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Get close to the locals.

The beach at Playa Patalavaca is black volcanic sand but it is a pleasant place to spend and... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Cramlington, United Kingdom
Surfs up! Great mix of locals and tourists.

This little beach has a great mix of people on a Sunday. Easy parking or short walk from bus stop... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
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3 Oct 2018
“Get close to the locals.”
17 Sep 2018
“Surfs up! Great mix of locals and tourists.”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Avenida los Canarios 25, 35129 Patalavaca, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The beach at Playa Patalavaca is black volcanic sand but it is a pleasant place to spend and afternoon sunbathing or swimming in the shallow bay. There is a lifeguard on duty and there are public toilets available. This beach is popular with the local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This little beach has a great mix of people on a Sunday. Easy parking or short walk from bus stop. Amenities abound. And there’s a good swell for body surfing. If you prefer a calmer sea then Anfi, a protected beach, is only a short...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sleddman
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

A favourite spot of ours, hugely popular with locals, best reached on foot. Always a bit of wave action in the sea, in contrast to the more sanitised Anfi beach. Shops, small supermarket & restaurants nearby

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IsaacB5
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The Patalavaca beach is a nice beach. The closeby Anfi beach is beautiful as it has soft white coral sand, but this beach has the advantage of having waves rolling in which is fun. There are several restaurants/pubs just above the beach. It's also pretty...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Lasse R
Reviewed June 28, 2018

In our opinion this wasn't the best beach on the island, but it's decent, clean and tidy (or at least it was when we went!) The sand is dark volcanic sand, but soft and clean. This beach is quite rocky, especially compared to some other...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank flamingice
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Ok beach but when the wind blows beware of the undercurrent which is tricky at times. Restauranrs close by and bars.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Outside Anfi this is the good public beach, well maintained with rescue guards on service. The sand is volcanic dark but pleasant. The surf can be tough and clear rip tides on both sides so parents beware of their children's play. Sun beds and parasols...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GerT628
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Spent a considerable amount of time keeping fit by walking from playa de patalavaca to Anfi. The views are stunning.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ronue
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Great holiday location. Nice for walking around, swimming in the sea, lots of water activities possible. Surrounded by restaurants and ice creamstands and some shopping. They could improve on the placement of their beachvolleyball court... where quite a big rock is placed under the sand....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stevenlemmens
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Ok nice expensive but plesent. View and area very nice. Good choice. Flat walking plenty of seats to sit.

Date of experience: March 2017
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