Families and couples: For families and couples looking for a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere with easy access to the airport and good public transport links, San Agustín holidays tick all the boxes.
San Agustin holidays
Escape to the sunny Gran Canaria resort of San Agustín, a tranquil resort with wonderful Atlantic views. A much more low-key alternative to Playa del Inglés, it's great for beach lovers and swimmers, and has long been popular with holidaymakers. Its laid-back feel makes it perfect for couples who simply want to relax on the dazzling golden beaches. Families are close to all the major attractions and waterparks, while adventurers can lace up their hiking boots and head inland or along the island’s stunning coastal paths.
Things to do
If you have time and would like to explore more historic sights, head north to the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas. See its museum to learn about its prehistoric, ancient, medieval and colonial past. Visit the Casa de Colón museum to find out about Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World, then relax for a while on the golden sands of Las Canteras Beach. Las Palmas is also famous for its cathedral, which dates back half a millennium and is technically still unfinished! The church, which has a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Neo-Classical styles, is rich in artwork, and celebrates a huge feast on November 26th to commemorate its dedication.
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If you're looking for decent beach weather, book your San Agustín holidays from around May to October. However, even in winter and early spring, it's still pleasantly warm most of the time. Gran Canaria also enjoys a very sunny climate with relatively little rainfall, and winter and spring are ideal times for sightseeing and making the most of the island's beautiful hiking routes.
Fly to Gran Canaria International Airport, which is approximately 27km or 20 minutes from San Agustín.
Language: The official language of San Agustín, like the rest of the Canary Islands, is Spanish, although you'll find English is spoken in most tourist venues like hotels and restaurants. However, the locals always appreciate any attempt to speak their language, so download our handy language app or pack a phrasebook.
Currency: Gran Canaria uses the Euro.
Local time: San Agustín is in the same time zone as the UK.
Fly to: Gran Canaria International Airport.
Flight time from the UK: About 4 hours and 35 minutes.
Tourist Information: If you'd like more tourist information on San Agustín, please click here.
Visa and Health: For the latest visa and health requirements for holidays to San Agustín, please click here.
By Bus: Like other resorts in Gran Canaria, San Agustín is well served by bus routes, with regular services to Las Palmas, Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. That means hiring a car is not essential if you want to make the most of the island's leisure and culture attractions, and it’s a great way to meet the locals, too!
By Taxi: A taxi can be useful when you're carrying heavy luggage or shopping. Taxis serve all areas of Gran Canaria, although just make sure you agree the fare before you set off.
By car: Hire a car if you'd like a bit more flexibility and the freedom to explore Gran Canaria at your own pace. You'll find plenty of rental firms at Gran Canaria International Airport.
One of the biggest events of the year in Gran Canaria is the carnival in late February or early March, when there are huge processions and other festivities all over the island.
Long hot summers and warm winters. Like the rest of Gran Canaria, San Agustín is generally dry and sunny all year round. Remember to slap on the sun cream regularly during the day, especially if you're booking your San Agustín holiday from April to September, as it gets very hot with strong sun.