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Agaete - Gran Canaria

The small town of Agaete can be found in the north of the island. With its narrow streets and steep slopes, lush vegetation and white washed houses Agaete truly is a beautiful picturesque village! This is probably why many artist's and art lovers have made this village their home! Also it explains why there are many art galleries! You can find Agaete at the end of a steep ravine – the Barranco de Agaete - here also you can see subtropical plants and trees grow along the steep slopes including bananas, mangos, papayas, oranges and lemons!!

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Puerto de Las Nieves is one mile west of Agaete and is the resorts harbour. From Puerto de Las Nieves you will be able to get to Santa de la Cruz in Tenerife, which has made it become increasingly popular with tourists since the opening of the ferry line. The new promenade, Paseo de los Poetas was built as an investment to tourism and is lined with lovely seafood restaurants, shops and galleries. The ports historical features can be found in the lovely little chapel, Ermita de las Nieves. Here a 16th-century triptych depicting the Virgin and Child, painted by the famous Flemish artist Joost van Cleve can be found!

Also the Dedo de Dios - which means God’s Finger, is located at the southern end of the village it is a great photographic opportunity - a 100 ft slender pinnacle of basalt rock that protrudes in front of the impressive rock formations, that are below the Pine forest - Pinar de Tamadaba.

Nightlife in Agaete and Puerto de Las Nieves is more sophisticated and if you are looking to paint the town red - you will not find that nightlife here!!! Although what you will find is lovely restaurants and bars along the harbour and promenade in in the little town squares where you can sit until the early hours people watching and daydreaming!

If you are planning or looking for more of an active holiday there are plenty of places for you to visit and things to do in Gran Canaria! Including the Water parks, of which there are three all located in the south of the Island and close by to the resort, Aquasur, Ocean Park and Aqua Park. There is also theme and amusement parks, which include; Palmitos Park which is a subtropical oasis and Zoo, Holiday World which is a leisure and amusement park and Mundo Aborigen Located overlooking the Barranco de Fataga, which is the biggest and most dramatic gorge on the island, The Mundo Aborigen is a reconstruction of an ancient Canary village devoted entirely to the Guanche way of life. Cocodrilo Park - a Crocodile Park, this is a park that is devoted to adopting ill treated animals, buying them privately and from circuses, it started with just a few crocodile and now they have the  largest collections in Europe! Among the animals are also, Monkeys and Tigers, it is family run and its proceeds from the entry fee go to the upkeep of the park! Cactualdea - a cactus park, Reptilandia Park - Reptile Park, Pueblo Canario - a Canary Village, where you can experience true Canarian Culture.

Reptilandia Park - Is a Reptile Park with more than a 150 species of reptiles in big outdoor terrariums plus three different indoor exhibition rooms. Animals include snakes, lizards, frogs, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles, caimans and alligators. It also hosts tarantulas, scorpions as well as monkeys, lemurs and parrots plus many more...Reptilandia Park is all year round, daily from 11am till 5.30pm. It is located in Parque Rural de Amagro – between Gáldar and Agaete

Other Tourist Attractions on the island of Gran Canaria include Museums, Monuments and Historical Architectural buildings that are extremely impressive , Churches, Botanical Gardens, more theme parks and lots lots more! There is also water sports and Whale and Dolphin excursions like many of the other Canary Islands! When visiting Gran Canaria it is a must to go exploring the island you will see many wonderful views and scenery, in the mountains, forests, coastal and spectacular beaches or sand dunes!

All of these fantastic days our and sightseeing tourist attractions are easily accessible from Agaete, whether you hire a car and explore in your own private group or perhaps take an excursion, which you can organise through a tour operator or it is easy to find a company that does this in the centre of the resort.

There are Apartments to rent for your holiday, in Agaete whether you want a basic apartment just to lay your head a night or luxurious with an abundance of facilities! They range in size from studio's or one bedroom apartments if there are just the two of you to three bedroom - normally sleeping up 8 if your taking the family or going in a big group.

There's also the private rentals, Villas and Apartments, that people have bought the property for holiday homes and when they are not there rent out for your exclusive use! These are lovely, normally set in privately owned complexes, where people live! Most come with communal swimming pools too, and these are normally quieter due to this. A word of warning though these are quieter and normally better for families or older groups than the young tourists!!!

Prices range from €30 per day for a Studio in Agaete upwards. They will do deals for the longer you have it, it becomes cheaper per day! But generally you are looking from €150 per week for a Studio rental and prices go compared to size and location.

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