Arguineguin is a charming and authentic fishing village on the gorgeous southern coast of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Sandwiched between the larger resorts of Maspalomas and Puerto Rico, it remains a delightfully low-key destination that appeals particularly to families and couples. The beach curves around a picturesque bay, and is backed by a seafront promenade with lots of restaurants. It may be sleepy, but there’s plenty to do, from dolphin-watching tours to diving trips. Arguineguin is a great base for exploring this fantastic island: pop into glamorous Maspalomas for shopping and nightlife, or to Puerto Rico for more bars and a gorgeous beach, or head inland to explore the stunning mountain scenery. Alternatively you can just enjoy a relaxing all inlusive holiday.
Arguineguin at a glance
Cultural hotspot not to miss
A traditional Canarian fishing village, Arguineguin is the perfect essence of Gran Canaria holidays
Discover the best beaches
Las Maranuelas Beach is more than ideal for relaxing days in the resort, the natural pool of La Lajulla is just around the corner too...
Sample the local food
As a fishing village, fresh seafood is always on the menu here – think tasty tuna and bonito
Explore the local markets
Pick up a few gifts or just have a look around Arguineguin's Tuesday market
Perfect for watersports
Arguineguin is the perfect spot to try out scuba diving
Go on a road trip
Take a day trip to Maspalomas – just 15 minutes away for water parks and sand dunes
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Things to do in Arguineguin
The town’s main beach – a long, gorgeous swathe of sand curving around a sheltered bay – is the focus of holidays in Arguineguin. It’s a quiet little town, which bursts into life for the weekly market. If you want to do a bit of shopping and perhaps take in a bit of nightlife, neighbouring Maspalomas hits the spot, with its elegant boutiques and swish nightclubs. The Maspalomas dunes are a breathtaking landscape of rippling sand, now a protected nature reserve blessed with spectacularly unspoilt beaches. There are more gorgeous beaches to be found on the other side of Arguineguin at Puerto Rico, which also boasts plenty of bars and clubs if you want to dance the night away. Inland, you can hike and bike through stunning mountain scenery.
Best beaches in Arguineguin
The lovely, palm-shaded Las Marañuelas beach at Arguineguin has plenty of facilities, including beach bars, and sun loungers and parasols for hire. It shelves gently, making it a great option for families. Behind it stretches a seafront promenade, which is has a good choice of restaurants and cafés. La Lajilla is a tiny patch of sand next to a shallow natural swimming pool set in the rocks. Anfi beach is a gorgeous stretch of white sand shaded by palm trees and overlooked by a botanical garden. You can take also boat trips (or hop in a taxi) to nearby Puerto Rico and Maspalomas, which both boast stunning sandy beaches.
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