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Skydiving in Gran Canaria
Skydiving in Gran Canaria 2 hours
Skydive in south of Gran Canaria, experience the adrenaline as you witness the dramatic Maspalomas rolling sand dunes, coastline and nearby islands.
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10 minutes helicopter tour: South Coast of Gran Canaria
10 minutes helicopter tour: South Coast of Gran Canaria 10 minutes
A short and sweet 10 minutes helicopter exploring the south coast of Gran Canarias. Sights includes Barranco del Aguila, Playa del Inglés beach, the lighthouse and the magnificent Maspalomas sand dunes.
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20 minutes helicopter tour: Fataga and south coast of Gran Canaria
20 minutes helicopter tour: Fataga and south coast of Gran Canaria 20 minutes
Explore the valley of thousand palms - Fataga - with its traditional Canarian houses. Spot lakes amidst the mountain ranges. Fly over the Arguineguín Port, Pasito Blanco and the awe-inspiring Maspalomas sand dunes.
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30 minutes helicopter tour: Roque Nublo, valleys and canyons
30 minutes helicopter tour: Roque Nublo, valleys and canyons 30 minutes
Venture inland towards the center for stunning mountains, valleys and gorges. View the most iconic landmark - Roque Nuble - from different perspective before heading towards the pretty Puerto Mogán, Amadores beach and Puerto Rico.
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30 or 60 minutes private helicopter tour: Gran Canaria
30 or 60 minutes private helicopter tour: Gran Canaria 30 minutes
Enjoy a 30 or 60 minutes exclusive and private helicopter tour for up to 3 passengers. Most importantly, you can personally tailor the itinerary to suit your preference. Excellent for that special occasion.
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Spanish Intensive Course
Spanish Intensive Course 1 week
4 x lesson units (each 45 minutes) per day, 5 days per week (Mon-Fri), max 6 students. Qualified teachers, we developed our own materials (free to our students). Founded since 1993. Price includes one-off registration fee of €40.
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Horse Riding trip near Maspalomas (1-3 hours)
Horse Riding trip near Maspalomas (1-3 hours) 1 hour
An unforgettable horse riding trip exploring the beautiful volcanic landscapes with amazing views over the Maspalomas sand dunes. Experienced and knowledgable guide. Suits all levels. Free pick up from hotels in the south.
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Route Grancan Jeep Safari tour
Route Grancan Jeep Safari tour 7 hours
Scenic journey through remote areas of Gran Canaria. Be fascinated by the volcanic landscapes, mountains, gorges and Valley of Thousand Palms. Visit typical village and marvel at the cave houses and history of the Guanches.
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Travel Inspirations - San Agustín
San Agustín is a relatively quiet and charming beach resort - ideal for a relaxing beach vacation. There are a number of beaches suitable for swimming. Various water sports such as diving and surfing can also be done here. Belonging to San Bartolomé de Tirajana municipal in the south of Gran Canaria , San Agustín resort edges towards the east of ‘the Maspalomas zone’, which is famed for its party and gay scene. Playa del Inglés , another popular resort, is also within short driving distance away. This makes San Agustín an ideal base for those who crave tranquility but close proximity to other popular resorts and actions. There isn’t much culture or sights here unfortunately. It is advisable to rent a car to explore around the island and nearby cities. History San Agustín was developed in the 1960’s, much earlier than its neighbouring resorts of Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas . Prior to its inception, the area was a dry section where agriculture was arduous. The former owners of the land, Conde de la Vega Grande, wanted to develop the area into a high quality resort area. Bungalows were integrated into rock faces in maintaining the natural impression of the surrounding landscapes. Hotels and shopping centres were also built. Today, although not as popular as its adjacent resorts, San Agustín is a well-kept resort with good facilities. Economy of San Agustín San Agustín was first built in 1962 as a resort area. It lives almost exclusively on tourism. The city has approximately 2,000 permanent inhabitants and the rest are tourists or vacation rental owners. The people here relies solely on tourism for their incomes. Jobs are scarce outside the restaurant, service and entertainment niches. During the quiet season, the place can be rather empty. How To Get There By