unique since its location is situated far away from the mainland of Spain and Europe.

It offers mostly natural and beach attractions with numbers of tourist attractions throughout the island.

Santa Lucia is known for the tomatoes exporter and as well as its natural attractions.

However, this city can be your next destination if you're looking for a good place to spend the vacation.



The Santa Lucia is a good place to get around especially to sightseeing the whole city. You can try to visit Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo, a public garden and park where you can spend the weekdays with fresh atmosphere. You can also find other places in the city like the eateries spot and museums and as well as the beaches.

Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo

Botanical garden with 500 plant species native to the Canaries, including trees, cacti & succulents.

Address : Carretera del Dragonal Km 7 (GC-310, Spain


The downtown of Santa Lucia is truly a busy place where you can find almost everyone's busy doing commercial things and business. But, you can get around the downtown to see Roque Nublo. It is a volcanic rock on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It is 67 m high, and its peak is 1,813 m above sea level. Roque Nublo is the third height on the island of Gran Canaria, after Morro de la Agujereada with 1,956 meters, and Pico de las Nieves with 1,949 meters.

Roque Nublo

Beautiful natural monument with a nice hiking trial.

The views on a clear day are stunning.

The road to get there is long and a pain but it's worth the effort.

Worth your while to take the walk up the mountain.

Address : GC-600, 5, Km 11, 35360 Tejeda, Las Palmas, Spain


Buying souvenirs is a must thing to do in holiday. You can visit UNOde50 and Dulceria Nublo. These places provide many interesting items to buy for souvenirs before going back home. You can find handicrafts, gifts, and many unique things that you can only find in Santa Lucia.


Pretty nice shop with high quality of products.

It offers high quality of jewelery.

Very good attention.

Address : EL CORTE INGLES, Av. José Mesa y López, 18, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

Dulceria Nublo

Very authentic shop.

Local bakery specialised in almond products.

Very fine almond-pastries, so yummy.

Here you find your perfect holiday souvenirs for family and friends!

Address : Calle Dr. Domingo Hernández Guerra, 15, 35360 Tejeda, Las Palmas, Spain


In the municipality of Santa Lucía, you can try typical dishes of Canary Island cuisine in one of the more popular restaurants, both in downtown Santa Lucía and in Vecindario. Wrinkled potatoes, Canary Islands soup, sancocho (salted fish stew), rabbit in sauce or local olives are some of the dishes offered by restaurants in the interior.


The historic area of Santa Lucía is worth a visit. Highlights include walking to the famous Fortaleza de Ansite fortress, a volcanic building where there are many caves used for abode and burials by the natives and where a large number of archaeological objects have been found. Since Canary Islands is part of Spain, the language you mostly heard is Spanish.


The best time to visit Lucia for the heat is from mid-August to the end of October when temperatures rarely drop below 31 °C. High humidity is a common occurrence in St. Lucia, but the north-east trade winds help to control levels from reaching uncomfortable levels.


This Villa Bandama Golf relaxing hotel is next to Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas, 8 km from the Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden, 16 km from La Laja Beach and 23 km from Gran Canaria Airport. They offer such a comfortable room to stay with great services. Finca Tomas y Puri is ideal place to stay for low budget traveler with great offers. Direct apartment with terrace in a relaxing hotel that offers views of the mountains.

Villa Bandama Golf

Small hotel on the top of a hill, where there is breathtaking view all around,

The hotel is very peaceful, stylishly decorated and comfortable.

Nice rooms and quiet surroundings.

Wonderful breakfast with a great choice of food and unbelievable views.

Address : Calle Montaneta Cha Maria Miranda, 10, 35307 Sta Brígida, Las Palmas, Spain

Finca Tomas y Puri.

A wonderful family run hostel and restaurant.

The rooms are comfortable.

Peace and tranquility combined with excellent food served by a very lovely couple.

The owners are lovely, warm people and their restaurant is a true find as well.

Address : Carretera a Fataga Capaon, 30 Derecho, 35108 Fataga, Las Palmas, Spain


Trying a new cuisine while traveling is always good. In Pizzeria Shepherd House, you can have the best typical pizza from Santa Lucia. You can also have something else in this restaurants. There's also Restaurante Casa Antonio where you can have your best Spanish cuisines as well as locals. The setting of restaurant is great with good atmosphere that will boost your culinary experience.

