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The town of Agaete in Gran Canaria

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The city of Agaete in Gran Canaria. Valley. Click to enlarge the image.Agaete is a small marine city located northwest of the island of Gran Canaria, along the coast. The steep cliffs plunging into the Atlantic Ocean are spectacular, while the interior of the island is a succession of precipices. The contrast between the houses, the ocean and the mountains is breathtaking.

Spring temperatures of the Canary Islands mingle here to moisture, which explains the abundant vegetation of the place.

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Agaete is a town in the northwest west of the island of Gran Canaria, west of the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

VisitsVisits

Church The Church of the Conception (Iglesia de la Concepción)
The Church of the Immaculate Conception is in the historical district, where she took the place of a primitive hermitage (1515). The construction of a new parish church in 1874 following a fire, gave birth to a new district of the city.
Pleasure garden The Flowers Garden (El Huerto de las Flores)
The Flowers Garden is a botanical garden located in the city center, you can discover a wide variety of exotic plant species. It was the meeting place and meditation famous canary poets as Tomás Morales, Saulo Torón and Alonso Quesada.
Natural Park The Natural Park of Tamadaba (Parque Natural de Tamadaba)
The Natural Park of Tamadaba is a protected area located at the highest point of Agaete (1180 meters), it comprises the largest pine forest of the island of Gran Canaria, “El Pinar de Tamadaba ’.
BeachThe beaches
Agaete is surrounded by beautiful beaches, although in their majority they are rocky and difficult to access.

The most popular beach is Las Nieves. It is located at the foot of the marina and fishing and left of the old dock. It’s mostly a pebble beach and calm waters, it has a promenade on which there are restaurants and small shops.

To the city of La Aldea and after Precipice (Barranco) of Guayedra is the beach of the same name: the beach Guayedra. It is a difficult to access beach in black and stony sand and windswept in general. After the beach Guayedra are the beaches of Sotavento, of Faneroque and that of El Risco, they have the same characteristics as the previous track.

Adjacent to the town of Gáldar, the beach Juncal is a bay with calm waters and a pebbly beach that has a mooring area. Following the coast to Agaete, we find two other beaches: the Bay of Turmán or La Caleta and the beach of Salinas, both of pebbles, open and moderate swell.

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HotelHotels
Finca de las Longueras
This grand colonial-style mansion dates from the late nineteenth century, and is located in the heart of the valley Agaete, in the middle of an orange plantation, mango and papaya.

It has been renovated to suit the requirements of the modern tourism industry. This hotel has been carefully decorated with wood, colorful fabrics and a palette of soft colors and with antique objects that adorn the corridors and rooms. Harmony is the key word in this hotel, which is emphasized by the lovely garden with ancient trees and the pool surrounded by palm trees.

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