▷ Las Canteras Beach 🌊

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Las Canteras Beach is located in Las Palmas and is considered the best urban beach in Europe, as attested by the many international awards it has received. Along its more than three kilometres of fine sand, in some areas volcanic black and in others golden, we can enjoy this gift of nature in the heart of the city of Las Palmas. It is located in the Bay of Cofital, on the tongue that connects the peninsula called La Isleta to the rest of the island. Along its promenade we can find all kinds of restaurants, bars, shops and surf schools.

Zona central de la playa.

It has a very peculiar characteristic and that is that the northern half of the beach is protected by a rock reef, La Barra, which serves as a breakwater and makes it like a natural swimming pool at low tide, as the waves do not pass through this barrier. So this area is ideal for swimming, especially for children due to the calmness of its waters. We also highly recommend this area for snorkelling and enjoying the abundant and varied marine fauna of the Canary Islands, in crystal clear, shallow waters.

Detalle de las aguas cristalinas.

The southern area is ideal for surfers as it does not have the protection of the reef and the waves reach the shore. This area is called La Cícer beach. Along the promenade, on the second line of the beach, there are many surf centres that offer classes and equipment rental. This was one of the first places in Spain where surfing began and there is a long tradition of surfing. The area with the biggest waves is in front of the Alfedo Kraus Auditorium, where you can go to see concerts, theatre and other cultural events.

Zona más al sur ideal para hacer surf con arena negra, al fondo observamos el Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. 

As all this beach area is inhabited, parking is limited, but there are many public and private car parks all along the beach. We can also reach the beach by public transport, by bus, here called guagua. There are also a large number of hotels on this beach, which is the tourist centre of Las Palmas for a reason.

Booking accommodation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Playa Las Canteras - Panorámica de la playa y la bahía
Panorámica de la playa y la bahía
Playa Las Canteras - Zona más al sur ideal para hacer surf con arena negra, al fondo observamos el Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. 
Zona más al sur ideal para hacer surf con arena negra, al fondo observamos el Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. 
Playa Las Canteras - Zona media de la playa de gran amplitud.
Zona media de la playa de gran amplitud.
Playa Las Canteras - Zona central de la playa.
Zona central de la playa.
Playa Las Canteras - Detalle de las aguas cristalinas.
Detalle de las aguas cristalinas.
Playa Las Canteras - Zona norte con más afluencia de gente.
Zona norte con más afluencia de gente.
Playa Las Canteras - Zona norte con más afluencia de gente.
Zona norte con más afluencia de gente.

Services

Blue Flag
Parking
With bar or restaurant
Good place for go with camper van
Parasols and sun loungers
Showers
Foot bath
Lifeguard
Toilets
Litter bins
Tourist Office
Children's area
Sports area
Volleyball net
Nautical Club
Access for disabled persons
Bus stop or public transport
Red Cross
Beach library
Access footbridges
Promenade

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How to get to Playa de Las Canteras

Water sports recommended to do in Las Canteras Beach by other users

Snorkeling (1) SUP (1) Kayak (1) Surf (1)

FAQ's

Did Las Canteras Beach receive the blue flag award?

Las Canteras Beach does have the Blue Flag award due to the quality of its waters, the services available and its environmental management.

Is there parking at Las Canteras Beach?

Yes, in Las Canteras Beach there is a parking area nearby.

Are there any beach bars, bars or restaurants on Las Canteras Beach?

Yes, in Las Canteras Beach there are some beach bars, bars or restaurants nearby.

Is Las Canteras Beach nudist or naturist?

No, nudism or naturism is not allowed on Las Canteras Beach.

Is Las Canteras Beach a beach where dogs and pets are allowed?

No, dogs and pets are not allowed on Las Canteras Beach.

Is it a good place in Las Canteras Beach to spend the night with a camper van?

Yes, in Las Canteras Beach or nearby there is a place to spend the night with a camper van.

Is there an area for motorhomes in Las Canteras Beach?

No, in Las Canteras Beach there are no special areas for motorhomes.

Is it possible to get to Las Canteras Beach by bus or other public transport?

Yes, there is a bus stop or other public transport near Las Canteras Beach.

What services are available at Las Canteras Beach?

The Las Canteras Beach has the following services:

  • Parasols and sun loungers
  • Showers
  • Foot bath
  • Lifeguard
  • Toilets
  • Litter bins
  • Tourist Office
  • Children's area
  • Sports area
  • Volleyball net
  • Nautical Club
  • Access for disabled persons
  • Red Cross
  • Beach library
  • Access footbridges
  • Promenade

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