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Playa del Cura

A small beach haven in Gran Canaria

If sinking your toes into soft volcanic sand while gazing out at the azure sea is your idea of heaven, then Playa del Cura holidays can make that dream come true. On Gran Canaria’s southwestern side, which also happens to be the island’s sunniest spot, this laid-back beach resort is all about unwinding in style. Think lazy days by the beach, afternoons exploring the sun-kissed seafront and evenings dining al fresco in clifftop restaurants.

Meanwhile, the resort’s small shopping centre – with supermarkets, shops and clubs – has all the essentials for an enjoyable break. And that’s just what’s on the doorstep at Playa del Cura. The resort is also a great base to explore other sun-drenched towns along the Gran Canarian coastline. The buzzy nightlife and shopping malls of Puerto Rico, white sandy beach of Amadores and the picturesque canals of Puerto de Mogan are all under 20 minutes’ drive away. For fun and sun in Gran Canaria, holidays to Playa del Cura are a perfect match.

Your Playa del Cura questions, answered

Yes, this side of the island is popular with walkers due to the clifftop paths that wind along the coast. The views out to sea are sensational.

Warm and sunny, without the wind that some resorts on the island have, thanks to the mountains that shelter the bay. It means the beach is great for sunbathing, too.

Playa del Cura is good for swimming and snorkelling as its protected position tucked into the bay means the water is warm and relatively calm.

Best things to do in Playa del Cura

Play some volleyball

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete beginner or a volleyball expert, everyone can grab a ball and have a go on Playa del Cura’s free court.

Revel in silence

Playa del Cura is one of the quietest beaches on this side of Gran Canaria. Choose a calm spot, stretch out under a parasol and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

Have a seafood feast

The fishing village of Puerto de Mogan is just a short drive away. Discover its picturesque canals and then dine at restaurants where the day’s catch has been plucked straight from the harbour.

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