Maspalomas is the ninth best Blue Flag beach in Spain, according to Skyscanner.com's Top 20 List.
The spirit of Tauro beach lives on even as Anfi's bulldozers wait for its new coating of Saharan sand, but chances are it will never be quite the same again.
Think all south Gran Canaria's beaches are covered in parasols and surrounded by restaurants? Some are, but there are plenty of quiet, natural beaches left. It's just that the locals keep quiet about them.
Playa Triana is one of south Gran Canaria's quietest beaches even though it has calm water and beautiful sunsets.
El Perchel beach is currently only used by surfers when the famous Arguineguín wave is firing, but plans are afoot for the area.
The blue water and white sand at Amadores gleam in the sunshine and, along with the restaurants, make it the island's most popular tourist beach.