Car: San Agustín is easily accessible via the GC-1 motorway. Travelling from the north it will take about 45 mins and 30 mins to drive down from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the airport respectively. East of the resort, the charming Playa de Aguila is about 4 km east of San Agustín. Go-karting enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that the Gran Karting Club is only 10 minutes drive on the same direction. West of the resort, the network of popular and lively resorts like Play del Inglés and Maspalomas are about 10 minutes drive away on GC-500. Puerto de Mogán, the furthest away, can be reached in half an hour on GC-1. By Bus: From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and airport: Bus no 1 runs regularly (every 20 minutes) during the day. See (http://www.globalsu.net/lineas/linea1.pdf). This line also takes you up to Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán Bus number 66 runs between airport and Maspalomas en-route San Agustín 06:20 to 20:20 ( http://www.globalsu.net/lineas/linea66.pdf) For the night owls who stay in San Agustín but would like to party in Maspalomas , no worries! Bus no. 5 runs between these 2 resorts from 21:00 to 07:00 ( http://www.globalsu.net/lineas/linea05.pdf) Location and vegetation of San Agustín San Agustín is located in the south of Gran Canaria . It is wedged between Playa del Inglés and Playa del Águila. Its steep hillside location provides a beautiful view of the Atlantic seas. The bungalow and hotel facilities are well integrated into the rocks, so the natural charm is preserved and the coastal landscape is not majorly altered.
San Agustín is a purpose built resort without much history or antique buildings to marvel at. The main attractions here are the sandy beaches. The closest you can get of history and culture would be the nearby Mundo Aborigen, which showcases how life used to be for the aborigines of the island. There are plenty of interesting sights in the Vegueta area of La Palma and the 15th century village of Agüimes up north. Alternatively, the pretty Puerto de Mogán on the southwest coast is also worth seeing. You can either drive or catch the public buses. Mundo Aborigen The Mundo Aborigen is a theme park entirely devoted to the Guanche way of life. Entrants follow a trail of life sized models performing day to day activities. Visitors can see butchers preparing goats, doctors performing surgeries and even convicts being sentenced. Although not in San Agustín, the Mundo Aborigen is located very close to the area. Definitely worth the short trip! Address: Carretera Fataga, KM-6, 35108 San Bartolome De Tirajana, Gran Canaria island. Telephone: (+34) 928 172 295 Opening hours: 09:00 - 18:00 Price: Adult €10, children (under 12) €5
Although San Agustín is relatively low key compared to its neighbouring resorts, there are no lack of activities to enjoy there. Laying on the beach and swimming aside, you can swim, dive and wind suft in San Agustín. For the cultural seekers, there's no better time to learn Spanish while holidaying here. Alternatively, hop on a helicopter or paratrike tour for a "bird-eye" view of island's beautiful coastal region, massive dunes and inland landscapes. Diving and Snorkelling If the ocean features highly on your holiday list then look no further than Playa de San Agustín. This beach has cunningly been protected from the waves of the Atlantic and as a result it is perfect for diving or snorkelling. Wind-surfing If you’re into your windsurfing then you’re in luck. Windsurfing world champion Bjoern Dunkerbeck runs his own windsurfing centre here, in Playa del Aguila. Bjoern offers expert advice and tuition in all windsurfing aspects and you can even rent some equipment from him.Where: Playa del Águila, San Agustín, Gran Canaria Island Gran Karting Club This club boasts Spain’s largest go-karting track, with 1650 metres of tarmac to play with. The course is an adrenaline –pumping mix of tricky bends and fast straights so you won’t be disappointed!Address: Carretera. General del Sur, km. 46, 35128 San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island Telephone: (+34) 928 157 190 Opening Times: Winter, 10:00 – 21:00 Summer: 11:00 – 22:00 Price: Adults from €18, Children from €9 Sioux City This is a genuine American Wild West inspired theme park. Cowboys and bank robbers run amok the surprisingly large town and entertain the audience with their exploits. The City boasts a zoo with 3 sections - showcasing alligators, venomous insects and reptiles, as well as various desert animals like raccoons, meerkats and the American Bison. The highlight of your visit would be the wild west themed shows, keeping the young and old amused. Shows starts from 12:30. There is also a restaurant on site For those who just want a quick peep into the premise, there’s a free visit to Sioux City’s town at 10:00. You will have to pay to watch the shows, however. Address: Barranco del Águila, s/n. San Agustín, San Bartolomé de Tirajana , Gran Canaria island Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00. Closed on Monday. Show price: Adults €21.90, Children €15.90
