Playa de las Canteras

Guide to Playa de las Canteras, one of the best beaches in Gran Canaria.

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Gran Canaria Beaches - Playa de las Canteras

Playa de las Canteras Map - Above is a zoomable map of Playa de las Canteras the biggest and best beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the island of Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands.

Using the controls on the top left of this Playa de las Canteras map, you can 'zoom in' to get a detailed street map of the area, or 'zoom out' to view the surrounding areas of the city such as Triana, Vegueta, Santa Catalina, La Isleta, and Ciudad Jardin. You can also pan around to see other places on Gran Canaria, the easiest way to pan is to hold down the left mouse button and drag the map.

Other controls on this Playa de las Canteras map enable you to view a satellite map ('Sat') or view the surrounding terrain ('Ter').

The prime beach for the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de las Canteras is a golden, sandy beach stretching for almost 4 kilometres on the western side of the city in the Santa Catalina district, the La Isleta district is to the north of the beach.

Playa de las Canteras is backed by the attractive promenade, Paseo de las Canteras, which is lined with a dazzling array of shops, bars and restaurants, to service the huge numbers of visitors who arrive there all year round.

A reef called La Barra, protects the beach against strong surf, and the warm waters are relatively shallow and safe. Sun loungers and parasols are available for hire on the beach, and there is the usual range of other facilities, including access for the disabled. Playa de las Canteras has been awarded 'Blue Flag' status for cleanliness and safety and is generally regarded as one of the finest beaches in the Canary Islands as a whole.

Playa de las Canteras is in the north-western area of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the airport at Gando is about 20 kilometres to the south.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Links: Las Palmas de Gran Canria Guide - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Weather - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Map

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