The Beaches of Gran Canaria
Maspalomas Maybe the most beautiful among the fantastic beaches of this
island. Fine white sand at a length of 6 kilometers and a width of up to 1
kilometer, and intensely blue sea ... a paradise for sunworshippers, in particular
during the cold European winter! There are modern hotel-complexes and sports
installations, more than anywhere at Faro de Maspalomas, with the island's most
important sports harbour, Pasitoblanco. Along the beach there are several oasis
with palms and even a fresh-water lake.
Playa del Inglés Next to Maspalomas, of a length of 2.700 meters. This is one
of the most famous beaches of the archipelago, with modern hotels and
installations of any kind
San Agustín: Less known than the two foregoing, but quieter and more relaxing.
An ideal place to recover from the stress of everyday life.
Playa de Patalavaca: Another great beach with fine sand of golden color. Also
ideal for sport-fishing.
Puerto Rico A modern urbanization with hotels, apartments and a nice harbour.
Its great sports installations are one of its main attractions.
Costa de Bañaderos: Beautiful landscape with romantic small bays.
Gáldar, with a bizarre high coast.
Sardina del Mar, a picturesque fishing-village with nice beaches.
Playa de las Canteras, a wide beach of sand at 2,6 kilometers length, located
directly in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Playa de las Nieves: Nieve means snow in Spanish language, and this name
comes from the high mountains directly behind this beach.