We present you Arguineguín village, a coastal town located in the municipality of Mogán. It is in the south of Gran Canaria with a slight orientation towards the west. That is why it enjoys spectacular sunsets every day. Even sometimes when the sky is clear you can see Tenerife and its peak of Teide. Here we tell you everything you should not miss in this area of the island.
Arguineguín also preserves the tradition of fishing and has a small fishing port, one of the main in the south of Gran Canaria. In fact, it has its own fishermen’s guild where you can taste the fish from the island coast.
In the same way, there are some colonies of Norwegians and Swedes which have moved to Arguineguín village and they are already perfectly integrated with the people from Gran Canaria. And it is normal that they have changed their place of residence, since the climate of Arguineguín is very similar to the one of Puerto de Mogán. This means sun guaranteed practically every day of the year. We leave you with one of the best sunsets of Gran Canaria from the main beach of the town, Las Marañuelas beach.
In Arguineguín tourism coexists with the foreigner residents and the locals which works for tourism. In this town you will find everything: supermarkets, banks, restaurants, bars, ice cream shops and even some other shops. As it is a coastal town, you can not miss its beaches and sea promenades. We’re going to tell you everything next.
Beaches of Arguineguín
✔ Las Marañuelas beach
In Arguineguín we recommend you two beaches where you can take a dip and enjoy the sunset. In addition to the well known of Las Marañuelas there is a kind of pool with sea water that has recently been remodeled. It has a nice promenade, sun beds, umbrellas, showers and sand to lie down. Both swimming areas are very quiet for children since the pier helps that any wave comes.
If you like paddle surfing, this beach has very good conditions for this type of surfing in Gran Canaria.
✔ La Lajilla or Costa Alegre beach
As you can see in the first photo, this is the same spot where the photo of the sunset at Las Marañuelas beach was taken. The same goes for the pool or beach of La Lajilla shown below. La Lajilla is also known as Costa Alegre and is one of the few natural pools in Gran Canaria south (with sea water).
The two beaches are quite local and nothing overcrowded, so we invite you to visit them at least to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Gran Canaria.
The natural pool of Perchel, or rather salt water pool, was inaugurated in September 2022. It is about 300 metres long and is ideal for families because it is not very deep (maximum 140m), and the access for bathing is comfortable by means of stairs. However, it is not accessible for people with reduced mobility, as there are no ramps. It has toilets, sun loungers, a beach bar nearby and a children’s playground. It is right next to the Perchel beach, which has also been recently refurbished.
✔ Arguineguin beach or El Perchel beach
This is the least touristic and is found going from the port of Arguineguín to El Pajar. As it is closer to the cement works, it is less crowded. It also has a lot of stones and rocks on the shore, although recently a stairway has been installed to go directly to the sea. In the same way, they recently opened a beach bar, La Chirina, which is becoming very trendy. It has a sun lounger area, a children’s playground, football goals, footbath and public toilets.
✔ Sea promenade
There is a promenade that joins the neighborhoods of Arguineguín, Patalavaca and Anfi del Mar. The walk is not in perfect conditions at all, but it is worth it, as it goes through the Arguineguín coast to Anfi del Mar. This beach is one of the most touristic of Gran Canaria and even its sand has been brought from the Caribbean. In any case, it is ideal to go with kids, as it is very quiet and has all kinds of services nearby. If you want to discover the best beaches of Gran Canaria, we have a blog post with our favourites.
As you may see at the above and below pictures there are two different promenades. The one which is closer to the sea is not paved the whole way and there are even some small wholes. The one which is in the upper side close to the road has been finished a few time ago and looks very nice. From both of them you can appreciate the sunset and walk or run, but if you are with a push chair or wheel chair the above one is better.
Finally, we invite you to visit the beach of Santa Águeda in El Pajar, which although it belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, can be reached on foot and eat delicious. In addition, they have recently set up a pretty cool walk that goes to the cement factory.
In addition, every Tuesday the Arguineguín street market is held from 8:00 to 2:00. Here you can find local products, as well as handicrafts, clothes, accessories, etc. However, this is one of the most touristy markets. If you are looking for more markets in Gran Canaria, we recommend the one in Teror. You can find them all in our list.
Restaurants in Arguineguín village
To eat in Arguineguín we recommend you travel about 5 minutes by car to Santa Águeda beach in the town of El Pajar. Here is the restaurant La Bahía de El Pajar. An idyllic place to taste good Canarian food with views of the sea.
In Arguineguín we recommend you to eat at the fishermen’s restaurant “Cofradía de Pescadores” that is in the port. As you can imagine, what you can eat here is fresh fish of the day, as well as local food in general.
Hotels in Arguineguin
In this coastal town there are also apartments, holiday homes and hotels with sea views. Take a look at all the options below.
Video of Arguineguín
We have prepared a small video for you to get to know this area of the island better. You can activate the English subtitles and see more videos of Gran Canaria on our YouTube channel.
If you would like to know more about places to visit in Gran Canaria, we recommend that you take a look at the following section of our island guides. This way, as well as saving you valuable time in planning your holiday, you will be able to get to know the authentic side of the island.
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