Beach of El Risco

Playa del Risco

In the Risco neighborhood you will find this wild beach of sand and pebbles. Access to the beach is to the left of the road before entering the Risco neighborhood and driving in the direction of La Aldea de San Nicolás. We arrive at a large parking lot, the beach is approximately 400 meters wide and there is only sand on the west side. In the center of the beach there is an area of Canary Juniper where you can shelter from the sun. It is a quiet place with few people, ideal for relaxing.

You have to be careful with the waves and the currents, especially in the western part of the beach since the currents can be strong, the change of tide can drag a lot of water to that area of the beach, so we recommend caution.

30 min by car
Finding parking
Free parking
Beach cleanliness
Very clean
Water cleanliness
Very clean

Summer temperatures range from 26ºC to 28ºC, although they sometimes reach 30ºC. In winter, daytime temperatures range from 16ºC to 24ºC. The water temperature in summer is close to 23ºC and 19ºC in winter.

How to get to Playa del Risco in Agaete?

To get to the Risco from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria we must drive along the GC2 road in the direction of Agaete. From Agaete we have to continue along the GC200 road in the direction of La Aldea de San Nicolás until we reach the Risco neighborhood in Agaete.

Check the map bellow to get direction to Guayedra Beach in Agaete




Google Reviews

86 reviews
  • Dariusz Rozwadowski

    Beautiful beach with views of the mountains. There are no crowds, but there is also no infrastructure. To a large extent a pebbly beach but there is also an area with sand. Very close access to the beach by car.

    5 years ago

    Wild place, during spring time.

  • ST S
    ST S
    6 years ago

    A real rough place, a good escape from the crowds of tourists

  • Lighteam Cyd
    Lighteam Cyd
    3 years ago

    To big rocks

  • Christian Mastroviti

    One of the most beautiful beaches on the island. When the water is shallow, there is a long stretch of beautiful sand. In winter it is a bit dangerous to swim because of the strong current. In summer the water is not as cold as in the rest of the beaches. A must see, especially if you love to photograph nature! Easily accessible by car.

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