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Caleta de Arriba
Travel Guide

Gran Canaria which includes rocky coastline, general coastal views and a coastal town

Views of the cliffs and rocky terrain beside the sea are beautiful sights to behold, while beneath the water is a world of caves, crevasses and colors.

The Caleta de Arriba is a rocky cove at the foot of a set of cliffs carrying a jumble of white buildings. In addition to its rugged good looks, the charming little beach provides plenty of waves for surfers and a colorful lava platform for divers and snorkelers. Walk along a path between the banana trees of this picturesque area and reach the beach’s opening.

Note that the strand is made up of pebbles and rocks. Find a spot just for you and your family and have a private picnic against a dramatic background. The view from the beach incorporates the sparkling sea and the surrounding cliffs. Enjoy the intimate setting of this cove, which is just 130 feet (40 meters) long and 49 feet (15 meters) wide.

Bring snorkeling gear and skim across the water, taking care to avoid the rocks. Spot the range of colorful fish swimming beneath the surface. The site is also popular with scuba divers, who are often mesmerized by the colorful and surprising lava formations decorating the floor. Dive underwater and enjoy looking into the various crevasses and caves inhabited by aquatic creatures.

Go on a hike around the area and climb to the peak of the bluffs backing the beach. From here, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the adjacent neighborhood.

Suiting the beach’s rustic and tranquil setting, it has few amenities and is without showers and restrooms. Enter for free. It is open to the public at all times.

Find the Caleta de Arriba in the northern area of Gáldar, on the island of Gran Canaria. Walk north from the town center for 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) to get here in about 30 minutes. Explore the coastline for other gems such as the Necrópolis y Poblado de la Guancha, the Piscinas Roque Prieto and Playa la Redonda.

The Cliff House - North of Gran Canaria
The Cliff House - North of Gran Canaria
Galdar, Canary Islands
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Situated on the waterfront, this historic apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa de Bocabarranco, Antonio Padron House Museum, and Playa Dos Roques. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Cliff house
"La casa è ben curata nei dettagli e particolari. Molto pulita, con una vista eccellente sulla scogliera. Osservare il mare dalla finestra è un momento magico, che rilassa e ti fa benedire la bellezza della vita. Nel paese non ci sono negozi ne bar, ma a 5 minuti di macchina c'è tutto ad Atalaya. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

The Cliff House - North of Gran Canaria
STYLISH HOUSE JUANMA Y CARLOS
STYLISH HOUSE JUANMA Y CARLOS
Galdar, Canary Islands
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Situated in Galdar, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa de Bocabarranco, Antonio Padron House Museum, and Playa Dos Roques. Cueva Pintada Museum ...
STYLISH HOUSE JUANMA Y CARLOS
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Jose Franchy Roca, 1, \N, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
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Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps from La Regenta Modern Art Museum and Santa Catalina Park. Las Canteras Beach and Gran Canaria Marina are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Well equipped and clean flat. The main diwnside is thw noise. The sound of the road is expected (it is a city location). The real peoblem is the lack of insulation between flats. You can hear furniture scraping across the floors as a constant. These are the most poorly insulated rooms i have ever ..."

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

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The Cliff House - North of Gran Canaria
The Cliff House - North of Gran Canaria
Galdar, Canary Islands
Situated on the waterfront, this historic apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa de Bocabarranco, Antonio Padron House Museum, and Playa Dos Roques. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Cliff house
"La casa è ben curata nei dettagli e particolari. Molto pulita, con una vista eccellente sulla scogliera. Osservare il mare dalla finestra è un momento magico, che rilassa e ti fa benedire la bellezza della vita. Nel paese non ci sono negozi ne bar, ma a 5 minuti di macchina c'è tutto ad Atalaya. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

The Cliff House - North of Gran Canaria
STYLISH HOUSE JUANMA Y CARLOS
STYLISH HOUSE JUANMA Y CARLOS
Galdar, Canary Islands
Situated in Galdar, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa de Bocabarranco, Antonio Padron House Museum, and Playa Dos Roques. Cueva Pintada Museum ...
STYLISH HOUSE JUANMA Y CARLOS
Bex Holiday Homes
Bex Holiday Homes
3.5 out of 5
Jose Franchy Roca, 1, \N, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps from La Regenta Modern Art Museum and Santa Catalina Park. Las Canteras Beach and Gran Canaria Marina are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Well equipped and clean flat. The main diwnside is thw noise. The sound of the road is expected (it is a city location). The real peoblem is the lack of insulation between flats. You can hear furniture scraping across the floors as a constant. These are the most poorly insulated rooms i have ever ..."

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Bex Holiday Homes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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