The tranquil town of Agaete is located at the northern end of the island of Gran Canaria. In recent years, many artists have made this their home, giving the town a different feel than you might otherwise be used to when thinking about Gran Canaria. Mass tourism has yet to take off here, and instead, a holiday rental villa in Agaete is the norm, opposed to a hotel. Fully equipped with everything that you might require, you will feel a part of the community, and appreciate better the pace of life in this picturesque town.
With the sea to the front, and the mountains to the rear, there are a great many activities that can be enjoyed during a holiday in Agaete. Starting with the sea, diving, swimming, snorkelling and wind surfing can all be tried. If you would like to try your hand at fishing, then you could either fish from the shore line, or hire a boat for a half or full day. Inland, the mountains make a superb destination for hikers and cyclists, and there are also areas which make for some challenging climbing.
Although the village of Agaete is over 500 years old, there are surprisingly few historic buildings there, with the church dating from the 1800’s being the most prominent. For a look at more historic areas in Gran Canaria, a trip out to the town of Galdar should be made, as this once important town houses some interesting architecture, a dragon tree and a painted cave. The towns of San Maria de Guia and San Nicolas de Tolentino should also be paid a visit, and nature lovers will enjoy a trip out to the Pinar de Tamadaba, a pine forest set 1400 metres high. On a very hot day at the coast, a trip here is most welcome to escape the heat!
Being situated by the coast, Agaete enjoys the very best weather that Gran Canaria has to offer. The temperatures range from between 20 degrees Celsius during the winter to 26 degrees during the summer. During the winter, it is a rare day indeed that the temperature drops below 15 degrees, and this means that a holiday in Agaete can be taken at any time of year. Rainfall is not really an issue, and less than 9 inches falls during the entire year.
Las Palmas Airport (LPA) is the main airport on Gran Canaria, and is, in fact, the fifth busiest in Spain. As such, you can expect many connections throughout Europe and the UK on a wide selection of airlines. Travellers from the UK will be interested in flights from London Gatwick (LGW) on easyJet, Birmingham (BHX) on Monarch and London Stansted (STN) on Ryanair.