Maspalomas is the most emblematic beach on Gran Canaria.
Are you coming to one of our hotels and you are planning what to see and do in Gran Canaria? The island offers many places where to enjoy unique experiences, and today we have a proposal for you that will not leave you indifferent.
Güigüi Beach, also known by the name of Guguy by the villagers, is located in the municipality of La Aldea de San Nicolás, southwest of the island of Gran Canaria. Güigüi is an unspoilt beach in an appointed Special Nature Reserve. Due to its peculiar terrain of ravines, to access the beach there are two ways, a northern one along the cliffs, or one which comes from the south via Mogán.
You can also get to the beach by boat. From La Aldea or Mogán there are sailors who offer their services on the way to and from Güigüi; and if you are a globetrotter and you like hiking, we invite you to trek from Tasartico. The first leg of this trekking is upwards until "La Degollada". To get to the beach you’ll have to go down over a distance of 4.32 km in total. The hike will take you about two hours if you go at a good pace. The magic of the way to Güigüi lies in discovering its unique views and if you go on a sunny day you’ll even see the volcano mount Teide on the horizon, Spanish highest mountain summit.
It is an ideal escape from the urban bustle and the crowded tourist areas and one that will give you an energy boost. As for the food, if you decide to spend the day in Güigüi, it is important to take some food supplies, sandwiches, snacks, nuts, fruit and a good amount of water to hydrate yourself. Remember that this is an unspoilt beach so there is no shops or restaurants where buy any nibbles. This is precisely why this place is so special.
Once on the beach, you can take delight in the breathtaking landscape with over 800 meters of coastline surrounded by cliffs and crystalline sea water, where you can take a well-deserved dip. Güigüi is divided into two areas, a sandy one and one of stones. To access the latter, it is necessary to go swimming but if the tide is low, you can walk.
Güigüi’s beach has cactus spurge (cardinal tabaibal) and traces of thermophilic forests with a wide variety of plant species. There are also Canarian endemic species at risk in the inner part of the reserve and you might even be able to watch some endangered bird species like the canary crow. In addition to all the above, there are also some archaeological sites nearby Mountain of Hogarzales. Güigüi was also appointed as an environmental sensitive area.
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