About San Augustin
San Agustin is a lively seaside resort located in the southern coast of Gran Canaria, one of the most diverse and naturally beautiful of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is often called 'the continent in miniature', and San Agustin is ideally positioned to help you discover the best that this Spanish island has to offer. With its balmy weather, great range of hotels, and exciting selection of activities, San Agustin is the ideal choice for a relaxing family holiday under the sun.
When to Go
San Agustin's balmy and sunny weather is one of the main reasons why holidaymakers choose this resort. Like the rest of the Canary Islands, San Agustin is blessed with a tropical climate that makes this town a perfect destination all year round. Rainfall is low and even during the winter, average temperatures rarely drop below 20°C. During the rest of the year, temperatures hover around 25°C and peak in August, when they can reach the high 20s. There is always plenty of sunshine to enjoy in San Agustin: from 8 hours a day in January to 11 hours a day between May and August. Watersports lovers will be happy to know that average sea temperatures remain pleasant throughout the year, averaging 20°C.
Where to Stay
Accommodation in San Agustin ranges from five-star hotels located right on the beach to self-catering apartments suitable for families in search of a cheap and comfortable place to stay. Most hotels offer rooms with sea views, a great entertainment programme for kids and adults, swimming pools, fitness and sports facilities, and some of them have an in-house spa or wellness centre. You can also choose among half-board and all inclusive packages to suit your individual preferences and budget.
Attractions & Events
San Augustin's main attractions revolve around its main beach, a sheltered cove bathed in sunshine and surrounded by gorgeous tropical plants. The calm waters make this beach ideal for swimming and snorkelling, and the waterfront is packed with cool beach bars and restaurants where you can come for a meal with views over the stunning Bahia del Ingles bay. Starting in the western end of San Agustin, the iconic Playa del Ingles extends for nearly 4 miles and offers plenty of opportunities to sunbathe, take surfing or wake boarding lessons, or enjoy a cocktail and some tapas by the seaside.
If you are here on a family holiday, don't miss the dolphin watching trips that depart daily from the harbour. Other family-friendly attractions include the waterparks at Taurito or Aqualand (which are only half an hour away), the lush botanical gardens and bird park at Palmitos, and going on a camel ride at the Maspalomas dunes.
Keen golfers can practise their putt at the golf clubs in Maspalomas or Meloneras, which can be easily reached from San Agustin. If you'd prefer an adrenaline-laden holiday in Gran Canaria, San Agustin makes for the perfect base too. The resort offers easy access to some stunning natural attractions where you can practise your favourite sports. Explore the nearby canyons and gorges like Canon del Aguila or Barranco de Fataga, where you can go on a 4x4 adventure, go horseriding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and paragliding.
As for the events calendar, San Agustin hosts many fiestas and cultural events throughout the year. The Carnival is one of the most important events in the island, and you may also want to visit San Agustin during the Folk Festival (end of May).
Why Visit San Agustin
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