Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a top destination for kayaking, with two of the best urban beaches in the world, Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras, providing ample opportunities for kayakers of all levels.
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Kayaking in Las Canteras
One of the best things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is to rent a clear kayak and paddle along the entire Las Canteras beach. This route offers a chance to see the marine fauna and the famous barrier reef, La Barra, up close. The reef acts as a barrier to the waves, making Las Canteras a prime location for water sports like kayaking and paddle surfing.
The beach is known for its calm sea and clear waters, making it the perfect place to enjoy kayaking without any prior experience. With a maximum capacity of 2 people per kayak, you can choose to go solo or bring a companion to share in the experience. The rental period is usually 1, 2, or 3 hours, and all equipment is provided.
Salitre sport is renting out kayaks, the normal red/yellow kayaks and the translucent ones. They usually only rent out during low-tide.
Kayaking in Las Alcaravaneras
Las Alcaravaneras beach is another destination for kayaking, although it is less attractive to travelers and visitors due to the port that surrounds the beach. The views are not as nice as they are from Las Canteras. It is, however, a popular training spot for professional canoeists in the capital!
In conclusion, kayaking in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a must-try activity for those who enjoy sports and want to discover the city from a different perspective. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced kayaker, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.
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