On the sun-drenched southern side of Gran Canaria, just a 20-minute drive from the airport, San Agustin holidays are all about enjoying a chilled-out vibe, having lots of family fun and enjoying the incredible weather. With its sheltered beach, San Agustin is the perfect place to take the kids and watch them splash in and out of the deep blue sea, while you soak up the year-round Canarian sunshine or relax under an umbrella with a book.
Holidays to San Agustin are ideal for those who aren’t interested in partying or the busiest nightlife, as evenings are wonderfully peaceful. It’s all about enjoying a good meal at one of the many restaurants in the resort. Freshly caught seafood is popular, as is Spanish tapas and paella, as well as Canarian dishes, such as ‘papas arrugadas’ (wrinkly potatoes) and ‘mojo rojo’ (spicy sauce) – not forgetting the odd glass of excellent local wine.
Take a hike
San Agustin is a bit of a walker’s paradise, and the ideal way to see this beautiful part of the island is by hiking its ancient paths, which are called the ‘caminos reales’ (royal roads).
Be a cowboy for the day
Sioux City Park has a replica Wild West town complete with houses, church and a saloon, as well as kid-friendly entertainment in the form of dancing, mock duels and a staged bank robbery.
Walk with a view
Known for its impressive sand dunes, neighbouring Maspalomas is a nice walk along the shoreline. Stop off along the way for a drink at buzzy Playa del Ingles.