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Las Canteras Holidays

The sea, the sand and the city

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.

Your Las Canteras questions, answered

Gran Canaria is famous for aloe vera. Stock up in one of the many Las Palmas boutiques, or make a trip to one of the island’s aloe vera farms.
The Canaries are great for modern art. The Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, in a restored 18th-century building, has a revolving collection from local and international artists.
Beyond the many bars and eateries of Las Canteras promenade, walk into Las Palmas itself – the area around Plaza de la Musica has the city’s best parties.

Hotels in Las Canteras