Amadores

Nestled between Puerto Rico and Puerto Mogán on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria lies the glorious beach of Playa de Amadores.

This extensive bay, well-protected from the ocean, boasts an 800 metre stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear waters. Peaceful and relaxing, this is a favourite choice for couples looking for a romantic setting to spend a day in the sunshine – so it’s no surprise that Playa de Amadores means lovers’ beach.

Ball games and listening to loud music are not allowed and although the vibe is quiet, families spend time here as the sand provides perfect conditions for small children to run around and play safely. Refreshing drinks, tapas and succulent seafood are on offer from a good assortment of bars and restaurants situated directly behind the beach.

Playa de Amadores was given the prestigious Blue Flag award in 2004, an accolade for beaches which have achieved high standards in water quality, environmental education, safety and management. There are shower facilities on the beach and buses run to the resort frequently from most areas and are a cheap way to travel. Inexpensive car parking is also available nearby.

This beach sounds great, doesn’t it? If you fancy staying at this resort, Spain-Grancanaria recommends the Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa and/or Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel. Both are just 200 metres from Playa de Amadores and have stunning views of the ocean.

Our tip: Playa de Amadores is a great vantage point to watch the sun disappearing behind the volcanic Mount Teide on the neighbouring island of Tenerife – a truly breathtaking sunset.
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