Pizzeria Shepherd House

A place that combines good products,unbeatable cuisine,exquisite treatment,unique portions.

Outstanding service and food, maintaining tradition and quality in all aspects.

A unique pizzas, exquisite goat meat, dishes off the same good menu.

Desserts have some homemade.

The staff is very attentive, knowing how to advise according to the taste and quantity of food.

Address : Calle Timanfaya, 30, 35110 Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain

Restaurante Casa Antonio

One of the best restaurants in the area.

Very well prepared food at a reasonable price, the service is discreet and attentive.

Fried cheese with honey, garlich mushrooms and mushroom tortellini are highly recommended.

Definitely recommended.

Address : Calle Maestro Enrique Hernández González, 6, 35280 Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain


La Caldera De Tirajana is one of the best places to have and enjoy your breakfast and lunch. You can also have some local bites while you enjoying the atmosphere of the city of Santa Lucia.

La Caldera De Tirajana

Great place to get some food when you are going on a tour over the island.

The best thing about this place is it's location cool to people watch.

If you want to try the authentic local food, definitely this is the place where you must go.

The staff is really friendly and they have some tasty ice cream

Address : Calle Tomás Arroyo Cardoso, 49, 35280 Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain


Some typical things to try at Santa Lucía are the local olives, Mejunje de Ventura, a typical drink with honey rum and a secret potion known only to its discoverer Mr. Ventura, and Ansite wine. On the waterfront, at Jungle Cocktail Bar & Shisha Lounge, visitors can also try fresh local fish. However, one of the main features of Santa Lucía's cooking skills is the opportunity to enjoy white or red wine made in a wine cellar.

Jungle Cocktail Bar & Shisha Lounge

A good place to have a beer, a shisha and see a couple of females.

Great variety of cocktails and all very good.

They also have shishas of great variety of flavors at a great price.

The presentation and the treatment of the waiters are very good.

Address : Av. de Canarias, 38, 35110 Vecindario, Las Palmas, Spain


AstroGC Astronomy Tours is a star-watching course in the mountain region led by an astronomer including transportation & telescope tips. It arranges stargazing trips from Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, Puerto Rico and Mogan to the darkest places on Gran Canaria. You will observe stars, planets, globular clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Palmitos Park is a 20-hectare botanical garden, aviary and a zoo on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. Here you can find numerous plants and as well as animals.

AstroGC Astronomy Tours

A truly fantastic place, professionally delivered by Gauthier and Carmelo.

Gauthier and his team are clearly motivated by their love of stars and planets.

You will see amazing views of the sky through the telescope and have a wonderful time talking about the stars.

The guide knows so much about stars, gallaxy's, planets and beyond.

Address : c/ Inglaterra nº 4 Urbanización los porches parcela D 14, 35290 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain

Palmitos Park

A beautiful theme park with animal show and beautiful gardens.

An excellent sea aquarium, a butterfly garden and a beautiful orchid garden complete the picture.

Many shows like birds and birds of prey that fly freely,parrots, but also a dolphin show that is very worthwhile.

There are discounts on entrance tickets if you buy it online.

Address : Calle las Dunas, 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain


La Fortaleza - Centro de Interpretación has exhibition resources that allow the visitor to know not only the aspects of the archaeological site of La Fortaleza, but also the Archeology of Gran Canaria. The exhibition hall offers the best of traditional museography with the latest technological resources. Likewise, it has hyperrealistic scenographies that present in a single space everything that this site brings together. Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria is a crocodile sanctuary with numerous crocodile species and also other animals. You can visit this place to find out the interesting things with the crocodile species.

La Fortaleza - Centro de Interpretación

A beautiful little museum about the indigenous people of Gran Canaria.

Very well curated museum concerning the pre-spanish inhabitants of Gran Canaria.

Museum caretaker is very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic with explaining the local culture and cuisine.

A must-see.

Address : KM ,9 La Sorrueda, GC-651, 1, 35280 Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain

Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria

This is a great place for kids and adults who enjoy animals.

They look after rescued and confiscated animals and try to educate the visitors in an entertaining way.

Lots of different animals in a very affordable and well maintained park.

Friendly staff too.

Address : Ctra General Los Corralillos, Km 5.5, 35260 Agüimes, Las Palmas, Spain