The best of Agaete
This is your place in the world…
When you arrive in Agaete by road what it catches your eye is always the same image, the tail of a sleeping dragon. It is Tamadaba Natural Park, a fairy tail park, plenty of ancient Canarian pine trees. If you like hiking you can go there from here.
Did you know there are some natural pools besides the sea just 10 minutes walking from here? There are so many moments to visit them… you can swim there while you see Teide volcano in front of you or you can enjoy a beautiful sunset from there. Every sunset is different from the previous one. Meditation there is pure magic.
What are you going to find in Agaete?
Agaete Natural Pools
The natural pools of Agaete, commonly called Las Salinas, are made up of 3 volcanic rock pools connected to each other by walkways or natural underwater gates. Of all the natural pools in Gran Canaria, they are probably the best known and very crowded on weekends.The pools are protected from the sea waves, whose waters only enter the pools when the tide rises. There are stairs enabled to enter and exit, public toilets and a bar. It is an ideal place to go with the family, since children can bathe calmly without any risk. In summer there is also a lifeguard service.
Agaete is one of the most beautiful towns in Gran Canaria. It is located at the end of the north route. And it is characterized by its fisherman origin, its whitewashed white houses and its doors and windows, with some old balconies. The town itself is surrounded by the Tamadaba mountains and the Atlantic Ocean and its own weather makes this place a wonderful place to spend a few relaxing days and stroll through the quiet streets.
Tamadaba Natural Park
Agaete is one of the points from where you can go up to Tamadaba Natural Park. There are different hiking trails for beginners and some for more experienced people. Tamadaba is a park that does not leave you indifferent due to its beauty, the views and the tranquility that is breathed in it. It is from Agaete where some years one of the most important races that are celebrated at a national level began, Transgrancanaria, in which the island was crossed from north to south.
Guayedra, that wonderful beach where the green ravine of the same name ends. It is worth approaching on foot or by car and spending a day on one of the most beautiful wild beaches on this island, always guarded, yes, by the fantastic Roque Faneque, one of the highest cliffs in the world, and by Tamadaba Natural Park. If you don't connect with yourself here, it will be hard for you to find another more wonderful place.Guayedra beach is a nudist beach and is one of the wildest and most beautiful beach in Gran Canaria. It is very close to the town of Agaete and in fact the Puerto de las Nieves is seen in the distance…
Risco and Charco Azul
El Risco is a small neighborhood located in the municipality of Agaete, about 130 meters above sea level. It is in a wonderful little town on the slopes of Tamadaba and is characterized by their beloved spot: El Charco Azul.
Juncal is a little-known beach that will surprise you. As it cannot be reached by car, it is a very little crowded beach. It is located between two cliffs and is a pebble beach. At low tide, small spaces of black sand appear. It is a perfect place to practice snorkeling, when there is not a very rough sea, because it is protected. It can be reached on foot from Agaete and is about 30 to 40 minutes from Casa Calma. Ideal to spend a picnic day completely away from people.
Agaete Valley leaves no one indifferent ... the winding road that leads into this oasis at the foot of the Tamadaba Natural Park gradually reveals hypnotizing views among the palm trees. Entering Agaete Valley is like entering a paradise full of farms, whitewashed houses, tropical and orange trees, vines and coffee plantations. And all this surrounded by immense pointed and velvety crags where lush canarian pines belonging to the Tamadaba Natural Reserve can be seen in their profiles. Agaete valley is a color festival for the eyes and walking through it is a meditation in itself ... It is thanks to its fertile volcanic soil that all these tropical crops are possible. Here you can come to taste the coffee that is produced on a small scale.