Spain Getaways: Agulo, One Of The Most Beautiful Villages In Canary Islands

Agulo is considered one of the most beautiful villages in La Gomera, Canary Islands. Located in the north of the island, between two valleys, is just over half an hour from the capital town of San Sebastian.

What To See In Agulo

Agulo was founded on 27 September 1607, but it wasn’t until 1620 when people began to settle in the small village. Agulo developed over the years and it was the first place on the island to get access to drinking water and electricity.

Agulo is divided into two clearly differentiated parts. The lower area, which is closer to the coast, is where you find the historic quarter, one of the most charming in the island. You can enjoy a walk around its narrow, cobbled streets with white houses topped by red-tiled roofs. All the houses are beautifully maintained as the owners try to keep an eco-friendly lifestyle.

All around Agulo you will find stunning views of the ocean and when the sky is clear, you can even see the top of the Teide in Tenerife. 

The Abrante Viewpoint, at the top of the cliff, offers a panoramic view of Agulo. Standing inside a stunning glass overhang, it will make you feel like you are suspended in mid-air. While you are in the area, you should schedule a visit to Garajonay National Park, listed as Unesco World Heritage in 1986. There are 18 routes of varying difficulty, although the majority are short and easily accessible, plus you are surrounded by spectacular sights all the way.

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