Generalities / Beaches

The coastline of Gran Canaria amounts to more than 200 kilometers, so one can easily imagine the sunbathing venues available on the island are as generous as it gets, both in number and diversity, as well as in quality. Indeed, some 60 kilometers of beaches lace the sandy shores of Gran Canaria, so the event in which tourists fail to find a beach on their taste is close to nothing.

It’s not difficult to imagine beaches are the main attraction in Gran Canaria, and they manage not to fall short of the statute of chief tourist asset by force of the fact they comply with a wide range of requirements. Thus, they are either family-oriented or favorable to practicing all sorts of sports, gay-friendly, pristine and unadulterated by tourism or, on the contrary, well endowed with anthropogenic facilities, attaining a degree a comfort which trenches upon luxury.

The beaches located in south Gran Canaria seem to be the most popular, given they pertain to highly frequented resorts. However, Playa de Las Canteras, which is located in north Gran Canaria, is said to be the best beach on the entire island, which evens, as it were, the tourist rating of both extremities of the island.

The following is but a short list of the beaches which occasion the most rewarding sunbathing moments in Gran Canaria.

Attractions in Gran Canaria

Harvest Museum

For an intuitive insight into the history of traditional agriculture and tomato growing in Gran Canaria, tourists should visit the Harvest Museum.


Puerto Rico

Located only a short distance from Maspalomas, Puerto Rico is a notable destination in south Gran Canaria. It is also an important leisure port.


Nestor Museum

The Nestor Museum was set out in the honor of Nestor Martin-Fernandez de la Torre, a notable Symbolist painter of Gran Canaria. It is located in Las Palmas


Gran Canaria