Playa de Amadores: A Magnificent Man-Made Beach in Gran Canaria
Tucked away in the municipality of Mogan, the Amadores beach is a frequented tourist attraction among the Gran Canaria residents and tourists alike. A combination of the white sand and the sea makes the water look turquoise blue.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, you can book the hotels built uniquely in the cliff. A night at the hotels would be a unique experience to try and a stunning view of the ocean to see.
A taxi stand and a bus stop are located right next to the beach. For those who are arriving by car, there is an available, inexpensive underground parking area. Whether you take the bus, taxi or drive a car, you are sure the Amadores’ beach has it all.
Located south-west of the island, it is free from the North Atlantic currents. Aside from that, there are long artificial breakwaters made to prevent strong waves from entering the beach. This feature protects the swimmers from any danger of getting swept into the sea.
When you get the chance to reach this place, be sure to wear sunscreen as the sun is reflected on the beach’s white sand. The sand doubles the effect of the sun on the skin.
The shallow water around the beach is what makes this beach fantastic for family trips with small children. You’ll be sure that your kids are safe to play and run around the beach.
Not only is it great for families, but it’s peaceful, relaxing and romantic setting has landed the place as a favorite among couples. It’s no surprise that the name Playa de Amadores means the “lover’s beach.”
With an 800 meter length and 30 meters width, you are sure to find a space for you to settle in the shoreline of this large man-made beach. If you don’t like to lie down directly on the sand, you can rent loungers and parasols on the beach for only 3 euros each for the whole day.
The beach is also complete with facilities ranging from showers on the beach to public bathrooms that come with a fee of 0.50 euros.
Along the beach’s promenade, plenty of shops sell typical products, bottled water, drinks, and some ice cream. If you opt to go and dine, restaurants with food ranging from local cuisines to international cuisine are available around the area. There are also great spots to sit, sip a drink and fall in love as you fall in love with a particular someone while you enjoy the setting sun.
Not to worry about cleanliness, the Amadores’ beach is cleaned on a nightly basis at 11 pm by the town hall workers.
With all these amenities and the amount of cleanliness, the place is known for; Playa de Amadores was given the prestigious Blue Flag award in 2004.
Keep in mind though when you’re planning a trip to this marvelous beach, the beach gets busy on weekends and during summer around July, August, and September. It is recommended that for you to thoroughly enjoy your trip, it is best to avoid these days and months.