Travel guide to Telde


Explore Telde, located in the east of Gran Canaria, which is the second largest municipality on the island with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Its historic centre is also the second most populated of Gran Canaria, just after Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

How to get to Telde?

By plane

The most common way to get to Telde is via Gran Canaria Airport, which is approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre. From the airport, you can take a taxi or hire a car to reach Telde in about 15 minutes. There are also bus services available connecting the airport with different parts of the island.

By ferry

If you prefer to travel by sea, you can take a ferry from other islands in the Canary archipelago or even from mainland Spain. The closest port to Telde is the Port of Las Palmas, located about 20 kilometres from the city. From there, you can take a taxi, hire a car or use public transport to get to Telde.

By car

If you are already in Gran Canaria, getting to Telde by car is quick and easy. The GC-1 motorway connects Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with Telde in about 20 minutes. You can also reach Telde from the south of the island via the same motorway.

Why is it a good place to visit?

Telde is a fascinating destination due to its rich history and stunning natural environment. Here are some reasons why you should consider visiting Telde:

History and Culture: Telde is one of the oldest cities in the Canary Islands, with a historical heritage that includes centuries-old churches, archaeological sites and old quarters such as San Juan and San Francisco.

Natural Beauty: The city is surrounded by stunning natural scenery, from golden sandy beaches to mountains and ravines that offer opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities.

What to do in Telde

Visiting the Old Town

The historic quarter of Telde is a must-see. Its cobbled streets and old houses will transport you to another era. Don’t miss the Church of San Juan Bautista and the Barrio de San Francisco, with its charming squares and picturesque corners.

Enjoying the beaches

Telde has several beautiful beaches, such as Playa de Melenara and Playa de La Garita, perfect for relaxing, swimming or practising water sports. In addition, these beaches are equipped with all the necessary services for a day of sun and sea.

Exploring the Archaeological Sites

For history lovers, the archaeological sites of Cuatro Puertas and Tufia are fascinating places to explore. These sites offer a unique insight into the island’s pre-Hispanic history.

Hiking in the Barranco de los Cernícalos Gorge

The Barranco de los Cernícalos is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. This ravine has well-marked trails that will take you through spectacular scenery, waterfalls and lush vegetation.

Best restaurants in Telde

Restaurant La Tunera: Known for its contemporary Canarian cuisine, La Tunera is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable meal. Its dishes stand out for their use of fresh, local ingredients, prepared with a modern twist.

Segundo Muelle Restaurant: If you fancy fresh seafood and fish, Segundo Muelle Restaurant is an excellent choice. They offer a wide variety of seafood dishes, all prepared to a high standard of quality.

El Santuario Restaurant: For a more traditional dining experience, El Santuario offers typical Canarian dishes in a cosy atmosphere. Don’t miss their speciality grilled meats and homemade desserts.

Restaurant El Centro: Located in the centre of Telde, this restaurant is ideal for sampling a variety of tapas and traditional dishes. Its terrace is perfect for enjoying a meal in the open air while watching the life of the city.

Travel Tips

  • Climate: Telde enjoys a temperate climate all year round, with temperatures ranging from 20-25°C. Take light clothing and sunscreen, especially in summer.

  • Transport: Although public transport is efficient, hiring a car will allow you to explore the area more freely.

  • Language: The official language is Spanish, but you’ll find English speakers in the tourist areas.

Where to stay in Telde?

The Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo is an excellent choice for your stay in Telde. This four-star hotel offers a wide range of services and amenities for you to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. Located just a few steps from the beach, the hotel features swimming pools, spa, gym and several restaurants.

The hotel features modern rooms equipped with all the necessary amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Facilities include:

  • Pools: Three outdoor pools for adults and children.

  • Spa and Gym: Relax in the spa or keep fit in the well-equipped gym.

  • Restaurants: A variety of dining options ranging from international buffets to a la carte restaurants.

For more information and reservations, visit:

Timetables and fares

  • San Juan Bautista Church: Open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00. Admission free.

  • Cuatro Puertas Archaeological Site: Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Free admission.

  • León y Castillo Museum: Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00. Admission: 4 euros.

Travel Tips

  • Weather: The weather in Telde is pleasant all year round, but it is advisable to bring light clothing and sun protection, especially in the summer months.

  • Transport: Although Telde has a good public transport service, hiring a car will allow you to explore the city and its surroundings more easily.

  • Currency: The official currency is the Euro. Make sure you carry enough cash, as some small establishments may not accept credit cards.

  • Language: The official language is Spanish, although English is also spoken in most tourist areas.

Telde is a destination that offers a perfect combination of history, culture, nature and gastronomy. Whether you’re interested in exploring archaeological sites, relaxing on beautiful beaches or sampling the local cuisine, Telde has something for everyone.

Be sure to stay at the Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo, where you will enjoy all the comforts and services you need for a perfect holiday.


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