Natural pools are one of the best parts of visiting the Canaries, and that’s no different on beautiful Gran Canaria Island! The Agaete Piscina Natural in Puerto de las Nieves is an all time favorite of ours so we had to share it with you after our last visit. The scenic rock pools surrounded by green mountains are the perfect spot to hang on a bright sunny day, and undoubtedly one of the best places to swim on Gran Canaria. Here’s everything you need to know before you take a dip!
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Puerto de las Nieves
In the north of Gran Canaria Island is the gorgeous small fishing town of Puerto de las Nieves. While Gran Canaria has changed a lot over the past few years, Puerto de las Nieves still retains its local charm. A 16th century chapel can be seen in the center of town, and multi-colored stones dot the walking streets.
The shops are lively and full of people in the summertime, and there’s a few great seafood restaurants sitting right on the ocean. You’ll also find a small beach just to the left of the restaurants if you want swim on Gran Canaria before heading to Agaete Piscina Natural!
Finding the Agaete Natural Pools
Once you get to Puerto de las Nieves it will be super easy to get to these Gran Canaria natural pools. If you’re looking at the water from town simply head to the right on the boardwalk.
You’ll pass a small footbridge and statue of the “Three Poets” facing the water. From there it’s only about 5 minutes to Agaete Piscina Natural.
You will likely have to park somewhere in town and walk over so it’s a good idea to grab lunch before planning to swim in Gran Canaria!
What to Expect at the Gran Canaria Natural Pools
At once you’ll be blown away by the beauty of these natural pools. Depending on the time of day and season it may be crowded, or you could be lucky and have it all to yourself. Right away you’ll notice the manmade stairs and ladders that blend in with the crystal clear water.
This makes it easy to get in and out, or you can take the leap and dive right in! One of our favorite parts is the underwater bridge where you can swim in between the different pools.
These Gran Canaria natural pools are located directly on the ocean, so depending on the tides you may have waves crashing right over you. There’s also a small beach bar directly behind Agaete Piscina Natural where you can purchase snacks and drinks.
Have any questions about the Agaete Natural Pools, or want to share your own tips for Gran Canaria Island? Leave us a comment below!
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Where To Stay on Gran Canaria
Ultra Luxury (High End) – VEINTIUNO Emblematic Hotels – Adults Only – Modern upscale design seen throughout the hotel property and rooms. Daily breakfast and beautiful tropical rooftop with an outdoor swimming pool.
Fun Vacation (Mid Range) – Maresía Canteras Urban Hotel – Tropical island style hotel just steps from Las Canteras beach. Bright rooms with comfy Balinese bed. Hotel also has a beautiful terrace to relax and enjoy a drink at night after exploring.
Hostel Life (Budget) – Avocado Surf Hostel – As one of the more upscale hostels in town the Avocado Surf Hostel is located near the beach and center of Las Palmas. Gorgeous international decor fills the rooms and even features a large terrace.
For more places to stay on Gran Canaria you can explore the latest prices here!
Spain Travel Planning
Flights: We always find the best flights using Skyscanner. Sometimes it’s cheaper to fly between cities in Spain than driving or taking the train!
Rental Car: We use Discover Cars to explore when traveling. Consider renting a car in one city and dropping it off in another for an epic Spain road trip!
Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for thousands of activities around Spain. You can book a tour of the Madrid Royal Palace, skip the line and explore the Alhambra de Granada, or even jump on a Tenerife Dolphin cruise!
Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without protection! We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.
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