Artenara is a well-kept little village and Gran Canaria's highest, at 1 270m. People used to live in cave houses here (casas cuevas), a practice that goes back to the pre-Hispanic period and survived the Conquista. The village has over 350 such dwellings. The charming hermitage hewn out of the rock, Ermita de la Virgen de la Cuevita, houses an image of the Madonna and Child; view over the volcanic plugs, Tejeda and the Pozo de las Nieves. As you leave the village, there is an interesting view over the Bentaiga.