Puerto de las Nieves, a place to visit in Agaete, Gran Canaria


Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete, Gran Canaria, is one of the most charming coastal towns on the Canarian island that is worth visiting for a few days of rest and relaxation.

Its spectacular landscapes, warm climate, leisure sites, and natural pools make the Port of Agaete in Gran Canaria an appetizing stop to enjoy the best sailor’s style of the archipelago. Would you like to get to know it?

Puerto de las Nieves sailor district in Agaete, Gran Canaria

Located northeast of the Canarian island, is the Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete. This charming fishing village is filled with beautiful white houses bordering the beach and the Port of Las Nieves and where fishing boats and ferries come and go to the island of Tenerife. It has a capacity of more than 150 boats.

The houses in the Port of Agaete are well-preserved and form a memorable landscape to remember. In fact, many tourists when they visit this area for the first time think that the whole landscape resembles a photograph.

How to get to the Port of Agaete in Gran Canaria?

There are many ways to get to the Port of Agaete of Gran Canaria. For example, if you go by bus or guagua (as the inhabitants of the Canary Islands call the bus) from the capital of Gran Canaria, you must take line 103, which reaches the town of Agaete directly.

If you go by car to Puerto de las Nieves Agaete, it is only 32 km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, taking the GC-1 road on which you can enjoy the wonderful views of the northern coast of the island.

What can you do in Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete?

≈ The El Dedo de Dios Monument

South of the Port of Agaete is one of the main natural monuments in Gran Canaria: El Dedo de Dios. This majestic rocky pinnacle is more than 30 metres high and is still one of the main symbols of the island that is worth visiting.

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≈ Las Nieves Hermitage

On the main avenue of the Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete, Gran Canaria, is the Hermitage of Las Nieves. Inside this chapel resides one of the most important treasures of sacred art on the island: the triptych of The Virgin and baby Jesus, painted by the flamenco artist Joos van Cleve in the sixteenth century.

If you’re an art and history lover, don’t miss the opportunity to see this beautiful ancient painting, which is perfectly preserved.

≈ Paseo de los Poetas

Starting from the spectacular marina in which you can carry out various maritime practises such as recreational fishing, Paseo de los Poetas is located. This area is ideal for strolling through its picturesque streets full of shops and restaurants where you can taste delicious fish and seafood.

≈ Las Nieves beach, Gran canaria

Do you want to take a nice bath? In the port of Agaete you find Las Nieves beach, which stands out for its black sand, blue waters and completely rocky areas.

Diving lovers often visit this beach to see its reefs that live  in the marine fauna typical of the Canary Islands archipelago. In addition, this site has a promenade where you will find restaurants and shops to enjoy moments of leisure.

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Where to stay in Gran Canaria?

Are you thinking of visiting this magical destination? If you’re looking for accommodation to enjoy a few days getting to know the Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete, in the Lopesan Group we have excellent hotels in Gran Canaria, where you can spend wonderful moments during your trip to the island.

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