The northern tip of Las Canteras beach, known as La Puntilla, is probably its prettiest section thanks to the fishing boats on the sand, the coconut palm trees and superb views up the coast.
La Puntilla is one of Las Palmas’ most desirable areas because it is right by the sand.
Properties here are limited as it’s only a small zone. On the front line you get apartments and penthouses with sea views although not all buildings have outside space. The streets just behind the beach are residential with apartment buildings and even some old townhouses.
La Puntilla has some the city’s most popular outdoor restaurants, lots of bars and cafes, and all the amenities you need within easy reach.
Property prices in this area are high (over 4500 euros per square metres on the beachfront) as it’s one of the most desirable areas in the city and anywhere in Spain. Prices behind the beach start at around 2500 euros per square metre, less if the property needs significant modernisation.
Almost all La Puntilla properties have significant tourist rental potential because the area is in high demand throughout the year. Quality decor is essential as the holiday let market in Las Palmas is becoming highly competitive.
A good alternative is the area of La Isleta barrio just behind La Puntilla. Here you get a mix of townhouses, some over 100 years old, plus modern flats and apartments.
If you are interested in property in La Puntilla, you need to be ready to buy as property here tends to sell fast.