Product ID: 141969

Las Palmas: Behind Las Canteras – Bites, Sights & Stories

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Start your day like a true Canario with a stroll along the famous Las Canteras beach, discover hidden landmarks, squares and street art with a local by your side and learn stories of former residents as you walk. Taste local favorite snacks on this tour.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore beyond the beach of Las Canteras and uncover the hidden highlights of Las Palmas
  • Taste typical Canarian snacks such as bocadillos and try a sweet local breakfast
  • Enjoy picture-perfect views of the beach and the La Isleta Nature Reserve
Full description
After meeting your guide at one of the most picturesque squares in town, talk about how Las Canteras has miraculously evolved from 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 neighborhood. Spend some time exploring the modern side of town, which has been heavily influenced by street artists and surfers.

Are you hungry? The first stop is 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 history and enjoy a sweet, traditional snack adored by local children. If you’re in the mood for more sweet things, 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 colorful 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, make your 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. 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.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Two hot beverages, traditional Canarian breakfast snack and one bocadillo
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

When you get there

Meeting point

In front of the Church of the Holy Christ (Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo) at Olof Palme Street (Olof Palme, 9).

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Know before you go
• Please notify the supplier in advance if you have any dietary requests; vegetarians can be accommodated
• This is a child-friendly tour; children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the supplier at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
• The tour route may change slightly depending on restaurant/bar closures. In the unlikely event of a closure, you will go to a similar place with a similar food/drink offering
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.)
• Please note that the order of activities on the itinerary may vary depending on the time of year and day of the week