Anfi del Mar: the Canarian Caribbean

Gran Canaria is well known for its stunning beaches with crystal clear waters, golden, white and black sand, and a stunning natural environment that makes them unique. Some of the most popular beaches on the island include Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas, Playa de las Canteras, among others. Each of these beaches has its own personality and attracts different types of visitors, from surfers to families with children. 


The beaches of the Canaries are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and popular in Spain. With an average temperature of between 20 and 25 degrees all year round, these beaches offer a variety of sandy areas, from small volcanic rocky beaches to black sands.


Most beaches in Gran Canaria offer a wide range of services and amenities, such as restaurants, bars, water sports, sun loungers and parasols for hire, and public toilets.


In this article we’ll talk about the beach of Anfi del Mar, a unique beach with artificial sand brought from the Caribbean, hence, called the Caribbean of Gran Canaria.


Another paradise on the island of Gran Canaria

A place where the sun shines 365 days a year. The Anfi del Mar beach is a small paradise in the municipality of Mogán. Due to the islands good temperatures, between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius on average, visitors can enjoy the coast all year round.


Playa Anfi del Mar is one of the most impressive destinations on the island of Gran Canaria. With a perfect combination of crystal clear waters and artificial sand imported from the Caribbean, this beach is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the sun and sea. 


It’s sheltered by the mountains and, between its calm waters, it creates a bay of white sand that invites you to enjoy the calmness of its turquoise waters. 


What to do in Anfi del Mar

anfi del mar view from above

For many visitors, Anfi del Mar is one of the most essential beaches to enjoy a day at the beach with the family. Especially to disconnect from the routine and the hustle and bustle of the cities, given the tranquillity that the bay offers.


On the beach you can also enjoy water activities such as paddle surfing, jet skiing, kayaking, etc. Thanks to the tranquillity of its waters, it’s ideal for swimming.


You can also take a walk on the small artificial island of Maroa, in the shape of a heart, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. If you wear diving goggles, you can snorkel and enjoy the seabed in the area or just go for a relaxing dip.


What to eat in Anfi del Mar

food in maroa

In the tourist area of Anfi del Mar you can find several restaurants and places to eat in. 


On the island of Maroa, there’s the Beach Club Maroa with a restaurant where you can have a drink or food. You can also spend the day in the sunbeds, have a drink or have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the à la carte restaurant. The food is quite tasty, and the service is good.


Maroa sea club

Nearby you can also visit and taste various dishes such as the famous “poké” dish, which is based on a salad of Hawaiian cuisine at Maroa Beach Poke & More or different types of tapas at Mar de tapas.


Enjoy the view

sunset anfi

The versatility that Anfi del Mar offers is wonderful, during the day you can enjoy the sun and the beach with family and friends, and in the evening you can watch the magnificent sunset, it’s a unique and unforgettable experience.


One of the most magical moments is watching the sun reflect on the water, creating an idyllic atmosphere. Once the sun has gone down, the lights from nearby boats and distant skyscrapers illuminate the coastline, making the beach glow in the dark.


If you're looking for the perfect place to enjoy a breathtaking sunset, look no further than Anfi del Mar Beach.


How to get to Anfi del Mar Beach

To get there, take the GC-500 at Arguineguín and continue towards Puerto Rico until you reach Barranco de La Verga.


We must park in this area, as on the way down to the beach it’s forbidden for vehicles to enter the beach.



Choose the best accommodation for you

We encourage you to discover everything you need to know about Anfi del Mar Beach and experience an unforgettable holiday surrounded by the beauty of the Canarian archipelago.


If you liked this article about Anfi del Mar beach in Gran Canaria, at VillaGranCanaria we offer you the best holiday rentals near the most popular beaches on the island. Whether spacious and luxurious villas with private pool, comfortable and family-friendly bungalows, apartments or charming country houses.


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