Rooms with a view
Wherever you happen to be in the Casa Rural La Asomadita, you’re guaranteed eye candy. Look north and you’ll be able to make out the bit-of-all-white Agaete and Puerto de las Nieves below, with the Atlantic Ocean and, if you’re lucky, Tenerife’s Mount Teide in the distance. East you’ll find the hills ascending to Troya, south the hamlet of San Pedro, and west the Valle de Agaete in all its technicolour glory.
It took us just over half an hour, driving from our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria base, to reach the Casa Rural La Asomadita. On the Saturday, there was a romería in nearby Agaete which we’ll cover in a future post. To get there, we chose to walk along the main road which, with its twists and turns, was a little hairy at times. So we opted for a taxi ride back which cut our journey time from 20 minutes to five.
All mod cons at the Casa Rural La Asomadita
The Casa Rural La Asomadita really is a home from home. There are as many bedrooms as there are toilets (four of each). As well as a traditional Canarian kitchen (well so my Las-Palmas-born wife told me), there’s a cosy living room and more formal dining room. For the lads, you’ll find a games room with pool table although kids will probably prefer splashing about in the outside swimming pool.
Explore the great outdoors
The Casa Rural La Asomadita‘s interior extends to 600 square metres. Its exterior, meanwhile, includes a terrace with a Flamboyant, by name and nature, tree. There’s also a monster Indian Laurel which provides plenty of shade if you plan on dining al fresco on the tables outside. But if you desire a more active holiday than firing up the barbecue provided, there are mountain bikes as well as hiking spikes located in the utility room.
Disclaimer: We were non-paying guests at Casa Rural La Asomadita for two nights. However, our high opinions of it are our own. Who else’s would they be?