San Agustin

San Agustín cerca de Playa del Inglés: Una perla de vacaciones tranquila en el sur de Gran Canaria

San Agustin, adjacent to the well-known Playa del Ingles, is located in the south of Gran Canaria. This picturesque resort is part of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and forms the Costa Canaria together with Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas. Income for San Agustin is mainly generated by agriculture and tourism. The resort can be easily reached on foot via a panoramic promenade.

San Agustin beach near Playa del Inglés
San Agustin beach near Playa del Inglés
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San Agustin is easily accessible via the GC-1 motorway (Autopista del Sur de Gran Canaria). Public transport also provides easy access to this tourist destination. The seaside resort, founded in 1962, was built on a large estate of the Spanish nobleman “Conde de la Vega Grande”, who had extensive possessions in the south of the island.

Top Level Accommodations

San Agustin offers a wide range of accommodation, ranging from hotels and flats to bungalows and holiday homes. Notable hotels such as Meli√° Tamarindos, Hotel San Agustin Beach Club, Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso and IFA Interclub Atlantic are a little further from the beach, but a shuttle bus provides easy transport. Although walking to the promenade and beach is possible, staying at IFA Interclub Atlantic requires overcoming 153 steps.
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Hotel Meli√° Tamarindos in San Agustin (Gran Canaria)
Hotel Meli√° Tamarindos in San Agustin (Gran Canaria)
Hotel San Agustin Beach Club
Hotel San Agustin Beach Club
Hotel Gloria Palace Thalasso (Gran Canaria)
Hotel Gloria Palace Thalasso (Gran Canaria)

In recent years, San Agustin has undergone a true metamorphosis, resulting in a beautiful boulevard with breathtaking views of both the interior and the Atlantic Ocean. San Agustin has a special bond with Sweden, as evidenced by the large number of Swedish shops, bars and restaurants, and the presence of a Swedish school and church. In addition, the modern Clinica Roca is one of the few hospitals in the south of Gran Canaria.

A Beach for Chilling

San Agustin offers a tranquil beach experience, ideal for relaxation. The beach, which is considerably less crowded than neighboring Playa del Ingles, is the perfect place to relax. In addition to relaxation, the nearby thalassotherapy center offers an additional wellness option. The beach of San Agustin, with a length of more than 600 meters and ocher yellow sand, is partly covered with pebbles and boulders, and is ideal for children thanks to the protection against waves provided by the rocks.

Showers on the Beach of San Agustin
Showers on the Beach of San Agustin
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Beach promenade of Playa del Inglés and San Agustin
Beach promenade of Playa del Inglés and San Agustin

Snorkelers and scuba divers will also get their money’s worth here. San Agustin’s beaches include Playas del Veril, Playa de Las Burras and Playa de San Agustin. The beach promenade offers numerous terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and leads to Playa del Ingles, just a 20-minute walk away. In the other direction, towards Punta Morro Besudo and Bahia Feliz, the promenade becomes less wide and steeper, with beautiful views of the rocks and the opportunity to observe crabs, anglers and waves.

At the end of the beach is the Ca√Īada de San Agustin, a river that originates in the mountains of Gran Canaria.

Conclusion

San Agustin near Playa del Ingles is the ideal holiday destination for anyone looking for a quiet holiday. Although it can sometimes be busy and noisy inside the hotels, this is a general phenomenon on the island. Tourist information is available at the El Portón shopping center, located in Calle las Retamas.

Accessibility

Public Transport: Bus stops “Shopping Center San Agustin” and “Clinica Roca” are served by bus lines 90, 05, 30, 36 and 66. By Car: Accessible via the GC-500 motorway.