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Gran Canaria Beaches


This is a big and busy man-made beach, built around 2002 and with crushed coral sand imported from the Caribbean. Sand imported from the Sahara (for beaches such as Puerto Rico & Mogan) would become too hot to touch during the day as is our own volcanic sand.Being of coral sand no matter how hot the day you can walk barefoot or sit on the sand without burning. I remember how uncomfortable it was 10 years ago, like lying on tiny pebbles but over the years he ocean has ground it down so it's much finer now.


Amadores beach is roughly 800 meters long and whilst the bay is protected by breakwaters, when the tide is out it can be steep entering the water in parts so watch out with the kids. Families with small kids might be better off at neighbouring Puerto Rico beach as the shoreline there always offer a shallow entrance into the ocean and the breakwaters do a better job. Back to Amadores and being a blue-flag beach, there's a lifeguard on duty, showers, toilets, changing room for babies & access for the disabled.

Running all along the beach is a covered promenade with dozens of restaurants and bars to choose from, shops selling all the beach equipment you could require, a supermarket or two. For us residents who don't have a fancy hotel to go back to then on the far side of the beach at the end of the parking is the Amadores Beach Club offering a little taste of luxury as far as a day on the beach goes with comfy mattresses on the loungers, waiter service, nice restaurant & they're even building a spa there too.

On the opposite side of the beach you'll find water sports with parascending, scuba-diving jet-ski and pedalos all possible.

Thanks to the white coral sand the ocean appears crystal turquoise blue and with the palm trees that line the access it's quite an impressive site as you arrive. Once on the beach the sight is a little more typical as the bay where the beach resides has been developed and is home to several large hotels and apartment complexes (all very nice 4 and 5 star though I should add). 

There's a public bus service about every 20 minutes or so from neighbouring Puerto Rico also Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and Mogan with services going all the way north to Las Palmas. The bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the access to the beach. There's paid street and underground parking and a cliff-top walkway that goes back to Puerto Rico, a highly recommended walk especially at sunset.

Recap :-

  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Subeds
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Public Transport
  • Child Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Water Sports
  • Drinks & Snacks available