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Playa de la Aldea

La Aldea de San Nicolas, Gran Canaria

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Playa de la Aldea is a stony beach stretching over three bays in the west of the island of Gran Canaria. The first two bays are linked by a short tunnel. This is where most visitors spend their time because of the good infrastructure and the proximity of bars and restaurants. Nature lovers should cross the park - where you can have a delightful picnic in the shade at one of the plentiful stone tables. On the other side of the park you’ll discover a completely natural beach with a pool next to it, which incidentally gives its name to the annual village festival, the 'Fiesta del Charco' (Pool Festival).

Playa de la Aldea - Stony beach stretching over three bays on the west coast of Gran Canaria

In the west of the island of Gran Canaria is the fishing village of La Aldea and its stony beach, Playa de la Aldea. The village is encircled by high mountains that are, incidentally, a good area for hiking, so there is no avoiding the winding roads that snake along the mountainsides. The beach consists of three bays. The first is in a little harbour and is linked with the neighbouring bay by a tunnel a few metres long. This is where most visitors spend their time, as it has showers and sun loungers and is nearer to the restaurants and bars.

To get to the last bay you have to go through a park. Here there are a good number of trees which provide shade on hot sunny days. This is also the ideal spot for a picnic. Even in the peak season, when it sometimes gets quite full, there are enough tables for everyone. As you stroll among the trees, you'll pass a bar where you can get cool drinks and delicious food in summer. If you need a public toilet this is also where you'll find one.

After just a few hundred metres you will reach the last bay. This part is completely unspoiled. The only development is the fishing village, which you can just see at the very edge. If you want solitude with just the waves for company, this is where you'll find it. There is also a seawater pool here, after which the town festival ‘Fiesta del Charco’ (‘Pool Festival'), held annually in September, is named. The origins of the festival go back to the times of the earliest inhabitants and it is famous right across the island.

Nature lovers and walkers will feel at home here. If you are looking for peace and relaxation off the beaten track of the tourist centres in the south, this is the place for you.

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Playa de la Aldea 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 27 of 58
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 2/10 points
Place 41 of 58
The beach as well as the atmosphere of the location are not appealing for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 42 of 58
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 35 of 58
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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Bar Cafetería Avenida

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 28.004518, -15.816769
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