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
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.