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  1. Wandering Educators
    February 12, 2015 @ 7:13 pm

    What amazing places! I’m always surprised by what you share about GC, but I shouldn’t be! it’s beautiful!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 12, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

      We have returned to some of these places, Jessie. The ones we haven’t, we can’t wait to go back.

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  2. Lillie
    February 13, 2015 @ 1:43 am

    Boston is currently under SIX FEET of snow. These photos are a kiss to the heart and soul!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 13, 2015 @ 2:04 am

      Well, snow has been sighted in Tejeda, Lillie. Although we’ve yet to see it for ourselves. However we do like it when neighbouring Tenerife’s Teide is snow-topped. Makes it look like Mount Fuji.

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  3. Tawanna
    February 13, 2015 @ 2:05 am

    Great photos. These places look very inviting and I love checking out rural locations.

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 13, 2015 @ 2:08 am

      Thanks, Tawanna. We like escaping the metropolis every now and again.

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  4. Travelogged
    February 13, 2015 @ 4:55 am

    these look gorgeous!!! I’m such s beach person though. Ok fine, I’ll spend a few nights in the mountains with a beautiful pool and authentic decor…
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 13, 2015 @ 3:54 pm

      Well, Liz, sounds like Las Rosas would be perfect for you. There’s a Finisterre-style beach in El Risco.

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  5. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    February 13, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

    These look wonderful! There is nothing better than your own space when you travel, and between the weather and the fresh air, plus the views, I’m sold! I’d love to wake up to Roque Nublo!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 13, 2015 @ 3:51 pm

      That is quite something, Cat. We’re jealous of the good inhabitants of Artenara and Tejeda who get to to do this on a daily basis.

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  6. Meg @ Mapping Megan
    February 13, 2015 @ 8:08 pm

    These all look amazing! I’m thinking I may just have to plan for a few weeks and plan stays at each and every one of them :D!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 13, 2015 @ 11:47 pm

      Well, Meg, that would be a great way of seeing different parts of the island.

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  7. Teresa
    February 13, 2015 @ 10:21 pm

    I love rural retreats! What’s it like getting to these places if you don’t have a car. Are they accessible by public transport? I haven’t been to Gran Canaria yet, but it’s on my radar now. One day…
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 13, 2015 @ 11:51 pm

      The Tejeda ones would be the trickiest to get to, Teresa. From the capital, the Las Rosas one would require taking two buses whilst you could get to the Valle de Agaete and Santa Brígida houses pretty easily, just using the one bus.

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  8. noel
    February 14, 2015 @ 12:03 am

    Those are all spectacular accomodations, my personal favorite is La Casa del Caqui and the views from those terraces, stunning. I really need to put this on my bucket list of places to visit in 2015
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 14, 2015 @ 12:17 am

      Yes, that interior is pretty special. As, indeed, are those views. Noel, you’ll be able to take some amazing photographs on Gran Canaria.

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  9. Ruth
    February 14, 2015 @ 1:01 am

    I can imagine myself taking in the view from that terrace at Casa Nublo – so pretty! I’m struggling to imagine it covered in snow!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 14, 2015 @ 1:22 am

      It can happen, Ruth. And when it does, it makes the newspapers and TV news. Which results in locals rushing to the scene to get a glimpse of something that’s far rarer than in northern Europe.

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  10. Freya
    February 14, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

    WoW these look like all great places, it is nearly impossible to pick a favorite.
    Looks like you were really lucky with the weather.
    I cannot wait to explore Gran Canaria myself. I’m going there end of June for a week with my daughter.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 14, 2015 @ 6:37 pm

      That’s the beauty of living on Gran Canaria, Freya. We’re usually lucky with the weather. Feel free to browse our site for ideas for things to see and do with your daughter. And if you have any specific questions, just shout.

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  11. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    February 14, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

    We’re all in favor of avoiding all-inclusives to live more like a local. Thanks for sharing this great list of rural retreats.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 14, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

      You’re very welcome, Mary. One of our fave rural retreats which we didn’t mention in this post was a cave house in Artenara. But that’s only because we plan on doing a round-up of these properties, which date back to before the 15th-century Spanish invasion, in future. Watch this space.

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  12. Molly
    February 14, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

    Some of these lesser known Gran Canaria destinations look so inviting. Thanks for sharing the insider tips.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 14, 2015 @ 7:37 pm

      De nada, Molly. That’s the whole ethos of Gran Canaria Local. We’re about so much more than beach photos.

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  13. Leigh
    February 16, 2015 @ 6:04 pm

    Great suggestions – especially as I do hope to visit one winter. Take me to Cass Rural La Asomadita.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 16, 2015 @ 6:37 pm

      Great choice, Leigh. Especially with the heated pool they’ve got there. A coffee plantation up the road to visit too.

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  14. Penny Sadler
    February 17, 2015 @ 8:03 pm

    They all look great but I like that room with the interesting rock wall.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      February 17, 2015 @ 8:06 pm

      Yes, Penny, all are blessed with fantastic settings. But we love what they’ve done with their interiors too.

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