Puerto de las Nieves
|Agaete municipality: Puerto de las Nieves|
View from the pier over the town
|coat of arms||Map of the Canary Islands|
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|Autonomous Community :||Canary Islands|
|Province :||Las Palmas|
|Residents :||667 (2011) INE|
|Postal code :||35489|
Puerto de las Nieves is a fishing village belonging to Agaete in the north of the island of Gran Canaria . The name Nieve (German: snow) is derived from the mountain Teide on the neighboring island of Tenerife , which is often snow-capped in winter and which can be seen from here.
The landmark was the Dedo de Dios (German: The Finger of God), a rock needle carved by wind and weather, which protruded steeply from the sea like a bony finger in front of the cliff. On November 29, 2005, tropical storm Delta snapped its finger.
The place has a port from where the private shipping company Fred. Olsen Express offers a regular ferry service to Tenerife. Puerto de las Nieves is a popular destination for the residents of Las Palmas, especially on weekends. There are a number of restaurants that especially offer freshly caught fish.