The municipality of Valsequillo in Gran Canaria, with a surface of 39.15 km2 is located at a distance of 24 kilometers from the island capital, approximately 18 kilometers from the Airport and about 60 kilometers from the tourist area of Playa del Inglés. Valsequillo is seated on the foothills of the Telde Basin, at a height over sea level standing between 300 and 1800 meters. To the north it borders with the municipalities of Santa Brígida and Vega de San Mateo; with Telde, Ingenio and Agüimes to the south, at the header of the Guayadeque Ravine; with Telde to the east; and to the west with Vega de San Mateo and San Bartolomé de Tirajana.
An impressive erosion crater, the Tenteniguada Crater, serves as a refuge against the Central Massif of Gran Canaria. This crater, with great scarps arranged in semi-circular fashion and essentially carved from volcanic build-up and lavas from the ‘Roque Nublo Cycle’, acts as a rainwater collection basin, with the tributary ravines of the Telde Basin configuring this crater-form structure. A series of rocks, of phonolitic composition, crowning the scarps (Roque Saucillo and Roques de Tenteniguada) stand out in this spectacular landscape.
And once at the summit it is the volcanic crater of Los Marteles that is set apart from the others given its landscape and geological importance.
The middle span of the Telde Basin presents a series of ravines that are far more wedged in, as is the case with the San Miguel Ravine, this being due to its partial backfill with recent volcanic crevices that cover the ancient banks. Currently these crevices, which are sectioned by the new drainage network, compose a series of lava terraces that are dedicated to agricultural use.
Gorgeous tributaries are to be highlighted along this span, as is the case with the Cernícalos Ravine or the San Roque Ravine.
The climatic characteristics of Valsequillo can be summarized in the occasional influence of the sea of clouds that is generated by the trade winds and by the existence of relatively scarce precipitations (annual average of 400 cm3) and a mean temperature under 20º C.
Useful addresses and phone numbers
Valsequillo Town Hall
C/ León y Castillo nº1,Tel: 928 70 50 11
Judge of peace
C/ Juan Carlos I s/n. Tel: 928 57 06 52
C/ Salvia s/n. Tel: 928 57 06 32 616 41 94 53
Plaza de Tifaritti s/n. Tel: 928571234
C/ Isla de Benaohare nº 17 Local 13-14, Tel: 928 57 05 86
«La Piscina” municipal sport and leisure complex
C/ Isla de Tenerife s/n. Tel: 928 70 57 38
Parish of San Miguel Arcángel in Valsequillo
C/ Plaza de San Miguel, Tel: 928 70 51 85
Valsequillo Health Centre
C/ Fuerteventura s/n, Tel: 928 57 19 91
Avda Juan Carlos I, 8, Tel: 928 70 50 11 ext.0231 / 616 41 94 65
C/ Avda Juan Carlos I, 8, Tel: 928 70 50 11 ext.0212
Guardia Civil of San Mateo
Tel: 928 66 13 72 / 928 66 10 62
Av Juan Carlos I. Tel: 928 70 51 21 / 928 57 10 80
Tourism Office and Interpretive Centre
Avd. Juan Carlos I, nº 1, 35217 Valsequillo de GC. Gran Canaria. Las Palmas. Tel +34 928 705761