I always thought that most of the Canary islands are covered with a black sand and you won’t find white beaches here until I found Amadores beach located 800m from Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. Despite this isn’t a natural beach, and it’s the Caribbean sand brought here, this is one the most amazing place I have visited. Amadores beach is a beautiful curved bay surrounded with hotels and bars.
One thing I love the most is the sun, white sand and blue waters. I just like my little paradise moments and pretend for a short while that nothing matters more than cold sangria and the smell of sun lotion. Amadores beach it’s truly beautiful, so with whole my heart, I can recommend this place if you visiting Gran Canaria.
A few years back, I was on holiday o Tenerife and as much as I loved it, the black sand was something I hated with a passion. I know Grand Canaria is one of another Volcano based island where black sand was something natural there. One would argue, what on earth colour of the sand has to do with the good holiday? Well, if you are a fan of white and bright swimsuits, towels and generally light clothing then black sand it’s the worst. Apart from the sand being black, it has sort of dark ash and the tiny bits of it got between the layers of my swimsuit, clothing and even hair. You won’t get this in Amadores beach, as the sand is pure white and super soft. Check out this video of Amadores beach.
When I saw Amadores beach on pictures while searching for my perfect holiday, I instantly knew I want to go there. We have stayed at the Playa Del Ingles and it only took 30min by bus to our dreamy destination. To get to Gran Canaria you can book your flights to Las Palmas and actually find deals directly with flight companies so check the best time to book your flights to make the most amazing holidays on a budget.
We decided to stay all day there and booked lounges for all day $12 per lounge. With nearby restaurant and tapas, we had pretty much everything here to enjoy our stay. We had lunch at Las Caracolas de Amadores and it was reasonably priced with delicious sangria!
It can get really hot as quite a sun trap like space as is surrounded steep sided valley. I found this place quite peaceful and not overcrowded as I initially worried and we still had loads of free lounges when we arrived at around 11 am there. Please remember to get a decent sun lotion with a high SPF factor as I got brown within hours! My skin is quite dark and I get tan easily, but here it was beyond my imagination. It’s perfect if you love getting sun tan as here it’s like triple speed. What I loved here, that unlike crowded public beaches in Gran Canaria, we didn’t get nagging by any sellers. It was blissful, quiet and lovely. Our own little paradise.
However, if you get bored after few hours, you can always take a 10min bus train to a nearby Amalfi beach which is known for a wedding due to beautiful heart shape island nearby with even whiter sand and similar surrounding. The extra bits to Amalfi beach is that you have plenty of restaurants and beautiful bay with boats. It’s perfect for afternoon walks. From Amalfi beach, you can get a boat to Puerto DeMogan so you can make the most of your trip. This is what we did. We came in the morning to Amalfi beach, and stayed until afternoon and then took a boat to Puerto DeMogan, but more about it in my next posts.
I have so many images from my trip to Gran Canaria so decided to make them into separated posts. My next post will be about Puerto DeMogan, then I wish to show you the beautiful hotel we stayed at. Stayed tuned.