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

Mother Church of San Juan Bautista

The Mother Church of San Juan Bautista is often referred to by the locals as the cathedral of Arucas, despite the fact it does not enjoy this statute.


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.


Basilica and Royal Sanctuary of Nuestra Senora del Pino

The Basilica and Royal Sanctuary of Nuestra Senora del Pino is a must-see objective in Gran Canaria. It is both a place of worship and national monument.


Gran Canaria