playaLas Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the few capital cities of Spain which has kilometres of beach. Added to this, are the excellent climatic conditions of the island, which allow the beach to be used all year round.

The main beach, and the one where most tourists go, is la Playa de Las Canteras. Three kilometres of golden sand go hand in hand with three kilometres of pleasant walkway, where all types of services are available: hotels, restaurants, bars and terrace bars. At nightfall, the beach becomes an excellent place for practising all types of sport, or for a relaxing stroll.

La Playa de El Confital lies at the foot of the mountains like an extension of the sea. Here the sun was used to evaporate the pools of water where some saltworks were established. Along this coast the best straight surfing wave in Europe is found.

La Playa de Las Alcaravaneras, beside the Muelle Deportivo marina, is very close to the centre of the city. With nearly 1000 metres of golden sand, it is bordered by the two yatch clubs of the city. This is the best beach for practising aquatic sports such as sailing, as it is sheltered by the wharves of the Puerto de la Luz port.

Finally, la Playa de La Laja is on the way out of the city heading to the south of the island. It is a black sand beach with a pleasant seaside walk and a dike for protection from the waves. It is an area with excellent surfing and fishing conditions.


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