Unlike many of Gran Canaria’s brash and bustling resorts, San Agustin exudes an air of tantalising tranquillity. Secluded beaches, palm flanked promenades and rustic restaurants combine to make this beachside gem a delightful holiday destination. Late night revelry or natural phenomena can be found in either of San Agustin’s nearby neighbours, however here relaxation and restoration is the primary focus. Ancient and alluring hiking paths tempts those seeking energetic expeditions, while glimmering dark sands of the beaches beckon with their soft and soothing touch.
The curvaceous cove of San Agustin’s blissful beach not only enhances the coastal charisma of the area, but also provides excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities. Calm waves and crystal clear waters mean daring divers can immerse themselves in the iridescent water to discover fascinating marine life; observe colourful clown fish and undulating coral for a magical marine experience.
In just a short and swift journey, travellers can reach the Eden-like expanse of the Palmitos Park, a colourful and kaleidoscopic garden that is home to over 1500 exotic birds. Wander this stretch of botanical beauty in order to discover bright parrots, squawking toucans and cute cockatiels amongst tropical flora.
This secretive yet sublime eatery is guaranteed to appease an appetite for Augustinian authenticity; as it name suggests, Balcon offers a sun drenched terrace upon which to sit and sip speciality banana liqueur. Panoramic vistas of the surrounding sand dunes can be enjoyed while diners peruse a menu bursting with regional bounty; sample the whole baked salt fish or tender beef fillet cooked in green pepper sauce for a true taste of Canarian cuisine. (Calle los Jazmines, 15, 35100 San Agustín, Las Palmas, Spain)