Las Canteras beach is the urban beach of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and one of the most important and popular in the city. It is protected from the waves by a natural barrier reef, which is called "La Barra", and where you can even swim from the coast. This beach has a length of 3,100 meters and 50 meters wide. Years ago it was known as the beach of Arrecife due precisely to the composition of "La Barra", soon after it began to be exploited as quarry to extract rocks, hence its current name.
Las Canteras Beach has awarded the European Tourism Flag and the Blue Flag of the European Union, the ISO Certificate of Environmental Management and the Universal Accessibility Certificate, which makes it one of the best rated arenales in Spain .
Las Canteras Beach is considered one of the best beaches in Spain, according to the competition "TRAVELERS CHOICE" of 2015. organized by the Tripadvisor platform through the information it receives from users of tourism services around the world ( More than 50 million monthly visits on the internet).