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Playa de Arinaga

The beach at Arinaga is a popular destination for Spanish families at the weekend

The El Cabrón reserve lies just outside the town of Playa de Arinaga on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Arinaga is a pleasant 'local' town which seems a world apart from the bustle and commercialism of Playa del Ingles and other tourist holiday resorts. It is located in the Agüimes district, and is less than twenty minutes from the popular tourist centres of Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin, Sonnenland and Bahia Feliz.

Arinaga has grown rapidly over the last five years, mainly as a 'dormitory' town for local Spanish workers who keep the hotels and tourist industry working in Playa del Ingles and other towns..

Arinaga has a relaxed, laid-back feel, a lovely coastal Avenida along which Spanish families stroll, and not a single hotel! Click here and you can see a 360 degree surround photo of the Avenida on Canary Info.com

Some of our guests stayed at Nautilus apartments in Arinaga and liked the town and the apartments so much that they created a blog all about Arinaga and Nautilus apartments.

You can watch the sunrise over the sea in the morning, and the sunset over the mountains in the evening in Arinaga

This life-sized statue of a boy fishing, on Arinaga beach, reminds visitors of the strong links with the sea, and is covered every day by the rising tide.
For the annual Arinaga Fiesta in September, everyone dresses in a traditional fishermans straw hat, white shirt and jeans.
These fish sculptures are to be found at Risco Verde, one of our regular dive sites.

The seafront is used for many sporting events - here is the 2008 Triathalon - Copa de España

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