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A general guide to the holiday resorts, towns and some of the villages around Gran Canaria

San Agustin

San Agustin is one of the first of a succession of resorts has you head south from the airport and is almost an extension of Playa del Ingles, the two lie side-by-side.


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Taurito is a small, quiet resort on the south-west corner of Gran Canaria. It’s home to just a handful of hotels and apartment complexes facing over a dark-sand beach and almost all with great sea views as they face out of a cove and over the ocean.


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This is really the place to visit if you have a hire car as to get there by bus is quite a treck (go to Las Palmas first then change) and takes a couple of hours or more. By car you're there in little over 1 hour and it's a nice drive, easy motorway 3/4 of the way with the last 20 minutes or so through some nice countryside.

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There's nothing traditional to see here, no gay nightlife nor is there anything gay by day, it's not a pretty place to see and there's no beach. What makes this a possible place to visit on your list is "shopping". Yes, there's plenty of shops of all types and flavors in the resorts but the shopkeepers know your tourists and price things accordingly, they can be pretty expensive.

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