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Holidays to Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

The Canary Islands are always a popular choice for holidaymakers from the UK. Nicknamed the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, they enjoy warm and pleasant weather all year round – just what tourists from the UK are looking for.

Nestled between steep volcanic valleys, the purpose-built resort of Puerto Rico on Gran Canarias southwest coast is a year-round haven for tourists seeking a bit of sunshine. Fun-loving and filled to bursting with shopping complexes, bars, restaurants, and whitewashed high-rise hotels, Puerto Rico has a real contemporary feel.

Puerto Rico is one of the up-and-coming resorts in Gran Canaria that draws holidaymakers to its doors. Whilst enjoying cheap Puerto Rico holidays, visitors to the town will find that the shopping centre is another destination where they usually find themselves, as most of the amenities needed are located here, from designer clothes and souvenir shops to restaurants and clubs.

 

Weather

Due to its close proximity to the African coastline, Puerto Rico enjoys warm temperatures all year round, especially during the summer months. In the peak of summer, temperatures regularly exceed 30°C.

The winter is also popular amongst Brits, as cheap Puerto Rico holidays can be alluring in any month. The weather at this time is still pretty warm, with temperatures ranging from the mid-teens to the low-twenties, a big contrast to the winter in the UK.

Beaches

If you like to take things easy when abroad, Puerto Rico has a choice of 2 spectacular beaches where you can kick back, relax and simply enjoy the fantastic Canarian weather.

The main beach is the crescent-shaped bay of Puerto Rico. Backed by tropical gardens and public swimming pools, this delightful beach is favoured by families, whereas blue-flag award-winning Amadores beach to the north of Puerto Rico is an 800km stretch of heavenly white sand where a floating soft play adventure park takes pride of place!

The warm, clear Atlantic Ocean is a great way to cool off in the summer, or if you fancy a bit of excitement, try out some of the water sports on offer. Tourists can take in the sights of the sea by snorkelling, or feel its rhythm at high speeds from a jet ski.

Things To Do

If you don’t fancy getting wet but want to head out to sea, you can book yourself onto daily excursions on glass-bottom boats to see fish, turtles and other forms of sea life in their natural habitat, or you could do a bit of dolphin spotting, another favourite activity amongst tourists.

Food And Drink

It won’t take long to find a good eatery to dine and try something new in Puerto Rico, with a wide variety of restaurants and fast food chains located in the shopping centre. Balcon Canario Restaurant, which is known for serving up traditional Canarian food mainly consisting of fish-based dishes, and San Miguel Restaurant are both located here, and are arguably two of the resort’s most popular restaurants.

Nightlife in Puerto Rico is varied, with a wide selection of bars and clubs. A lot of these bars are located in The Shopping Centre and Europa Shopping Centre, with Disco Joker and Bora Bora Disco Bar being two examples. Tequila Boom Bar and Eric’s Cocktail Bar also offer live music, great drinks and a friendly atmosphere, and have been attracting people from all over the world for years. As with most Spanish bars and clubs, the party goes on long into the night, making it appealing to all partygoers.

LANGUAGE Spanish
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +0
FLIGHT TIME 4.5 hrs
COST OF A BEER €1.50
3 COURSE MEAL €15

Top Resorts in Gran Canaria

Amadores

A fairly new resort, Amadores is a peaceful bay popular with couples and families. The beach is man-made, with beautiful golden sand transported all the way from the Caribbean.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is the island capital of Gran Canaria, a busy resort town with plenty to keep you busy! Of course when you’re tired out from all the activities, there are also two gorgeous beaches to relax on.

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Maspalomas

Miles of sweeping sand give way to towering sand dunes in the paradise resort of Maspalomas on the south coast of Gran Canaria.

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Meloneras

Meloneras has recently benefited from renovations to spruce up the hotels and add a huge shopping mall. Meloneras is a quiet resort, but conveniently located near the buzz of Maspalomas!

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