The quaint town of Agate is situated on Gran Canaria’s North-West coast, surrounded with magnificent unspoiled landscape and dramatic volcanic backdrops, close to the natural park of Tamadaba. The town centre offers historical buildings, botanical gardens and a few amenities, but the main tourist hub, can be found at Puerto de Las Nieves. Here, you will find a little fishing port beside the black sand beach and pretty little white washed buildings with local restaurants and cafes where you can sample the fresh fish and other regional specialities.The Marina is host to a regular ferry service operating from the port to Tenerife and the trip takes just one hour.View villas in Agaete
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A regional speciality of Agaete is its goat cheese, which has its own distinctive flavour and smoothness. Freshly caught fish and Canarian wrinkled potatoes are also local to the area.
The largest pine forest in Gran Canaria is here in Agaete. The protected area of Tamadaba Natural Park is situated at the highest altitude of Agaete.
Whilst in Agaete, visit 'el Huerto de las Flores' (The Flower Garden), a botanical garden which can be found in the town centre. Originally a meeting place for poets and meditators, it is now a beauty spot where more than 100 different specia of exotic plants can be found.
The cobbled streets of the old town are home to a few shops and amenities including the casino, cultural centre, town hall and library, Post Office and a pharmacy.
In the main town centre of Agaete, stands the church of Iglesia de la Concepción, just in front of the plaza.
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