One of the best ways to get to know a place, in this case an island, is to lose yourself in its towns. Get lost in its narrow and small streets, interact with its friendly and endearing people or taste the best of their cuisine. All this and more, you can do it in a town with something so special as Arguineguín in the Gran Canaria.
Arguineguín is a small coastal town belonging to the southern municipality of Mogán. It’s located on the southwestern side of the island, so it has the exact location to enjoy the best sunsets on the entire island, even seeing the majestic Teide in the background on the clearest days.
Today we want to introduce you to one of the most picturesque and famous towns on the entire island. In the following lines you will be able to discover the reason for these statements, in addition to verifying that we are facing one of the best climates in the world.
What to do and see in Arguineguin?
As you well know, Arguineguín is the most important urban center of Mogán, one of the main tourist destinations in the area. Here, Norwegian and Swedish populations have settled, which over the years have grown to become authentic Canarians.
Arguineguín isn’t a town that stands out for being big, nor does it have much to see and enjoy, compared to other tourist centers such as Playa del Inglés or Maspalomas.
However, it’s ideal to find the sun, the good weather, the beach and, above all, the tranquility that this place offers in the company of family, friends or a partner.
Next, we want to show you an itinerary of plans to do at this wonderful point that overflows with joy and tranquility in equal parts. 5 things that you will be able to do in one day and that are, without a doubt, the best way to get to know Arguineguín in the Canary Islands.
Las Marañuelas Beach
It’s the main beach in Arguineguín, where all its inhabitants go to enjoy a day of sun and beach. It’s a beach that, away from the tourist focus of the area, is more familiar and welcoming.
It’s located next to the port and protected by a breakwater, providing tranquility in its waters, ideal for enjoying the beach with the family.
If what you’re looking for is tranquility, sun and a not so crowded beach, Las Marañuelas is the best option.
A walk to Anfi del Mar
Another of the attractions of the place is being able to walk along its promenade that will take you to one of the most exotic enclaves on the island, Anfi del Mar.
There’s a path that leads to Anfi, leaving from Las Lajillas Beach, passes through Patalavaca and reaches Anfi.
During the tour you will be able to observe its small beaches or enclaves such as Agua Marina where spectacular sunsets can be seen.
The port of Arguineguín
The mythical fishing port of the area is small but very charming, which conserves its original constructions almost intact. It overflows with life, movement of people, bustle and that characteristic smell of fish.
For this reason, each year many visitors come to its fishermen's guild to taste the best fish in the area, freshly brought in by the town's fishing boats.
The best sunset in Gran Canaria
Its geographical location in the west of the island makes Arguineguínthe best place to watch sunsets. On a good, sunny, clear summer day, you can see a great sunset from anywhere in the town.
Our recommendation is that you do it from one of the benches that are located along the entire promenade, with luck, you will be able to take an unforgettable view with Teide as a luxury witness.
Is there a better way to get to know the customs and people of a town than to go to its market? Arguineguín is no exception and every Tuesday it takes its street market.
The streets are dressed in joy and life thanks to the traditional market where you can find all kinds of local crafts, fruit and vegetables from farmers in the area, cheeses among other local products.
As you have seen in these lines, Arguineguín is a small place, but it has attractions and things to see and enjoy.
In the same way, it has all the possible elements to enjoy a day at the beach, relax and taste the best products of the area, always in the company of family, friends or partner.
In short, if you want to take advantage of and enjoy a point that offers the same as the main tourist centers, but without the overcrowding of these, Arguineguín in the south of Gran Canaria is the best option.