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GRAN CANARIA SURF - WAVES

The beaches

“Gran Canaria Surf ” possesses a wide variety of beaches of fine golden sand to the south and dark sand to the north of the island. There are also beaches of small rounded lava stones… Excellent for surf schools!!


Maspalomas Dunes
Maspalomas with its natural park “Dunas de Maspalomas” is a area with big dunes of very fine sand. Located in the south of “Gran Canaria” in “San Bartolome” district is perhaps the best beach of the island stretching for over 6 km. The landscape is overwhelming with its long dunes and clear blue sea. Large tourist complexes are located here with resorts, hotels, apartments and sports facilities specially in “el Faro de Maspalomas” where you can find a marina at the beach of “Pasito Blanco”.


Very close to the beach there is a large oasis with palm trees and a fresh water lake that leads to the sea which makes this place a true paradise.



Playa del Ingles beach

“Playa del Ingles is located close to “Maspalomas”. Its fine golden sand beach stretches for 2.7km with a clear blue sea. This is one of the preferred touristic spots where you can find the most modern hotels and sport facilities in the island.


“San Agustín” is a very quite location. Its apartment complexes with wide green areas, hotels, bungalows and shopping areas will guarantee you a great holiday away from the noise.

“Playa de Patalavaca” with its golden fine sand beach has excellent facilities and deep water fishing facilities.

La Cicer beach - Gran Canaria

“Puerto Rico” is a modern complex with apartments, hotels, villas and bungalows and a marina with capacity for over 500 boats. You can find several sports facilities that include diving, jet ski, Hangliding, etc…

“Costa de Bañaderos” is a beautiful shoreline with small inlets and beautiful landscape. It’s the favourite shoreline for “Gran Canaria” surfers for its wide variety of waves and all year around consistency.

 

Gran Canaria Surf

Galdar offers small protected beaches. Here is the famous wave “el Fronton” much appreciated by the “Gran Canarian” radical body boarders.

Sardina del Norte is located next to a very typical village. It has beautiful small beache of thick sand.


“La Playa de las Canteras”, located at the capital, the city of “Las Palmas” is a beautiful and ample beach of fine sand stretching for 2.6km. Here is located the famous beach of “Cicer” undoubtedly the birthplace of Canaria islands surf back in the 70’s. Most of the Canary island surfing community learned how to surf at this beach.



LA CIUDAD DE LAS PAMAS

The province capital with a population of 353.000. A joyfully and peacefull city characteristic of a population that knows how to enjoy life and show the southern hospitality.
There are “fiestas” all year around, numerous shows and leisure facilities, very good gastronomy (local and international) and beautiful monuments. It is a city full of culture.


Las Palmas City - Catedral
CULTURAL INTEREST

The Cathedral, is located on “Santa Ana” square. Here you can see the facade of “Obispado” and several other typical canarian buildings

“El Barrio de la Vegueta” is full of typical houses with their nice wooden balconies. One of them hosts a main Spanish modern art centre, the “Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno” where you'll find numerous works of art from Canarian and International artists.

La Casa de Colón, currently the “Colombino” museum.

El Museo Canario, exhibits the largest collection of remains of “guanche” the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of the isles.

El Pueblo Canario is located inside the beautiful gardens of “Parque Doramas” created by the canarian artist Néstor de la Torre. It 's an example of the typical canarian architecture with houses with beautiful wooden balconies. On Thursdays and Sundays you can watch live canarian folk music and dances.

El jardín Canario, a real botanic museum, created to preserve the indigenous flora of the Canarias Islands. There are over 500 indigenous species in Canarias.

Other monuments of interest are the
“Museo de Bellas Artes” (Fine Arts Museum) and the house museum of “Perez Galdós”, located inside de park at “Pueblo Canario”. Works of art of this genius painter from Canarias are on display.

Please check details frequetly questions about the holidays in Gran Canaria.