I’m Laura Leyshon and I’m Las Palmas’ resident property expert. I work for RE/MAX Cony Overseas, one of the city’s oldest estate agencies and the first RE/MAX office to open in Europe. Cony Overseas has an excellent local reputation and has helped hundreds of foreign buyers and sellers in Las Palmas and all over Gran […]
I have three Las Canteras beachfront apartments for sale* at the moment, each with outdoor space and beautiful views.
*These three apartments sold during 2019 and early 2020 but I have left this article up as it is a useful indicatror of the kind of property available on the Las Canteras beachfront.
The Las Canteras beachfront is one of the most desirable property locations in the Canary Islands and the jewel in the crown of Las Palmas. Property here is always in high demand due to the views and potential for holiday rental.
Have a look at these properties and let me know if one of them is the place you’ve been looking for!
Two-bedroom beachfront apartment with terrace
This 100 square metre apartment has a lovely terrace with plenty of space for a table and chairs and boasts one of the best views of Las Canteras beach that you get.
It’s located just behind the Plaza de Saulo Torón with a direct view of the beach and the annual sand nativity scene.
The bright living room and open-plan kitchen face the terrace and the two bedrooms are cool and quiet.
Excellent home or holiday property with lots of potential as a holiday let.
Two bedroom apartment with balcony looking up Las Canteras beach
Located in a south-facing beachfront building, this 65 square metre, well distributed,two-bedroom apartment is an ideal holiday home or tourist rental.
Both bedrooms and the living room/ open kitchen look out at the view and the balcony runs the length of the apartment.
It’s located at La Puntilla and looks right up the length of Las Canteras beach.
Two bedroom apartment with terrace
This lovely two-bedroom apartment has just been completely refurbished and has a Vivienda Vacacional tourist rental license.
It consists of one large bedroom, a smaller second bedroom, bathroom, separate kitchen, good-sized living room, and a large terrace with direct beach and sea views. It is 57 square metres plus the terrace.
It’s an excellent beachfront investment that would generate revenue straight away and doesn’t need any modernisation.
Located where Olof Palme street meets the beachfront (by the statue of the kneeling fisherman).
SOLD: One-bed beachfront apartment with beach views
This lovely Las Canteras beachfront apartment was reserved within days of going on the market.
It is 61 square metres in total with a terrace looking right out over the Las Canteras promenade and beach.
Reserved for €320,000.
The Las Canteras beachfront is Gran Canaria’s most popular and expensive property area and front-line prices start at around 3500-4000 euros per square metre.
Demand from local, Spanish and foreign buyers is high and supply is tight; Good properties on the beachfront don’t come up often and sell fast.
Prices start at 3500 euros per square metre for a property with a beach view but little or no outside space and worked needed to bring it up to modern standards. Apartments and penthouses with large terraces or balconies command a premium, as do apartments with large bedrooms.
However, since you are paying a premium for the view, smaller beachfront properties tend to be more expensive per square metre than the base 3500 euros per square metre.
The truth is that demand is so high and supply so limited (nobody seems to want to sell their beachfront Las Canteras property) that pricing depends largely on the specs and quality of each property. Factors such as parking, lift, outside space, bedroom size, layout, terrace specs, etc. all affect the final price.
The recent increase in legal holiday rental properties on and around the beachfront has also affected the supply of Las Canteras property.
Given the limited supply and complexities of front-line pricing, we’d advise everyone looking for a Las Canteras property to use a quality estate agent of property finder. We walk the beachfront every week looking for new property signs, know most of the doormen, and monitor a dozen Spanish portals so we know virtually all of the front-line properties on the market.
If you want to own a property on the beachfront, please let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll send you the list of the latest properties on the market.
La Cicer is a long stretch of Las Canteras beachfront. It’s popular with surfers and has its own atmosphere.
The southern end of the beach has no protective reef so it gets bigger waves than the rest of Las Canteras. It’s popular with surfers and sporty types and is the most local section of the beachfront.
Property here is mostly apartments with balconies or large windows (many properties don’t have balconies as the locals don’t like the wind) but there are some large penthouses and flats.
Prices at La Cicer are slightly lower than at the southern end of the beach but are still over 3000 euros per square metre in most cases. The alternative to frontline La Cicer property is the Guanarteme barrio behind the sand. Most buildings here are only four or five storeys and there are real bargains to be had.
La Peña is the beginning of the southern half of Las Canteras beach. It isn’t quite as in demand as the northern half because visitors have a mistaken idea that it is windier.
However, the La Peña area of the beach is still sunny and sheltered and doesn’t get the waves that you get around the corner at La Cicer. This is still very much the sunbathing section of the beach rather than the surfing zone.
La Peña has a good mix of properties with lots of one- and two-bedroom apartments with balconies and sea views, as well as some larger penthouse apartments. Calle Portugal is worth looking at as an alternative as it is just one street back from the beachfront and will eventually become pedestrian. There are lots of flats and apartments in the Guanarteme barrio behind La Peña and some real bargains.
Playa Chica is right in the middle of Las Canteras beach and is basically a little beach in its own right.
Playa Chica is sheltered and sunny, and property here looks right out over the beach and towards Tenerife.
This is a high demand area as it is one of the most popular spots for Las Palmas’ winter visitors to gather. It has some of the beachfront’s best outdoor restaurants and is conveniently located for everything in the city and especially for Santa Catalina Square.
Prices at Playa Chica are a minimum of 3500 euros per square metre for anything on the front line. Outside space increases the price and prices vary considerably depending on the quality and location of each property.
The alternative is either the port district behind the beach, or the Santa Catalina area surrounding its famous square.
Playa Grande is, as the name suggests, the longest stretch of Las Canteras beach and is the zone that always appears in the tourist brochures.
It’s also the area most popular with foreign buyers as it has the broad sweep of golden sand, the gorgeous beach views with palm trees and Teide volcano on the horizon. Playa Grande is quintessential Las Canteras beach.
While prices here are high (3500 euros per square metre and up for property with beach views), there is plenty of property in the area.
The alternative to frontline property here is the area of El Puerto district just behind Playa Grande beach. Here you have lots of apartments and flats all within easy walking distance of the beach.