Playa de las Canteras
Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología
This 21st-century museum is full of things that whirr, clank and hum. In a revamped dockside warehouse in Parque Santa Catalina, it's a...
7 Mares Las Canteras
Has English-speaking diving instructors and offers courses at all levels, plus wreck dives and equipment rental.
Gran Canaria School of Languages
Has been in business for more than 40 years and has an excellent reputation. Lodging can also be arranged.
Part of the swanky Melia hotel, this nightclub welcomes a healthy mix of ages.
Wade through the myriad tourist menus along the promenade to this airy, stylish restaurant – a real treat. Spanish and Italian cuisines...
Playa de las Canteras information
The fine 3km stretch of yellow sand is magnificent, and considered by many to be one of the world's best city beaches. There’s an attractive seaside promenade – the Paseo de las Canteras – which allows walkers, cyclists and joggers to cover the entire length of the beach, free from traffic. Perhaps the most marvellous part, though, is the reef, known as La Barra, which in low tide turns the waters of Las Canteras into a giant salty swimming pool that's perfect for snorkelling.
Further south, the restaurants and hotels peter out and the waves become a little bigger. It is here, near the auditorium in an area known as La Cicer, that surfers congregate in the water and footballers take to the sand.