Agaete is a fishing village of around 6,000 inhabitants situated in the northwest of Gran Canaria. It offers visitors one of the most charming landscapes on the island, nestling between the mountains and the seaside: Agaete Valley on one side, the Puerto de Las Nieves on the other.
The Valley stands out not only due to its spectacular views but for its local agriculture. Coffee grows here, as do fruit trees (orange, papaya, mango ...) in pleasant surroundings. Trekking activities are very popular along the pathways that lead to Tamadaba Nature Park or the villages of El Sao and El Hornillo.
The village, awash with white houses, is especially noted for the friendliness and familiarity of its people, always willing to make visitors feel welcome. The fishing port and marina at Las Nieves, on the Atlantic Ocean, offers a wide range of traditional cuisine, particularly fresh fish. The excellent temperature and climate of eternal spring throughout the year are a guarantee of sun and seaside, peace and enjoyment.
The distances in Gran Canaria are short and Agaete is well connected.
From the Puerto de Las Nieves visitors can take a trip by regular ferry service to the neighbouring island of Tenerife in just one hour.
Recommended visits and activities:
- Visit the archaeological site of La Cueva Pintada (the Painted Cave) in the neighbouring village of Gáldar.
- Visit the Huerto de las Flores (the Garden of Flowers), in the town of Agaete.
- Take a swim in the natural pools of Las Salinas, at Puerto de Las Nieves.
- Visit Guayedra beach, in the town of Agaete.
- Trekking: From Agaete Valley, climb up to El Sao and El Hornillo. Take the pathway to Tamadaba Nature Park. If you are interested in hill walking, the management will provide you with all the necessary information.
- Diving: Sardina del Norte (Gáldar village).
For further information see: http://www.agaete.es/