Arguineguín

ArguineguinArguineguín is one of the most populated towns along the south coast of Gran Canaria. A typical Canarian fishing village, it is home to many locals rather than being a tourist resort. It is part of the municipality of Mogán and is located southwest of Las Palmas.

There are several bars and restaurants, the latter mostly specializing in fresh fish caught the same day. Tuesday is market day (the largest on the island). Arguineguin features a beach and a port. Tourism is not as popular in Arguineguin as in the larger places as Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles; however the fishing village is very popular with the Scandinavians and specially the Norwegians.

The Norwegians have especially taken the fishing village into their hearts, and the Norwegian population is quite large in the winter time as well as many expat Norwegians permanently residing there. This might also be due to the Norwegian school, Norwegian church and a Norwegian health center being located in or just outside of Arguineguín. There is also a Norwegian doctor’s office – located at the marketplace in Arguineguin.