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Enjoy the beaches in Gran Canaria

Published on May 9, 2024 by Laura

Enjoy the beaches in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a paradise for beach lovers. This volcanic island, part of the Canary archipelago, boasts an impressive variety of beaches to suit all tastes and travellers. From the golden dunes of Maspalomas to the calm waters of Playa del Cura, each coastal corner offers something unique.

In this article, we take you on a tour of some of Gran Canaria’s best beaches, highlighting what makes each one special and what activities you can enjoy there. Read on, and take note!

Best beaches in Gran Canaria

Playa del Inglés

Playa del Inglés is a sun-drenched paradise that stretches for more than three kilometres, from Maspalomas to the tourist resort of Playa del Inglés. All around you will find a wide range of accommodation and services, making the beach one of the most complete destinations on the island.

This beach has become a refuge for thousands of Europeans looking for an ideal holiday. It is also an ideal beach for families, thanks to its sheltered areas where children can play freely. As you head south and the beach widens, the crowds thin out and give way to a quieter area where the surfers are concentrated.

Sunrise over sand dunes at Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.

Playa del Cura

Located in a quiet corner of the island, Playa del Cura is the perfect place for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle. With its black volcanic sand, this beach offers unique scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. Despite being quite small, it is ideal for families, as the water is slow to cover, and children can play safely on the shore.

Here you will find a shopping centre with restaurants, pubs and shops. Water sports enthusiasts also have all kinds of options. Without a doubt, it is a place that perfectly combines relaxation and fun.

Playa de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, located in the municipality of Mogán, is a true paradise that boasts sunshine almost every day of the year. It is the ideal beach for those seeking peace and a calm sea with crystal clear waters. It also offers the unique opportunity to go whale watching, making your day at the beach an unforgettable experience. This beach also has all the necessary services for the comfort of visitors.

Playa de Maspalomas

Maspalomas Beach is in the south of Gran Canaria, in the heart of one of the most visited stretches of coastline in Europe, the Maspalomas Dunes. This place is famous not only for its expanse of dunes and one of the best climates in the world, but also for the old Maspalomas Lighthouse.

Just a few metres from the promenade begins the Special Nature Reserve of the Maspalomas Dunes, a vast protected natural area of exceptional value.

Sand beach with surf waves and Maspalomas lighthouse on background. Gran Canaria island, Spain

Playa de Mogán

The beach of Mogán is that quiet corner that we all need on our holidays. Despite being small, this beach is full of life. Here you can relax on the sand or practice a wide range of water sports such as kayaking, diving or paddle surfing.

Puerto de Mogán is known for its pretty canals and colourful houses, preserving the old seafaring charm of yesteryear. Fresh fish is another great attraction here, fresh from the port and ready to be tasted in its restaurants.

Playa de Las Alcaravaneras

This urban beach, just over a kilometre long and almost a hundred metres wide, is located on the eastern side of the municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is a popular destination for families and locals, offering a quieter atmosphere than the touristy Playa de Las Canteras.

Also, if you are a sports lover, this beach is perfect for you. It has sports facilities for beach volleyball, basketball, and football, among other sports. Along the promenade that runs alongside the sand you will find numerous leisure and restaurant establishments.

Playa de Las Canteras

In the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the north-east of the island, is this beach that has gained fame throughout Europe. It is not only known for its natural beauty and services, but also for its vibrant avenue full of life. Here you can enjoy the mild climate and calm waters all year round. Its emblematic bar acts as a natural breakwater, creating areas full of marine life that are perfect for snorkelling.

Las Canteras is a beach with more than two kilometres of golden sand that invites you to take long walks. During the day, you can sunbathe next to incredible sand sculptures, rent sunbeds and umbrellas, or even surf at its southern end. When the sun goes down, the avenue lights up with the nightlife offered by its terraces, pubs and restaurants.

Playa de Amadores

Playa de Amadores is a haven of tranquillity perfect for those looking to unwind. The sun shines brightly over a turquoise blue ocean and 500 metres of white sand.

If you fancy more than just sunbathing, don’t worry. Amadores beach has a wide variety of services and gastronomic offers right on the beach. Also, if you like to walk and enjoy the maritime landscape, you can take a stroll along the path that connects Amadores Beach with Puerto Rico.

Visit Gran Canaria’s best beaches

After a day full of fun on the beaches, there is nothing better than resting in a comfortable and cosy place. At SmartRental we have just what you need with our apartments for rent in Gran Canaria.

For those travelling south, we recommend our apartments and bungalows in Maspalomas, located just a few metres from Maspalomas Beach, with all the comforts you need to feel at home. The complex has a magnificent outdoor pool and a bar where you can have a drink and relax.

If you prefer to stay in the capital, these are our apartments in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Located close to Las Canteras Beach, these accommodations are ideal for couples and families. Both have all the necessary equipment so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself: full kitchen, free WiFi, television and much more.

Make your reservation now and live an unforgettable experience in Las Palmas with SmartRental!

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