The Canary Islands wears the hallmark of the 'Blue flag' this summer of 2019 in a total of 49 water zones, specifically, in 43 beaches and six ports, being the sixth community in Spain where more blue flags will fly.
Thus, the award-winning beaches in the case of the island of Gran Canaria have been: Sardine in Gáldar; El Puertillo Y The Charcones in Arucas; The pits in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Hoya del Pozo, Mane, Salinetas and the Checkpoint in Telde; The Burrero in Ingenio; the Arinaga beach in Agüimes; and in San Bartolomé de Tirajana the beaches of San Agustin, Maspalomas, Meloneras Y English.
Hoya del Pozo Beach
Small beach Hoya del Pozo, not far from the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is an ideal destination to escape the tourist bustle of the busiest areas. In this little piece of coast, less than a quarter of an hour southeast of Las Palmas, you can sunbathe, relax and even surf on three beaches connected by a promenade: La Garita, Playa del Hombre and Hoya del's own Water well. The latter, barrier-free and with many small shadow spots, is the ideal place to park your car at ample parking and spend a great day on the water.
Those who find life throbbing in the south of Gran Canaria or the hustle and bustle of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, have a very viable alternative on the beaches of the east coast. The three beaches Man's Beach, Beach Hoya del Pozo and Playa de La Garita they are connected by a careful promenade covered with palm trees and you can easily switch from one beach to another in one afternoon.
The small and quiet Hoya del Pozo Beach It is the best place to park between these three beaches, because there is a large official car park where you can even park a motorhome. The small bay is ideal for swimming and especially with children a great place to spend the afternoon. The beach is equipped with a flat ramp so you can easily reach the beach from the ample parking with pushchairs as well as with a wheelchair. There are also some shady places, so you can also drive to this beach without an umbrella. There are showers and toilets on the beach and in high season the lifeguards monitor their children. The little ones can let off steam not only in the water, but also in a playground located at the top of the promenade. In general, the locals of the region come to this beach, but otherwise you will also meet Tourists from Germany and Britain.
Between Hoya del Pozo Beach and the surf beach Playa del Hombre there is also a small restaurant, Junior Parakeet. Here you can order fresh fish dishes, but also Canarian specialties, meat dishes, baguettes and salads at local prices and let the fresh sea air liven up your afternoon.