How to get there
To get to the borough of La Vega de San Mateo from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you should take the "Carretera del Centro", or Central Road towards the interior of the island. To reach this borough, you have to go through the most residential area of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Tafira) and the borough of Santa Brígida. San Mateo is 22 kilometers from the capital. But the road, one of the most beautiful on the island due to the wonderful scenery to either side, is a single lane road for most of the way and there are a lot of bends. For this reason, the trip from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria takes about 30 minutes.
If you choose to come by public transport, you should go the main Bus Station in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and take bus number 303 to San Mateo. The bus leaves every hour, and every half tour during rush hours.