Special San Augustin holidays 2019 / 2020
Relaxed and laid-back San Agustin sits in the south of Gran Canaria, and boasts a gorgeous, sandy beach backed by a long promenade. It’s especially popular with families and couples, thanks its winning combo of peace and tranquillity with plenty of restaurants, shops and things to do. What more do you want from your holiday in the sun in 2019 / 2020 or 2019 / 2020? The biggest thalassotherapy centre (sea water spa) in Europe is located here, plus you’ll find facilities for all kinds of water sports. The big resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles are just a short hop on the bus, and offer loads of family-friendly activities, plus fabulous nightlife and shopping.
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 5m
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San Agustin’s main attraction is its long sandy beach, a gorgeous stretch of golden sand flanked by little bays and coves. It’s backed by a seafront promenade, and you’ll find a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafés in town. There is a fantastic range of water sports on offer, including body-boarding and kite-surfing, plus lots of sheltered areas for safe swimming. You could visit the thalassotherapy centre, the biggest in Europe, for a sea water treatment, or hop on the bus to the neighbouring big resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles. These have more spectacular beaches, plus plenty of nightlife, shopping and family fun at the water parks and theme parks.
San Agustin may be small, but it’s fantastically well geared to visitors. You’ll find a wide choice of places to eat and drink, whether you want some delicious seafood on the beachfront or just want to grab a pizza with the kids. And, if you’re in the mood for a change, the big neighbouring resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, have an even wider selection. You can tuck into some of the island’s excellent fresh seafood, which might include sea bass or wreck fish, often served straight from the grill. Or go for some roast meats, served with the famous papas arrugadas (‘wrinkled potatoes’) in spicy mojo sauce. For dessert, you could try the delicate little meringues called suspiros, which means ‘sighs’.
San Agustin is one of our favourite family holiday destinations! The gorgeous sandy beach, fantastic choice of water sports (kids especially love the body-boarding), and great family-friendly restaurants and cafés mean that you have all you need for a relaxed holiday in the sun with the kids. Many of the hotels here have excellent facilities for kids, from mini clubs to special entertainment programmes. Plus, nearby Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles – just a few minutes away by car – have a host of child-friendly attractions, including funfairs, theme parks and water parks. The amazing dunes at Maspalomas are a protected nature reserve, ideal for hiking and picnics, or you could even ride a camel across the sands!
Action & Adventure
There’s so much to do in San Agustin, where you can take your pick from a variety of activities both on and off the water. The beach has lots of facilities for water sports, whether you fancy some snorkelling or scuba diving, or feel like taking to the air on a kite-surf. Or you could just take it easy and doodle around the bay in a kayak or stand-up paddle board. Nearby Bahia Feliz has its own aerodrome, which offers flying lessons and panoramic sightseeing tours over the coast, and inland you’ll find a spectacular array of walking trails and nature reserves to explore.
The main beach in San Agustin is a gorgeous 600-metre stretch of golden sand, which has been awarded a Blue Flag for its translucent waters and excellent amenities. Most of the beach is protected, and the calm, shallow waters make it perfect for families with young kids. There are lots of facilities for water sports too, including kayaking, paddle-boarding, bodyboarding and kite-surfing. The beach is very well equipped, and you can rent out sun loungers and parasols, plus there are showers and kiosks for drinks and ice-cream. The seafront promenade that runs along the whole length of the beach has a great choice of cafés and restaurants.
San Agustin is a family-friendly resort, which attracts holiday-makers looking for peace and quiet. But there’s plenty to do after the sun goes down, and the town has a nice little range of pubs and bars where you can enjoy a few drinks, perhaps while soaking up the sea views. And, of course, the all-inclusive hotels will put on a great entertainment programme to keep things lively on warm summer nights. If you’re looking for serious nightlife, the buzzing resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles – two of the main nightlife hubs on the island – are just a few minutes away by taxi.
If you want a romantic holiday in the sunshine on gorgeous Gran Canaria, then San Agustin checks all the right boxes. It’s relaxed enough to ensure plenty of peace and tranquillity, but still offers plenty of great restaurants, cafés and bars where you can enjoy a romantic meal or a cocktail at sunset. The lovely sandy beach is perfect for just chilling in the sunshine, or you could have a go at paddle-boarding or kayaking. The stunning Maspalomas Dunes are ideal for a romantic stroll at sunset, and the neighbouring resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles – both just a few minutes away by car – have a fantastic choice of shops and nightlife.
The vibrant island capital of Las Palmas is located just up the coast from San Agustin, and offers a whole range of cultural attractions. There’s a year-round programme of concerts and shows, plus lots of museums, including the former home of Christopher Columbus and an entertaining, high-tech museum of science and technology. You could also visit the Pueblo Canario, which has lots of craft workshops and displays set in a recreation of a traditional Canarian village. Further afield, one of the biggest ancient attractions on the island is the Cueva Pintada (Painted Cave) in Gáldar, about an hour’s drive from San Agustin. It has rock paintings dating back thousands of years.