Lying on the golden sands of Las Canteras beach, gazing at the distant volcanic skyline, it’s easy to forget that you’re right beside Gran Canaria’s bustling capital of Las Palmas. Las Canteras holidays are an ideal combination of lazy beach life and city attractions. For swimmers, Las Canteras is a tranquil spot – the water near the reef creates a calm, shallow area that’s ideal for kids.
You can stroll, cycle or run the length of the long promenade, perhaps stopping off at one of the many restaurants for a meal or a local beer. For a change of pace on holidays to Las Canteras, head into Las Palmas’ historical centre, Vegueta, all grand squares and majestic colonial buildings flanked by palm trees. You’ll find museums exploring Canarian history, as well as a lively bar and restaurant scene. Shoppers should head to Calle Triana and Avenida Jose Mesa y Lopez for high-street gems and top fashion brands.