San Cristobal is one of the most characteristic neighbourhoods of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, capital of Gran Canaria. It is a seaside traditional fishing village. Its appearance is very distinctively charming on the promenade, the port and the colourful houses and restaurants all around it, however, this charm is not only in the place itself, but also in the wonderful views of the island you’ll admire from San Cristobal.
It is the fishing district par excellence; a place where you’ll breath-in the tradition and good customs of the inhabitants of the island. Part of our island’s history actually comes from this great place. Even though its great fresh fish gastronomic offer attracts so many visitors, it is a tranquil neighbourhood. Whether tourists or people from the Canary Islands, it’s a very popular area which, against all the odds, has always kept its tranquillity and familiar character.
The tides here are strong, so a walk along the promenade is accompanied by the magnificent Atlantic Ocean’s music, as well as the perfect picture of the working fishermen and the Fortress of San Pedro, known here as El Castillo de San Cristóbal, located on the seashore. It is definitely an all-embracing-view which makes it one of the favourite places for those who live in the capital of Gran Canaria.
The locals are very friendly and welcoming people, always offering their best smiles and products. They love telling you how their neighbourhood was years ago, and how much it has changed ever since, but they always do it emphasizing that its deep essence is here to stay forever.
The perfect plan to get to know this enchanting neighbourhood is to go for a nice walk by the sea, have a cold beer in one of its bars and then go to any of the fish restaurants around. Many of them, such as the Fishermen's Guild, are in charge of supplying the majority of fishmongers around the island.
If you want to complete your day on the beach before coming back home to Dunas Hotels & Resorts, you ought to go for a swim to the natural pools of La Laja, a volcanic black sand beach that is right next to San Cristobal’s promenade.
If you are going to spend a few days on the island, and stay with us at Dunas Hotels & Resorts, we suggest you to plan a day discovering the northeast coast of the island. It is only about twenty-five minutes from Maspalomas and you will enjoy something different and very representative of our island. You won’t regret visiting San Cristobal in Gran Canaria.
Do not you know how to get there from the hotel? Here you can print the route from the hotel.