Must Visit Traditional Fishing Villages in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria also called ‘The Little Continent’ because of its many different climates and variety of landscapes is an island located off the northwest coast of Africa.  Gran Canaria is a very popular holiday resort and offers balmy and beautiful surroundings with pristine waters, sandy beaches and much more. 

There is however much more to Gran Canaria than beach resorts – the following article looks at just some of its many hidden gems and fishing villages worth exploring.  For further details please read on…

Arguineguin is a small town located in Gran Canaria and is one of the most populated areas located in the south of Gran Canaria.  The town of Arguineguin was just a typical fishing village up until recent years but has since expanded, developed and grown into a popular tourist resort.  Arguineguin continues to maintain its fishing village appearance and plays host to a huge fish market every Tuesday.  Arguineguin offers a fantastic range of tourist attractions, accommodation, restaurants and fine dining along its harbour.  

Puerto de Mogan is a small and picturesque fishing village located on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria.  This is a popular tourist destination and is the most picturesque resort on the island.  Again Puerto de Morgan maintains an original traditional fishing status and plays hosts a fish market every Tuesday.  This popular fish market attracts customers from both near and far seeking the very best of mouth-watering delights from the sea.

Agaete is a wonderful little fishing village located northwest of Gran Canaria.  This fishing village has much to offer and also produces lemons, oranges, avocados and coffee.  Agaete is a bustling, colourful and picturesque town and provides a frequent ferry service to and from the islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife and Fuerteventura.

Puerto de las Nieves is a peaceful and picturesque fishing village located approximately one mile west of Agaete.  In recent years a ferry service started to operate a ferry line to Santa Cruz in Tenerife and has since boosted tourism to the area.  Puerto de las Nieves is home to ‘The Dedo de Dios’ or ‘God’s Finger’.  This is a 30 m / 100 ft slender rock formation that protrudes from the pristine waters of Puerto de las Nieves giving the appearance of a pointed finger. Like the other villages mentioned you can also avail of fine dining, entertainment, shopping and tourist attractions here

For further details on these fishing villages why not visit the Gran Canaria Tourist Board website.

Why not hire a car and head inland to explore the extinct volcano crater at Caldera de Banarra, drive through the many banana and vineyard plantations, explore the many villages and towns and meet the friendly local people. Exploring the mountains by car can be tiring, but with fantastic views on every turn the views are definitely well worth it.

There is much to discover when you holiday in Gran Canaria so start planning that holiday and reserve car hire Gran Canaria securely online today!

Have you been to Gran Canaria? If so we would love to hear from you. Perhaps you know of other fishing villages worth a visit in Gran Canaria.  Please feel free to leave a comment in the comment box below.  Thank you.