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Playa de Patalavaca

Patalavaca, Gran Canaria

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors

Playa de Patalavaca is a sandy beach in the south of the island of Gran Canaria. It consists of two bays separated by a stone plateau. A set of steps takes you up to a promenade where you will find shops selling beach equipment and beachwear, together with bars and restaurants offering Spanish and international dishes. Since the bathing season here lasts all year, the lifeguards are always present to keep an eye on bathers, so it's not just holidaying couples and singles who will feel at ease here, but also families with small children.

Playa de Patalavaca - Quiet sandy beach with two bays

Playa de Patalavaca is in the south of the island of Gran Canaria. The approximately 200 metre long beach of greyish sand consists of two bays separated by a stone plateau. Depending on the water level on the sand between the two bays, you can go to and fro across the stone plateau. You can also stroll along the small promenade, which can be reached via some steps. On the sands you’ll find plenty of loungers and sun umbrellas, which are shared between an area for smokers and one for non-smokers.

On the right hand side of the small promenade mentioned above, the beach has lots of bars and restaurants, plus shops where you can buy beach equipment and beachwear. The restaurants offer both Spanish and international food. You will also find a German bar, with a classic German atmosphere.

On the left hand side the promenade leads to a massage centre where you can treat yourself to a Thai Massage to relieve tension or a Relaxing Massage for general relaxation. Right behind this is a diving school, which our Beach Inspectors unfortunately found closed.

There is a water sports operator, although they don’t have a kiosk here. If you want to explore the sea on a jet ski, ride on a banana boat or rent a kayak, you will need to contact the lifeguards.

In addition to the view out to sea, to the right you can see the marina, which looks very impressive with all the boats moored offshore. Couples and singles who want to spend a quiet day relaxing will feel at home here. The presence of lifeguards, who are there to ensure your safety all year round, also means that you need have no worries if you bring small children with you.

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Playa de Patalavaca 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: 6/10 points
Place 14 of 58
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 6/10 points
Place 23 of 58
Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 2/10 points
Place 21 of 58
Without wind and reasonable waves it is difficult to do any water-sports at this beach.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 32 of 58
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
5/10
Ease
3/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
3/10
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Age and nations
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:
Banana boat, Jetski, Boat, Parasailing
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Bar Kleine Freiheit

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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Restaurante Sagitario

Offer: Food, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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  • Bar Kleine Freiheit
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • Restaurante Sagitario
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    Offer: Food, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 27.770557, -15.688623
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