Las Canteras beach

The center of night life of the capital

Las Canteras is one of the most famous beaches of the island, which stretches for 3 kilometers with a gold stripe in the center of Las Palmas. The coast brought its popularity to its natural beauty, the quality of the services provided, and the lively atmosphere. It is visited by locals and tourists all year round. Las Canteras is awarded the international Blue Flag for its clean coastal waters.

Beach description

A coral sandstone breakwater is laid out along its entire length. It protects the coast from tides and strong waves, and allows children and adults to swim safely. The sandy embankment forms separate bays, each of which is surprising in its own way. Behind the last bay, where the footpath ends, a favorite area of surfers opens.

Las Canteras Beach can be safely considered to be the pride of the capital. From gusty winds and strong waves, it is protected by a rocky reef, which makes it even more attractive for vacationers. Every tourist will find entertainment to their taste. You can shorten the time on the coast in the following ways:

  • Take a long walk along the beach, while enjoying the pleasant wet sand and magnificent sculptures;
  • Snorkelling, get acquainted with many representatives of the underwater flora and fauna;
  • Visit modern guarded children's parks or sports areas;
  • At sunset, admire the promenade, the lights of pubs and entertainment clubs.

When is it better to go

In Gran Canaria, warm winters and hot summers reign, however, the weather on the island can vary greatly depending on the chosen vacation spot. In the south, it is always warmer and drier thanks to the mountains that hold back the cold air flow, which is why the main resorts are located there. Summer – is the best time for a beach holiday in Gran Canaria.  

Video: Beach Las Canteras


Las Canteras Beach is more than adequately equipped. For tourists work free showers, left-luggage offices, clean toilets. You can rent a sunbed or any sports equipment for leisure activities for active games. On the beach there is a first-aid post, rescue towers and a tourist information service center.

Las Canteras is a peculiar center of the night life of the capital. Along the coast stretch cafes and cozy restaurants where you can spend an unforgettable evening. Tourists are offered a variety of wines and beer. Small sandwiches with all kinds of ingredients, light salads appear as snacks. In Las Canteras there are both budget establishments and luxury restaurants on the coast.

Weather in Las Canteras

Best hotels of Las Canteras

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Hotel THe Fataga Centro de Negocios
rating 8.5
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Santa Catalina a Royal Hideaway Hotel
rating 9.1
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Sercotel Hotel Cristina Las Palmas
rating 8.5
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Useful information

The Spanish life of small resort towns is somewhat different from our view. If you plan to visit religious sites, you can’t do without modest clothes covering your shoulders and knees. Tobacco prices are very high, so it is better to stock up on cigarettes in advance. The following recommendations of experienced tourists will help make your stay in Las Canteras even more comfortable:

  • Warm clothes will come in handy on a trip. Fans of walks along the night coast should be prepared for a sudden cooling and rain;
  • Fans of casinos and expensive restaurants should take care of evening dresses and elegant costumes. In an extravagant, untidy way, the path to the institution is closed;
  • For tourists traveling with a large family, it is much more profitable to purchase reusable paraphernalia for a beach holiday in the local market than to rent it daily;
  • Better refrain from drinking tap water, it is much safer to use bottled drinks.

The beach participates in ratings:

17 place in rating Spain 5 place in rating Gran Canaria 1 place in rating Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 4 place in rating TOP 20 of the cleanest beaches in Spain
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