Playa del San Agustín beach The Playa de San Agustín beach nestles towards the eastern edge of the more well-known Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas strip. As a result, it is far less populated and overcrowded and the atmosphere is generally more relaxed. This beach is approximately 670 metres long and contains broad, dark sand. There are also not many waves here, so it is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Sun loungers and parasols can be hired on this beach. Playa de Las Burras beach On the west of Playa de San Agustín is the smaller beach of Playa de las Burras. It is around 300 metres long and also covered with slightly dark but fine sand. This is another wave protected area, which is why it is so popular with families and elderlies. There is also a water sports centre on this beach. You can also rent parasol and sun lounger here. If you keep walking westward passing a narrow strip of beach, you will find yourself arriving at the popular Playa del Inglés . Playa de Águila beach Playa de Águila is located on the east side of San Agustín beach . This beach is This beach is home to the famous Bjoern Dunkerbeck Windsurfing Centre, a multiple world champion windsurfer. It is a fairly large beach which includes both stony and fine sand areas. Playa de Aguila is a pretty part of Gran Canaria and it is hardly ever overcrowded too!
Restaurants There are some good fish restaurants near the beach of San Agustín. Alternatively, dine in the highest restaurant in the south of Gran Canaria with great views. Restaurante Balcon de San Agustín This restaurant has a nice terrace area which offers great sea views over the San Agustín beach and on a clear day, you can even see the dunes of Maspalomas . Popular amongst the locals and tourists, it offers good selection of seafood dishes like seafood paella, fish stews, fish baked in salt, and prawns in garlic and olive oil. Address: Calle los Jazmines, 15, 35100 San Agustin, Gran Canaria island Telephone: (+34) 928 778 967 Restaurante Anno Domini This thoughtfully decorated restaurant by monsieur Jacques Truyol has been serving exquisite French and Italian cuisine to tourists for many years. It offers a good slection of soups, cold and warm starters, pastas, seafood, meats and desserts, not to mentioned, a list of carefully selected wines. From home-made lobster bisque to fillet steak topped with seared slice of duck liver and truffled port sauce, each dish is passionately prepared and tasted devine... its location in the tacky shopping centre is soon forgiven. Address: Shopping Center San Agustin, Locales 82-85, Calle Las Dalias , 35100 San Agustín , Gran Canaria island Telephone: (+ 34) 928 762 915 Opening hours: 18:30 to 00:00 Restaurante Gorbea Dubbed highest restaurant in the south of Gran Canaria , Restaurante Gorbea forms part of the Gloria Palace hotel. It is located about 500m behind the San Agustín beach hence, not the closest or easiest to get to. But if you want a special dining setting with views of the San Agustín which stretches as far as Maspalomas dunes, then this restaurant specialising in Basque cuisine should be on the top of your list. Slightly pricey. Address: Gloria Palace Thalasso and Hotels, C/ Las Margaritas, s / n, 35100 San Agustín , San Bartolomé, Gran Canaria island Telephone: +34 928 128 500 Nightlife Nightlife in San Agustín is fairly relaxed. This is a calm resort which prides itself on its laid back ethos. There are a few nice bars and restaurants which are great to spend a night in, but those looking for a more lively atmosphere will have to take a short trip to the neighbouring Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas . There, you will find a vast array of different nightclubs and live music to suit all tastes. There are reasonably-priced taxi services and the public bus no. 5 runs between San Agustín and Maspalomas from 21:00 to 07:00 ( http://www.globalsu.net/lineas/linea05.pdf ). So, no excuse for drink-and-drive behaviour! Shopping San Agustín is home to the namesake shopping centre. It contains many different outlets, from food stores to clothes shops. In our opinion, it is slightly tacky but great if you need to stock up some drinks, snacks and beach essentials. The more ardent shoppers may want to make the short journey to Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas however, where there are slightly more options and styles of shopping available.