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The town council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has commenced stabilisation and beautification work on the slope that supports the Costa Canaria promenade in the El Veril area, above Playa del Cochino, near Playa del Inglés.
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The new aquarium “Poema del Mar” (Poem of the Sea) being built in the port area of ​​Las Palmas is being positioned to stand as one of the most modern and spectacular aquariums in the world


Places to Eat in South of Gran Canaria


Restaurants in South of Gran Canaria

With 350 days of sunshine a year, an average temperature of 28 C, Gran Canaria has a unique micro-climate with mountains and an inactive volcano in the centre, miles of beaches and a Sahara-style desert in the arid south, and banana, mango and papaya plantations in the north of the island.The southern resorts with their beautiful beaches, shopping centres, hotels, holiday villages, marinas, bars & restaurants are tourist-focussed.

The south of the island’s famous for its fusion restaurants, blending Canarian staples with more international flavours. Restaurants tend to be bigger and brasher than those in the north and centre. Maspalomas has been welcoming tourists longer than anywhere else on Gran Canaria. And with its famously breathtaking dunes, that’s a particularly warm welcome. Unspoilt natural beauty alongside sensitively designed modern architecture; it’s a winning combination all right.

Meloneras is a luxurious resort packed with great restaurants, cafes and bars – a place that is so stylish and suave. It has recently been refurbished and the finishing touches are second to none. And let’s not forget the beautiful high-quality hotels that will make you feel like someone very special indeed. A touch of class.
Flasher, and altogether brasher, is its close neighbour, Playa del Inglés. Deservedly one of the most popular beaches on the island, the fun doesn’t stop here when the sun goes down. That’s because Playa del Inglés houses the liveliest bars and restaurants Gran Canaria has to offer.

Further west you’ll find Pasito Blanco. Celebrated for its marina built at the end of the last millennium, yachting enthusiasts will cherish this maritime heaven. Pasito Blanco proves equally popular with anglers as you’re able to charter big-game fishing boats here.
Heading towards Puerto Rico, is the fishing village and resort of Arguineguín. Enjoy fresh fish dishes at seaside restaurants, keep the kids entertained at the natural swimming pool or take a leisurely stroll to nearby Patalavaca. Arguineguín has long been popular with locals, and it’s not difficult to see why.

Puerto Rico has established itself as the most family-friendly resort on the whole of Gran Canaria. It offers a true surf and turf experience and in the unlikely event you tire of the beach there are plenty of golf courses nearby. And if you want to pick up a souvenir or holiday gift, there’s an excellent local shopping centre.

Puerto de Mogán and Mogán have something in common. Both the port and the inland town offer peace and quiet. Sensitively designed, Puerto de Mogán is the perfect destination for the mature traveller or those with young children. Mogán, meanwhile, is just a great spot for getting away from it all – whether it is in the acclaimed local restaurants or sitting quietly in the shade of the main square.

San Nicolás de Tolentino offers a great setting but little wow factor in terms of its buildings. More impressive are its beaches. One of which can be found in the nearby Puerto de la Aldea whose fish restaurants draw pilgrimages from Las Palmas and beyond.

South to West of Gran Canaria

The south of Gran Canaria can be summarised in three words: sun, beaches and leisure. The tourist attraction of the Dunes of Maspalomas, the kilometres of golden sandy beaches and a temperate and stable climate 365 days of the year, have all rendered Gran Canaria to be the favourite holiday destination for thousands of tourists annually who want to relax whilst tanning themselves. Wine, cheese, fresh fish, fried octopus with green canarian mojo sauce, “sancocho canario” (salted fish with “mojo” sauce and “gofio”), fish broth and shortbread.

San Bartolomé de Tirajana

San Bartolomé de Tirajana is a village and a municipality in the southeastern part of the island, next to the Tirajana crater, an incredible volcanic setting of steep terrain and abundant vegetation. Read More…

San Agustin

This quiet place on the south coast with a crowd-free beach and a relaxed night-life, with some excellent seafood restaurants, as well as a selection of cafés, bars and shops.
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Maspalomas with its famously breathtaking dunes, that’s a particularly warm welcome. Unspoilt natural beauty alongside sensitively designed modern architecture; it’s a winning combination all right. Read More…


Still a working port, this little town has managed to preserve its original pleasant core with several good fish restaurants and some lively fishermen’s bars at the harbour, making a visit well worthwhile.
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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria’s most popular family resorts with excellent selection of restaurants. The main places where you will find restaurants are in the Shopping Center and The Europa Center. Read More…

Puerto de Mogán

Puerto de Mogan has some excellent restaurants serving locally caught fish, Canarian and Spanish specialities, and for variety there are also some very good Italian, German and Chinese restaurants. Read More…

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