As a whole, there is not much to Agulo. Its banana packing industry died out years ago, leaving behind its rusting facilities and terraces of ancient trees decaying untidiy. Bananas are still grown on private plots, but the town is not exactly pretty in the `chocolate-box' sense of a similar seaside village in Devon. It has two small grocery shops, a bank, post office, one small, but decent restaurant (weekdays only), three bars,and many shuttered or abandoned houses and apartments. You will not be able to buy a newspaper, ice cream or bucket and spade. So....so we stayed for two weeks.
What Agulo does have is Los Helechos, a three Euro taxi ride to the best fish restaurant you are ever likely to visit, one of the most spectacular mountain bus rides (another three Euros) to beautifully-situated Vallehermoso, and access to well-maintained walks. Sure enough, interesting people beat a path to Los Helechos's door. And that makes for an interesting stay. We met Danish photo-journalists
and French and German guests, all enjoying the great freedom of this property
which is very largely left to you during your stay. And Agulo, when you get to know it,
does have pretty streets, and it's a real treat to walk down them in the quiet of a sunny morning.
Do not bank on being served breakfast: none was served will we were there.
And room safes, or a house safe, would be reassuring.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking