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

Air sports in Gran Canaria

Indulging in air sports in Gran Canaria is one extreme way of living one's vacation to the full. Specialized centers can be spotted throughout the island.


From Gran Canaria to La Palma

As expected, in order to get from Gran Canaria to La Palma tourists can resort to boat trips and flights. Such trips are always solidly motivated.


Guigui Nature Reserve

The Guigui Nature Reserve in Gran Canaria features undeniable biological assets. Its appeal is enhanced by the few archeological sites within the reserve.


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