The Times selects two rural escape holiday cottages in the Canary Islands

For its hidden guide to Spain, the British daily The Times has showcased lodging options in Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.

In “The Insider’s Guide to Secret Spain,” The Times has spotlighted two Canary Islands accommodations: El Parador Cruz de Tejeda and Buenavista Lanzarote Country Suites. These locales, situated in the municipalities of Tejeda (Gran Canaria) and Tías (Lanzarote), are touted by the British media as idyllic choices for a tranquil countryside retreat.


Nestled in the island’s heart, just north of its towering peak, Pico de las Nieves, this rustic parador boasts beds seemingly amidst the clouds – a feature that The Times lauds for an ideal rural escape in Gran Canaria. The publication highlights its unique location among peaks formed over eons of volcanic activity, offering guests sweeping views, including a clear-day glimpse of Tenerife’s Teide.

The Times selects two rural escape holiday cottages in the Canary Islands.
A solarium with a view at the Parador hotel, Cruz de Tejeda, Gran Canaria, Spain.

Constructed with volcanic stone and abundant glass to maximize the panoramic vistas, this 43-room retreat marries high ceilings and terracotta tiles with terraces and an infinity pool extending over the rugged landscape. The Times observes that after a day of hiking, guests can unwind in the spa’s whirlpool, sauna, and outdoor Jacuzzi before indulging in Canarian delicacies, encompassing local seafood, stews, watercress soup, and regional cheeses.


Situated within Tías municipality, in the heart of La Geria Natural Park, this cluster of five suites lies amid Lanzarote’s volcanic vineyards and striking lava fields – a picturesque locale for a countryside getaway in Lanzarote. The British media emphasizes the polished concrete floors, soft hues, and expansive windows that frame and celebrate the panoramic vistas.

The suites, adorned with vibrant fabrics, antique furnishings, sunken stone bathtubs, and inviting patios, open onto a walkway that traverses the lava-laden landscape. The Times adds, “After enjoying a breakfast of Lanzarote produce, thoughtfully brought to your room by the proprietors, take a dip in one of the two pools or embark on a short ten-minute drive to the island’s southern beaches.”

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