Your private tour begins in one of the most picturesque squares in town, where your local guide will talk about how Las Canteras has miraculously evolved from a bit of a dodgy place into one of the most beloved beaches in all of Spain.
Your tour will take a turn inland as your guide introduces you to the local side of this touristy neighbourhood. We’ll spend some time exploring the modern side of town, which has been heavily influenced by street artists and surfers.
We hope you’re hungry because our first stop will be at one of the best breakfast joints in the city to try a typical Canario breakfast. Sample the famous Gofio, which helped Canarios survive some of the hardest times in our history and enjoy a sweet, traditional snack adored by local children. If you’re in the mood for more sweet stuff, why not order a coffee leche y leche, which can be found only in Gran Canaria?
Your guide will then lead you to the northern part of Las Canteras. Strolling along the promenade, you’ll pass by statues of famous Canarios, visit the Plaza de Ferray and take a detour to the Santa Catalina Park, where many colourful local events and festivals take place.
Time for a rest! Relax with a fresh juice and a bocadillo at the Mercado del Puerto, where the locals like to do their grocery shopping in the mornings and enjoy a drink and a gossip in the evenings.
After this relaxing stop, we’ll make our way back to the beach promenade and discover La Puntilla, which boasts gorgeous views of La Isleta Nature Reserve. This is also a great place to discuss ecotourism on the island and find out how you can ensure that you are respectful of the wildlife and local communities during your stay on Gran Canaria.
And what better way to finish your introductory private tour than with a photo opportunity set against the backdrop of beautiful Las Canteras? Definitely a contender for smug Instagram post of the week!
Before you go, don’t forget to ask your friendly guide for more tips on how to get the most out of your stay in Gran Canaria.
* Please note that the order of activities on the itinerary may vary depending on the time of year and day of the week.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Behind Las Canteras - Bites, Sights and Stories group tour)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, two hot beverages, traditional Canarian breakfast snack and one bocadillo.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.).
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: The tour route may change slightly depending on restaurant/bar closures. In the unlikely event of a closure, we’ll take you to a similar joint with a similar food/drink offering.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.