Get to know the coast of Arguineguín

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A tourist destination with a lot to offer

Arguineguín is a coastal town located in the southwest of Gran Canaria, Spain. It's a popular tourist destination, known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and warm climate.


The village has a rich history dating back to the first settlers of Gran Canaria. In the 15th century, the Spanish conquered the island and Arguineguín became an important fishing port.

Today, Arguineguín is a vibrant and multicultural village. Tourism is the main economic activity, but the village also has an important fishing and agricultural industry.


Arguineguín is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Gran Canaria. The village offers a wide range of activities and attractions, from swimming and sunbathing to hiking and cycling.

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The sea as a flagship
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A coastal town with a lot of history

Fishing has been a fundamental economic and cultural activity in Arguineguín since prehistoric times.


The aboriginal Canary Islanders, who inhabited the island of Gran Canaria before the arrival of the settlers, were already fishing off the coast of Arguineguín, using techniques such as spear fishing, diving, and fishing with vegetable fibre nets.

Fishing origins that remain

With the arrival of the Europeans, fishing in Arguineguín intensified. The Castilian settlers built fishing boats and established distribution networks to sell the fish to the rest of the island.


In the 19th century, the development of maritime trade further favoured fishing in Arguineguín, as the local port became an important transit point for goods.


Today, fishing is still a critical activity in Arguineguín. The town has a fishing fleet of more than 100 boats and a fishermen's guild with more than 300 members. The main fish caught are sardines, mackerel, bonito, and bluefin tuna.


Fishing is a tradition handed down from generation to generation. The local fishermen are true masters of the sea, who know their waters to perfection and know how to make the most of the fishing resources.

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The Tuna Port

Dock of Arguineguín

Right in the centre of the village, you'll find one of the most historic and charming places in the south of the island: the Arguineguín pier.


This facility combines fishing tradition with yachting. Its origins go back centuries, when it was a small refuge for local fishermen.


panoramic image of the Arguineguín wharf


However, in the last few decades, it has experienced great growth and has become an important nautical leisure centre.


This infrastructure offers a wide range of services for boats, including moorings, water, electricity, and fuel. It also has a sailing school and a yacht club.


This place is a popular destination for tourists. From here, you can take boat trips to nearby islands such as Tenerife and Lanzarote. You can also hire a boat to explore the coast of Gran Canaria.


This pier is a lively and bustling place, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the sea.

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The municipality of toasted sand

The Beaches of Arguineguín

Haven't you heard of the wonderful beaches of Arguineguín? It's one of the top tourist destinations thanks to its crystal clear waters, its brown sand and its mild climate.

But Arguineguín isn't just one beach, it's a group of beaches that offer something for everyone.

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Bull Dorado Beach & Spa

The hotel Bull Dorado Beach & Spa *** is located in a unique enclave, offering access to three exquisite beaches and exceptionally situated on the seafront, in the southwest of Gran Canaria, where you can enjoy the best climate in the world, with less wind and more hours of sunshine per year.


Guests can be immersed in any of its multiple environments, such as the wellness area. The incredible solarium with jacuzzi on the top floor, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Port of Arguineguín, and a long etcetera of features to make for an unforgettable holiday.


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Bull Dorado Beach & Spa
  • Airport
    42 Km
  • Bus stop
    Bus stop
    200 m
  • Shopping Center
    Shopping Center
    6 Km
  • Beach
    20 m
  • Shops & Restaurants
    Shops & Restaurants
    1 Km