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.