What to do
IS A MUNICIPALITY LOCATED IN THE MID-MOUNTAIN REGION OF GRAN CANARIA, 22KM FROM THE CAPITAL
Vega de San Mateo has several protected nature reserves such as Camaretas and Hoya de Gamonal, as well as El Pozo de las Nieves (highest peak of the island), the route of the ravine of "La Mina" (ravine where water flows all year round and where the old water mills of the area are located).
San Mateo is a municipality rich in natural landscapes with embedded strategic places that offer breathtaking panoramic views such as:
Opening hours: from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (until 6.30 pm in summer)
Phone: +34 928 219 580
The Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in Spain and has more than 27 ha. to discover the rich endemic flora of Gran Canaria.
When strolling through the old town of San Mateo it is essential to visit the most allegorical buildings:
Gran Canaria has a spectacular nature, its geography has hidden mountains, ravines, real hiking trails, farmhouses and unique natural formations that offer a wide variety of landscapes ready to discover. From the municipality of San Mateo a series of routes lead through trails and real hiking trails from where you can have fascinating views of the island. At Hotel Rural Las Calas we provide hikers with the necessary kits and services for this activity (walking sticks, laundry service with additional cost, special room to store clothes and shoes, pic-nic, route information).