Holidays to Arguineguin are geared up for tourists, with a throng of beaches, a weekly market and a sought-after diving school.
Sitting on Gran Canaria’s southern tip, Arguineguin’s a fishing village with a modern edge. Roughly translated, it means ‘quiet water’, which hints at its shore-based perks. It’s got a handful of beaches tucked away along its scalloped coastline – and they’re renowned for their calm, lake-like waters.
Lively beaches, tranquil waters
Las Maranuelas Beach is where most suncream-armed holidaymakers head. A curve of coffee-coloured sand is ringed by a promenade of palms, pizzerias and bars. As with most of Arguineguin’s beaches, it’s sheltered by a headland and the harbour, so the waters are ripe for paddle boarding. Just around the bend, you’ve got the quieter, natural pool of La Lajilla.
Days in and out
Arguineguin’s port is a working one, which means fresh seafood is easy to come by. Traditional fishing boats chug into the harbour loaded high with bonito and tuna. You can also snap up just-picked fruit and veg at the seafront Tuesday market. If you’re looking for something to fuel your adrenaline, meanwhile, Maspalomas is just 15 minutes’ drive down the road. Here, you’ve got a waterpark, a theme park and those famous, soaring sand dunes.
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