Playa de Las Canteras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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A barrier reef just off shore of Playa de Las Canteras breaks up the waves as the water rolls in and makes for easy swimming. Enjoy the warm sands and calm waters along the 3.1 km (1.9 mi) of beach. This is one of the most popular beaches in Gran Canaria, so you'll have no trouble finding a meal and souvenirs at one of the many restaurants and shops in the paseo marítimo. The large structure at the northeast corner of the beach is an auditorium named after the tenor Alfredo Kraus. A statue of the singer stands proud outside the auditorium's entrance. Plan your visit to Playa de Las Canteras and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria day trip site .
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  • Change of scenery even if the buildings of the 1980s spoil a bit part but largely offset by the cleanliness of the paseo and the animation. The beaches are great own
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  • It is a beach very long (about 3 km) promenade has several areas: - La Puntilla and beach girl, with golden sand and calm, ideal for family water - La Cicer: with black sand and waves, ideal for lovers of surfing the promenade is full of restaurants and bars atmosphere throughout the day
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  • Clean and beautiful. Definitely worth a visit to walk, sunbathe, people watch, eat , chill. One of the nicest beaches I've been to.  more »
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  • 2 km boardwalk along a wonderful beach. Plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Depending on where you are you might have black sand, blond sand, or rocks. Some areas are more protected for families with young kids. There is a section in the middle which is handicap accessible including a place where the Red Cross will take a wheelchair bound person out for a swim. One note of caution: This is a touristy area, watch your wallet etc.
  • Fantastic big beach, not too crowded in winter months. About 10 minutes walk from Cruise Ship berths. So good for a quick sea dip !
  • 2 km boardwalk along a wonderful beach. Plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Depending on where you are you might have black sand, blond sand, or rocks. Some areas are more protected for families with young kids. There is a section in the middle which is handicap accessible including a place where the Red Cross will take a wheelchair bound person out for a swim. One note of caution: This is a touristy area, watch your wallet etc.
  • Great walk. Nice beach but bit little over hiped. Sand is dark like a lava:) But hey - it's a paradise island.
  • Well groomed clean beach. Beautiful!
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