In the north of the island of Gran Canaria you will find one of the island's most beautiful valleys with lemon and orange groves and prawns, as well as the Tamadabas pine forest. Agaete is a friendly little town known for the Fiesta de la Rama, which will takes place each year during the first week of August. From the port of Puerto de los Nieves (2 km) there is a ferry connection to Tenerife. When you choose to spend your holiday in our range of holiday accommodation in the Canary Islands in Agaete then you can look forward to some unique and wonderful holiday experiences, including delicious food, a range of attractions as well as some great beaches. You will find everything you expect from your holidays in the Canary Islands in the town of Agaete.The nature around your holiday home in Agaete
Volcanic rock formations surround the city and create spectacular cliffs that flow into the Atlantic Ocean. However, the landscape is still lush and there is a wonderful contrast between the sea, the cliffs, the city and the vegetation. In Gran Canaria you will find a wide range of landscapes and microclimates. You can explore the amazing beaches, the port of Puerto de las Nieves beauty, the historical heritage of Agaete and the views that await you in the valley. Along the seafront in many places you will find a good selection of restaurants, cafes and some bars.
Along the seafront in many places you will find a good selection of restaurants serving Spanish cuisine, cafes and some bars whilst some of the area’s beaches are as yet undiscovered and unspoilt. This area is well-known for water sports which you might decide you want to try during your self-catering beach holiday in Gran Canaria.
The rugged geography of Gran Canaria offers holidaymakers a wealth of landscapes and activities in a small area. The temperatures in Gran Canaria and in Agaete are mild throughout the year which means that our range of self-catering holiday accommodation in the Canary Islands are a great choice at any time of year. The valley of Agaete is covered with pine forests and tropical orchards and there are simple natural mineral springs such as Los Berrazales.
Close to town and attractions
Near your houses in Agaete you will find both small towns, big port towns and a wealth of attractions plenty of culture and sites of natural beauty. In Puerto de las Nieves you can visit the Catholic Church of the same name, built in the 17th century when Agaete was a centre for sugar exports. Around the church the original old fishermen’s houses are built, which formed the foundations of the old town.
On the short walk from Agaete to Puerto de las Nieves you will pass Casa Fuerte, which is one of the area's most important buildings. We would also suggest a visit to the characteristic church of La Concepción, which stands out from the city's white painted houses with its red stone work. Next to the church is the city's botanical garden Huerto de las Flores with more than 100 plant species from around the world. You can also take a trip to the archaeological site of Necropolis de Maipés near Agaete, where you will find over 600 burial mounds, so it has been declared a historic-art monument.
A day trip along the northern side of Gran Canaria is certainly recommended as you will pass by exciting cities and a wealth of beaches. On the trip you will pass Gáldar with its cave paintings, Guía known for its cheese, Moya, located at the foot of the island's largest volcano and Teror, home to Gran Canaria's patron saint, Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pino. Last but not least, you end up in the island's capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, known for its cultural diversity, the many attractions and fantastic restaurants where you can taste the island's wonderful cuisine. A holiday home in Agaete, Gran Canaria, is therefore a great starting point if you are hoping for a wonderfully varied holiday in Spain.