Arguineguín is a located at the end of the motorway and was, until fairly recently, little more than a fishing village. Still a working port, Arguineguín has developed into a tourist resort with hotel complexes and endless high rise apartments. This end of town is very much a Norwegian enclave and we didn’t much care for it.
Further along the fishing pier was a shrine to the fishermen. It was covered with lots of fresh flowers and plants. This was something unusual because Gran Canaria is basically volcanic rock.
There was a glass-bottom ferry that sailed to Mogan, where you could have lunch before returning. We always intended to do it but some how never made it.
When we were thinking of living on Gran Canaria, near Arguineguin, one of the draws was the David Silva recreation centre with its beautiful 25-meter indoor swimming pool that Silva had paid to renovate. In case you don't know David Silva is a Spanish football player who plays for Man City. Arguineguin is his home town.
The drive back from Arguineguin was always fairly dismal as it was through rock-covered low mountains with virtually no vegetation. In several places the hillsides would have been scoured in preparation for building that never happened because of the Spanish crisis.