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Las Palmas - Behind Las Canteras Beach Walking Tour - Bites, Sights and Stories

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    After meeting your guide at one of the most picturesque squares in town, we'll talk about how Las Canteras has miraculously evolved from a bit of a dodgy place into one of the most beloved beaches in all of Spain.
     Your tour will take a turn inland as your guide introduces you to the local side of this touristy neighbourhood. We’ll spend some time exploring the modern side of town, which has been heavily influenced by street artists and surfers.
    We hope you’re hungry because our first stop will be at one of the best breakfast joints in the city to try a typical Canario breakfast. Sample the famous Gofio, which helped Canarios survive some of the hardest times in our history and enjoy a sweet, traditional snack adored by local children. If you’re in the mood for more sweet stuff, why not order a coffee leche y leche, which can be found only in Gran Canaria?
    Your guide will then lead you to the northern part of Las Canteras. Strolling along the promenade, you’ll pass by statues of famous Canarios, visit the Plaza de Ferray and take a detour to the Santa Catalina Park, where many colourful local events and festivals take place.
    Time for a rest! Relax with a fresh juice and a bocadillo at the Mercado del Puerto, where the locals like to do their grocery shopping in the mornings and enjoy a drink and a gossip in the evenings.
    After this relaxing stop, we’ll make our way back to the beach promenade and discover La Puntilla, which boasts gorgeous views of La Isleta Nature Reserve. This is also a great place to discuss ecotourism on the island and find out how you can ensure that you are respectful of the wildlife and local communities during your stay on Gran Canaria.
    And what better way to finish your introductory tour than with a photo opportunity set against the backdrop of beautiful Las Canteras? Definitely a contender for smug Instagram post of the week!
    Before you go, don’t forget to ask your friendly guide for more tips on how to get the most out of your stay in Gran Canaria.
    * Please note that the order of activities on the itinerary may vary depending on the time of year and day of the week.
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    Reviewed March 21, 2019

    Thank you for this great tour! It's our 4th time in Las Palmas but we never went much further than Canteras promenade. It was a great surprise to finally see a bit of the town. I loved the visit to the market. Anula was such...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank wiesiagalewska
    Reviewed March 7, 2019

    We met with the friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Maria and took a leisurely 3hr stroll, not too demanding, with a few stops for refreshments. The time went very quickly and we gained a lot of information about the history, culture and food of Gran...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank MaureenMcKinley
    Reviewed January 30, 2019

    Maria was lovely and walked us around various areas giving us history and cultural information. Tried 2 Canarian breakfasts, and given access to view surroundings from a high hotel.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Mary G
    Reviewed January 29, 2019

    Jackie was a wonderful guide and gave me lots of interesting background about the newish part of town where the tour goes. It is NOT the old part of town. It was a fun tour with lots of time to chat.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank grahamw270
    GranCanariaUA, Manager at Gran Canaria Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

    Thanks for your feedback, Graham! Glad you had fun! :)

    Reviewed January 22, 2019

    I highly recommend this tour and this tour guide. We learned much about this history, culture, food, wine and perspective of Las Palmas from Selene, a native. We visited local establishments, explored back streets, and she answered all of our many questions. It was three...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank lensilvester
    GranCanariaUA, Manager at Gran Canaria Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

    So glad to hear you liked the experience! Selene is sending her greetings! :)

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