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PLAYA DE LAS CANTERAS - LA PUNTILLA

In the capital of the island there is a fantastic corner waiting for you.

In the capital of the island there is a fantastic corner waiting for you.
Las Canteras beach, "like my beach none" (sings the song by Sindo Saavedra that immortalized it). It is one of the most important jewels of Gran Canaria, Spain and Europe.
We have the luxury of having a city like ours, Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria with three sea fronts, which is very unusual in the world.
We can explain that our city has a front that goes from La Laja beach to La Luz dock (passing through Las Alcaravaneras beach); another front that runs from the La Luz dock, surrounding the entire Isleta from behind until reaching La Puntilla and, the third waterfront that goes from La Puntilla (passing through Las Canteras beach) to the exit of the city through the north, beyond the Auditorium.

Today, here in Las Canteras, we have the heart of an entire city.
This view is of the wonderful Playa de las Canteras located in the heart of the city of Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, the capital of the island. Crystal clear waters that contrast in the background with the mountains of the north of the island, giving it its own personality.
Put on some diving goggles, some fins and immerse yourself in these waters, it is like entering the most incredible aquarium in the world, with a rich, varied and extraordinary marine fauna, highly regarded by our honored visitor Jean Cousteau, scientist of the highest prestige and great scholar of fauna and oceans (we have a small tribute with the plaque that we dedicate to him and that is located on the right side of the beach, by La Puntilla. It is one of the most important jewels of the island, in it is ???La Barra ???, a natural stone reef that runs the length of the bay protecting the shore from the waves and offering the swimmer a calmer experience. It has an Environmental Management System certified according to the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard and Universal Accessibility Certificate for the bathroom service for people with reduced mobility, certified by the same body Many comments confirm that this is one of the best urban beaches in the country, which is why, It flies the flag of the Q for Tourist Quality and the Blue Flag of the European Union, in addition to having the ISO Certificate for Environmental Management and the Universal Accessibility Certificate, which makes it one of the best valued beaches in Spain.
The 'Travelers Choice Beaches 2013' awards place Las Canteras at number 10 in Spain. In addition to being a beach for athletes, walkers, a beach for physical and mental health (groups dedicated to exercising for those benefits that they provide us, without forgetting that it was and is an enclave of the San José hospital, a benefit for us and other people from other countries that came to be improved), we also have to mention the great cultural and social value that it has, as they show us with the water festivals and competitions, bonfires of San Juan and nights of festivities of fireworks, Christmas (with its extraordinary Portal de arena, the pioneering Club Victoria is another example of island activities of a social and cultural nature), Carnival (Burial and burning of the Sardine) and events of all kinds (meditation groups, tai-chí and others), street vendors of handicrafts in the avenue and that throughout the year provides us with the beach.
And finally, we are going to mention a very old craft that is worth remembering and considering, the work of so many years of the Godoy family, who cut the stone from the beach , an extraordinary stone and very useful for carvings.
Our beach is part of our life.
Our beach open to the world, to the universe, to life. In this location, located on Las Canteras Beach in the heart of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you can appreciate the fantastic views of La Barra and La Puntilla
Walk the Las Canteras promenade where you can walk, swim and practice any type of water sport. At low tide you can easily access the natural reef called "La Barra" and enjoy its pools and views of the entire ride from an extraordinary place.

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