If you want to know what to see in Agaete you are in the right place. Agaete is located northwest of Gran Canaria and it is much loved by all the islanders. Probably because it is one of the areas of the island that has maintained its essence 100%. It is located about half an hour from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. On the other hand, it is just over an hour from Maspalomas. In this post we want to highlight the main beauties of its urban center and coastal town of Agaete, which are not few. We list them below so you do not miss a single one.
What to see in Agaete
The Puerto de Las Nieves
The Puerto de Las Nieves is the fishermen district of Agaete, where you can find its beautiful beaches, the Ermita de Las Nieves, a wide offer of restaurants, souvenir shops and one of the ports that connects Tenerife with Gran Canaria. In front of the Puerto de las Nieves, there was a natural monument named Dedo de Dios (finger of God). It was a finger-shaped volcanic rock. Unfortunately, it was devastated after a tropical storm in the year 2005. Now only his lower part remains. In the same way, we want to highlight the beauty of their houses in white and blue colors with marine details.
The beaches of Puerto Las Nieves
In Puerto de Las Nieves village there are two main beaches, Las Nieves, opposite the new pier. As well as the Muelle beach, next to the old pier. Both beaches are calm, crystal clear and with stones. In addition, the two are very close to each other. The locals also tend to lie down to sunbathe next to the old dock or in the wood beds that they have put in Las Nieves beach. We show you below some photos of both beaches: a paradise.
Natural pools Las Salinas
There is a walk that joins the Puerto de Las Nieves with the well-known natural pools of Agaete named Las Salinas. Years ago it was a salt mine, hence its name. Nowadays it is a perfect place for the bath formed by three pools of volcanic rock with sea water. However, we want to inform you that here it is much windier than on the beaches of Agaete and sometimes it is uncomfortable to be. The best time to enjoy the pools is in the months of September and October.
Town of Agaete
About 15 minutes walk from the Puerto de Las Nieves we find the center of Agaete. We highlight the Church of La Concepción and its square. In the same way, the town itself is very beautiful with white houses and Canarian balconies. Here takes place the popular party of La Rama that we will summarize in the following lines.
La Rama de Agaete fest
Finally, we end our post by one of the most popular festivals of the Canary Islands: La Rama de Agaete. La rama means “branch”. The feast of La Rama takes place every 4th of August and thousands of people from all over the island and even from other Canary Islands gather there. The act begins next to the church of La Concepción. All the assistants and picturesque papagüevos (big head walking dolls) dance through the town to the sound of the band of Agaete while they shake their branches of pine or eucalyptus. La Rama ends when it arrives to the beach and Church of Las Nieves.
Where to eat in Agaete
To eat in Agaete, we will always recommend the Puerto de Las Nieves. There is a wide gastronomic offer, especially fresh fish restaurants and local food in general. Our favorite is El Cápita restaurant with the best value for money in the area. An excellent service, with views of Puerto de Las Nieves and the cliffs of Agaete. We recommend you to order the grilled fish and the gofio. On the other hand, if you want to eat something fast or your budget is smaller, you also have the option of El Mesón del Bocadillo, with a very curious sandwich offer.
Hotels in Agaete
Undoubtedly Agaete is a perfect place to disconnect and if we were you, we will spend at least one night. Check here all the hotels in Agaete, although there are not many. We highlight the Cordial Roca Negra Hotel & Spa, being the best known in the area.
What to see in Agaete in video
We leave you below with a video about what to see in Agaete, one of the most beautiful towns of Gran Canaria.
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