Las Canteras Beach, in Spanish “Playa de las Canteras”, is a beach located in the city of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain. This beach is known to be one of the biggest urban beaches in the world.
The beach has very fine sand, which is protected by rocky reefs. The sand changes its color varying from gold to black but remains always fine.
“Las Cantera Beach” is an ideal place to diving because the waters of the beach are protected and there live many different marine species. There is an area in the beach known as “Playa Chica”, where you can dive in the reef and see many different and beautiful marine species. The waves of “Las Canteras Beach” are very appreciated too by surfers all around the world.
Along the beach, there is a promenade populated by all kind of services you can imagine: from bars to restaurants, hotels and all kind of shops. Shower, toilers, hammock rental, sports zone with volleyball nets, sports zone to play football… all you can imagine is there.
The downsides of this beach are the habitual downsides of every famous beach in a tourist area: the beach may be crowded especially in the high season, and you have to pay attention to your belongings to avoid unpleasant surprises.
If you want to learn more about the “Playa de las Canteras”, the website “Mi Playa de las Canteras” offers you a lot of articles, live webcams, and the weather forecast for the beach.