What to do in las Canteras this spring is a normal question. Feeling like a getaway this spring? At LOCK & enjoy! we have the perfect place: Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Discover all its secrets from the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium to La Puntilla.
3 activities for you to enjoy Las Canteras to the max with LOCK & enjoy!
Just a few minutes from the cruise ship dockyard, you’ll find one of the best urban beaches in Europe. Over three kilometres long with fine, golden sand, this beach is a joy to both locals and visitors. Store your luggage in the luggage locker at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and come and enjoy the beach’s endless possibilities.
Waves for beginners at La Cícer
The area of La Cícer, near the southern side of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, has the biggest surfing atmosphere in the city. With dark sand, perfect waves and a youthful atmosphere, this area will bring out your most adventurous side.
If you’ve never done any surfing before, or if you’re just starting out, this is the perfect place for you. With no barrier reef on this side, the waves are very good for starting out in this particular sport. If you’re an expert surfer, you can always swim further towards the barrier to face new challenges.
Here, you’ll discover various surfing and bodyboarding schools where you can sign up for classes or rent any necessary gear. Even though swimming is not forbidden, you do need to read the recommendations for practising these sports. If you decide to swim here, make sure you don’t cross any surfers’ path!
The best culinary delights
If we continue walking along the promenade, at number 50 we’ll come to the Helados Peña La Vieja ice cream shop. This place is worshipped by both visitors and islanders alike. You just can’t continue on your way without stopping to try their handmade ice creams that they have been producing since 1963. It is famous for offering new flavours every season and for its refreshing horchata (tiger nut milk). You can enjoy its delicacies while watching the sea and contemplating the famous rock that inspired the name of this ice cream shop.
If you want an unforgettable experience, we have a suggestion that is only suitable for people with intrepid tastes. The National Geographic magazine ranked the El Diablo restaurant one of the six most impressive places in the world to eat. You can store your suitcase in our luggage locker in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria near the docks and take a boat to Lanzarote to enjoy this restaurant with its spectacular views.
What makes this place so special is its location in the Timanfaya National Park. This means that they can cook using the steam from the active volcano of the same name. From an unusual circular glass display, you have the opportunity to see how meats and seafood are roasted on the outdoor grill. But you certainly can’t leave without trying their version of papas con mojo (baked potatoes with dips) that is typical of the Canaries.
The secret of La Barra
It’s true that Las Canteras is famous for being an urban beach near the old town and shopping area in the island’s capital city. What many people do not know about La Barra is that a barrier reef that runs almost the entire length of the coast. It is there that its vast marine life hides. Hundreds of species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and birds live off this small ecosystem.
What’s more, you can get up close to this unique barrier reef and discover the secrets that it holds with the following activities:
- Scuba diving classes
- Transparent kayak tour
Enjoy the crystal-clear water without ties thanks to the lockers at LOCK & enjoy!
If you’re still wondering about coming and falling in love with Las Canteras this spring, search for “Locker near me” on your phone and you’ll find our lockers, where you can leave your belongings in safety at LOCK & enjoy!
Then you’ll know that your suitcases are safe and you’ll only need to worry about using sun cream. Playa Chica and Muro Barrero are just opposite La Barra, which makes their water crystal-clear and the sea calm. That’s why they are perfect for having a dip, especially if you’re going with children, as they are very safe. Families usually come to this spot – and for good reason!
Another option is Playa Grande, where you can find children’s parks, nets for playing tennis or volleyball and access ramps to the shore and water for people with reduced mobility. It is perfect for swimming and you can find all the comforts you need just a few metres away.
In short, there’s no doubt that Las Canteras is the perfect holiday destination thanks to the islands’ good climate. Don’t miss the opportunity to escape for a few days this spring to try something different, like surfing or sampling a volcanic barbeque. Remember that your luggage will be safe in our lockers at LOCK & enjoy!