Canarias playa de las canteras

Canarias playa de las canteras

Las palmas quarries

Are you coming to the island by cruise ship? If you are one of the passengers arriving in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on a cruise ship, we will quickly give you the keys to the treasure chest of the city as soon as you set foot on land. As soon as he sets foot ashore, why hide it? He would end up finding it sooner or later.
The unburied treasure of the island’s capital is Las Canteras Beach. It is the pearl that does not hide the city. A long tongue of sand, several kilometers long, stretching across the bay. A place with a special charm that you can find 3 or 4 blocks from the cruise terminal.
And if you want to walk, we recommend the long promenade that winds along the sand, passing cafes and ice cream parlors. At the beginning of the promenade you will find the terraces of La Puntilla and the fresh fish restaurants. At the other end of the beach, the surfing atmosphere around the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, with more terraces and cafes facing the sea.
That’s impossible! Because Las Canteras is the Changing Beach. It will never be the same place as the day before. It will be completely different. And that is another of its peculiarities. It always stays in the same place, but it is always different.

Gran canaria

The name of the beach has always been linked to La Barra, a sedimentary rock of sandstone and calcareous depositions that runs parallel to the shore, providing shelter from the north swell and giving it a personality of its own. Formerly it was known as Arrecife beach, because La Barra emerged from the water as a reef. Later, it was exploited as a quarry to extract the rock that was used, among other uses, for numerous constructions in the city, such as the Cathedral of the Canary Islands. In memory of this practice, now abandoned, the name of Las Canteras beach survives today.
The beach of Las Canteras comprises three zones that correspond to the arches and inflections that this one realizes in the coast. Each of them has certain morphological characteristics.[3] La Isleta was originally known as La Isleta.
La Isleta was originally an isolated islet, separated from the island of Gran Canaria by a strip of sea about a kilometer wide. On its southeast side was the isthmus of Guanarteme, a tongue of land that allowed La Isleta to become a peninsula, joining it to the rest of the island. The isthmus was approximately 4.12 km long and just over 200 meters wide at its narrowest part, opening into a cup at its ends.[5] The western side of the isthmus is occupied by the beach of Las Canteras, while the eastern side houses the facilities of Puerto de La Luz.

Webcam de la playa de las canteras

La playa de Las Canteras, en el noreste de Gran Canaria, en plena capital, Las Palmas, es una de las playas urbanas más famosas de Europa. Su atractivo se debe a su belleza natural, a su ubicación en el centro de la ciudad y a los servicios y comodidades que ofrece su paseo marítimo. En la playa de Las Canteras se disfruta de aguas tranquilas y clima cálido durante todo el año: Su arrecife natural de lava actúa como rompe olas y protege la arena y la exuberante vida marina que hace de Las Canteras un lugar de primera para el buceo.
Las Canteras es una playa ideal para dar largos paseos descalzos, ya que su arena dorada se extiende a lo largo de más de dos kilómetros. Durante el día se puede tomar el sol junto a las esculturas de arena, alquilar sombrillas y tumbonas o hacer surf en el extremo sur. Los niños adoran Las Canteras gracias a sus aguas claras y tranquilas, a los parques infantiles y a las zonas deportivas. Además, la playa es accesible para todos y cuenta con aparcamiento, vestuarios y duchas. Al atardecer sus terrazas a pie de playa se llenan y los cafés, bares y restaurantes del paseo marítimo se animan hasta la noche.

Maspalomas beach

Las Canteras beach is the unburied treasure of the capital of the island of Gran Canaria: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is, literally, the pearl that the largest city of the Canary archipelago does not hide and is waiting to be “discovered” by all visitors.
To the northeast of Gran Canaria, just on the north coast of the island’s capital, is one of the most famous urban beaches on the European continent: Las Canteras. Its name is very revealing, since stone and rock were extracted from it for local constructions.
The honor of being recognized as one of the best urban beaches in Europe is due as much to its natural charms as to the enormous quality of its services and, above all, to its vibrant avenue full of life in the middle of such a privileged place.
Thanks to its 3 kilometers long, it is an ideal beach for relaxing walks along its sand (which turns from golden to dark) or along its avenue full of restaurants and cafes where you can taste the rich Canarian gastronomy in an incomparable environment.

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