Es­sen­tial facts

Yachting Monthly - - CRUISING GUIDE -

Gen­eral: Large, 1,250-berth ma­rina close to the town of Las Pal­mas (another 1,000 berths are to be added at some point), which is the main hub for cruis­ers in these is­lands. Here you will find the best tech­ni­cians and most of the equip­ment that you may need.

Ap­proach: Call of­fice on VHF Ch11 as you ap­proach (Mon-Fri 0900-1400 & 1600-2000; Sat-Sun 0900-1300; Oc­tNov all day) for di­rec­tions. The easy en­trance is marked by two red lights.

Berthing: Pos­si­bly just 100 berths avail­able, many of which are oc­cu­pied by long-stay boats. Try to avoid the

ma­rina dur­ing the ARC (Oct to Nov). Ex­am­ple rates: 12x4m €18.9/day (€291/month) + wa­ter/elec­tric­ity €1.23/day + €9.51 con­nec­tion Fa­cil­i­ties: Four ablu­tion blocks with toi­lets and showers.

Elec­tric­ity/wa­ter: Blue three-pin Euro-socket. On big boat wall, red five-pin 30A socket (+400v). 20mm in­side wa­ter con­nec­tion.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions: Air­port served by many low-cost air­lines. Taxi €25 from air­port or €2.95 Global (turquoise) bus; ev­ery sec­ond bus from air­port with des­ti­na­tion ‘Santa Catalina’.

In­ter­net: There is an inad­e­quate pay­for-use ser­vice ( or use any of the bars/cafés. The li­brary, a 15-minute walk away and next to St Telmo bus sta­tion, has fast and free In­ter­net. There are a few In­ter­net cafés around.

Food & drink: Quite a few bars and restau­rants in­side the ma­rina. More op­tions a short walk away.

To do: Las Pal­mas is great for shop­ping and pro­vi­sion­ing.

Don’t miss: Al­car­a­van­eras beach next to the ma­rina, or the larger Playa de las Can­teras beach.

Con­tact: Muelle De­portivo, Joaquín Blanco Tor­rent, 35004 Las Pal­mas. Tel: (+34) 928 214 750 / 928 214 755; ma­rina@pal­mas­; www.pal­mas­

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