Las Salinetas, Melenara and Taliarte, Gran Canaria
Las Salinetas, Melenara and Taliarte are three very small villages located close to each other in the northeast of Gran Canaria. They are not especially popular destinations with foreign tourists, but are well-known among the islanders. The residents of Gran Canaria are familiar with all the calm resting places that offer the opportunitie to avoid large crowds of tourists. Melenara and Las Salinetas are known for their beautiful natural beaches with fine brown sand. Playa de Melinara is located to the north, and to the south is Playa de Salinetas.
Playa de Melinara is near 100 meters wide. Just a few meters off the coast of Melinara stands the statue of Neptune – the god of the sea. He stands unshakable on a cliff above the water surface and holds a trident in his hand.
Taliarte is located north of Melinara. It is known for its harbor and the lighthouse. Unlike Salinetas and Melinara, Taliarte has no sandy beach, but only volcanic rocks breaking the ocean waves.
If you are planning to spend your vacation in this place, you can diversify your daily routine by walking around, relaxing on the beach, diving, surfing and eating fresh fish in one of the small local restaurants.
It is important to know that if you are looking for a vibrant nightlife and just want to gallop from one attraction to the other, Las Salinetas, Melenara and Taliarte probably will not meet your expectations.