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 […]
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.
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.
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.