Canteras and the North of the CityThe northern part of Las Palmas, between the Playa de las Canteras (the long beach at the western side of the city) and Puerto de la Luz (the Port) is simply known as "Puerto". This district also includes Calle Mesa y López, which, like Calle Triana, is one of the main shopping streets in the City.
This Street bustles during the day, not just because of the shops, but also because of the numerous Banks, Clinics, Offices of every kind, Academies etc...
It doesn't get much quieter at night either, with people eating Tapas and chatting with friends and colleagues in some of the many open-air Bars and Restaurants.
Playa de las Canteras is the playground of Las Palmas and it's Café-lined pedestrianised Sea front is what many people associate with Las Palmas. The many hotels in this area mean that it is also popular with Peninsular Spanish Tourists.