Beaches in the North Area / Beaches

Playa de La Laja

Playa de La Laja pertains to the municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and it is deemed a genuine surfers’ paradise. This is a large beach which, by force of its dimensions, it’s not as overcrowded as one might expect. Its fine gray sand is excellent for sunbathing and walks.

Playa de Alcaravaneras

Playa de Alcaravaneras is located in Puerto de la Luz, the port of Las Palmas. This is a golden stretch of sand most often frequented by locals.

Despite its urban location, the beach is rather isolated, featuring no shops and restaurants. Yet, nearby the motorway bordering the beach, boutiques, bars and restaurants can be found and resorted to by people in the mood for varying their sunbathing moments. Playa de Alcaravaneras is bordered to the south by Varadero Sailing Club, and by Real Club Nautico to the north.

Sports enthusiasts will surely appreciate this beach, since basketball, football and tennis areas have been arranged here.

Playa de Las Canteras

Playa de Las Canteras is the largest of all beaches on the island, and it is considered to be one of the three most beautiful beaches in Spain.

It is located in the city of Las Palmas, and is consists of fine golden sand. The water is calm, a feature owed to the natural reef located only several hundreds of meters off shore which stops the waves to get to the shore. Thus, a sort of natural pool has formed here, and its water features constant temperatures, being wholesome both for professional swimmers and for people who don’t know hoe to swim.

Dubbed “the Pearl of Gran Canaria”, the beach is dotted with bars, cafés and restaurants where people can relax while refreshing.

Getting bored is not an option on Playa de Las Canteras. People who do not simply want to sunbathe can resort to diving and admiring the colorful underwater scenery, or they can practice sundry other sports. The south part of the beach is ideal for surfing, since the protecting reef does not stretch this far. Thus, there is no hindrance in terms of practicing surfing; on the contrary, enthusiasts can find the surroundings feature equipment rental centers, as well as shops from where surfers can buy accessories.

Attractions in Gran Canaria

Reptilandia Park

For a spectacular array of species of reptiles, arachnids, birds and mammals alike, tourists should visit Reptilandia Park, a venue located in Galdar.


Aqualand Maspalomas

Otherwise referred to as Aquasur, Aqualand Maspalomas is the largest water park in Gran Canaria. As the name suggests, it is located in Maspalomas.


Horse riding in Gran Canaria

Horse riding in Gran Canaria is ideal for discovering the island in a less mainstream manner. It accommodates very well with rural tourism, but not only.


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