Festival, Restaurants, Nightlife and Shopping in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Festivals

The two main festivals which are celebrated in San Bartolomé de Tirajana are predictably those of the town’s saints. On the 24th August ‘Tunte’, along with the rest of the island, recognise the“Dia de San Bartolomé” with a traditional fiesta. Banners are erected and fireworks are lit for a day and night full of celebrations. The fiesta de Santiago Apóstol is also celebrated within the town, with food stalls and parades taking place on the 25th July.

Restaurants

Following are a couple of restaurants to be found in San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Fataga areas. For a greater selection of restaurants, the coastal resort-towns of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés are ideal.

Restaurante La Hacienda del Molino

This hotel and restaurant combo is situated in the very centre of the town, in front of the church. The renovated restaurant welcomes diners with its historic features such as low ceilings, stone walls and wooden beams. If the weather is warm enough (and you'd be unlucky if it wasn't) you may relax and enjoy your meal outside, however, if you prefer to eat indoors you won't be disappointed as the rustic interior creates a perfect atmosphere. If, after enjoying a traditional Canarian meal, you wish you didn't have to leave then don't! The hotel section provides 8 rooms all with telephones, TVs and individual terraces.

Where: Calle Los Naranjos (one street away from the church), 35290 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, (one street away from the church), Gran Canaria island.
Telephone: (+34) 928 127 344

Restaurante El Albaricoque

This small, family-run, restaurant can be found in Fataga and entices customers inside with its beautiful stone-wall exterior. The menu is once again very local and some of the ingredients are likely to have been farmed by one of the 400 local residents. If you fancy unwinding with your meal then wine and other alcoholic beverages are also available.

Where: Calle Nestor Álamo 4/6,35108 Fataga, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria island.
Telephone: (+34) 928 798 656

Hotel Rural Molino de Agua de Fataga

Found in the middle of the Fataga forest this hotel and restaurant combines everything Fataga is about. The location means that those hungry after a long day exploring the old village can sit down and admire it from a different perspective – the dinner table. The food that the restaurant has to offer is all naturally sourced from the very land you'll have been roaming. The mill attached to the building dates back to the 18th century and is often considered as great a part of the village's heritage as anything else. Once again if you grow attached to the location then this is a great place to rest. The hotel consists of 20 rooms, an outdoor pool, and of cause, fabulous views.

Where: Calle Fataga s/n. km 1 - Cercado de Fataga, 35108 Fataga, San Bartolomé de Tirajana,Gran Canaria island.
Telephone: (+34) 928 172 089

Nightlife

A few restaurants double up as bars during the night, but the quiet town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana is not usually awoken after hours. For a lively atmosphere it is best to travel to the coast. However, be aware that the roads that surround the town are difficult to drive down at night, so it is perhaps best to leave a few hours before you want your night to begin.

 

Shopping

Small sustenance shops are dotted around the town with many of them selling locally made food and alcohol. For a true Tunte shopping experience it is a good idea to visit the Sunday market located in the centre of the town around the Iglesia de San Bartolomé. It offers unrivalled authenticity ranging from wooden crafts to Canarian almonds. The market begins at 09:00 and will be gone by 14:00 so if you find yourself in the area during this five hour window, be sure to stop by.