Puerto de las Nieves
(Door of the Snows)
Agaete municipality in Grand Canary
|Autonomous Region||Canary Islands|
|• Total||45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi)|
|Elevation||43 m (141 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
|Website||Ayuntamiento de Agaete|
It is in the north-west of Gran Canaria island, and is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Gáldar to the north-east, and Artenara to the south. Agaete's area is 45.50 km2 (17.57 sq mi) with a population of 5,796 (2003).
The port of Agaete, Puerto de las Nieves, used to be the preferred place to get a view of El Dedo de Dios, a natural monument on the coastline, before the latter was destroyed during tropical storm Delta in November 2005. The port is a common end point for day tours from more touristic areas of the island.
El Maipes necropolis is on the outskirts of the town, in the south-east near the football ground.