Anzor de Galda Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View ..chill out and relax away from every day stresses, then this is the ideal choice.

Situated to the north of the island, Anzo de Galdar offers visitors stunning views of the surrounding country side. For those seeking to chill out and relax away from every day stresses then this is the resort to choose. The area is great for walking and hiking and with good links to nearby resorts its ideal for those who wish to explore the surrounding area.

The busy town of Galdar is close by and offers attractions such as the painted cave museum and archaeological park. There is also bars, restaurants and shops for every day essentials.

Due to the rural location, car hire is strongly recommended.

The airport is approx 50 km from Anzo de Galdar.


Insider's View

 by Liz Correal

Gran Canaria Insider If it's a rural getaway you're hoping for then don't look any further than Aznor de Galda, you've found it... or you will do, eventually.

...drive for a good hour northwards along the motorway and then onto smaller b-roads to get to this rural dot on the map!

This is the sort of place I'd chose as a hideout if I was wanted by the FBI. Why? Because they'd have a hard job finding me.

To get to Aznor de Galda from the airport expect to drive for a good hour northwards along the motorway and then onto smaller b-roads to get to this rural dot on the map. To be on the safe side make sure you print a copy of the Google one off the internet before you come because Aznor de Galda doesn't feature on many of the second-rate car-hire company give-aways they hand out here.

And you'll need to be prepared to drive. A taxi would set you back a small fortune and you'll be relying on a car to get you about during your stay. Before leaving the safety of the airport car-park make sure you've a packed lunch, a sleeping bag and emergency flares in the boot as you're bound to get lost on the way.

If you speak at least a smattering of the local lingo it'll help. It'd be a miracle if you ran into anyone, let alone someone, who spoke English well enough to give you directions. Not to worry, and if the worst comes to the worst, a few broad leaves of a banana tree will make an improvised shelter for the night.

The closest major civilisation of any description is the town of Galdar. The streets are a mishmash of narrow, one way systems where to save on nervous stress, it's much better to park and investigate by foot. The bonus is the shopping is very good and clothes are exceptionally well-priced. If you're a man and hate shopping plan to arrive just before one o'clock when the shops are shutting for siesta, but just don't tell the wife I told you.

Guanches were Gran Canaria's first recorded inhabitants and it's in and around Galdar that you can find abundant traces of their existence. The Cueva Pintada (Painted Cave) is a cultural must and akin to going back to the Stone Age times although date wise it's a lot more recent. If stick paintings on stones are your thing then this'll be home from home. Down near Bocabarranco is the Necropolis de la Guancha. It's well sign-posted from the main street of Galdar, but you'll need to be brave to take the turn which leads to it, even a small vehicle is a very tight fit.

I like the beach at Bocabarranco. It's sandy and bare of bathers except for the surf boys who ride their boards a bit further along the otherwise rock-strewn coastline. Watch out though as you might get sand kicked in your face a couple of times a week. No, it's not one of those strange local customs or impromptu fiestas, but the neighbourhood football pitch.

If it's a rural getaway you're hoping for then don't look any further than Aznor de Galda, you've found it... or you will do, eventually.
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