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San Agustin

San Agustin Holidays

Nestled nicely between Maspolomas and Playa del Ingles is the more subdued resort of San Agustin. This tucked away gem was one of the first resorts built on Gran Canaria in the 1970s. While others expanded, San Agustin became known for its tranquility and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for unwinding on a last minute holiday to Majorca. Locals here are mostly Swedish expats who have come to retire or start up restaurants and other businesses on its laid back coast.

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Sit back and relax

With dark coloured sands and a restaurant-lined seafront there is plenty to do in this stunning location. San Agustin is the perfect place for anyone wanting to get away from the busyness of back home and unwind in their own private holiday destination. Being a little quieter, it is easy to find privacy while on package holidays to Majorca.

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Surf and turf

Come and relax on the long beach of Playa de San Agustin. Right at your fingertips this beach is never crowded and there will be plenty of room to put your towel out and enjoy the mild weather. This beach is much quieter than its neighbour Playa del Ingles and you can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving at your leisure. A gentle slope from beach to sea means the shoreline is great for children to play in.

If you're up for an adventure sign up with Diving Center Nautico and take scuba diving lessons from seasoned professionals. You can also have fun exploring the ocean floor and abundant marine life in San Agustin.

Delicious eats

After your swim grab a bite to eat at the many restaurants lining the boardwalk above the beach. With a variety of cuisine there is something for everyone's tastes. You can enjoy some authentic Canarian seafood dishes, Greek food, Mediterranean, or the raved about Italian gelato shop and pizzeria. Hotels may provide a meal plan, as is often the case with all inclusive holiday to Majorca, but be sure to get out and about and taste as much local cuisine as possible.

Seaside neighbours

Situated in the ideal location San Agustin has so many popular seaside neighbours for you to visit on your travels. Head next door to Maspaloma's Blue Flag beach and enjoy the 6kms of glorious gold sand. Maspalomas is known for its huge Saharan-like sand dunes where you can catch a ride on a camel. Don't worry, you won't get lost, as experienced guides are ready and waiting to lead your way through this excursion. You might feel like Lawrence of Arabia as you enjoy fantastic top floor views from these friendly creatures. Finish the journey by stopping at the camel ranch and take your time posing for pictures with these majestic animals. Just watch out… they are spitters.

Also in Maspaolmas, Aqualand waterpark has fun for all the family with no fewer than 33 slides. Along with nearby Sioux City Wild West theme park, these attractions will leave you exhausted but happy.

The busy city of Las Palmas is only a 40-minute drive away. Here you can explore the cobbled streets of the historic Vegueta Quarter and head to the top of the cathedral for a breath-taking view of the city. Las Palmas is also known for its exciting nightlife, including cocktail bars, pubs, karaoke, and clubs.

Relaxation time

In need of some pampering this holiday? Thalasso Gloria San Agustin Centre is just the place to help you de-stress. Sink into one of the four seawater pools, heated to different temperatures to ensure ultimate comfort. This centre for relaxation also has a spa and hydro massage therapy.

Hikers' trails

Gran Canaria is known for its old walking tracks that cover the island. Join in with a tour or discover the island for yourself as you head off towards the island's national parks and nature reserves. The Canary Islands enjoy mild subtropical weather and are nicknamed the islands of eternal spring, so you can feel at ease when booking your holiday or hiking excursion, no matter what the season.