The beaches of Patalavaca and Aquamarina are located in the municipality of Mogán, south of Gran Canaria. Both are in a tourist area, but actually they are more frequented by local people than by tourists. The Patalavaca beach because a large part of the tourist complexes that surround it have local owners who spend their weekends and summer there or even they live there. On the other hand, the beach of Aquamarina you have to know that it exists to find it, since it is quite hidden. Do not worry, we’ll tell you how to get to Aquamarina. Let’s start with Patalavaca!
We can say that Patalavaca is divided into two beaches, although when the tide is low you can walk from one side to the other. The bad thing about the beach is the impact caused by the apartments behind it. However, its waters are super clear and the sea here is always calm. In addition, you have guaranteed sun practically 365 days a year. Next to the beach there are several restaurants, a supermarket and even a beach club where you can have a drink or snack. It’s the Kai Club.
We highlight the spectacular sunsets that could be seen from here, as well as the promenade that goes through here from Arguineguín to Anfi del Mar. It is one of the best promenades to see the sunset in Gran Canaria.
To park in Patalavaca you have several options, a huge and free outdoor parking. To get here you have to go down from the main road through an existing ramp. Just next to the Green Beach apartments.
Between the beaches of Patalavaca and Anfi del Mar we have the small beach or cove of Aquamarina. It is characterized for being a very quiet beach, surrounded by several piers. Therefore, it is ideal to go with children. The bad thing about the Aquamarina beach is that it has no parking nearby. So you have to walk a little from Patalavaca beach direction Anfi del Mar or even park nearby Anfi and walk direction Patalavaca. The good thing about this is that it is far from the crowds.
As you can see in the following picture, in Aquamarina there are several access areas to the sea by stairs. If you do not like the sand very much, this option is great.
One of this areas is in front of the platform that we see at the background. The other ones are along the sea promenade. Please take in mind that at Aquamarina beach there are no services, such as restaurants, toilets or supermarket.
In short, if you want to be away from the crowds, we recommend the beach of Aquamarina and its piers for swimming. On the contrary, if you want to mix with the locals, want to have services nearby and that the beach is fairly accessible, we would recommend Patalavaca beach.
We hope you liked discovering these two treasures of Gran Canaria. Remember that in our Guides section you have the Beaches of Gran Canaria Guide with around 70 options to enjoy the coast of the island & the restaurants guide. On the contrary, if you are not only interested in the beaches and want to be guided by our recommendations of non-tourist sites to visit, take a look at the entire Guides section.