EXPLORED_ a cave house in Acusa Seca

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

When I was planning last summer’s holiday, I came across an intriguing airbnb by accident.  A house carved into the rocks, with an incredible view right at its front door.  Thinking it was probably somewhere really far away and exotic where I wouldn’t end up in the near future, I saved it for “someday”.  A few weeks later, when I wanted to show that impressive Acusa Seca cave house to a friend, I noticed it was located on Gran Canaria.  The island where my sister was planning to spend 5 months for her Erasmus.

Tickets were booked, reservations were made and a few months later I found myself and my sister on a Canarian bus, heading into the mountains.  By the time we arrived at our destination Acusa Seca, it was pitch black and we had no idea what we’d gotten ourselves into.  We ended up in a tiny village of caves, dating back to 6th century Berbers, connected by small pathways and narrow staircases, that led us to dead-ends more than once.  After a while, we discovered our very own cave house, treated ourselves to a long overdue meal and went to bed.

We set our alarms early in the morning to catch the sunrise and boy, was it worth it.  Opening the doors of our cave house and discovering the view from our temporary home was absolutely breathtaking.  We spent our time hiking in the area and soaking up the sun whilst enjoying our amazing view and indulging in the interesting reads we found in the cave.

Enough said, just have a look at the photos below to catch a glimpse of what it’s like to stay at the Acusa Seca cave house (you already got an impression from our extensive instagram spamming, no?) and keep an eye on the blog for a future post on its astonishing surroundings.

Acusa Seca cave house - website - airbnb (if you make an account through this link first, you'll save €35 on your first booking!)

Unfortunately our stay there was rather short (only 2 nights, as I booked this trip when I was still working full time and wanted to see more of the island) and I’d definitely recommend you to stay a little longer to enjoy this absolute gem of a place.

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

 

 

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

 

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

 

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

Explored_ acusa seca cave house in gran canaria

3 Comments

  1. Ineke / hush-e April 9, 2017

    WAUW!

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  2. Angelina April 11, 2017

    Ohhhh wauw!! Prachtig!! En hele mooie foto’s weer! ^_^

    Reply
  3. lies May 20, 2017

    zo schoon!

    Reply

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