Located on the south coast of Gran Canaria, San Agustin is a laid-back seaside resort clustered with seafood restaurants, street-side food stalls and casual beach bars. It’s fringed by the Paseo Costa Canaria, a waterfront promenade that connects its sandy beaches and is backed by rugged mountains traversed by hiking trails.
Things to do in San Agustín
San Agustin is an attractive base for exploring the Maspalomas Dunes, which have been protected within a nature reserve since 1987. They were formed by sand from a once-submerged marine shelf and are constantly shifting from east to west. Follow one of the marked hiking trails that meander through the dunes, offering magnificent views across the North Atlantic Ocean.
You can easily spend your days on Playa de San Agustin, a wide stretch of sand that is backed by a breezy promenade dotted with bars and restaurants serving locally caught seafood. The Paseo Costa Canaria stretches west to Playa de las Burras, from where a sandy spit stretches into the North Atlantic Ocean.
Travelling with kids? They’ll love spending a day at Sioux City Park, a replica Wild West town that is complete with a traditional bank, saloon and ranch. Coincide your visit with one of the thrilling gunfights or watch one of the cowboy shows, complete with lassos and whips. You can say “hello” to the friendly farm animals in the small zoo before feasting on American-style barbecue at the on-site restaurant.
Getting around San Agustín
San Agustin is around five minutes' drive from Maspalomas and 35 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria Airport is 15 minutes away and has flights to destinations across Europe. Regular buses connect to San Agustin and the town is small enough to explore on foot.