Melenara beach is one of the largest in Telde, in the East coast of Gran Canaria. It is characterized by the sculpture of Neptune that is located within the sea a few meters from the shore. In addition, it also has a wide gastronomic offer overlooking the beach. What about if we tell you everything below?
Melenara is from black and fine sand, like almost all the beaches in the area. It has the distinguished Blue Flag, given the accessibility of its beach, toilets and showers. In addition, it offers lifeguard service during high season, holidays and weekends. Sometimes it is windy in this area, so check here the weather forecast before going.
To park in Melenara there is a wide ground, as well as on the access roads to the beach. Both options are free. Also, along the beach there is a very pleasant promenade that leaves Salinetas Beach on one side and Taliarte Pier on the other side.
A beach for families and children
On the other hand, next to the beach there is a children’s park and there are also designated picnic areas with shadow, so we recommend this beach 100% to go with the family.
Places to eat in Melenara beach
To eat in Melenara, our favorite place is El Mago Karlín that includes Canarian and Italian cuisine in its offer. La Rubia and El Venecia are also very popular in the area. However, they are usually very crowded (especially holidays and weekends) and the quality is not so good. Just 10 minutes walk along the promenade you also have the Fishermen’s Guild of Taliarte with a very good local food and value for money. The only handicap of this last restaurant is that you do not eat overlooking the sea. However, it is a 100% localguider site.
Open water swimming in Gran Canaria
If you are looking for an area where you can swim on the beaches of Gran Canaria, there is a channel that does the following route: Taliarte – Melenara – Salinetas. They are a total of 1000 meters to swim in open water.
Holiday homes in Melenara
Melenara is a recommended area to stay in Gran Canaria if you want to mix with the local life and avoid tourist places. Here you will have everything you need: supermarkets, restaurants, beaches a nice sea promenade, etc. The good thing is that it is about 20 minutes drive to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and around 30 minutes drive to Maspalomas. You can even find a dream holiday home with sea view!
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