Guayedra Beach Costal Walk
Agaete – Guayedra Beach route
Short distance and easy hike that brings the best of the surroundings of Agaete, with the views of the cliff of Roque Faneque and the ruins of a natural monument called Dedo de Dios (god’s finger)
Elevation Gain: 300m Distance: 6km
Time: 2h Max altitude: 170m
When to go
Possibility to walk all year round and swiming in the coast during the summertime when the currents are not as strong. In Puerto de las Nieves is possible to bath during all year.
Sun / Shade
- Difficulty 20% 20%
- Exposure 20% 20%
Coastal Walk to Playa de Guayedra from Agaete
This short trail starts in Agaete, a village located in the north-west of the island of Gran Canaria. In the point where begins the path, there is an information map as the one you have in the Resources section at the right side of the website.
Agaete – Road to Aldea
From the starting point the path starts going up to the west through a pavement road for a few meters to turn to the left and start going through a wide trail. This wide trail leads to the road that goes from Agaete to La Aldea de San Nicolás, but before reaching this road is possible to take several paths to the right that reach the cliffs from where is possible to see the ruins of Dedo de Dios, a Natural monument that collapsed during a heavy storm in 2005. The road is followed few hundred meters until a signal shows a path to Playa de Guayedra, the beach.
The road to Aldea – Guayedra Beach
At the signal, the path begins being narrow and steep as it goes down so it requires being careful at this section of the route. On the way down there are beautiful viewpoints of the west coast and during the sunset is even more beautiful.
-Avoid all kind of canyons and steep terrains in case of rain. Though the canyon can be dry it can turn into a strong river with waterfalls in seconds.
-Do not drink from streams or springs, except those that are marked as drinking water.
-In case of setting up a tent to avoid the camping areas and nearby without permission and notice that is illegal to set up a tent in Spain. If it is wanted to take the risk, set up the tent in a remote place at sunset and wake up early to avoid forest rangers. During summertime there are more controls.
Do you need to know how to get to Gran Canaria? Check out our post about transportation to the Canary Islands.
For arriving at Agaete, where the hike starts, there is a bus that runs between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Puerto de las Nieves, Agaete’s port (Line 103, running every hour)
Where starts the hike: 28.099049, -15.704483
Where finish the hike: 28.082960, -15.710995
Nice places to sleep: Guayedra Beach (bivouac though is not allowed), Tamadaba camping area (with permission) or in Agaete is possible to find accommodation in hotels or apartments