Gran Canaria Beaches
Gran Canaria offers some of the best beaches in Europe.
We have selected the Top 5 Best Beaches of Gran Canaria mostly unknown to Tourist
1. Playa de Las Canteras
The Las Canteras beach is the beach ‘s main urban city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ( Gran Canaria , Canary Islands ).
Frequented throughout the year, the beach is preferred by most of the inhabitants of the city and foreigners who visit, you can enjoy it all year round thanks to the mild climate. 1
Las Canteras has an Environmental Management System certified according to the UNE-EN ISO 14001 Certificate of Universal Accessibility for bathing service to the disabled, as certified by the same body.
The name of the beach has always been linked to La Barra , a sedimentary rock of sandstone and depositions limestone that runs parallel to the shore, providing shelter against the waves of the North and giving it personality. Formerly known as the Reef beach , because the water emerged Barra as a reef . Subsequently, it was exploited as a quarry to extract the rock that was used, among other uses, numerous buildings in the city as the Cathedral de Canarias . In remembrance of this practice, since abandoned, survives today called Las Canteras beach.
Las Canteras extends on the west side of the isthmus of Guanarteme, old language ofdunes and sand linking the mountains of the peninsula of La Isleta , located to the northeast, with the rest of the island of Gran Canaria . The beach is the largest of the existing city. It is oriented to the northwest, in what is known as a bow or bay of Confital , and extends from the foothills of La Isleta until shortly before the mouth of the ravine ofTamaraceite , for just over three kilometers of extensive sand fine golden .
In much of this length, the beach is sheltered from the currents of the Atlantic by anatural barrier of sand and coral , which is popularly known by the name of “the bar”and can be reached swim from the shore . On the inner side of the coast, runs the Paseo de Las Canteras , pedestrian street that runs parallel along the beach from near theAuditorio Alfredo Kraus to the area known as “the Puntilla” and hence, in extension, reaching near the beach Confital , place a few years ago was only frequented by practitioners of surf , which creates what many consider as the best wave right in Europe .
The Playa de Las Canteras covers three areas that correspond to the arches and inflections that it conducts in the coastline .
or Guguy is a special nature reserve and an ecologically sensitive area near La Aldea de San Nicolás southwest of the island of Gran Canaria , Spain . It is characterized by ravines and cliffs composed of a large population of flora ( thermophilic , cactiand tabaibas ) and fauna (mostly birds). Between the cliffs is the beach which is homonymous with the need to access more than two hours walking through a mountain or boat.
3. La Playa de Vagabundos
or The Beach Bums is located in the municipality of Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria , in the northwest of the island of Gran Canaria . It is a sandy volcanic and pebbles , just at the mouth of the ravine Silva . Although this name has been placed by surfers, actually his name is San Felipe beach. This beach is characteristic for being popular for surfing and bodyboarding . You reach it via a detour to San Felipe in the GC-2 heading northwest . 1
The characteristic of this beach is that the breaking waves is approximately 50 meters from the shore, because the seabed (sandy) rises almost to the surface at low tide to the distance indicated. The waves are fast and left break, surfing sequences and the possibility of maniobrarlas tube. The altitude thereof usually varies between 1 and 2 meters
4. Playa del Hombre
is a beach located in the town Spanish of Telde , east of the island of Gran Canaria ( Canary Islands ). The climate is typical of the eastern coast of Gran Canaria, whip constant trade winds , aridity , high insolation .
Because there is often strong waves, the red flag is raised most of the year. This wave is used by the surfers . So surfing championships are held and other events during the year.
La playa del Confital
The beach is located Confital southwest of the peninsula of La Isleta , and is a natural extension of the Las Canteras beach. The area normally used for swimming covers about two kilometers, but the coastal strip is much greater. Boards comprises rock with a layer of sand thick end thereof. Until a few years ago on the beach stood a small village of huts , but recently was eradicated and grounds Confital be passed back to the public domain , giving way to a conservation and maintenance works quite controversial in case of some environmental movements and the residents of the city, on the legality of the proceedings. It has provided the best beach pedestrian access, a wooden boardwalk and gardens.
The Confital is also admired for cleanliness and sanitation of the water, having won in 2012 the Blue Flag .
The waves arriving at the beach are highly valued by surfers amateur and professional. Some consider the right of Confital as one of the best waves in Europe . Here, the ocean currents form a tube that is used by the most experienced for its speed and strong contrasts. Annually taking place on this beach qualifying events for the World Surfing Championship professional