Having around 400,000 inhabitants Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of the western province of the Canary Islands (this includes the neighboring islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote).
Firstly to the most interesting information for surfers! In the city of Las Palmas you will find 12 surf spots. Most of them are only a few hundred meters distance from our Surf camp.
This city is a paradise, the divers as well. Directly in front of our Surf camp you will find "La Barra", a great spot for snorkel diving.
We warmly recommend the (approximately) 7km long cycling route, with beautiful sight seeing along the east coast of the city.
Starting from the harbor, past the old town and the through the fishing area of San Cristobal to the beach La Laja.
You may also male a trip to the beach Confital by bike. It is a great experience.
The Canteras beach, where our Surf Camp is located, is certainly the jewel of the city.
There are 3 more beaches withing the city, worth of your interest; the completely unspoilt beach of Confital with the best waves in Europe, the beach Alcaravaneras, and the black La Laja beach which is also a suitable surf spot.
the highlights are certainly the music festival Womad, taking place in November and the Christmas and New Year celebrations during December.
Throughout February you can enjoy the carnival, and on 24. June make sure to visit the party in the honor of Founding day of the city. A complete calendar of events will soon be available on our homepage.
There are really small chances that you will find Surf camps with such an active and features-full nightlife anywhere in the world. Directly in front the surf camp you may check out the numerous bars, pubs and discos that are mostly visited by the surfing- people. If this is not enough for your needs, the Old part of town and the street of Franchy y Roca offer whole night parties, where you can dance until the early morning hours.
Only 100 meters from the surf camp is the location of the Concert Hall Auditorium Kraus. As far as exploring culture is concerned, you should pay a visit to the city center of Las Palmas, which offers a culture more than 500 year old. This is undoubtedly worth seeing.
Here are some other locations, which we recommend as worth visiting;
• The Museum of Christopher Columbus
• the archaeological museum of Canary (Museo Canario)
• the Centre of Modern Art (CAAM)
• the event center CICCA
And last but not least, we should mention that only 200 meters from our Surf Camp, you will fins a huge shopping center ‘Las Arenas’.
More shopping streets, like Mesa y Lopez and Calla Mayor de Tirana located in the old town, offer you Power-shopping with often very reasonable prices.
The shopping center El Muelle, located in the harbor, is full of dozens of interesting shops. This location is great because there you can also relax while enjoying the view across the harbor. Relax in gazing on one of the greatest and largest sights of the Atlantic!