"So What's the Best Place to
Head to in Las Palmas Spain?"

There are 7 places you really have-to see in Las Palmas Spain...

#1 Las Canteras Beach

This has to be my favorite place in Las Palmas!

We just love walking this lively sandy beach which stretches 3km.

Overlooking the beach is a promenade dotted with terrific al fresco tapas restaurants...

Nothing beats having a cold beer and a paella with these views.

las canteras beach gran canaria

Las Canteras beach goes from the east where you'll find Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Las Arenas shopping centre…all the way...to La Isleta and the secluded beach of El Confital to the west.

The beach also has a natural reef which makes it ideal for snorkeling in Grand Canaria.

The beach really is perfect!

And if you carry on walking along the promenade you'll get to El Confital beach...

#2 Mesa y Lopez Shopping Area...

Is a 5 minute walk from Las Canteras.

This is where you can get your shopping-fix.

It's where all the modern boutiques are.

There's also a large department store - El Corte Ingles. Here you can find everything from from fishing baits to contact lenses.

#3 Las Palmas Port Area - El Puerto

From the east of Las Canteras you can walk over towards the Las Palmas port or 'El Puerto' on the other side.

On your way to the harbor you should make a stop at the old castle Castillo de la Luz, Parque Santa Catalina and the amazing Science Museum.

From here you can see El Muelle shopping centre. The third floor has a terrace with cafés and magnificent views of the port.

If you're lucky you might even find the Queen Marry Cruise Ship docked here.

Click here for more details on "What to do do in Las Palmas port?"

#4 Las Alcaravaneras beach & Promenade

South of El Puerto (or straight ahead from Mesa y Lopez) is Las Alcaravaneras beach.

This is a small sandy beach. Well-known for sailing and its yacht club.

The beach is also the beginning of the long promenade; Av. De Canarias or Av. Maritima...

Las Alcaravaneras

The promenade goes all the way down the east coast of Las Palmas towards the old quarters of Vegueta and Triana.

You'll find lots of people running, riding their bikes and walking their dogs along the promenade.

#5 Ciudad Jardin in Las Palmas Spain

Ciudad Jardin or 'Gran Canaria Gardens City' is a classy British colonial style neighborhood behind the promenade...

It's mid-way between the more modern of Mesa y Lopez and the old quarters of Triana and Vegueta.

Gran Canaria Graden City or Ciudad Jardin

And you can't leave without visiting El Pueblo Canario where you'll find Nestor Museum inside one of the most tranquil parks in Las Palmas - Parque Doramas.

In this quiet area, set back from the roads is one of the most exclusive hotels in Gran Canaria island 5* Hotel Santa Catalina.

#6 Historical Triana Shopping Street

If you walk down the promenade Av. Maritima you'll get to Las Palmas bus station of San Telmo and to Triana.

Remember - from here you can take a bus to pretty much anywhere on the island.

Triana is one of the-oldest areas in Las Palams. It's a pedestrian colonial style shopping area.

triana las palmas

Towards the end of Triana and before you get to Vegueta...are a number cafés and San Telmo Theatre.

It's a lovely place to just sit down, relax and take a break before you explore Vegueta.

#7 Old Quartre of Vegueta

Vegueta is Las Palmas' historical centre.

We definitely recommend you stroll around these old narrow cobbled streets. They will without a doubt take you back to the 1500's.

Visiting the Cathedral is a-must!

As is delving into the Canarian Museum or 'Museo Canario', the Cristopher Colmbus Museum or 'Casa de Colon' and the Art Museum - 'Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno'.

Did you know that - Columbus stayed in Las Palmas Spain before setting out on his adventure to the Americas?

And don't worry...there are plenty of cafés around which will provide relief from the heat.


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