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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
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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.

Playa de Las Canteras

 
Las Canteras beach is the most famous urban beach in Gran Canaria and one of the most important in Europe. It is certificated with an ISO standard which guarantees that all activities made in the beach are accorded to the highest environmentally friendly standards. 

Bordered to the east by Santa Catalina and to the north by La Isleta, you’ll find the district of Playa de las Canteras, Gran Canaria’s very first tourist resort. Here you’ll find lots of hotels, offices, shops, restaurants, bars and one of Spain’s best urban beaches – the Playa de las Canteras.

Almost the whole beach is protected from waves due to the natural barrier formed 200 metres from the coast, so it is very safe if you are with children. In the beach you can find all the commodities needed – showers, sun-loungers, parasols. Also, it is recommended for the snorkelling lovers as you can see a wide variety of underwater species.

Next to the beach there is a beautiful promenade with a lot of restaurants and shops. During the weekends it is very crowded, but in the weekdays there are less people – perfect time for you to enjoy this beautiful beach!

Beach Characteristics:
3100 metres long
50 metres wide
Golden sand
Mild winds
In some parts (La Cicer) high waves, in some no waves.

History
The name of the beach comes from the ¨cantera¨ – (quarry, eng., is a type of open-pit mine for producing rock or minerals), which in XIX th century was being extracted in the barrier of the beach. It was mainly used for the water filters, but also the big part of those rocks was a material for the building of the Cathedral of Las Palmas.

 

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