Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:14

7 Reasons Why You Have To Visit Arguineguin

Arguineguín is south Gran Canaria's most authenticic town Arguineguín is south Gran Canaria's most authenticic town www.photosgrancanaria.com

Arguineguín town (or South Oslo as it's known in the winter) is south Gran Canaria's only local coastal town. At heart, it's still a fishing town even though it hosts thousands of Nordic snowbirds each winter and has a hugely popular weekly market.

Here's seven good reasons to visit Arguinegín during your Gran Canaria holiday; it's easy to get to by bus from all Gran Canaria's main resorts like Puerto Rico and Playa del Inglés. Here's our detailed guide to Arguineguín town

Arguineguin is still a fishing town at heart

Arguineguín is still a fishing town at heart. It caters to tourists but local life still rules the roost

 

Arguineguin seafront promenade

Arguineguín seafront promenade is one of Gran Canaria's prettiest, runs the length of town and also links up to Patalavaca and Anfi beaches to the west

 

Fresh seafood in Arguineguín

The fresh seafood in Arguineguin comes from the local fishing boats in the harbour

 

Arguineguin cafe table under flowering royal poinciana tree

And there's plenty of seafront places to eat it. Where else can you do this (in June when the Royal Poinciana trees flower)

 

Las Marañuelas beach in Arguineguin

Las Marañuelas beach is never as crowded as Anfi and Amadores to the west and Maspalomas to the east

 

Arguineguin market is every Tuesday

Arguineguín street market is one of the island's biggest and most popular. It's on every Tuesday

 

Arguineguin sunsets are spectacular

 The sunsets are fantastic with the sun dropping into the sea behind Teide volcano

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