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 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.
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.
As anyone with young kids knows, whether you are living in Gran Canaria or in Timbuktu, leaving the house for a day trip is a mission: Remembering everything you need to take, plus dealing with last minute tantrums (normally the toddler’s), before you leave makes even a short excursion feel like an expedition.
With all the goodwill in the World, getting an early start on a Sunday has never been one of our strong points. This Sunday, as usual, we didn’t manage to leave the house until 11, giving us a couple of hours to cram in a morning’s worth of activity before getting back for Ben’s siesta! [Read more…]