Are you looking for a different Gran Canaria holiday than an all-inclusive break at a resort? Do you want a change from a beach hotel? How about going up country with a stay in Teror’s Casa Rural El Borbullon?
Over the years, we’ve built up with a relationship with Gran Canaria Natural & Active. We really love how they promote the island as a rural retreat. Which is why we were so very delighted to be invited to stay at their Casa Rural El Borbullon, as part of our very own Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2016 welcome pack.
- Casa Rural El Borbullon: where it’s at
- Casa Rural El Borbullon: the comfort zone?
- Casa Rural El Borbullon: the last words
1. Cara Rural El Borbullon: where it’s at
You’ll find Casa Rural El Borbollon in Teror, destination of choice of tour companies looking to shepherd visitors to quaint Gran Canaria. The not-so-mean streets of this northern outpost appear on the picture side of postcards. It’ll take you just over half an hour in your hire car from the airport using a combination of GC-1, GC-3, and GC-21 to reach this holiday home and barely over 10 minutes from here on foot to get to Teror’s iconic Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pino.
2. Casa Rural El Borbullon: the comfort zone?
There are three holiday homes available to rent at the Casa Rural El Borbullon complex. Casa 2, the estate’s main house which sleeps four, and the two-bedroomed Casa 22 and Casa 222. The five-strong Gran Canaria Local family stayed in Casa 2.
Despite our numbers, extra bedding increased the capacity by one. Our boys could invariably be found in and around the pool, despite the fact it’s not heated and that inland Teror gets chillier in autumn and winter than the island’s coastal areas. Mr GCL, meanwhile, worked outside on his laptop in the chillout area taking advantage of the excellent WiFi connection whilst Mrs GCL made herself at home in the house, a traditionally Canarian honeycombed-coloured family residence dating back to the 1700s.
Generally, we were very comfortable. Although Mr Gran Canaria Local’s legs nearly proved too long for the double bed. We also felt that the TV would have been better placed in the spacious downstairs living room rather than the pokier reading room upstairs.
3. Casa Rural El Borbullon: the last words
The aforementioned pool kept our boys amused. We appreciated the Casa Rural El Borbullon’s central location, meaning we could walk into town and give Mrs Gran Canaria Local a well-deserved break from driving. We did, however, baulk at the 10€ we’d need to fork out to use the sauna.