Tag Archive: beach

El Pajar

El Pajar is a small Canarian village just outside Arguineguin, which offers a relaxing pace of life. This small area has many residents who all enjoy the quiet beach, bars and restaurants. El Pajar can be easily accessed, although during… (READ MORE)

Smoking Banned at Playa del Mogan

A new law has been passed prohibiting smoking on one of Gran Canaria’s favorite beaches, Playa del Mogan. This is largely because of the dog-ends that smokers carelessly flick into the sand when they’ve finished smoking. I might be in… (READ MORE)

Playa de Los Secos

Playa de Los Secos is a 260 metre long and 25 metre wide beach in the Mogan area of Gran Canaria. With fine grey, gravel-type sand and a gentle tide, this area is sometimes frequented by nudists but very often… (READ MORE)

Playa del Amadores

Playa del Amadores can be translated to mean “beach of the lovers” which might lead you to believe it’s small and quiet. Actually, that description should be used for places like Playa de Gui Gui or Playa Ambar because Playa… (READ MORE)

Playa Ambar

This has to be one of the tiniest beaches in Gran Canaria but if you are looking for total isolation, you can either visit Playa de Gui Gui or this one, which is near Tasarte, San Nicolas de Tolentino. If… (READ MORE)

Playa de Gui Gui

During my time working in Puerto Escala, I lost count of the times people asked me how to get to Gui Gui beach (pronounced weewee beach). This beach is reputed to be one of the prettiest on the whole island… (READ MORE)

Playa de la Alcaravaneras

If you are staying in Las Palmas then Playa de la Alcaravaneras is a very close beach. Situated in the northeast of Gran Canaria, Playa de la Alcaravaneras has calm water and golden sands. There are cafes, restaurants and bars… (READ MORE)

Playa de las Canteras

In some ways Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas is similar to the beaches in the south, but a lot of people prefer Las Canteras beach because it is not so touristy and it is often quieter (unless you… (READ MORE)

San Agustín Gran Canaria

Unless you are actually staying in San Agustín you might not get to see this part of the island. Most people on holiday in Gran Canaria are in either Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas or Puerto Rico but San Agustín is… (READ MORE)

Anfi Beach

If you come on holiday to Gran Canaria you will probably encounter some timeshare touts at some point (or every day!) asking if you have seen Anfi beach or Anfi del Mar yet. You can see more about timeshare here…. (READ MORE)