Playa de Las Canteras
Playa de las Canteras is another famous beach in Gran Canaria, located in the capital city of Las Palmas.
- Playa de Las Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
It's known for its turquoise waters and its proximity to the city center, making it a great option for those who want to combine beach time with sightseeing.
At Christmas time, the beach of Las Canteras is full of sand castles, nativity scenes and various representations made of sand.
- Sand castles, Las Canteras beach
There are plenty of restaurants and bars along the promenade, and the beach is wide enough that you can always find a quiet spot to relax.
Small family size beaches
Broadly speaking, the island of Gran Canaria consists of large sandy beaches in the tourist areas of the south, the beach of Las Canteras in the north, a very steep relief with beaches of difficult access in the north and west. However, the east of the island is full of small family size beaches very nice and pleasant. Avoiding crowded days and hours, it is possible to be completely alone in an enviable environment.
This is the case of Playa del Cabrón, in Arinaga. To be at ease, it is best to avoid weekends and come early in the morning.
- El Cabrón, Gran Canaria
Ojos de Garza, near the airport, is also a quiet beach, provided, of course, that the waves are not too strong.
- Playa de Ojos de Garza, East of Gran Canaria
Even in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, we can find the area of the confital which has been preserved from urban pressure because it was until recently, part of a military base.
- El Confital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria