Gran Canaria's best beaches
From the black lava beach to beautiful long lines of white sand, that make you feel like in the Caribbean. Gran Canaria has beaches for all kind of tourist.
Playa de las Canteras is a city beach
The long and golden sand paradise represents an oasis of peace amidst the city.
You have got lifeguards having an eye on you and also the fishermen's patron "La Virgen del Carmen" when you swim in the clear, green water, which is like a large natural pool protected by a reef of lava tongues 100 meters from the shore.
The beach has got the EU's blue flag and wheelchair ramp and special showers for the disabled. The wide promenade parallel to the beach has many cafés and restaurants where you have many diferents menus as different nationalilies of the guests on the beach
Playa de Maspalomas
One of Gran Canarias best beaches.
Middle-aged tourists play naked beach volleyball in the sand dunes on the outer part of the beach, where you can also se people having a walk wearing only a backpack and naked skin.
Families enjoying the sun and the waves on the part closest to the lighthouse Faro de Maspalomas, where the Atlantic Ocean is at its calmest part.
Diversity characterizes Gran Canarias best sandy strip that together with neighboring Playa del Inglés represents six golden kilometers.
Playa de Amadores
One of Gran Canarias most children safe.
The ultimate holiday paradise for families with small children. This Family Paradise consists of a 600 meter long wide crescent of white sand protected by floating barriers and pliers of large rocks that creates a shiny, nice low, turquoise swimming pool.
Total relax is the key for this beach, where a variety of shops and restaurants behind the beach ensures that you are never going to miss something to eat or drink. On the elevated promenade facing the sea, they rent sun beds where you in peace can fill the body with life-giving son energy while pouring fresh sea air in the lungs and meditate to the sound of ocean.
Holiday experiences for children
OLive a ferocious shot showdown between the Sheriff and the bandits at close range or enjoy the sight of dolphins jumping out of Puerto Rico. See suggestions for the best experiences with children on Gran Canaria
Playa de la Verga
Caribbean dream beach on Gran Canaria, three kilometers west of Arguineguín
Yellow desert sand was not good enough for the Norwegian engineer Bjørn Lyng who had sailed 11,000 tonnes of sugar white Caribbean sand from the Bahamas over the Atlantic to build this magnificent beach. Lucky so that the water already had the turquoise color, and with palm trees on the beach completes the Caribbean ambience.
The delicious and very child-friendly sandy beach is crowned by a luxurious timeshare condominium and an exclusive marina built on an artificial island with a romantic park.
Playa de la Verga dining card offers fish, meat and vegetables, but do not forget what the Atlantic sea olso offer you like tuna, swordfish, grouper and octopus.
Playa Puerto Rico
Next door to whales and dolphins and the island's entertainment centrum.
The 400 meter long boomerang-shaped beach of golden sand is low and flat where the little ones can safely flap their flippers and how bigger ones can swim freely in a large natural pool, protected by flow limiters. The beauty lies in the bottom of the large 'amphitheater', made up of the popular resort of Puerto Rico, whose white resorts up the mountain's steep terraces.
From the nearby port, you can go catamaran sailing, sport fishing and whale and dolphin spotting.
Salsa disco, techno temples,bars and musicals lokals like in Broadway. Party mentality in Gran Canaria holiday villages knows no limits.
This is just a small sample to beaches, look around the website and get more impressions. You are always welcome to contact canaria info for further information.