AgaeteSpain

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Nestled among towering volcanic peaks, the small town of Agaete features a traditional church and beautiful, serene garden.

Stroll through Agaete’s narrow streets full of traditional, whitewashed houses and colorful wooden balconies. Learn about the culture of Agaete and the Canary Islands at the town museum and relax in tranquil gardens.

Make your way along the town’s winding roads to the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepción in the heart of Agaete. This church dates back to 1874. Its bright, whitewashed exterior matches perfectly with the surrounding shop fronts and houses. Gaze up to see the quaint, domed bell tower and arched windows sealed with wooden shutters. Step inside to admire the stunning glass chandelier that hangs from the domed ceiling in the center of the church. Behind the altar are colorful figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary.

During your time at the church be sure to visit the small museum next door. Displays here are all dedicated to the history of the Bajada de la Rama festival that originates from a Guanche rain dance. A highlight of the museum is the exhibit of bright papier-mâché figures depicting popular characters from the town. If you are lucky enough to be here at the beginning of August when the festival takes place, you will be treated to a celebration of music and dancing that lasts for several days.

Escape to the fresh, fragrant air of Huerto de las Flores. This 19th-century garden has more than 300 tropical plants as well as varieties of pine and palm tree. Rest in the shade of leafy courtyards surrounded by the gentle trickle of stone fountains and listen to the cries of birds in the trees. Stop off at the secluded café to enjoy a refreshing drink among the flowers.

Agaete is located 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) inland on the northwest coast of Gran Canaria. It is about a 30-minute drive from Las Palmas.

Top hotels in Agaete

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra
Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra
4 out of 5
Avenida Alfredo Kraus 42, Urbanización El Turman, Agaete, Gran Canaria
£138
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Playa La Caleta, Agaete Valley and Agaete Botanical Gardens. Agaete Natural Pools and Agaete ...

4.3/5Excellent! (516 reviews)

"We are so pleased that we chose this hotel, rather than anywhere on the busy south coast. It has beautiful views of the sea (and Tenerife), and a great waterfront walk into town. All staff were super-friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2020

Hotel & Spa Cordial Roca Negra
RK Hotel El Cabo
RK Hotel El Cabo
2 out of 5
Calle Anton Cerezo, 20-26, Agaete, Gran Canaria
£33
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Agaete Ferry Dock and Agaete Natural Pools. Agaete Botanical Gardens and Agaete Valley are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (263 reviews)
Fantastic little gem of a Hotel

"Still an amazing Hotel, stayed 3 or 4 times now. Great Staff & Location. You MUST take a dip in Las Salinas Natural. Unfortunately on this occasion it seemed to be holiday season. Most of the local restaurants and bars were on holidays. Fortunately, the Local Spar is close for a few supplies to enjoy ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2019

RK Hotel El Cabo
Hotel Rural Las Longueras
Hotel Rural Las Longueras
3 out of 5
Carretera Del Valle Km 2.5, Agaete, Canary Islands

Situated in Agaete, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Agaete Valley and within 3 miles (5 km) of Agaete Botanical Gardens and Playa La Caleta. Agaete Ferry ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
Rural hotel in beautiful mountain location.

"Disappointing ! Opted for half board as it is remote. Breakfast was very good but dinner very poor. No effort made to offer good experience.cheap cutlery cheap paper napkins and plastic tablecloth.very little out of date information on walks and area. Electrics very dodgy eg wall lights hanging off ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2016

Hotel Rural Las Longueras

Popular things to do in Agaete

Agaete Natural Pools
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Agaete Natural Pools

Explore the great outdoors at Agaete Natural Pools, a lovely green space in Agaete. Discover the mountain views in this relaxing area or seek out the hiking trails.

Agaete Valley
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Agaete Valley

4/5(2 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Agaete Valley during your travels in Agaete. Visit the spas in this walkable area or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Agaete Ferry Dock
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Agaete Ferry Dock

Explore the waterfront in Puerto de las Nieves with a trip to Agaete Ferry Dock. Stroll along the waterfront in this relaxing area or seek out the hiking trails.

Dedo de Dios Seastack
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Dedo de Dios Seastack

5/5(1 review)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Dedo de Dios Seastack during your travels in Agaete. Discover the mountain views in this relaxing area or seek out the hiking trails.

Las Canteras Beach
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Las Canteras Beach

4.5/5(141 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Las Canteras Beach, a popular beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Stroll along the area's marina or simply enjoy its cafes.

Amadores Beach
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Amadores Beach

4.5/5(153 reviews)

This perfectly protected bay features tranquil waters, a pretty harbor and fine beachfront dining.

Top activities in Agaete

Camel Ride Experience in the Arteara Valley
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Camel Ride Experience in the Arteara Valley

£21
Per adult
Coffee Production Tour at Finca los Castaños in Gran Canaria
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Coffee Production Tour at Finca los Castaños in Gran Canaria

£12
Per adult
Northern Coast Tour with wine tasting & Coffee plantations
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Northern Coast Tour with wine tasting & Coffee plantations

£35
Per adult
Jeep Safari Adventure
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Jeep Safari Adventure

80% of travellers recommend
£42
Per adult
1-day Discovery Tour around Gran Canaria
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1-day Discovery Tour around Gran Canaria

84% of travellers recommend
£27
Per adult
Tenerife South Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Costa Adeje Hotels)
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Tenerife South Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Costa Adeje Hotels)

£7
Per adult

Reviews of Agaete

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2019

Very limited parking , mobbed at weekends

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 8, 2019

Agaete itself seems to close up for the winter. More restaurants/bars are open in Puerto de las Nieves but compared with resorts like Puerto de Mogan and Puerto Mogan in the south, at the end of January this resort is fairly quiet