Permanent Orientation Circuits

CPO Arucas (CPO-CA 1)

We welcome you to the first Permanent Orienteering Circuit approved by the FEDO in the Canary Islands, the CPO of Arucas.

We are in a small city of just over 38,000 inhabitants located in the north of Gran Canaria, very close to its capital (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).

The city of Arucas reflects the economic boom that the islands enjoyed thanks to agriculture, first with the cultivation of cochineal and currently with bananas. It was rebuilt after the fire that helped the Castilians subdue it in 1478, and it obtained the title of city at the end of the 19th century.

The famous local rum, which is made in a 19th century factory, derived its brand from its Guanche name Arehucas.

Arucas has a characteristic urban center with flat areas, steep areas and an intricate network of streets and pedestrian alleys, many of them cobblestone, that hang down from the top of the mountain.