This view is of the wonderful Playa de las Canteras located in the heart of Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, the island's capital. Crystal clear waters that contrast in the background with the mountains of the north of the island giving it its own personality. Put on diving goggles, fins and dive into these waters, it is like entering the most incredible aquarium in the world, with a rich and varied marine fauna. It is one of the most important jewels of the island, in it is "La Barra", a natural stone reef that runs the length of the bay protecting the shore from the waves and offering the bather a calmer experience. It has an Environmental Management System certified according to the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard and a Universal Accessibility Certificate for the bathroom service for people with reduced mobility, certified by the same body.
Las Palmas is a capital of Gran Canaria, one of Spain's Canary Islands off northwestern Africa. A major cruise-ship port, the city is known for duty-free shopping and for its sandy beaches. At Playa de Las Canteras, a coral barrier lines the beach and shelters swimmers. The annual Las Palmas de Gran Canaria carnival brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, music and dancing.
The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa, are rugged volcanic isles known for their black- and white-sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by the sometimes-snowy active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its own astronomical observatory and is part of Teide National Park. Tenerife hosts a huge pre-Lent Carnival in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.