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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  • Clean beach, with a great Avenue where to pleasantly stroll or even throw you some little run as I have done on more than one occasion. In the Sea you can see a natural stone bar when low tide to where you can go swimming. Plenty of terraces where you can eat or drink. Each area has its charm from the cicer Beach girl through to the lace. A privilege to be able to enjoy it.
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  • When we come to Las Palmas, we always tend to go to stroll through this beautiful Avenue. It has many restaurants, including some very noteworthy, and also has beautiful views to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium.
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  • One of the best urban beaches I've ever met. From a tip, El Confital Beach to the other with the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, you can enjoy a few kilometers to walk among bars, restaurants and shops. The beach is a delight and is very clean and well kept. With services, showers and cubicles to change.
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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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