If there is one thing Gran Canaria has to offer, it is the possibility of finding those paradisiacal beaches with a special charm that tempt visitors to stay forever. This is exactly what Tufia beach is like, in the municipality of Telde, a charming and relatively hidden spot, with that unique essence of the island’s fishing villages.
Set on a volcanic cone, this little village of Telde offers the perfect place for a day of relaxation. Just a few streets away from the shore, there is a dark sandy beach of around 40 metres, which is well protected from the currents and winds.
Getting to Telde, and therefore to Tufia beach, is very easy. This is due to the fact that this municipality is very close to the airport. For those who opt for the car, all you have to do is take the CG 1 motorway from the south in the direction of Las Palmas. Then, simply take the exit 13 and follow the road to the village itself.
But, what do visitors who discover Tufia like the most? That is exactly what we are going to find out in this article we have prepared for you at the Lopesan Group Blog.
Come and see all the secrets that Tufia beach has in store for you and become part of the privileged few who are lucky enough to reach it.
The first thing we recommend when you visit Tufia beach is to stop and calmly enjoy all its nooks and crannies, it will be well worth it. Whether you’ve decided to lie in the sun or sit on the rocks, the only thing you have to worry about here is enjoy the place while the sun slowly turns your skin golden.
The water is generally quite calm and crystal clear, so it is perfect for a refreshing swim. As a family place, if you are travelling with children, the beach is ideal. But be careful, this beach can also be a perfect place for a romantic evening.
Whether you’re a couple, a family or, why not, just you, the ocean and a good book, it’s an idyllic spot to enjoy to the fullest.
However, what is above the surface is not the only thing that is attractive about Tufia beach. Its seabed is fascinating and, for those who love scuba diving, these waters offer a whole world to discover.
For the most experienced divers or for simple diving enthusiasts, the waters of Tufia beach offer a truly unique environment. Thanks to the volcanic activity accumulated over thousands of years on the island, the seabed of this cove offers interesting rock formations.
Diving in, the visitor finds an entire world of small caves and shelters for the many species that make this area their home. Stingrays are one of the most common creatures to be seen here.
For those who wish to go beyond diving in this crescent-shaped cove, there are many other options on the island. All of them allow you to delve into the ocean and explore the wonders of Gran Canaria’s underwater world even more closely.
If you are one of those who like to explore every nook and cranny of every place you visit, Tufia will not disappoint you. Returning to the surface again and moving to the highest part of the village, we can find the area of Aguadulce, which houses the remains of an aboriginal settlement.
This place is home to an archaeological site where visitors can contemplate the different constructions that once gave life to this area. They are stone formations that blend in with the volcanic rock itself. Undoubtedly an image to remember.
The area is now considered a historic-artistic monument. Since 1973, it has been officially known as the “Ruins of the Prehistoric Settlement of Tufia”.
Another must-see in Telde, apart from Tufia, is El Bufadero de la Garita.
This natural spot presents the spectator a natural phenomenon caused by the arrival of the waves in the hollows of the rocks. The result is a series of vertical jets of water that, like geysers, offer a dynamic spectacle to all those who visit the place to see it.
It is also highly recommended to visit the city of Telde and its historic streets and monuments, which are mainly concentrated in the neighbourhoods of San Francisco, San Juan and San Gregorio.
To spend a moment of true relaxation on Tufia beach, all you need to do is take advantage of the low tide to spread out your towels on the dark sand. Just let the sounds of the ocean envelop you in an aura of happiness and cosiness.
One important thing to know is that although the beach has a small bar/chiringuito, for those who decide to spend a good part of their day on the beach, it is advisable to bring their own drinks and food.
Just like the hidden beach of Tufia, Gran Canaria is an ideal island to get lost in and to discover inch by inch. We recommend you to explore it in depth and don’t just visit the places most frequented by tourists.
Make the most of it and talk to the people of Gran Canaria! You will surely be able to locate those points of interest that sometimes only the locals know about.
But, while you come and go in these dreamy areas, remember that you can also experience truly precious moments in any of the resorts and hotels of the Lopesan Group. Our group has incredible spaces in the south of Gran Canaria, full of charm for you and your family.
There’s nothing better than enjoying the island’s beauty, its range of water activities and the wonders of the local gastronomy. What are you waiting for? Come and let yourself be carried away by all that Gran Canaria has to offer!