Gran Canaria – A Romantic Escape

With spring and summer weather all year-round Gran Canaria is a great place for couples to unplug and escape from life’s daily pressures.

The south side of the island, where all the resorts are, receives almost permanent sunshine. We stayed in Playa Taurito, a palm lined beach, with a laid vibe and glimmering black sands. The resort is located just off the main highway and handy to day trips around the island.

Our favourite escape was Artenara. Gran Canaria’s highest village, and cave central.  The small municipality houses one fifth of island’s 2000 caves. It should come as no surprise that my favourite restaurant, Restaurant El Morador de la Cilla, is located in a cave

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The cave restaurant is located at the foot of the town’s most famous attraction, the Jesus statue. After checking out the statue we literally bumped into the entrance of La Cilla.


The island’s most romantic restaurant, offers a unique experience. Entering the eatery, we were plunged into almost total darkness, until our eyes adjusted to the tunnel.
The natural cave light at the end of the tunnel guided us toward the cave terrace with stunning views of mountains and valleys down below.

The restaurant is located within the cave. The island’s mountain location meant we shared with romantic escape with just those brave souls willing to drive the mountain roads.


My husband and I ate two different local Canarian lunch specials. We were delighted at the different flavours, and just as pleased to discover the reasonable prices for this unique dining experience.

Artenara is special place to visit, and you can have a romantic experience any time of day, at lunch, or at a moonlight dinner.

Next week I’ll blog about our trip to Artenara.


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