Travel guide to Playa de las Alcaravaneras beach

TRAVEL GUIDE TO PLAYA DE LAS ALCARAVANERAS BEACHLas Alcaravaneras Beach is one of the best known places in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. With its golden sand and calm waters, this urban beach is ideal for those who wish to combine relaxation on the beach with the active atmosphere of the city.

Whether you want to practice water sports, spend a sunny day with the family or simply walk along its long promenade, Las Alcaravaneras has everything you need.

Let's take a look at everything this place has to offer.

How to get there?

Playa de las Alcaravaneras is very easy to get to, as it is located in the centre of Las Palmas. If you are in the city, you can walk there from almost any central point. The beach is also well connected by public transport. Bus lines 1, 12 and 17 have stops nearby. If you prefer to go by car, there are several public car parks nearby.

Why is it a good place to visit?

Playa de las Alcaravaneras is an excellent destination for both locals and tourists for several reasons. Its central location allows you to combine a day at the beach with a stroll through the town, visits to shops and restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. In addition, its calm sea is perfect for swimming and water sports such as paddle surfing and kayaking.

Activities you can do

The beach is the setting for cultural and sporting events throughout the year. From sailing competitions to music festivals and open-air cinema, the agenda at Las Alcaravaneras is as vibrant as it is varied.

In addition, its privileged location allows you to enjoy the nightlife of Las Palmas. Pubs, discotheques and terraces are within walking distance, offering entertainment until the early hours of the morning.

An evening stroll along the promenade is an excellent option for those looking for a quieter experience, with the sound of the sea as a backdrop.

Learn about its history and culture

Las Alcaravaneras Beach is not only a place for leisure, but also a place full of history and cultural significance. Its name comes from a species of bird called the alcaravan, which used to inhabit the area.

Over the years, the beach has witnessed the urban development of Las Palmas and has played a crucial role in the social life of its inhabitants. It is a meeting point, a place for celebrations and a space that fosters the identity of the city.

It is surrounded by emblematic buildings and parks that tell the story of the history of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the past and present of this unique destination.

Not-to-be-missed restaurants

The area around Playa de las Alcaravaneras has a wide variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Terraza la Cícer Restaurant: This restaurant offers a magnificent sea view and a varied menu with local and international dishes. It is ideal for a relaxed meal after a day at the beach.

La Marinera Restaurant: Specialising in fresh seafood and fish, La Marinera is a must for lovers of good food. Its dishes stand out for the freshness of the ingredients and attention to detail.

Opening times and prices

Alcaravaneras Beach is free to enter and open to the public all year round. There are no entrance fees, but some services such as water sports equipment hire may incur an additional charge. Restaurants and shops in the vicinity have varied opening hours, so it is advisable to check before planning your visit.

Where to stay?

Location and accessibility: The Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo Hotel is strategically located just a few minutes' drive from Alcaravaneras Beach. Its location allows you to enjoy both the beach and nearby attractions.

Facilities and services: This hotel offers a wide range of amenities, including swimming pools, spa, gym and high quality restaurants. The rooms are spacious and equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Activities and entertainment: The Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo Hotel organises daily activities for its guests, from yoga classes to live shows in the evening. There is also a kids' club, ideal for families travelling with children.

Gastronomy: The hotel has several restaurants offering everything from international cuisine to local specialities. Don't miss the buffet restaurant, which offers a wide selection of fresh and delicious dishes.

Guest feedback: Guests at the Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo Hotel tend to highlight the excellent service, cleanliness of the facilities and the quality of the food. Many recommend this hotel as the best choice for accommodation near Playa de las Alcaravaneras.

Why stay at the Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel?

The Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo Hotel is the perfect choice for those looking for a luxury experience in Gran Canaria. Located just minutes from Alcaravaneras Beach, it offers first-class facilities such as swimming pools, spa, gym and multiple dining options. Daily activities, including yoga classes, water sports and live shows, ensure entertainment for all ages.

Reviews highlight its excellent service, impeccable cleanliness and culinary quality, all at competitive prices. It is the ideal retreat for an unforgettable holiday, combining comfort, luxury and an unbeatable location.

Visit this link for more information and reservations: www.barcelo.com/en-gb/barcelo-fuerteventura-castillo/

Travel Tips

  • Bring sunscreen: The sun in Gran Canaria can be very strong, especially in summer.
  • Hydration: Make sure you bring enough water to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
  • Comfortable clothes: Wear light, comfortable clothing, ideal for the island's warm climate.
  • Cash: Although most places accept cards, it's always useful to carry some cash for small expenses.
  • Explore the surroundings: Don't limit yourself to the beach. The city of Las Palmas offers many interesting attractions worth visiting.

Playa de las Alcaravaneras is a wonderful destination that combines the best of the city and the beach. With this guide, we hope you have all the information you need to make the most of your visit. And if you are looking for a unique accommodation experience, The Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo Hotel will offer you everything you need for a perfect stay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


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