Arguineguin is a sun-drenched resort town with the charm of a traditional Canarian fishing village. Sunbathe on gold-sand beaches, stroll along the breezy promenade and enjoy ocean-fresh seafood caught by local fishermen. Lush palms and flame trees with bright red flowers give the town a postcard-perfect feel.
Things to do in Arguineguín
The beaches around Arguineguin are defined by gold sand and rocky cliffs. Calm water and a relaxed atmosphere make Arguineguín Beach popular with locals. Playa Las Marañuelas overlooks the horseshoe-shaped harbour and features a small beach fringed by a palm-lined promenade. On clear days, the views stretch all the way to Tenerife and soaring Mount Teide. Tiny Playa Costa Alegre is protected by a breakwater and promises calm, mirror-like water.
By mid-morning, the harbour is filled with brightly-painted fishing boats. Watch fishermen offloading their catches before heading to a seafood restaurant for grilled tuna, fried eel, poached parrotfish and limpets served with zesty “mojo verde” sauce. On Tuesdays, Arguineguin hosts a bustling street market where you can shop for souvenirs and locally made handicrafts.
Arguineguin is a gateway to the south coast of Gran Canaria, where you can discover stunning sandy beaches, rolling dunes and postcard-perfect villages. It’s worth venturing up the coast to visit enchanting Puerto de Mogán. The port town will charm you with its cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and flower-filled gardens. Canals lace the town and have earned Puerto de Mogán its “Little Venice” nickname.
Getting around Arguineguín
Arguineguin is compact and easy to get around on foot. The seafront promenade stretches all the way to the neighbouring beaches of Patalavaca and Anfi. The town is located on the south coast of Gran Canaria, a 45-minute drive from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Local buses connect Arguineguin with the nearby resorts of Puerto Rico, Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés.