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Playa el Pajar

Arguineguin, Gran Canaria

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It's with good reason that Playa el Pajar, in the south-west of Gran Canaria, is a favourite with the locals - it's definitely rather special. Here, between the industrial harbour for Gran Canaria's cement factory and a spectacular, totally natural rock face, you can relax completely or explore the bay by stand up paddle board or canoe. What's more, the beach is suitable for families with small children, as the slope down to the calm water is very gentle here.

Playa el Pajar - Small family beach with remarkable panorama

On Playa el Pajar in south-west Gran Canaria a convivial, informal atmosphere awaits you. Between the industrial harbour for Gran Canaria's cement factory and a spectacular rock face, this little beach, with its gentle slope down to the water, is a meeting place for local families in particular. But tourists from Germany and Great Britain happily spend a beach day here as well. El Pajar is easy to find, as it is clearly signposted from the GC-1.

There's good reason for El Pajar's popularity with the locals, since this quiet, well-sheltered beach is one of the few truly natural and unspoiled beaches in Gran Canaria. This makes it difficult to find a parking space here, especially at weekends, though in low season it's not a problem. At that time of year you can just park your car in one of the residential streets and head for the beach via a paved footpath approximately 300 metres long.

There are sanitary facilities here, though unfortunately there are no foot showers. The beach as a whole is not very developed for tourists, but there is a small promenade with a nice little café called Cafeteria Magalí where you can sit under the trees and watch the fishing boats coming and going at the end of the bay. Sporting enthusiasts will be pleased to find they can hire a canoe on the spot. Another way of exploring the bay is on a rented stand up paddle board. It's also interesting to watch the waterborne deliveries to the cement factory: huge barges chug in from the Atlantic past the impressive rocky backdrop before depositing their loads at the factory's industrial harbour.

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Playa el Pajar is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 35 of 58
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 9/10 points
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At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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Ease
4/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
3/10
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We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Also available:
Stand-up paddling, Canoe
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Bar Cafeteria Magali Map icon
Bar Cafeteria Magali

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

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Club Gabiot
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Canoe, Stand-up paddling

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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Bar Cafeteria Magali
    Bar Cafeteria Magali To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 27.753791, -15.67117
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