The Best Beach in Gran Canaria
Many residents of Gran Canaria (as well as tourists)
would say that Amadores is their favourite beach on the
island. So what is it that makes Amadores beach so special?
First, this manmade beach is in a convenient location.
Just a short stroll from Puerto Rico, Amadores beach is
within walking distance from many hotels. This 800 metre
wide, horseshoe-shaped beach is lined with shops, bars and
restaurants along the back, so if you are hungry, thirsty,
bored, or you just want to get out of the sun for a while,
you can do that easily. There are also shower facilities at
Amadores beach, or Playa del Amadores as it is also known.
This beach received the Blue
Flag award first in 2004, for its high standards in safety,
management, environmental education, and water quality and
continues to do so.
Compared by some to the great
Zuma Beach Malibu
in California the beach at Amadores has great transport
including plentiful buses as well as good parking facilities.
Sun-loungers and parasols are available to rent for a few
Euros, so you have everything you need. The bay is
well-protected from the sea and is calm and perfect for
swimming or paddling. You can snorkel a bit further out or
even try scuba-diving.
The sand at Amadores beach is yellow and coarser than the
powder-like sand at Anfi beach, which means it is
comfortable to lie or walk on, but easy to brush off your
There are bars and
restaurants for every palate situated at the back of the
beach, whether you fancy seafood, a salad, or a refreshing
beer, and most of these open early and close late.
Although Amadores beach can get busy, especially at the
weekend, you can always find a spot of golden sand to lie on
and enjoy the warm Canarian sun. Playa del Amadores is
Spanish for "lovers' beach" because this is a romantic place
to spend the day or evening.