Agüimes is a town in the southeastern part of the island of Gran Canaria, about 270 m above sea level and offers hotels and accommodation for rural tourism and also several nature reserves. In Agüimes is the historic center with the church San Sebastián. This church looks like a cathedral and has one of the most beautiful facades in Canarian neoclassical style. This church was declared an art historical monument in 1981.

In the center of the marketplace is also the Hotel Casa de Los Camellos, which is over 300 years old and privately owned.

If you want to explore the underwater world of Gran Canaria, you will find a beach on the coast of Agüimes with particularly spectacular diving grounds: Playa El Cabrón is one of the most species-rich underwater areas in the Canary archipelago.

The small town of Agüimes was founded in 1491 after the Spanish conquest of the island as a bishopric on behalf of the Catholic kings and given to the Church for the good cooperation during the conquest. In the area of Agüimes there are some important pre-Hispanic settlements to admire, such as the historic old town, the valley of Guayadeque and Temisas.

Here the visitor meets a completely different Gran Canaria. Narrow streets with colorful houses from the 15th century, large and small squares that invite you to linger and exchange the latest news, not to mention an original collection of monuments that have been erected throughout the old town. If you stroll through the alleys, you can very well imagine how people must have lived back then.

Nearby beaches are Playa de Arinaga 9,7 km, Playa Balos 10,6 km, El Cabrón 10,2 km, Vargas 10,2 km

Airport: 14,3 km

Maspalomas: 30 km

Capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: 39,4 km

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