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Casita Bentayga

February 3, 2014
Casita Bentayga view

Casita Bentayga, que bonita

Life is… waking up at Casita Bentayga. Open the window to a world of wonder. View Roque Bentayga and a GC pueblo blanco , Tejeda. With such eye candy, it’s impossible to get out of the bed the wrong side. Go ahead and try.


The diminutive experience

The Gran Canaria Local family are a familia numerosa. We’ve more than two kids. But our eldest had a football match to play. So he didn’t travel to a holiday home that’s a casita rather than casa. One cosy enough for a couple plus child, the owner’s target market. Our bad. As there were four in our party.

Three’s company

There’s one bedroom at Casita Bentayga plus an extra bed you put up in the lounge/diner. This is where Mr GCL slept, as he partied hard at Tejeda‘s Fiestas del Almendro en Flor. These are held to mark the blossoming of the area’s almond trees. We’ll return to this rural house, lovingly decorated inside and out, but only Mr and Mrs Gran Canaria Local plus GCL Junior, Tom. Three’s not quite a crowd.

The great outdoors

The real beauty of this charming near-200-year-old property is its setting. 500 metres above Tejeda, capital of an agricultural area where wild rocket still reigns supreme, it’s a short walk into the village from Casita Bentayga. Should you wish to explore further, there are many local hiking trails. For the more horizontally-inclined, the patio’s an unforgettable location for a barbecue. A BBQ’s one of the features included at this well-equipped holiday property. Yes, they really have thought of everything.

Disclaimer: 4/5ths of the GCL family enjoyed a free night’s accommodation at Casita Bentayga. We would, however, return as paying guests. As well as recommend a stay there to kith and kin, including the ever-growing family of Gran Canaria Local fans.