Many people booking cheap flights to Gran Canaria in 2013 will head straight for the beaches but, for those who love their food, there can be only one destination – Valsequillo.
As the gastronomic capital of the island and producer of the famed Gran Canaria Calidad strawberry, the picturesque rural municipality on the south east of the island is a must for culture vultures, hikers and gastronomes alike. To the people of Valsequillo, tourism and agriculture are equally important, and the area produces an abundance of edible products, including wines, cheeses, almonds and strawberries. Taking a walk in the surrounding countryside is an unforgettable experience, with stunning views of the cliffs from the Mirador Del Helechal, where the town’s fabled strawberry fields can also be seen.
Gran Canaria Calidad strawberries are renowned for their quality and flavour, with almost half the island’s crop produced in Valsequillo. Recently, the Gran Canaria cabildo (government) decided the time was ripe to promote this to a wider audience. Following the installation of an experimental agricultural project, a meeting was set up between the mayor, government officials and local strawberry growers, and a promotional campaign was established to give the Gran Canaria Calidad brand the recognition it undoubtedly deserves.
When people book cheap flights to Gran Canaria with Jet2.com, they know they are getting a quality service as well as value for money. What better way for a family to start its holiday than with a cooling fruit sundae, made with delicious Valsequillo strawberries?