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Arguineguín Gran Canaria – A piece of Spain in the south

Arguineguín Gran Canaria is the first town in the south of Gran Canaria I have reviewed on my blog. I am not a big fan of the tourist hotspots down south, but I also understand why people go there for a bit of guaranteed sun and fun.

Arguineguin Gran Canaria seafront
Arguineguin Gran Canaria seafront

Arguineguín Gran Canaria is one of the few places in the south I would considering living. Arguineguín has managed to retain its small Spanish town feel in the middle of a tourist concrete jungle.

It is is a fishing village, and it was one of the more significant towns of the original settlers in the south of Gran Canaria before the Spanish conquest.


Arguineguín and nearby beaches

The town will never claim to have the best beach in Gran Canaria. It is a small beach compared to the famous beaches of nearby Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.

As well as having a beach in front of the town Arguineguín has another small beach and swimming area a 5-minute walk from the main street.



If you need a bigger beach Playa Patalavaca and Playa Anfi are a short walk along the coast. Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan to the north and Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles to the south are very short bus journeys away from Arguineguín.

Arguineguin Gran Canaria beach
Arguineguin Gran Canaria beach


Arguineguín town centre

The street next to the seafront is a pleasant place to have a coffee or a snack. The traffic here is quite light as most traffic uses the main road to the other side of the town.

Arguineguin Gran Canaria restaurants
Arguineguin Gran Canaria restaurants
Arguineguín

The town also has a small pedestrianised area a few minutes walk from the seafront. This is also a good zone for eating and drinking.

Arguineguin Gran Canaria bars
Arguineguin Gran Canaria bars
Arguineguin Gran Canaria shopping
Arguineguin Gran Canaria shopping

The Norway factor

Norwegians like Arguineguín. There is a Norwegian health centre located near the town. The Norwegian population is quite substantial in Arguineguín during the winter months. If you want to experience a more Spanish feel the summer months would be the best time to visit.

There is also has a small ferry service to the nearby towns of Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogan. These are very regular during daylight hours.

Arguineguín
Arguineguín

Arguineguín hosts quite a large market on Tuesday mornings. You can find clothing, bags and fruit and vegetables.

Arguineguín.
Arguineguín.

Summary

I prefer the north of Gran Canaria, but the south does have better weather. If this is a crucial consideration, then Arguineguín is an excellent choice for a chance to experience the real Gran Canaria.

The town is connected to all the major towns in the south and the Capital Las Palmas in the north by bus.

If you are looking for nightlife Playa del Ingles and Puerto Rico are cheap taxi or bus away.

For bus routes and times click here

Check out the review of the charming town of Teror. Click here.

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